How to stop leaking pipe under the sink? First is put a pail under the leak (and put rugs around it to keep floor dry). Second is turn off the water supply to prevent further flooding and waste of water. Third is call a plumber to solve the problem right away. Fixing leaky pipes can be messy and laborious, which is why it’s advisable to let a professional to do the job.
Locate the main shutoff valve. It’s often located near the main water pipe which leads into your home. It could inside or outside of the home depending on your house’ construct. The main shutoff valve looks like a handle which you can turn a bit clockwise or counter-clockwise.
It’s recommended to do it gently to prevent breakage of the handle. If it’s stiff (especially during winter and spring), it’s good to apply more force but put on a glove so you can have a stronger grip. It’s also good to go back to check the faucets to ensure water shutdown.
Next is call an emergency plumber right away. There are emergency plumbers nearby available 24/7. A professional plumber can immediately repair the leak and clean up the mess no matter the time of the day (including holidays, weekends and evenings).
A leaking pipe under the sink will be messy before, during and after the repair. The plumber should take care of the cleanup so you can get back to your sleep right away. Also, even if it’s an emergency, there should be written quotes and upfront pricing so there will be no surprises at the end (except a fast and excellent service).
Our experienced plumbers here at Plumbing Detectives have already repaired hundreds of leaking pipes under kitchen sinks. We work fast and arrive on site promptly. No matter the time of the day, you can call us at 02 9199 2598 to fix your leaky pipes.