Leaks under a kitchen sink: Things you need to know before you call your Lake Mary plumber. Plumbing leaks can be very frustrating, and leaks under your kitchen sink can be even more frustrating. Kitchen sinks can leak from multiple areas, which sometimes can be mistaken for a leaking drain pipe. Here are some things to look for to narrow down the cause of a leak so that you can tell your plumber so that he is able to give you a price range.
- Garbage disposal: A leaking disposal can sometimes be mistaken for a leaking P-trap. To determine if your disposal is bad, run water through the disposal side of the sink and turn it on. Check the bottom of the unit. If it drips through the bottom, the unit is shot and needs replacement.
- Faucet: Run the faucet while checking under the sink. If the water is coming from the faucet, the faucet may need to be replaced.
- Sealant: Around faucet and sink, have someone splash water around the faucet and sink while under the sink. If water starts to drip, chances are it needs to be sealed around the faucet and sink.
- Pay attention to when water shows up. Is it there all the time or only when you are using the sink? If it’s only when you are using it, chances are its a drain leaking
If you can pin point the source of the leak, you can tell the plumber what is leaking and he can price out the job over the phone and let you know if it’s a minor issue or not. If you have a leak under the kitchen sink, call Drain Genie Plumbing Services at 407-519-1020.