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Kitchen Plumbing: Starting the New Year with Proper Prep

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The holiday season has passed, and ensuring your kitchen plumbing is a priority for a hassle-free New Year.

The holiday season has passed, and ensuring your kitchen plumbing is a priority for a hassle-free New Year. At W.H. Winegar & Son Plumbing and Heating, we understand the significance of a functional kitchen and are happy to help in any way to prepare this space for the New Year.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance

Be mindful of what slides in your garbage disposal. Avoid disposing of complex items such as fruit pits, bones, or celery skins that could damage or jam the disposal. To freshen up the disposal, use ice cubes or grind citrus peels to clean the blades. This method will help remove odors and maintain the disposal’s efficiency. While using the garbage disposal, make sure to run ice cubes or cold water to solidify any oils or grease and prevent them from congealing in the pipes, leading to possible clogs.

Check for Water Supply

A significant part of kitchen plumbing is to inspect for leaks or drips in the sink and faucet. In addition, addressing minor leaks can prevent water waste and possible damage to your countertops or cabinets. Also, a fully functional hot water supply is critical, so test your kitchen’s hot water faucet to ensure it’s functioning correctly for cooking and dishwashing needs.

Maintaining the Dishwasher

Occasionally clean your dishwasher’s filter to prevent debris and food particles from clogging the drain. This ensures efficient cleaning during heavy usage. Before starting the dishwasher, run hot water in the sink near the dishwasher. This method ensures hot water reaches the appliance from the beginning, improving its cleaning performance.

Prevent Plumbing Issues

Avoid overloading your garbage disposal or dishwasher with excessive dishes or food waste. Instead, slowly load and run minor batches for maximum performance. Also, consider composting food remains to minimize the load on the garbage disposal and prevent possible clogs.

By following these kitchen plumbing tips, you can ensure your kitchen runs smoothly throughout the year. However, if you encounter persistent plumbing problems or require professional assistance, contact W.H. Winegar & Son Plumbing and Heating at (301) 384-5818.


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