Maintaining Your Dishwasher

Sometimes dishwashers malfunction. There are a few different plumbing issues that can occur to your dishwasher. Maybe it is leaking water onto the floor and isn’t draining properly. This is a sign that there is an underlying plumbing issue. When this happens in your home, you need to call a plumber as soon as possible.

You might not use your dishwasher every day, but if the water isn’t draining, it will start to smell and can even start growing things inside of it if you don’t fix the kitchen plumbing problem right away. Without the help of a plumber, there is a good chance you will do harm to your dishwasher or to the plumbing it is hooked up to. If you would like to learn more about dishwasher problems and how to prevent them, continue reading below.

Common Dishwasher Problems

A dishwasher is an important appliance in every modern home. Without a dishwasher, it is hard to ensure your dishes get sparkling clean every time. Without a dishwasher, you would be spending a lot more time cleaning and maintaining your dishes. Dishwashers definitely add a level of convenience to the home, so when they breakdown it can be extremely frustrating.

dishwasher problemsCommon dishwasher problems are:
  • Dishwasher Leaks Onto the Floor
  • Leaves Dishes Caked in Residue or Film
  • The Dishes Aren’t Drying
  • The Inside of the Dishwasher Smells Bad
  • The Dishwasher Isn’t Draining Water Properly
  • The Dishwasher Is Making Unusual Noises
  • The Dishwasher Won’t Start

Any of these problems can stem from an underlying maintenance or plumbing issue. Maintaining your dishwasher might seem tedious, but it will extend the life of the appliance while avoiding as many plumbing issues along the way as possible.

Fixing Different Dishwasher Plumbing Issues

One of the most important things to remember is that your plumbing system is connected. All of your plumbing appliances are connected with each other within your home. That said, when your sink’s drain is clogged, it can lead to a dishwasher that won’t drain properly either. In this scenario, the plumber can usually eradicate the issue once the clog has been taken care of.

dishwasher plumbing

It is important to have trained professionals work on your dishwasher for a few different reasons:

  • A Plumber Can Find the Problem Quickly
  • He Will Understand the Most Efficient Way to Fix Your Dishwasher
  • He Will Handle the Situation for the Least Cost to You
  • If There Are Any Other Problems, He Can Find These for You as Well

Essentially, a plumber will ensure that the job gets done properly, and in the least amount of time, for the best price possible. Not only that, but a plumber will ensure that the dishwasher is still in good working condition or he will suggest a replacement option.

How to Prevent Plumbing Issues

Preventing plumbing issues with your dishwasher is actually easier than you might think. Granted, you will likely still experience problems from time to time, but with these helpful tips you can avoid plumbing issues as much as possible.

preventingTips for preventing plumbing issues with your dishwasher are:
  • Wash Your Dishwasher Regularly
  • Empty the Dishwasher If You Aren’t Using It
  • Inspect and Clean the Spinning Arms
  • Keep the Drain Clean
  • Remove Any and All Build-Up
  • Rid the Dishwasher of Mildew

Reeves Family Plumbing Knows What to Do

With over 60 years of experience, Reeves Family Plumbing are the professionals you want to fix your plumbing issues. They care about the residents of Dallas, TX and they want to keep your home safe and working efficiently because they care about you!