Loose Pipes Under the Kitchen Sink


When we get called for plumbing emergencies, there are a few that are quite common and need to be taken care of right away. The biggest issue that we see fairly regularly is with the kitchen sink. If you have a garbage disposal, or even if you have an ordinary sink, you may notice that they are coming loose and water and garbage are going places that they shouldn’t be. Why does this happen?

There could be a couple of different reasons for this. Don’t mix PVC washers and nuts with metal washers and nuts. Keep them consistent. The plastic washers (ferrules) go with the plastic pipe and washers. The thicker side faces the nut and the thinner side the *cup*. The metal pipe uses metal nuts and square cut rubber washers. Also, make sure that all the pipes fit down into the next pipe as deeply as they can go. We can take a look at what is going on and fix it for you so that the loose pipe issue won’t come up again.

Are you looking for someone to take care of your plumbing in Little Rock, Arkansas? Our company deals with plumbing repair, plumbing emergencies, and a wide variety of other plumbing issues. So, the next time you need any sort of repair, from water pipe repair to hot water heater replacement, give us a call and we’ll help you out.