Dishwasher Drain Cleaning
Modern Homeowners Need Dishwasher Drain Cleaning
Although most homeowners consider the fact that their kitchen drains may eventually become clogged especially if they put large or greasy foods down them, they may fail to realize that the dishwasher drain can also become clogged if they are not careful. A dishwasher that is not draining can keep dishes from becoming sanitary and can lead to plenty of bad odors in the kitchen. Here are a few steps to take to keep this from happening and to address the problem if it occurs.
Why Is the Dishwasher Not Draining?
Dishwashers may become clogged if large food items or plenty of greases becomes trapped in the pipe leading from the dishwasher itself to the kitchen drain. Usually, this connection is made beneath the kitchen sink. Every dishwasher has a small drain beneath its lower rack. If food piles up against the cover, water could back up. While this problem is easy to repair, a worse problem occurs when food gets through the trap but becomes lodged within the pipe.
Reasons Dishwashers Become Clogged
The most frequent issue that causes a clogged dishwasher is large food items that are washed off dirty plates in the dishwasher. In addition, grease and other sludge can build up on the interior hoses. Finally, homeowners who have very hard water may notice that the pipes gradually run more slowly as mineral deposits build up inside them. Other clogs may happen because of a garbage disposal or sewer line issue.
Can a Clogged Dishwasher Drain Be Repaired?
Yes. Some clogged dishwasher drains can be easily repaired. A simple cleaning of the filter basket or trap may be all that is needed in some cases. However, any repairs beyond this should be performed by an experienced plumber who can check the drain hose, make sure it is hooked up correctly through the garbage disposal and ensure that the drain valve is opened correctly.
Professional Dishwasher Drain Cleaning
Professional dishwasher drain cleaning is always the best option for a major clogged dishwasher drain because many of these pipes are difficult to see. Getting a professional opinion will ensure that homeowners do not spend more money than is necessary for replacing hoses, valves, and brackets. Instead, they can quickly discover exactly why the dishwasher is not draining and can get immediate relief through an in-home repair.
Contact All County Plumbing LLC right away to take care of clogs with our reliable dishwasher drain cleaning service that is fast and affordable. We clean dishwasher drains throughout the Vancouver, WA, and surrounding areas.