Fixing leaking sink drain pipes may seem like quite a challenge, but you can actually do it without having to call a plumber. Most drain pipes are made of metal and will get worn down and damaged after a period of time. As in all kind of pipes, a leak may occur because the pipe has a crack, the part where it is joined is no longer sealed, or the pipe has deteriorated beyond repair.
First, you have do a visual inspection of the pipe to figure out where the leak is coming from. Place a catch basin underneath the pipe so the liquid that you will pour in won’t make a mess. Make a few gallons of water with some dishwashing liquid to pour into the pipe, and as someone else pours it in, observe where the leak is coming from. If by your assessment, the pipe is no longer serviceable, you would have to replace the entire thing. If the leaks are minor, you need to cover the leaks with a watertight sealant.
All professional plumbers use watertight sealants, whether they are installing a faucet, a strainer, repairing a pipe or sealing roof flashing. Choose the sealant that you need would depend on the material the pipe is made of. There are a number of sealants that you can use:
Plumbers Epoxy Putty – An epoxy compound that must be mixed to use as a sealant and adhesive for metals, wood, glass, ceramics, masonry and some plastics.
Plumbers Putty – a flexible and stretchable compound putty that can be used to cover up leaks and join together different parts of metal pipes.
Plastic Putty – a combination of an epoxy resin and hardener that is used to as a sealant and bond for plastic pipes and fittings such as PVC, CPVC and ABS.
Plastic Seal – similar to caulk and cures like rubber that can be use a sealant and adhesive for metals, plastics, porcelain, and virtreous china.
Roof and Flashing Sealant – a flexible and durable sealant and adhesive for metal, concrete, masonry, tile, and other roofing materials to be used to repair flashings, gutters, downspouts, chimneys, vents, skylights and cooling towers.
Plumbers Caulk – a flexible and durable material made from siliconized acrylic-latex that usually is dispensed from tube. Can be used as a grout and adhesive on ceramic, plastic or metal tiles, tubs, windows and doors.
Leak Ender 2000- A spray-on plumbers sealant and adhesive that can be used for all kinds of metal including copper, plastics, porcelain, china, cement, masonry, and tiles. It can work as a grout and to caulk ceiling leaks from windows and doors. The latest in plumbing watertight seals can be used to repair any pipe, roofing gutters, water hoses, and even leaks that are found in appliances like refrigerators.
Get rid of leaks the fast and easy way by using the latest innovation in watertight sealants and adhesive hardware products. There will be no more need for you to have to choose your putty based on the kind of material it will be used on. The Leak Ender 2000 can do practically any plumbing repair task for you by simply spraying it on.