Having a sink rim leak can be a costly affair if not identified in time. When water leaks into cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom, massive damage is caused and you could end up having to replace entire cabinets and cupboards. In this post, we look at how to identify and repair those dreadful sink rim leaks in the quickest and easiest way possible. Are you ready? Let’s begin.
Spotting the Leak
If you suspect you might have a rim sink leak, inspect the area underneath the countertop with a flashlight. You should be able to see bubbles in the processed wood or puddles of water if you do have a leak to fix. Other signs could include:
Dampness around the sink and inside the cupboards
A visible stain on the inside of the cupboard
A faucet base that is loose-fitting.
Getting it Fixed
Turn the mounting nuts underneath the base of the faucet to ensure it is snug and tight.
Get rid of old caulk by scraping it away.
Recaulk the area carefully to ensure no excess water seeps through.
Find the clips responsible for clamping the sink to the countertop and gently tighten it to ensure that the sink is fitting snugly and tightly in its right spot. This will ensure no leakage can seep through.
Fixing leaks in time is very important if you want to avoid paying extra costs to replace cabinets and cupboards. Make sure you follow the steps and use the right tools, and you should be able to save yourself a lot of time and money! Did you find these tips helpful? Have you ever had to fix a dripping and leaking sink rim before? How did you do it? Let us know what you think about the method we’ve shared here and if it was of help!
Squeaking doors can be quite a headache. But it is quite simple to fix. Firstly you’ll need to find the source of the squeak. We always advise identifying whether there is more than one door that squeaks before setting out on repairing only one and finding that there is, in fact, several doors squeaking in the house. This job is so simple, you don’t have to be an expert to get it done! Let’s take a look at just how easy it is.
1. Gun Oil To Get Squeakless Doors
Even though you are able to use any type of oil, we highly recommend in purchasing some Gun Oil as this is specifically made of metal surfaces.
2. Extract Hinge Pins
This is done, one at a time, with a screwdriver and hammer. Simply tap the pin from underneath using a hammer and screwdriver until the pin is exposed. Remember not to remove all hinge pins as you don’t want to remove the whole door.
3. Administer Gun Oil
Using a brush or old piece of cloth, wet it just a little bit with some of the gun oil and rub it on the exposed hinge pin. Take care not to use too much.
4. Tap Hinge Pin Back In Place
Once you have applied the gun oil, simply tap it back into place using the screwdriver and hammer. Then, simply move the door back and forth to ensure the whole hinge gets enough oil to eliminate the dreadful squeak.
5. Repeat Steps 1-4 With All the Hinge Pins and Doors
Carefully work your way, repeating the above steps, through all the hinge pins and doors in the house to ensure no hinge is left dry and squeaking. The result should be a house full of perfectly swiveling doors with no squeaks whatsoever!
Did you find these tips helpful? Have you ever fixed a squeaky door before? Do you perhaps know of other handy tips on how to repair a squeaking door or floorboards? We’d love to hear in the comment section below.