The Kitchen: Plumbing Hot Points

These days, the kitchen isn’t just the place for cooking. It’s also where the family gathers to share meals, where friends congregate to sip wine, where kids do homework after school, and so much more. The kitchen has really become the family gathering place.

Given that, you want to make sure you take care of the appliances in your kitchen, before any problems arise. Just as you take care of your car or your air conditioning system by getting regular maintenance, you should also consider doing regular maintenance on your plumbing systems too, especially in the kitchen. Consider these tips from the Phoenix plumbers at Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing:

  • Garbage disposal: Most garbage disposals get quite a work out. This can lead to leaks and clogs. And because the disposal is hidden under the sink, these leaks and clogs may go unnoticed. The garbage disposal is actually a complex appliance, with several places where leaks could occur: sink flange, dishwasher connection and the discharge drainpipe. If your disposal is taking a long time to get rid of waste, it could mean there is a clog. To keep your disposal working well, never put grease down it, always run cold water down the disposal with food particles and about once a month, sharpen the blades by filling the disposal with ice cubes and turning it on.


  • Kitchen sink: Because the sink gets a lot of use, it too can be the source of leaks – at the sink strainer, faucet or any other sink accessories. One of the biggest culprits here is leaky faucets – drip, drip, drip. To gauge whether your faucet has a leak, check these spots: the spout, base of the faucet and under the sink. While leaks may seem like a small nuisance, they can lead to bigger issues that would require the Arizona plumbing services of Chas Roberts, if left unrepaired.


  • Kitchen sink drain: The kitchen sink drain bears the brunt of the wear-and-tear for the sink. To take care of your drain, consider running a half cup of baking soda, a half cup of vinegar and bowling water through the kitchen sink drain about once a month. This will help break up any buildup in the drain. For more serious issues, call a professional Phoenix plumber like those at Chas Roberts. Chas Roberts offers hydro-jetting, where a powerful tool sprays the inside of tanks and lines with high pressure water. And for a limited time – until March 31, 2015 – Chas Roberts is offering a special price on drain cleanings: just $95 for a single drain cleaning. Plus, Chas’s professional plumbers will run a video inspection of your drain for no extra cost!

As with many home issues, if left unfixed, plumbing problems in the kitchen can lead to larger, more costly Arizona plumbing services and repairs. If your kitchen needs some professional attention, don’t wait – contact Chas Roberts today! Schedule an appointment online at or call (602) 943-3426.