Let Apollo Fix Those Common Plumbing Issues in Sinks

  • Plumbing Preventative Maintenance

  • Regardless of how well your home is maintained, plumbing problems are unavoidable and happen to all of us at one point or another. Plumbing issues impact toilets, tubs, and, most frequently, sinks in your kitchen and bathroom.

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    A man working on the sink plumbing
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    While annoying, you can easily fix the following problems by seeking professional plumbing services in Cincinnati.

    Clogged Drains

    Clogged drains are often a result of excess hair, toothpaste, oils, or fatty acids accumulating within the drain. Depending on the severity, water may be slow to drain or be unable to drain at all. While small blockages can usually be removed with a plunger, severe clogs often require professional services.

    Clogged drains can be prevented by keeping the drain area free of debris, or by occasionally cleaning the drain with vinegar, baking soda, or boiling water.

    Leaking Faucets

    There are several causes for a leaky faucet. Most often, they are a result of defective or worn out washers, gaskets, or o-rings, but they can also be a sign of a more serious issue that may require the entire tap system to be replaced. Ignoring leaky faucets can cause the problem to get worse and can also cause your water bill to skyrocket, so getting it repaired right away is important.

    Damaged Sink Pipes

    The pipes underneath of your sink are often subject to damage due to the area often serving as a storage or multi-purpose space. Consequently, pipes are often knocked lose or face similar types of damage that may cause leaking. Sometimes the problem may just require the pipes to be tightened, but it’s also possible that there is a large scratch or a hole causing a serious problem.

    Plumbing problems come in all shapes and sizes, and while some can easily be fixed, it’s usually best to consult with a professional before taking any actions on your own. Attempting to correct the issue independently often causes the problem to become worse.

    If you’re experiencing any of these problems, call Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing today for more information on plumbing services in Cincinnati.