The sink is a standard fixture of the home. Your kitchen, bathroom and utility sinks are absolutely necessary for daily chores around the home, and they it can be very frustrating if they become problematic. While they are sturdy and built to last, there may come a time when your sink no longer functions properly, whether because of a leak or clog. While you may be able to stop the overflow or put a bucket under a leaking trap, it’s important to make sure that you have your sink professionally repaired so that its functionality is restored and your sink cabinet isn’t damaged by water. At The Sunny Plumber, we can handle all of your plumbing needs in Mesa, AZ. Give us a call today.
Let’s look at a few common causes of sink problems.
- Clog. Your sink drain can clog for various reasons, including the buildup of soap scum and hair in the bathroom, or because of grease and food scraps in the kitchen. We don’t recommend the use of harsh over-the-counter chemicals to clear clogs in your drainpipes because they can have damaging effects on the integrity of your entire plumbing system. They can deteriorate the piping itself over time. Professional drain cleaning or drain snake clog removal is far more superior and safe.
- Leak. A leak is perhaps the most common problem in plumbing. It can occur anywhere water is contained, and that includes your sinks. This could be a simple wear and tear issue. Over time, your supply pipes are under pressure, and they can corrode when coming into contact with acidic water. The joints are typically the weakest parts of the plumbing system and the first to go. Your trap, which prevents your home from smelling like the septic tank, can also leak.
- Broken faucet. A leaky or running faucet can lead to a significant increase in your water bill on a monthly and yearly basis. If you pay for water from a municipal source, then you need to make sure that your plumbing system is leak free to avoid throwing money down the drain.
Call The Sunny Plumber for superior sink repair in Mesa, AZ.