If your sink is starting to leak, then it is time to replace the drain. While you can certainly call a plumber and have them do the work for you (and there is nothing wrong with this!), you can probably manage to replace the drain yourself. There are just a couple simple steps you need to follow to ensure you won't have to call that plumber to clean up your mess.
According to the Dataman Group, approximately four million homes are purchased each year by first time buyers. If you're amongst this group, chances are when it comes to updating or upgrading your plumbing and fixtures, you're not quite sure where to begin. From making sure you buy the correct bathtub for your budget to shopping for a new water heater, here are a few plumbing tips for new homeowners: Buying a New Bathtub
If you have a clogged drain in your basement, then it is fairly easy to clear out the clog through the main clean out pipe that is attached to the drain. This pipe is often set close to the drain opening or along a long stretch of the drain pipe outside your home. A snake or auger within this pipe can clear the clog. However, before you walk away from the drain, you should make sure that you have not made a common basement drain cleaning mistake.