Let’s say you just fixed a broken sink by yourself and now you think you don’t need a plumber for any of your future problems. Let us guide you through Kitchen Sink Plumbing Code: What You Need to Know. You will find it amusing that the plumbing code has lots of similarities with traffic law.
Let us tell you the similarities between traffic laws.
- They are established for a reason, your safety, efficiency.
- Everywhere the rules for both of them are the same, there may be some differences based on places but mostly the same.
- You can get away from breaking a small portion of rules, but if you continue them or break any major rules you will be in trouble with the authorities.
If you are wondering who are the traffic police in this scenario. They are the building inspectors. Yes, the one that gives a green flag to your plumbing system and marks it as legal.
Why do you need a plumber?
The reason is simple, isn’t it? He is trained and certified and knows what he is doing. A job done by a non-professional can cause many issues. Let us consider the example, most of the issues related to sink is the water drainage system. If that’s not good no matter how good of a sink you place you will face water blockage.
Every plumber is intimate with the plumbing code and knows what he is doing. They deserve your respect for the work they do. Trust us if you try to fix a water faucet by yourself you will come to appreciate how the work of a plumber is. At first, it may seem not that hard but once you finish you will realize it’s not the easiest task. That’s why if you can make sure to call a plumber for your sink problems.
Things you can fix yourself:
Don’t get us wrong, we are not trying to push you away from DIY stuff. In fact, we highly encourage you to learn more DIY. That way you can not only save some money you will also learn new things.
Earlier we said you should call a plumber if possible. let’s say it’s not possible for you. So, you need to know your limits.
Shortlist about the items you can fix yourself.
Yes with enough guidelines that you can find on the internet, you can almost fix any problems of the sink. Unless the problem has something to do with your main water supply or main water drainage system.
You can fix anything of the sink faucet. You can even replace the faucet and sprayer all by yourself. Replacing or fixing a faucet sprayer is not that hard. You need to have the right kinds of tools and know the disassembly process.
Normally this stuff doesn’t break that often. But in some cases, it does you can fix it on your own. Just identify the issue and you will find guides related that issues.
Water Supply Pipes
This includes the water valves and the supply pipe that goes to your faucet. Sometimes the pipes wear out and start leaking. If that happens you need to identify where the leak is, shut off the main valve and replace the pipe with a brand new one.
P-trap & Waste Arm
They may turn out to be a little troublesome. But with some tinkering, you can fix them by yourself.
Dishwasher Drain Hose
Normally the problem with this is the blockage. If that happens you need to find out the water hose connection and see if there is anything stuck inside it.
The thing is that you need to know your limit. You can’t do everything a plumber can. He is a trained professional but you aren’t. True you can see some guides and do the stuff by yourself. But that won’t make you a plumber keep that in mind.