Replace Putty Around Your Sink Strainer with Silicone for Better Performance

Replace Putty Around Your Sink Strainer with Silicone for Better Performance

Replace Putty Around Your Sink Strainer with Silicone for Better Performance

We received an email from a customer who was having problems with the putty around the strainer in his kitchen sink. Because putty has a tendency to disintegrate and therefore allows leaks, many plumbers have switched to silicone, a process that is relatively painless compared to other kitchen plumbing jobs. The mprovements are significant and the switch is easy if you follow these simple steps:

• Apply a thick bead of 100% silicon to the flange of the strainer before placing it into the hole (there should be excess silicon squeezing out of the top)

• Let the strainer sit for at least 24 hours, allowing the silicone to settle

• Remove the excess silicon using a sharp knife

The newly sealed strainer should create a gasket that is exactly the size of the sink.

Because Roto-Rooter has locations across the country, you always have local plumbing  companies as well as licensed plumbing specialists at your service. For help with sink plumbing repairs or any other plumbing services, Call 1 866-960-7686 or schedule an appointment online.

 
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