Sink Repair & Installation
Kitchen, Bathroom, & Utility Sinks Serviced
Olde Town plumbers stop sink leaks
Common Sink Plumbing Problems We Fix in Boerne, TX
Clogged drains. A broken garbage disposal. Leaky faucets. These are common plumbing problems when it comes to sinks. Whether your plumbing issue is in the bathroom or in your kitchen sink, Olde Town Plumbing is here to help. We offer expert plumbing services you can rely on.
Common Sink Plumbing Problems
- Leaking Faucet
- Clogged sink drain
- Leaking drain or p-trap
- Cracked sink
- Clogged Garbage disposal
Give us a call at 830-446-5227 or visit our office at 28550 I-10 W, Suite 2, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 78006.
Hard water damages faucets
Why is my faucet leaking?
Hard water in Boerne, TX can cause faucet parts to wear out quickly. Small mineral particles can lodge along the washer or o-ring causing leaks. And faucet cartridges can become clogged or damaged from the hard water.
Need a Different Plumbing Service?
Achieve optimal water heater performance through regular maintenance, repair or replacement.
Give your bathroom or kitchen a fresh look with an updated sink, bathtub or shower installation.
Combat the effects of hard water and preserve the life of your plumbing with a water softener.
Prevent plumbing emergencies with proactive drain cleaning and drain line repairs or replacement.
Eliminate foundation damage with timely slab leak detection and reliable plumbing repairs.
Conserve water and protect your home with reliable repairs and installation of low-flow toilets.
Extend the life of your kitchen, bathroom, or shower faucets through reliable repairs.
Protect your home and family with dependable sewer line inspections, repairs and replacement.
Common Causes of Clogs
Why is my sink backing up?
A clogged drain is likely the answer. It’s the most common household plumbing problem. Just think of all the “stuff’ that goes down your drain. Food, fats, oils, grease, and hair to name a few. A clogged drain and water backing up in your sink can lead to foul odors and mold and mildew. With routine drain cleaning you help to eliminate the likelihood of a drain backing up into your home.
Steps to Using a Sink Plunger
How do I unclog my sink drain?
We recommend keeping a plunger handy to successfully unclog your sink most of the time. There are two types of plungers: sink plungers and toilet plungers. Sink plungers are a half sphere with a flat bottom. Toilet plungers hare a sphere with an extended flange. Both of these useful tools are known as a plumber’s friend.
How to Correctly use a Sink Plunger
- Position it over the sink drain.
- Make sure to cover the drain opening completely.
- If you have a double sink, make sure to cover the drain on the opposite side with a stopper or rag.
- Fill the sink with just enough water to cover the cup of the plunger. This will help to create a tight seal.
- Plunge using quick up and down movements to loosen the clog.
- Check to see if the clog is cleared and the water flows freely.
- If the clog is not clear, repeat filling the sink with water and plunging the water out.
If your sink is still draining slowly after using the plunger, you may need to call in a plumber to determine the cause of the problem and snake the line.
Clogged p-traps Prevent Drainage
Why is my water still draining so slowly?
If you have cleared your clogged drain and your water continues to drain slowly, the issue may be in your sink’s drain trap or the trap arm.
Removing and Clearing p-trap
How do I clear the drain trap?
Anything can get stuck in the drain trap. Hairbands, coins, toothpaste caps, and small toys. To disconnect the sink trap, look under the sink and unscrew the two nuts that hold the trap in place. Pull the trap straight down and remove it. We recommend placing a container under the sink drain to catch the water that spills when you remove the trap. If an object in the trap is causing the clog, removing it should clear the drain.
What to Do In An Emergency
What else can I try if Clearing p-trap Didn't work?
If nothing was found to be obstructing the water flow in the drain trap, the next step is to check the trap arm. The trap arm is located under the sink, in the back, towards the wall. It is generally fastened with a nut.
Simply loosen the nut and pull the trap arm straight out from the wall. Now you should be able to see right into the drain and remove any objects that may be trapped inside.
Professionals have specialized equipment
Do I need a plumber to snake my drain?
If all attempts to remove the clog and clear your drain fail, you may have to snake your drain. After the drain trap and the trap arm have been removed, you can access the drainpipe with a drain snake. Insert the snake cable into the drain and feed it into the drainpipe as far as it will go. The snake should clear the clog.
Once you put everything back together, run the water to see if the blockage is cleared. If the drain still isn’t cleared or if you are not the DIY type, it’s time to call our highly skilled plumbers at Olde Town Plumbing. We have the specialized equipment to get the job done right. And our plumbers have the know-how when it comes to fixing all your sink plumbing issues.
Homemade Drain Cleaner
Should I use a chemical drain cleaner?
Chemical drain cleaners can be dangerous. We don’t recommend using them.
- They can cause your metal pipes to corrode.
- They can melt different types of plastic pipes.
- They pose a safety hazard to anyone working under the sink to clear the clog.
A homemade drain cleaner is safer to use. You can make your own eco-friendly drain cleaner with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda and boiling water.
Homemade Drain Cleaner Procedure
- Remove as much water as you can from the sink.
- Pour a potful of boiling water down the drain.
- Pour ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of vinegar down the drain.
- Cover the drain to force the mixture downward.
- The baking soda and the vinegar will start to bubble and fizz.
- Wait 10 minutes.
- Pour another pot of boiling water down the drain.
- Flush the drain with hot water from the faucet to remove any leftover build-up.
If a plunger or homemade drain cleaner doesn’t solve the problem, call Olde Town Plumbing to schedule an inspection. You may need to have your drain professionally cleaned to fully scour the build-up and clear the drain.
Kitchen disposal may cause sink clog
Can my garbage disposal cause a clogged drain?
Yes, kitchen disposals can may form clogs. In fact, a leading cause of a clogged drain is waste build-up in the drain line from the garbage disposal.
Also, if you are not using enough water to clear the waste in the disposal, the drain line can become clogged.
The professionals at Olde Town Plumbing can clear the drain line and get the water flowing properly again. You’ll be back in business in no time.
What Sets Us Apart
When you have a plumbing problem, the last thing you want is to deal with a rude service technician. We strive to provide good old-fashioned service like was common in old times. We know our customers are our Hill Country neighbors and friends, and we treat you with the kindness and respect you deserve. We really mean it when we say, “How can we help?”
We value honesty and integrity in our own lives, and we bring those values into our plumbing company as well. When you choose Olde Town Plumbing, you’re choosing plumbers who won’t try to upsell you on products or services that you don’t need. We’ll provide honest evaluations of your plumbing problems, reasonable solutions, and fair pricing for the needed for repairs.
You can count on our plumbing professionals to arrive on time and to work efficiently and competently. To keep your plumbing inconvenience minimal, we’ll give you a call when we’re headed your direction, so you know exactly when to expect us. And with our fully stock service vehicles, we won’t waste your time running back and forth to the home improvement store for parts.