Whenever water overflows from a kitchen or bathroom sink, it is important to know what will happen to the water. In most cases, the water will simply flow out of the sink and onto the floor. However, if there isn’t enough room for the water to flow out, it may spill over onto the counter or cabinets surrounding the sink. It is important to clean up any spilled water as soon as possible to prevent a slip-and-fall accident.
Potentially Damage the Paint
When the water spills onto an exterior surface, it can potentially damage the paint and/or plaster on the wall or cause a leak in the wall itself. This is why it is so important to clean up any standing water right away to prevent the water from causing further damage.
Evaluate the area to see the Damage
Once the excess water has been cleaned up, it is important to evaluate the area to see if there is damage to the walls or floor. In some cases, there may not be any damage at all. However, in extreme cases, the floor may need repairs, or the wall may need to be repainted. If there does appear to be damage, it is important to have the emergency repairs completed as soon as possible to prevent further problems from occurring.
Why Sink Overflows?
When a sink in your home overflows, it is usually because the trap under the sink has become clogged with debris such as hair, soap, and grease. Clogged drains can cause water to overflow out of the sink when the drain is not functioning properly. There are several different types of clogged drains that you can identify on your own using a few basic steps.
1) Identify the source of the clog.
If the clog is originating from the tub or the shower, the clog is likely caused by a buildup of hair and soap scum in the tub or shower drain. These clogs can usually be cleared by pouring a small amount of commercial drain cleaner down the drain and allowing it to sit for several hours before running water through it to clear the clog. However, if the clog is caused by debris that is stuck in your kitchen sink drain, you will need to use a different approach to clear it.
2) Determine Pipe Blockage
Determine whether to unclog or remove the pipe blockage. First, if water is leaking from the pipe due to the clog, you can try to remove the clog yourself. Use a wet/dry vacuum to remove as much of the debris as possible and then flush the drain with a stream of hot water to remove any remaining debris. If this does not work, you may want to call a plumber to have the clog removed for you.
Can Replacing a Pipe be Complex
If removal of the clog does not resolve the issue, you may need to replace the pipe entirely. Replacing a pipe can be a complex process that requires special tools and expertise to safely complete the job. If you cannot remove the clog yourself or have the clog removed by a professional plumber as Apofraxeis Peristeri(αποφραξεισ περιστερι) in Greece. You may need to have the pipe replaced to avoid future issues.