Do You Have a Clogged Dishwasher? Here’s How You Can Tell
There’s nothing more frustrating than a problematic appliance that doesn’t perform properly—especially at times when you most want it to. If your dishwasher isn’t properly draining out, it may be a sign that your sewer line is clogged. Your dishwasher is connected to the water supply system and drainage system of your home’s plumbing. If there’s a functional distortion in either of these systems, it will ultimately effect the performance of your dishwasher.
Food remains, oil and grease are the main culprits behind this problem. No matter what the case is, it’s important to be able to identify the signs of a clogged dishwasher before the situation slips out of your hand.
Below, we have rounded up 4 early signs of a clogged dishwashers drain.
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If You Hear Gurgling Noises
If you hear a strange gurgling sound coming from your dishwasher, this could be the drainage water trying to get through a clog. Clogs can occur in the main sewerage pipe or the secondary pipes, so if you come across any of such noises, make sure you contact a professional plumber right away to get the problem diagnosed.
A Slow-Mo Drain
The efficiency of your drains can reduce over time. But, if you notice your drains are performing slowly on a regular basis, there might be a blockade in the sewer line of your kitchen. In such a case, you must get the drain inspected immediately to find out the cause and get it fixed before the water starts to backup.
If the clog worsens, it can cause water to backup. This may exert extra pressure on the walls of the pipe leading to breakage or bursting of pipes. It can further lead to bigger problems that may cost you a lot, such as flooding in the house, water seeping inside the walls, mold formations and weakening of the house foundations.
If the Dishwasher Fails to Clean Dishes
If you kept the dishes in the right place, ran the dishwasher like it’s supposed to and still your dishes aren’t clean, this can be sign of a clog in the main water supply line. Unclean dishes mean the dishwasher didn’t receive the water supply required to clean the dishes.