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Unusual sounds in your home are never good signs, especially if they are coming from your kitchen sink. A gurgling sound in your sink is actually the sound of trapped air trying to escape from the drain. Your pipes should not have any air trapped inside, but they can become obstructed by food items like grease, seeds, bones, and rice that shouldn't go down your drain.
Once you hear a gurgle in your kitchen sink, call your plumbers so they can fix the issue. Fixing a gurgling kitchen sink can be done through a chemical solution or a drain auger that will help clear your pipes. Find out more about why your kitchen sink is gurgling and what you can do to avoid it from happening in the future.
After doing the dishes, you might hear a gurgling sound from your kitchen sink. Gurgling is the sound of trapped air in your P-trap. The P-trap is the U-shaped pipe under your sink that generally contains water to block odors and gases from your...
A clogged drain is normally easy to spot. You can normally determine you have a clogged drain based on the following signs:
Though a clogged drain may be easy to spot, you may be unsure of where the clog came from. No matter the culprit of your clog, we are prepared to help. Our team of expert plumbers offers drain clearing and other plumbing services to residential and commercial properties located in and around Valrico, Brandon, and Riverview, FL.
Our team at Curtis Plumbing wants to help you avoid the headache that a clogged drain can cause at all costs. Check out these five items you should never put down a kitchen or bathroom drain.
You may purchase flushable cat litter in hopes of an easy cleanup process. Even though it's marketed as flushable, we recommend you avoid flushing this kind of...
It’s easy to assume that the dirtiest place in your home would be your toilet. But actually, that isn’t true.
The place in your house with the most bacteria is actually the kitchen sink. A study found that kitchen sinks contain bacteria like E.coli and salmonella. Cleaning sinks is a big part of kitchen sink maintenance, especially when you realize that this bacteria accumulates and there’s old food sitting in your drains and pipes just waiting to form a clog.
Here’s what you can do to keep your kitchen sink clean and maintained in Riverview, Brandon, Valrico, and other nearby Florida areas.
Using abrasive chemicals that are often found in cleaners can lead to damage to your kitchen sink’s finish. A great alternative is to use baking soda and vinegar. Sprinkle a layer of baking soda on the bottom of the sink and let it form into a paste-like consistency. Make sure to then rinse it out...