Question by  Dizzy37 (26)

What can I do about a leaking sink?


Answer by  ServicePlumber (211)

If the basin of the sink itself is leaking, you'll need to replace the whole sink. Likely it's your drain seals which are leaking and need to be replaced.


Answer by  stinkymess (310)

I fix leaking pipes under the stink with a sealant. If the sink itself is leaking then that is a different story. The hardware stores sell those products.


Answer by  AmosPressley (95)

There are several things that can leak in a sink. First, check the 3/8" supply to the valves. Then check the 1 1/2" drain from the sink. Usually, the culprit is there. Other possibilities include the sprayer hose, the fixture itself or the caulking around the sink.


Answer by  Lorrennon (79)

If it is leaking around drain, then remove and reinstall with new plumbers putty. If leaking around counter then recaulk it. if it has a crack, then replace the sink.


Answer by  fislamamt (189)

The leaking sink is an indication that the connection of pipe to the sink have failed either due to the failing water seal of the pipe for the sink or the cracking of the pipe. In either case it is good to replace the water seal together with the pipe to ensure future good operation of the pipe.


Answer by  JohnHolmes (2660)

You can either install a new faucet or try to tighten down the one you already have. Sometime it may just be the inlet pipe and you can tape that.

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