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How Can I Fix a Leaky Sink Pipe?

Depending on the extent of the damage, fixing a broken sink pipe may be a simple procedure.

Simple steps to fix a broken sink pipe

Turn off the water supply

Be sure to turn off the water supply to the sink before starting any repairs. Under the sink or close to the main water line should be where you can find the valve.

Drain the water

Collect any leftover water in the pipes or sink in a bucket or other container.

Examine the damage

Examine the broken pipe visually to gauge the extent of the damage. You might be able to repair a small crack or hole with some epoxy or plumber’s tape.

Remove the damaged portion

If the pipe needs to be replaced, remove the damaged portion using a pipe cutter or hacksaw. To ensure that you can replace the removed section with a new pipe of the same length, make sure to measure the length of the removed section.

Installing new pipe

Connect the new pipe section to the existing plumbing by using pipe fittings and connectors. Securely tighten every connection, being mindful not to overtighten and strip the threads.

Test for leaks

Once the new pipe is installed, turn the water supply back on and test for any leaks. If you notice any leaks, tighten the connections further or apply a sealant.

Remember to always follow safety precautions when working with plumbing, and if you’re not comfortable with DIY repairs, it’s best to find a professional plumber. Our plumbers at All Star Plumbing & Restoration have the training, experience, and expertise to quickly and accurately diagnose the problem with your sink pipe. We have the knowledge and skills to make the necessary repairs or replacements, ensuring that the issue is resolved correctly the first time.