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4 Indications That Your Dishwasher Needs Help From a Plumber

A dishwasher is something every Rochester, NY home needs to ensure that all your dishes are spotless and sanitized. Washing dishes by hand takes more time and water than using a dishwasher. So, if your dishwasher is not draining, flooding the floor, making noise, or dishes are not being cleaned, it is time to call one of our many skilled professionals and get it fixed.

1. It’s Not Draining

The dishwasher should drain easily and leave no trace of dirty water in the bottom. Any backed-up drain could also cause draining issues for the dishwasher. This could be caused by a clog or a buildup of minerals due to Rochester’s moderately hard water. Finding the clogged drains and clearing them will be a priority to get fixed as soon as possible. Our plumbers can address dishwasher issues and ensure that the dishwasher begins draining correctly.

2. Water Next to It

Dishwashers are designed to be watertight while they sanitize your dishes. Therefore, any evidence of water leaking from the dishwasher, like water pooling across the floor, can indicate the problem is profoundly serious. Cracks, leaking pipes, or even broken water lines can cause considerable damage. When you notice water in front of the dishwasher, you may consider the damage to the floor and subfloor. Damage to the flooring can increase each time the dishwasher is used.

3. The Dishes Aren’t Being Cleaned

Dishwashers were invented to clean and sanitize dishes to prevent illness from poorly washed dishware. When the dishwasher has finished, glasses should be clear and spotless, dishware should show no signs of food particles or soap, and utensils should be pristine. If the dishes have spots or soap anywhere, this could indicate a problem with one of the cycles, soap usage, or placement of the dishes in the dishwasher.

4. Odd Noises

As your dishwasher runs, it’s common for it to make noises like water swishing, clanks of dishware, or beeping as cycles change. Some people are accustomed to the noises of the running dishwasher and notice when the sounds are off. If you hear something unusual, this can indicate that you need to bring in a plumber for an inspection. As dishwashers age, the internal components may begin to break down, causing more noise to be emitted from the dishwasher. Our plumbers can help you figure out your next steps.

If you hear noises, notice unwanted water in the dishwasher or on the floor, or have dishes that are not getting clean, it’s clear that you need a professional plumber. Contact Nichols Electric & Plumbing to get your dishwasher running again.