The next most common leak is typically under the sink. This also can be caused by a worn gasket but is much more likely to be caused by either a clogged drain or a misalignment of the pipes under your sink. When you have clogged drain in either the “J-Trap” or “S-Joint” it causes standing water and the standing water will leak out the side of the bad joint.
The misalignment of the pipes comes from storing cleaners, buckets, dish soap, etc. under the sink. Reaching under the sink to store or get the items often results in the items getting “shoved” into the pipes and it knocks them out of alignment. Once the pipes are out of alignment, the water seeps through the gaps betweens the pipes.
This is often a more serious leak because it can undetected for some time and can drip water into the bottom of your sink or bathroom cabinet and even possibly the baseboard of your home causing “dry rot” and the need for costly repairs. it’s a good idea to check every once in a while to see if you have a leak under your sink and give us a call when you discover one.
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