Did You Know?
Underneath every sink is the trap, often referred to as the “P” trap. This is designed to hold water to keep the sewer gas from coming out of the drain and stinking up the house.
The Common Problem & Solution
Sometimes “P” traps start to leak. It often happens when they are taken apart and put back together, or sometimes when they are bumped when putting something under the sink. In many cases tightening the nut that is leaking will take care of the problem. Sometimes hand tightening them will be enough to stop the leak, but other times it has to be taken apart and have liquid Teflon applied to the joints before reinstalling it.
Let’s Fix It!
When you are identifying where the leak is, remember that water can come from above and settle on an area that is not leaking causing it to look like it is leaking. Always test for leaks above where you see the water to make sure the leak is not coming from higher up than it seems.
Sometimes the trap is old and rotted, and no amount of tightening is going to fix it. If this is the case, you will need to purchase and install a new “P” trap. Don’t feel comfortable doing that yourself!? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you out!
That’s all for now folks! Hope you have a fantastic day!
Your Next Level Plumbing Fix-It Felix- Byron