Do You Have A Kitchen Sink Leak?

Is there water pooling around or under your sink? Have you noticed any holes or cracks in the drainage pipes? If so, you might want to have the experts take a look at your plumbing system. Click the button below to learn more about how we can help you!

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Kitchen Sink Leak

Kitchen sink leaks are quite common and have many causes. One way to identify this type of leak is to look for a yellow discoloration or water pooling around the faucet of your kitchen sink, the rim of the kitchen sink, and under the sink.

Where can a kitchen sink leak happen?

Kitchen sink leaking at the drain

A kitchen sink leak happens when the pipe that brings water to your kitchen sink develops a hole or crack.

A hole or crack in a pipe causes the pipe to leak and eventually fail, which can result in major cleanup and expensive repairs.

In some cases, the leak could be coming from the drainage pipe located below and connected to the sink. Leaks from the kitchen drainage pipe are often also the result of a hole or cracks created in the pipe.

Sink needs caulking

If there is no apparent leakage from the pipes, the cause of the leak could be insufficient caulking around the sink itself.

Be sure that the sink is tight and sealed with enough caulking to avoid any leaks.

What causes a kitchen sink to leak?

Kitchen sink leaks can be caused by various issues. The kitchen sink is used very frequently, so leaks are not unusual. Common causes of kitchen sink leaks include:

Extreme Cold Weather

Kitchen sink leaks can result from exterior issues like busted water lines or kitchen sink pipes may freeze due to cold weather.

As the water freezes, the pipe could expand until it bursts. Once the pipe thaws, a pipe burst could be visible and the pipe may have an active leak.

Clogs

A kitchen sink clog occasionally results in a kitchen sink leak. A leak can occur when grease and/or food particles build up within the kitchen sink pipes.

The build-up will cause the kitchen sink to begin to backflow. Over time, the increased pressure can burst the pipe and leaks will occur.

Wear and Tear

Another cause of leaks is the wear and tear of kitchen sink plumbing components over years of use that makes them susceptible to breakage and the formation of holes.

These components include drainage piping and water pipes. Eventually, these pipes will need replacement.

Corrosion

Corrosion occurs as water flows through the kitchen pipes and drain. Harsh chemicals like drain solutions often worsen corrosion.

As the pipe corrodes, it will weaken and the kitchen sink pipe will begin to break and leak water from the plumbing system.

Rescue Team Stops Leaks!

When a customer calls about a kitchen sink leak, a plumber expects to do a drainage piping repair, sink caulking repair, or a kitchen faucet or faucet cartridge replacement. For this reason, we come prepared for whatever the situation demands!

Rescue Plumbing makes sure that each of our plumber’s trucks are equipped with the materials needed to handle any plumbing issue.

Our trucks carry brass, chrome, and PVC drainage piping. Rescue Plumbing trucks are always outfitted with tubes of white silicon and kitchen faucets … just in case you need a replacement.

Rescue Plumbing is ALWAYS PREPARED for any PLUMBING EMERGENCY you may have.  Give us a call today at (773) 799-8848 and we’ll be at your rescue!

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A kitchen sink leak occurs when the pipe that delivers water to your kitchen sink develops a hole or crack. A hole or crack in a pipe causes the pipe to leak and eventually fail, which can result in major cleanup and expensive repairs.

Kitchen sink leaks can be caused by various issues. The kitchen sink is used very frequently, so leaks are not unusual. Common causes of kitchen sink leaks include extreme old weather, clogs, wear and tear, or corrosion.

One way to identify a kitchen sink leak is to look for a yellow discoloration or water pooling around the faucet of your kitchen sink, the rim of the kitchen sink, and under the sink.

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