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Common Kitchen Problems

dripping faucet

Though you are probably spending most of your time dealing with the outside of your house lately, you don’t want to ignore the inside, especially your kitchen. If you are noticing any of these common issues in your home, here’s what could be the cause.

Kitchen Smells

Got a strange smell coming from your house that isn’t from the fridge or garbage? Can’t find out what the rotten scent is? If you haven’t recently cleaned your drains, and your water is going down slower than it uses to, a drain clog might be the cause. When food particles and other dish debris go down the drain, they can often linger, causing mold growth and some not so pleasant smells. To get rid of the stench, you’ll want to schedule a drain cleaning ASAP.

Dripping Faucet

A little drip here and there might not seem like a big deal, but it can add up to a lot of water waste. A dripping faucet could mean a worn washer, older fixture, or other plumbing issues that could worsen as time goes on, making it vital to take care of it early on.

Spots on Your Faucet

This issue might seem like something a little deep scrubbing can get rid of, but it’s a subtle sign that your water quality might need a check. Hard water can cause mineral build up, leaving spots on your glasses, your fixtures, and cause your dishwasher to work twice as hard. Because of this, you’ll probably also go through other dishwashing soap and laundry detergent, too. If you suspect hard water, investing in water softening can save you money in the long run.

Your Fridge Keeps Cycling

Cleaning the inside of your fridge might be on your to-do list, but what about the outside? If you have a refrigerator that seems to be continually cycling, it could be due to dirty condenser coils. When these are neglected and left with caked up dirt on them, it can lead to more energy usage and a potential breakdown.

From plumbing to appliance repair, The professionals at Tri-City Heating and Cooling have you covered. Contact us today!