How to spot a leaky kitchen sink

Signs that indicate your kitchen sink is leaking

A leaky kitchen sink is not only very annoying but has the capacity of increasing your water bills by a substantial margin. Every drop that is wasted is an unnecessary increase in your utility bills and it will also ruin the aesthetic facet of your kitchen sink. Many people have the common misconception that a leaky kitchen sink is easy to spot but this is the furthest thing from the truth.

Although in some cases the leak may be apparent, in others it can be very difficult to realize that your kitchen sink is leaking. This is exactly why we have articulated a list of signs that indicate your kitchen sink is leaking, these signs are as follows.

Leak from the sprout

This is by virtue the easiest sign to catch but sometimes a kitchen sink will leak after random intervals and since no one sits and stares at their kitchen sink, they might overlook a sprout leak. Many sinks do not even leak from the sprout until the sink is used, which makes it even more difficult to spot this sign of a leaky kitchen sink. We at John G Plumbing Inc. would recommend that you tie a piece of cloth on the sprout of the sink, check the cloth after random intervals to ascertain whether your sink is leaking or not. If the cloth is wet, then we would recommend contacting a plumbing service as soon as possible.

Leak from the base

This sign is slightly more difficult to catch as the base is normally always wet due to the use of the sink. But unlike the sprout, the base of your faucet can constantly leak water instead of it leaking drop after drop. This is exactly why kitchen sinks that are leaking from the base of the faucet tend to increase water bills exponentially. In order to ascertain whether you have a leaky kitchen sink on your hands, we at John G Plumbing would recommend wiping the base with a towel, make sure the base is completely dry and then tie a piece of cloth to the base. Check how dry the cloth is after a while, if you have a leak from the base the cloth will be soaking wet. Please do not hesitate in contacting a professional plumbing service such as John G plumbing who can rectify this issue in a cost effective and timely manner.

Leak from inside the faucet pipes

This is the most difficult type of kitchen sink leak to notice as the leak will be present in the internal piping membrane of the kitchen sink. These pipes are not visible as they are hidden under the kitchen sink, but we at John G plumbing have devised the perfect method to locate such a leak, all you have to do is tie the main pipe with a cloth and open the faucet. If there is a leak then the cloth will accumulate water immediately, if you notice this sign contact a plumbing service as soon as possible. If left unattended it could lead to numerous problems such as clogs and drainage issues.

Call the professionals at John G Plumbing for all routine maintenance or emergency plumbing needs.

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