Your kitchen sink has a flange that’s specially designed to create a seal between the drainpipe and the sink and prevent water from seeping out. Since the flange is exposed to water and temperature fluctuations every day, expect that it will sooner or later wear out. When that happens, leaks will occur, thus inflicting damage. To put a stop to the leak, follow this quick and easy DIY guide.
1. If you have a garbage disposal system installed, shut it off first and make sure that you’ll also turn the main circuit breaker off. Doing so will avoid any accident while working on your kitchen sink.
2. There will be some excess water left inside the drainpipe. Remove anything that’s stored under the sink to prevent them from getting wet and to give yourself adequate room to work on. Have a flashlight ready so you can illuminate your plumbing.
3. Next, work on your drainpipe. You have to detach it from the sink with the use of your reliable wrench. If it won’t budge, lubricate it.
4. Now loosen and remove the nuts that hold the flange to the sink. If your sink basket assembly makes use of nuts and bolts, move the pieces upward to remove them.
5. When the nuts (and bolts) are removed, carefully lift the flange out of the sink. It may already be stuck so make use of a flathead screwdriver to pry it up.
6. When you already have access to the gasket and the flange, remove them. Clean the flange with the use of your wire brush. Also clean the area around the sink drain and ensure that all sediments and dirt are removed. It has to be clean to guarantee that the new gasket and flange will adhere perfectly.
7. Apply plumber’s putty on the area where the sink and the flange should connect. Position a new gasket onto the sink flange and then put the new flange in place. Press on them a little to ooze out and excess putty.
8. Now put the nuts (and bolts) back in place. Tighten them and then reconnect the pipe with your reliable wrench. Get a clean rag and wipe off the excess putty.
9. Once you’re done, run the tap to test the connection. Make sure that there are no signs of leaking.
We hope that this DIY guide on how to fix a kitchen sink gasket leaking will solve the problem. Should you need professional plumbing help, just hire a trusted Broward plumber. Plumbers 911 Florida delivers exceptional and affordable plumbing services in Broward FL including kitchen plumbing, kitchen remodeling, faucet repair, leak detection and many more! Call us at 305-662-0668 (Miami-Dade County FL), 954-468-0512 (Broward County FL), 561-327-6287 (Palm Beach County FL) to schedule a service!
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