The sinks in your bathroom and kitchen are an area of plumbing where you are likely to have problems with leaks. You will want to know how to deal with some of the problems that effect the faucets and drains of your sinks. Here are some of the problems that you may have with leaking sinks and what can be done to fix the problems:
1. Leaks That Are Often Caused by Problems with Water Connections
There are a lot of problems that you may have with water connections. With sinks, these are often due to the lines that connect to the faucets. If you want to prevent leaks, then you can try replacing the sealing tape that goes around the threads of these connections. If the connection is damaged, you will want to contact a plumbing service and have the replace the line or your faucet.
2. Faucets That Have Worn Out and Begin to Leak Around Connections
The faucets of sinks are another area where leaks can develop. Sometimes, the faucets may begin to leak due to problems with loose connections. It may also be that the parts of the faucet have just worn out and it may need to be completely replaced. If the faucet is leaking around the handles or where it is connected to the sink, it is a good idea to contact a plumber and have them replace the faucet for you.
3. Problems with Sink Drains and Leaks Around Plumbing Traps
There are also many problems that you may have with the plumbing in your kitchen. The leaks often start with problems with the trap beneath the kitchen sink. Depending on the type of plumbing trap you have for the sink drain, you may be more likely to have leaks in this area. The type of screw-on connections that are used with DIY repair kits often leak. When you put stuff beneath the sink and hit the trap, it is likely to eventually work loose. To prevent this problem with leaks in your kitchen, have a plumbing contractor professionally install the trap. These traps have glued connections that are less likely to work loose and leak.
These are some of the problems that commonly cause leaks in bathroom and kitchen sinks. If you need help with some of these repairs, contact a faucet installation and repair service to help with replace faucets or help with other repairs.