What To Do When Your Sink Breaks?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Arizona Resource Realty BR518926000

We've all had that horrible sinking feeling. After a long day at work, you come home to find water flowing out of your sink and down the wall. Mold and other bacteria thrive in moist environments like this one, making it more than just an inconvenience. You may be tempted to try to fix it yourself to save time and money, but this could lead to more serious problems. Avoid problems like these by having your sink repaired as soon as possible by a plumbing professional. A damaged sink can cause a wide range of problems in any room!

  1. Assess the Damage

Before we do anything, we need to assess the extent of the sink's damage. Is water still coming out of the sink? If it's just a slow drip, that's probably not your issue, and the leak is caused by something else. Turn off the faucet immediately if you've plugged up the sink above where it's leaking. If there is no water coming out of the sink, quickly turn off the shutoff valve beneath it. If you don't have anything to plug the sink with, use a cloth or something to catch any additional water until a professional can come and fix it.

  1. When Should You Repair vs. Replace?

Hopefully, you'll be able to repair the damaged areas of the sink without having to replace everything. However, not every sink problem is easily repaired. If you have a broken sink faucet, you may simply need to discard it and replace it entirely. A broken sink drain, on the other hand, is frequently repairable without the installation of new fixtures. To determine whether the sink can be salvaged, conduct some online research or consult with a professional plumber.


Whatever the case may be, sink repair is best handled by professionals. Even if you think your sink repair is a simple task, there may be more to it than you think. Contact a professional plumber for sink repair to ensure that the job is done correctly the first time. Some minor issues you may encounter are as follows:

Extra Sink Advice


Here are some more tips to keep your sink from breaking and requiring additional sink repair. Following these tips will help to keep your sink in good condition for an extended period of time.


  • Don't leave water in the sink for too long. This promotes mold growth. Turn on your garbage disposal every time you use water so that food particles go down the drain rather than sitting in the sink.
  • Don’t use harsh chemicals such as bleach or drain cleaners very often; they will wear out the rubber seals inside your sink, causing it to fail sooner.



The best thing to do is to entrust the broken sink to a reputable plumbing company. They can expertly advise you on the best course of action to protect your home from flooding. If necessary, experts can also handle the installation of new sink fixtures or pipes.

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Comments (3)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

TamTamra Lee Ulmer - There is a lot of good advice in this article. Homeowners would be wise to read it and keep it handly. 

Mar 22, 2023 06:03 PM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thank you for your comments Patricia

Mar 23, 2023 10:03 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

I agree with Patricia, lots of good advice. For myself, I call my husband.

Mar 22, 2023 07:20 PM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Appreciate your comment Leanne

Mar 23, 2023 10:04 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Apr 06, 2023 07:17 AM