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Dishwashers can be an indispensable time-saver for any kitchen, but like any modern appliance, their convenience is solely based on how they function. To ensure a dishwasher runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible, it is imperative its drain lines are properly installed and maintained.

Next time you have a load of dishes, you can follow these tips from Plumbers 911 to ensure your appliance is running at its full capacity.

Investigate the design

Dishwashers are designed to have a high-loop installation to prevent backflow of water, so make sure that the drain hose is looped up above the level of the sink drain and securely fastened to the underside of the countertop. 

Some styles also utilize an air gap to prevent contaminated water from re-entering the dishwasher. If your dishwasher has an air gap, make sure it is properly installed above the sink and not obstructed to allow proper air circulation. 

If your dishwasher is connected to a garbage disposal unit, ensure that the connection is secure and free from blockages in order to facilitate smooth drainage.

Observe the water drainage

The draining process should ideally be relatively quiet, indicating a smooth flow of water through properly installed drain lines. Unusual noises, such as gurgling or loud sucking sounds, may suggest air gaps or clogs and be a sign of improper installation. 

Additionally, standing water at the bottom of the dishwasher or lingering water around the drain after a cycle may indicate a problem with drainage. Properly installed drain lines allow water to flow out seamlessly, leaving your dishes both clean and dry.

Check for leaks

Leaks can occur if the drain lines are not securely connected or if there are cracks in the lines. Inspect the area around and beneath the dishwasher for any signs of water leaks, as well as in the cabinet under the sink for any water accumulation or dampness. 

You may want to schedule regular maintenance checks on your dishwasher, including inspecting the drain lines, to remove any debris or buildup that may accumulate over time. 

Need help with your dishwasher? Call Plumbers 911! 

Following these steps will enhance the efficiency of your dishwasher and contribute to its long-term durability, saving you both time and money in the process. If you notice any issues with your dishwasher drain lines that may require maintenance or replacement, the professional plumbing contractors affiliated with Plumbers 911 are here to help.

Plumbers 911 is a referral service affiliated with the best local plumbing contractors in your area who are licensed, bonded and insured. They employ highly qualified plumbers who receive over 10,000 hours of training and submit to rigorous background checks. Find a local Plumbers 911-affiliated professional in your area today

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

  • To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus, please check the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html
  • icon showing hand under faucet with large water droplets falling on hand Please wash your hands frequently. Washing with soap and water for twenty seconds is the preferred method, however when water is not available, please use an alcohol based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • icon of person covering mouth while coughing and a border separating from displeased person close by Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from another person.
  • For those of you with children that are looking for something fun to do, there are virtual field trips you can take with your kids that are fun and educational. Here is a link: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner

Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

Your Friends at Plumbers 911

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