New Sink Tips

New Sink Tips

If it is time to install a new sink in your kitchen or bathroom, it is best to call your plumber first. Today’s do-it-yourselfers can accomplish quite a bit, but there are several things that you need to know before installing a new sink.

Only So Deep

Many people want sinks that are deep and that is fine so long as it doesn’t interfere with the trap and the rest of the plumbing underneath. The tailpiece is the fitting that connects the drain pipe and the drain basket and it cannot be altered in a way that will prevent the proper flow of water from the new sink.

Correct Number of Holes

A new sink can come in all shapes and sizes and there are different numbers of holes as well. Many sinks come with a single hole for a single-handle faucet and others come with as many as four holes to accommodate sprayers, etc. Be sure to match the number of holes in your new sink with the capabilities of your plumbing system.

Silicone is the Best

Plumber’s putty was once thought of as the best sealant for plumbing, but high-quality silicone caulking is the best for long-term protection against leaks. There are many different types of silicone caulking available and it is important to choose what is the best type for your new sink and surrounding counter tops.

Replace the Entire Drain Assembly

Many people try to save money by replacing only the sink and faucet, while leaving the old piping and drain assembly behind. This is a common mistake and one that can create headaches in short time. It is important to also install the drainage parts when installing a new sink in your kitchen or bathroom.

The Best Method

The very best method for ensuring that your new sink installation will be problem-free is to call a professional to perform the installation. At Shad’s Plumbing, we know all of the options for new sink installations and we will be happy to discuss these options will you today! Give us a call!

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