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4 Major Sink Issues and How to Handle Them

4 Major Sink Issues and How to Handle Them


Sink issues aren’t particularly common for homeowners, but they do pop up from time to time. When they do, they can become more than frustrating. The kitchen sink might be the most widely used plumbing fixture in your house. If overlooked or neglected, sink issues can become major headaches and expenses. Here are some of the most common sink issues that homeowners face.

Sink Pipes

Any sink in the house probably has a storage area under it. That’s where pipes from the bottom of your sink are located and that’s where they get knocked around and abused. With years of wear, tear and storage under the sink, those pipes often get knocked out of place, particularly at the bottom of the sink. Once it starts leaking from the bottom of the sink, the pipe and the fitting around it need to be replaced. You probably need a plumber before the leak causes water damage below it.

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Leaking Drains

If your sink doesn’t hold water, you’ll want to look at the drain basket strainer. The rubber gaskets around these fail from age and use, allowing water to leak between the drain strainer and the hole of the drain. You can replace this at any hardware store. Be sure to by a quality part though. Cheap parts just break, and you’ll be back.

Clogged Drains

If you don’t have a garbage disposal, clogged kitchen drains are a more common problem. Food can easily get caught at the bottom of the pipes below the sink and interfere with drainage. A plunger might work the first few times, but the accumulation will grow to the point that you’ll need to call a licensed plumber.

Broken Garbage Disposal

If your unit isn’t working, and you’ve hit the reset button on it, and it still doesn’t work, it’s probably time for a new garbage disposal. EZ Plumbing Inc. in Edmonton has worked with garbage disposals nearly every day for decades. If your disposal is so far gone that repairs become frequent, it’s not doing its job, and it probably needs to be replaced.


Your plumber already has the know-how and tools. From sockets to sprockets, there’s a high probability that they’ll already have everything needed for a clean and durable professional plumbing repair or replacement. Fix things right the first time so you’re not pouring money down the drain.

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