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Why Is My Kitchen Sink Filling With Water?

Have you ever turned your kitchen sink on o wash some dishes only to reliable a few seconds into it that the water isn’t draining from the basin? Typically, you’re first fix is to turn the garbage disposal on. That will usually break up the debris in the drain and send the debris and water on its way. But sometimes, it does nothing to help and only forces more water back into the sink basin.

What causes your sink to fill with water?

There are a few potential reasons your sink might be having this issue. Here are some of the most common reasons:

Clogged Sink Trap

If you look under the sink, you’ll notice a u-shaped pipe, this part of the piping is called the trap. The trap retains a small amount of water every time the sink drains in order to seal the drain and prevent sewer gasses from escaping and entering your home.

When debris washes down the drain, the trap provides a convenient stopping point and can lead to build-up and eventual blockages, which can cause the sink basin to fill with water.

Blocked Main Drain Line

While every sink in your home is attached to an individual pipe, all of those pipes eventually lead to one main drain line. This line is what connects your home to either the septic system or the city sewer line. If too much sludge or debris makes its way into the main drain line, it can affect plumbing throughout your entire home, including the kitchen sink.

If you have a clogged kitchen sink that won’t stop filling with water, don’t wait before contacting a professional. The last thing you want is for the sink to overflow or the pipes under the sink to burst. Visit our website to learn more about how we can help, and give us a call at (702) 710-7388 when you’re ready to schedule an appointment!