A leaking faucet or broken sink pipe can lead to serious water damage and flooding throughout the bathroom. Even a tiny bit of moisture can result in thousands of dollars in ruined floors, appliances, and walls.
Whatever you do, don’t panic; now is the time to take precautions and protect your property from further disruption. Depending on the situation and the extent of the problem, you may need to contact an emergency plumbing company, so be prepared to make the call.
As you look at the problem, here are some ways you can determine what you next steps should be:
Evaluate the Extent of the Damage
Until you know the problem’s location and severity, you can’t formulate a proper plan of action. Search for cracks in the basin, drain clogs, and leaky pipes. Before you do a deep dive underneath the sink, shut off the water supply to the room so that you don’t accidentally flood the area if something goes awry. The more you can learn about the problem and its origins, the better equipped you are to fix it.
Decide Whether to Repair or Replace
Hopefully, you’ll be able to repair the affected parts of the sink without replacing everything. However, not every sink problem can be repaired easily. If you’re dealing with a broken sink faucet, you may just need to toss the faucet and replace it entirely. On the other hand, a broken sink drain can often be fixed without installing new fixtures. Do some research online or talk to a professional plumber to find out if the sink is salvageable.
Contact a Professional Plumbing Company
The best thing to do is transfer the broken sink to the hands of a competent plumbing company. They can skillfully advise you on the best course of action and keep your home safe from flooding. Experts can also handle the installation of new sink fixtures or pipes, if necessary.
Whether you’re dealing with a broken sink handle or a clogged toilet, Reichelt Plumbing is here to help. Our trained technicians handle plumbing problems throughout the Northwest Indiana and South Cook County, Illinois areas and guarantee excellent service to every customer.