A leaky sink can cause a lot of problems. If the leak is under the sink, it can flood the cabinet and also damage the materials stored in it. When a faucet is the culprit, it can lead to messing up your kitchen and a lot of water is lost. If the problem is small, it can be solved easily. If done wrong, repairing a sink can turn out to be a headache. There are two types of leaks to be addressed, faucet leak and under the sink leak. We have some do-it-yourself tips for both of them.
Under the sink leaks
These leaks can be because of two reasons, leaky sink strainers and leaky p-trap pipes.
Fixing a leaky strainer
If the p-trap pipe is leaking, it can be because of a loose connection, a blockage in the drainpipes or metal trap corrosion.
Try tightening all the compression nuts. If it still leaks, give it a good cleaning. Try cleaning the drain pipe with an auger if you suspect a blockage. If the nuts on the trap are corroded, it may be a signal for you to replace the trap.
If at any step in the process, you are unsure of what is to be done, contact a professional plumber immediately. The wrong step can cause more damage and a missing part will lead to your kitchen or bathroom flooding immediately.
Our Edmonton plumbing staff is here to help you. Pro Plumbing & Heating has served the Greater Edmonton area, Sherwood Park and St Albert with our Mr. Faucet location since 1988. Our professional plumbers truly enjoy working with people.
When you contact us, you’ll get nothing less than the full attention of one of our expertly trained staff.
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