Faucets & Sinks

Sinks are a big part of the plumbing in a person’s home, but not all sinks are created equal.

When selecting a sink, there are a lot of things to consider:

  • The size of the sink
  • The cost
  • The type of faucet to be attached to the sink
  • The finish
  • The room it will be installed in

Needless to say, there is a lot to consider when selecting a new sink. If you’re having trouble deciding which sink is right for you, an experienced plumber can help to answer all questions and may even be able to select the sink you’ve been searching for.

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Faucet & Sink Repair or Replacement

When using a sink, there are several common problems you may encounter. Fortunately, they usually have a simple fix. Some of these include:

  1. Clogged drains: Over time, debris builds up within the sink’s drainage lines causing clogs. These can usually be cleared with a sink plunger or drain rod, but serious clogs may require the assistance of a professional plumber.
  2. Leaking pipes: Cracked and broken pipes cause leaks throughout your home. The best way to prevent leaking pipes is to have a professional plumber perform year drain inspections and cleanings. However, if you already have a leak, then you’ll need to replace the leaking pipe.
  3. Blocked Faucets: Low water pressure or a slow stream usually indicates a blockage in your faucet or incoming water line. Rust or mineral deposits are usually the most common causes of blocked faucets. Preventing blockages requires regular usage of the sink and regular drain inspections.

Even with proper maintenance, regular inspections, and yearly drain cleanings, a sink will eventually need to be replaced. If you think you might be in need of a new sink, schedule an appointment with a plumber. There may be a quick repair that could add a few extra years of life to your sink.

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Types of Sinks

There are many different types of sinks throughout your home. When selecting a sink for a particular room, there are different things to consider before making a purchase.

Kitchen Sinks

There are many different things to consider when buying a kitchen sink. First, is the size of the sink. Because the kitchen sink is installed within a kitchen counter, you have to make sure the sink will fit inside the hole.

Additionally, kitchen sinks often include either one or two basins. A single basin sink is great if you want the extra room to clean large dishes while a double basin allows you to use one side for cleaning and the other for drying.

A final consideration is whether you want an overmount or undermount sink. Overmount sinks have visible edges around the top that are installed over a counter top while undermount sinks are installed under the sink and glued in place.

Bar Sinks

A bar sink is built within a wet bar and is shallower than kitchen sinks. This is because the bar sink isn’t designed to clean dishes but for preparing and mixing drinks. However, bar sinks may be installed in the kitchen as a secondary sink that can be used for light prep work or cleaning.

Bathroom Sinks

Bathroom sinks typically have only one basin. Like kitchen sinks, there are both undermount and overmount bathroom sinks that can be installed within bathroom countertops.

However, unlike kitchens, not all bathrooms have countertops. Some bathroom sinks will be part of a standalone vanity that can be anchored to the bathroom wall. On the other hand, there are some vanities that do not include a built-in sink. In this case, you will have to install one the same way you would for a countertop sink.

Pedestal Sinks

A pedestal sink is often installed in the bathroom. Unlike vanity and countertop sinks, a pedestal is installed on top of a pedestal and can’t be removed. These sinks add an aesthetic touch to your bathroom, but they lack the extra storage space of other bathroom sinks and are generally much more expensive.

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Laundry/Washroom Sinks

A laundry or washroom sink is similar to pedestal sinks but constructed differently. Instead of being attached to pedestal, the sink has four legs that protrude from the bottom. Like pedestal sinks, the laundry sink is inseparable from its base.

Additionally, laundry sinks are typically single basin sinks. They are much wider, longer, and deeper than those found in the kitchen or bathroom because they are often used to clean larger items like clothing, towels, and blankets.

Types of Finishes

Additionally, sinks come in many different types of finishes. Some common sink finishes include:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Enamaled Cast Iron
  • Solid Surface
  • China
  • Porcelain
  • Concrete
  • Composite Granite
  • Fireclay
  • Natural Stone
  • Quartz
  • Copper

In addition to premade sinks, you can also order a personalized sink with a specialty finish to ensure that the sink’s finish matches your countertops. While this is a more expensive option, it really does add an extra touch of beauty to your home.In addition to premade sinks, you can also order a personalized sink with a specialty finish to ensure that the sink’s finish matches your countertops. While this is a more expensive option, it really does add an extra touch of beauty to your home.

Types of Faucets

Lastly, when choosing a new sink, you will also have to select a faucet. Many faucets simply discharge water from the incoming water lines into the sink while some are connected to a filtration system to ensure that your water is safe to drink.

One prominent example is reverse osmosis (RO) filters. These are installed into a reverse osmosis water filtration system, which is connected to the incoming water lines. Thus, all water that exits the RO faucet is filtered by reverse osmosis.

Faucets are also designed for different types of sinks. For example, kitchen and bar sink faucets often include a sprayer or extender hose to make it easier to clean your dishes or mix drinks. On the other hand, bathroom sink faucets rarely include a sprayer or extender hose. They are typically designed with a single faucet that can be used to wash your hands or wet your toothbrush.

If you’re having trouble finding the right faucet for your sink, don’t be afraid to call a plumber to help you out.