Appliance Plumbing Concerns

Does it seem like you’re constantly experiencing issues with appliances in your home? While many homeowners undergo both major and minor repairs of their appliances over the years, many of these problems are plumbing-related. At The Plumber, Heating and Cooling in Buffalo, we know that regular plumbing maintenance for appliances is not only important but can save you money over time. Here are three household appliances that often present plumbing concerns:

Washing machine

Washing machines undergo a lot of wear and tear over time, often causing them to experience some plumbing issues. Frequent heavy loads can sometimes lead to blockages and overflows. Additionally, the hoses from your machine may have leakages or kinks. It’s best to move your washing machine away from the wall to reduce overheating risks. However, if you’re unsure of how to safely address a particular problem with your machine, always call a professional.


Similar to washing machines, your dishwasher can experience a multitude of plumbing problems. These issues can include blockages, filter issues, and part malfunctions. If your dishwasher fails to drain or makes odd noises, call a plumber to evaluate the situation. In many cases, there are preventative measures you can take to eliminate dishwasher drainage issues in the future.

Garbage disposal

Garbage disposals are common culprits of plumbing issues, especially if they are overused. When even small disposal clogs are left untreated, they can result in major back-ups in your kitchen sink. To prevent disposal clogs, never use chemical drain cleaners and always run the disposal according to the manufacturer’s directions. In the case of a major drain, always call a plumbing professional to clear the blockage and identify the cause of the problem.

By understanding the appliance plumbing problems that can occur, you can take steps to maintain your appliances and have necessary repairs made as needed.

At The Plumber, Heating and Cooling in Buffalo, we provide plumbing maintenance and repairs for all types of appliances. Please call us for all your home’s plumbing needs and we’ll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.

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