5 Top Tips on Identifying and Fixing Sink Rim Leaks

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!