Toronto’s infrastructure and climate can lead to many unique and annoying plumbing issues, but few are more immediate and disruptive than problems with the kitchen sink. We use our kitchen sinks every single day and when they aren’t working properly, the daily routine can grind to a halt. It’s a common plumbing emergency the Absolute plumbers fix. Here are a few different kitchen sink problems that plague Toronto home owners, and some solutions for getting them working properly again.

Leaky Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

Leaky kitchen sink basket strainers are usually the result of some faulty fixtures or loose fittings. But contrary to what’s seen in movies and television, the drip can be a little more complicated than taking a wrench and risk getting sprayed by water. If you have a leaky kitchen basket, you can try to tighten the fittings, after you turn off your home’s water of course, but that may only fix the symptom, not the larger issue. If the problem persists, it’s best to get a professional, someone who can inspect your plumbing system to see just exactly why the issue keeps coming up. Then, they can fix the problem and your sink could be leak-free far into the future.

Clogged Kitchen Sink Drains

Clogged drains are a nuisance, but they can also be an indicator of much bigger problems. If your sink is regularly clogged, we have some tips on how to unclog a kitchen sink yourself. Boiling water is always a good start, along with some skilled work with a plunger. If that doesn’t work, try vinegar and baking soda followed again by boiling water. If the problem persists, or if it seems to happen often, call in a professional. They can get your sink working again and get you a trap to catch all those pesky scraps that may be causing problems in the first place.

Broken Garbage Disposals

A garbage disposal or garburator is a sink-based device that grinds up garbage and flushes it down through your home’s water disposal system and right into Toronto’s sewage system. They can make quick work of food scraps, but they can also be a nightmare when they don’t work properly, clogging up your drains and even damaging city infrastructure. If your garbage disposal unit is broken, it’s best to get a professional to get it fixed. As these products are electrical, use water, and have extremely sharp parts, only a professional can get them working again safely.

Toronto home owners are all to familiar with these common kitchen sink plumbing woes, but that doesn’t mean they just have to learn to live with the problems. In fact, Toronto has many plumbing professionals who can sort out the issues and help your kitchen sink to get running again. Sometimes all it needs is a good clearing out, but other times, a professional can get your kitchen sink running like its never run before.

Andrew Olexiuk - Your Toronto Plumbing Expert
Andrew Olexiuk - Your Toronto Plumbing Expert
Andrew has over 20 years of experience as a plumbing contractor. He is co-owner and operator of Absolute Draining & Plumbing, a professional plumbing company serving residential & commercial properties across the Toronto, Ontario region.
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