Case: replacing kitchen sink strainer
The strainer on a kitchen sink provides a waterproof connection between the sink and drain pipe. Kitchen strain is a metal sieve that filters foreign particles in the water. It is also called tub stopper because it prevents small objects (earrings, rings), hair, cocktail forks and knives, shot gasses, small jar lids from getting into the pipes. Sink strainer also serves to trap food to prevent it from clogging the drain. It is necessary to monitor how tightly the strainer is attached to the pipe and how worn it is. Careless attitude to it can lead to leaks and the formation of large blockages in the pipe.
After years of use, the sink began leaking between its strainer. To fix this problem we had to remove and reinstall it again.
We have done the following work:
- Step #1: Remove drain pipe tailpiece
- Step #2: Remove sink strainer locknut
- Step #3: Clean sink and strainer
- Step #4: Apply plumber’s putty to sink
- Step #5: Attach locknut to strainer
- Step #6: Reattach drain pipe tailpiece
- Step #7: Remove excess plumber’s putty from sink
As a result, we installed a new sink strainer for the client. It will serve as a reliable filter and protect pipes from clogging.
Replacing the leaky kitchen sink basket strainer by yourself can take from 1 to 2 hours. It requires special materials such as plumber’s putty and channel-type pliers. At the same time, improper replacement of the strainer can aggravate leaks and accelerate the process of clogging pipes. If your strainer is worn out, book the services of our plumbers.
If everything is fine with your sink strainer, but the water still stagnates in the sink, then you need to clean the pipes. Please contact us for a drain cleaning service. So you save your time and get fixed pipes without blockages.