Kitchen Sink Gurgling Randomly? Here's Why.

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Why Is Your Kitchen Sink Gurgling Randomly?

You probably use your kitchen sink just about every day between routine cooking and cleaning. On top of this, your kitchen sink is connected to your garbage disposal, making it one of the parts of your plumbing system that requires the most attention.

One of the chief signs that your kitchen sink needs service is a gurgling sound coming from your drains. Keep reading to learn why your kitchen sink is gurgling randomly, and make sure to contact the professionals at Aztec Plumbing & Drains for kitchen sink problems and more.

The Top 3 Reasons Your Kitchen Sink Is Gurgling

Broken P-Trap

Located under your kitchen sink, usually in the cabinet below, your p-trap stops debris from entering your plumbing system and causing a clog. When a kitchen sink p-trap breaks or becomes damaged, obstructions can form in your drains, resulting in those random gurgling sounds.

While p-trap problems are more commonly associated with bathroom plumbing, you may still want to have a professional look at the p-trap under your kitchen sink if gurgling noises persist.

Food Clogs

It is extremely important that you watch what foods you are putting down your kitchen sink, as your garbage disposal is not meant to take care of:

  • Grease
  • Oil
  • And other tough materials

If you do not watch what you are pitting in your kitchen sink, clogs may form, trapping air and causing those annoying gurgling noises. While most clogs do not result in damage immediately, you should still call a plumber right away if you believe you are dealing with one, as even small blockages can turn into major problems over time.

While you might be tempted to get rid of kitchen clogs using store-bought drain cleaners, you should avoid doing this whenever possible, as the chemicals in these products can actually eat away at your pipes.

Obstructed Vent Pipes

The final type of blockage that can cause your kitchen sink to gurgle occurs in your vent pipes. These are the ones attached to your drain pipes that allow sewer gases to safely escape your system.

Vent pipes usually run up to the roof, where they can become blocked by:

  • Dirt
  • Debris,
  • Or even animals

A clogged vent pipe can result in sewer gases coming through your drain pipes, which is a serious problem, and another reason to call an experienced plumber to deal with this issue right away.

We Protect Your Kitchen Drains

Aztec Plumbing & Drains is proud to provide comprehensive drain cleaning, so if your kitchen sink is clogged, we always have what it takes to get the job done. Remember, that gurgling noise may seem like a harmless annoyance at first, but if it persists, you should always call a professional. Fortunately, Aztec Plumbing & Drains is available 24/7 for all your essential plumbing needs!

If you need your drain unclogged in Fort Myers, don’t wait! Contact us now at 239-932-2959, or click here to schedule service online.

We have convenient locations in Port Charlotte, Naples, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral.

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