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When is it Time to Replace a Sink?

Signs That a Sink Needs to be Replaced 

Reliable plumbing is one of the most significant achievements in public health. Until sinks were commonplace, people used basins filled with water for washing procedures. But now fresh water is available from the tap, and dirty water gets safely drained away from home. Despite the convenience of the modern sink, plenty of things can still go wrong. This blog will discuss some of the most common signs that a sink needs replacing. 

Slow Draining or Chronic Clogging

clogFor a sink to be functional, it has to fill and it has to drain. How inconvenient is it when it fails to do the second half of its job? Kitchen and bathroom sinks are asked to deal with clogging hazards like cooking grease, food scraps, soap scum, and hair. Over time these materials can clump together inside drain pipes and impede water flow. 

When kitchen and bathroom sinks start gurgling and draining slowly or don’t drain at all, it is a sign that they have a clog and needs attention. Replacing the sink may be the best option if these problems are frequent because it can indicate a larger issue. Not only can replacing the slow-draining or chronically clogged sink restore lost performance, but it can also be an opportunity to update the space. 

Leaks or a Dripping Faucet 

faucetOne of the most common plumbing problems is leaks and leaky faucets. Leaks waste water and money, and they can leave stubborn water damage and stains. While plumbers can repair many leaks, some leaks are too far gone and require a sink replacement instead.  

Replacing sink basins can get rid of pesky leaks and remove unsightly stains. Replacing the sink will also stop the plumbing from wasting water and lower water bills by eliminating leaks. Get rid of all of the consequences of leaks by replacing the sink, and prevent additional water damage and damage to the plumbing. 

Signs of Damage 

Another sign that a sink needs to be replaced is that it shows signs of damage or water damage. Some of the signs that damage has occurred and the sink should be replaced are: 

  • Mold
  • Rust
  • Corrosion
  • Mildew
  • Musty odors
  • Rotting cabinets or flooring

These are indicators that water has been leaking for a while or there used to be a leak there that caused damage over time. Some of these signs are health hazards and must be attended to immediately to repair the damage. Let plumbers help by replacing the sink so that the home stays safe from the dangers of water damage and runs smoothly for years to come. 

About Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning

Valley Plumbing and Drain Cleaning is a family-owned, family-run plumbing company serving West Jordan, UT, and the surrounding areas. They provide honest pricing, 24/7 live answers, and customer education. Call them today for hand sink and kitchen sink repair or replacement in West Jordan, UT.