Issue: The cold water shut off valve in my bathroom sink has developed a slow drip over the past week. It fills up a medium sized bucket in the span of about a day. The drip seems to be coming from either the nut connecting to the wall pipe or the nut connecting to the mesh tube.
Attempts to fix: I've tried the following multiple times in order to correct the drip...
- Teflon tape
- Permatex thread sealant
New issue: Now for some reason the hot and cold water to this sink no longer work. I have confirmed the valves under the sink are in their on positions and the drip is still present, so water is getting up to the sink. Just not through the line. I could understand something having happened with the cold line due to my attempts to correct it's drip, but the hot line not working doesn't make any sense to me. To confirm, I have not touched the hot line other than to turn it on and off at the valve under the sink.
Any thoughts as to what may have happened before I call a plumber out during a pandemic in winter?
I appreciate your feedback.