I have a leak in my kitchen sink hose. I first tried to detach the hose myself but it was very difficult. A plumber came out said that possibly due to a new countertop and how tight our space is under the sink (i just moved in in March so I don't know if the countertop is original or not) detaching the hose would risk severe damage to pipes underneath the sink. The sink hose can't be detached with a wrench, he needed some special tool to attempt to detach it.
He said the best option is to get a new faucet ($425 installation in Chicago) and then he can cut the current faucet and install the new one without going through this aforementioned process that could cause a lot of damage. Does this sound right?
I was also thinking about applying some Flex Seal to the hose but I'm worried about its toxicity. If we use the sink water for cooking and the water is contacting the dried Flex Seal is this a health hazard?
Its the black hose with the white plastic piece on the connector