My kitchen sink is leaking 2 places.

First noticed my Moen single tap, the base on sink kept on leaking into second sink, then it is also doing right side of sink/counter. I use dish wash cloth to soak up when I use water. I did pull items out from under the sink and using painter's trays to catch drips under the sink. Plumber's cost where I live. Also to find the extent of leak onto counter from right side of sink I used some baking soda along suspect area, came out stained so I could see where leak on counter is. Any suggestions? I cannot kneel on floor and checked on /off for water. Cannot budge one and the other I think can turn on/off . A bang happens when I turn tap on , like pressure. Want to get what I pulled out back under sink.

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 27, 2018
    Do call a Plumber to fix it for you........
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 27, 2018
    The seals and/or the cartridge are probably worn out so maybe it is time to invest in a new faucet.
  • Linda H Linda H on Jan 27, 2018
    There is a water pressure valve in every house that regulates the pressure coming from the city. It does get old and worn out and needs to be replaced by a plumber. If not replaced can cause damage. When it is worn out it causes the water pressure to be very high. I would talk to a plumber. This could be the reason for the banging when you turn the tap on. It is better to pay for maintenance than to pay for major damages; which would be a lot more.
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jan 28, 2018
    This article has some good tips on how to check on and fix leaking sinks-
  • William William on Jan 28, 2018
    Joychevi has a good solution. Leaking from around the base usually means the cartridge is not sealing properly. The banging is another sign something is loose in the tap and the force of the water is shifting it.
    • Nancy Jenkins Nancy Jenkins on Jan 28, 2018
      I don't have any plumbing tools. I tried turning on and then off the shut offs under the sink but one was stuck and other not sure which way to turn, left or right. That one can turn.
  • William William on Jan 28, 2018
    Clockwise (right) to turn off. Counterclockwise ( left to open). A pair of pliers on the handle and very gently turn to loosen the shut off valve. No tools then see if you can hire a handyman that knows plumbing. Cheaper than a plumber.