Kitchen Sink Replacement & Repair
It’s not always easy to decide whether it’s better to repair or replace fixtures like a kitchen sink. Most people use the sink that came with the house, which could be many years old. If your kitchen sink is giving you fits, or you can’t stand the look of it anymore, here are a few tips to help you decide between repairing or replacing it.
Does it seem like you’re in a never-ending battle with sink clogs? If you’re rushing to the hardware store every month to get a drain cleaner, there’s obviously something more going on with your sink than a simple clog, and it may be time to replace it.
Visible Wear & Tear
The average kitchen sink takes a beating year after year, especially if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Whether it’s a chipped basin, cracks, or corrosion, an aging sink is an eyesore and can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.
Another factor determining whether you should repair or replace your sink is if it needs constant repairs. It’s not normal for you to need a plumber every few months to fix a sink problem, so instead of spending more money on a sink that’s past its prime, consider a kitchen sink replacement.
Remember when pink, pea-green, and blue sinks were all the rage? Well, they were once fashionable, and while your sink from the 50s may technically still work, maybe it’s time to send it to the scrap heap and upgrade to something more contemporary.
There’s nothing wrong with a practical sink that just gets the job done. However, many new models with advanced features like WiFi connectivity can make life in the kitchen more convenient and fun.
If you’re unsure whether or not to replace your kitchen sink, get in touch with our experts for a recommendation.
When to Call for Kitchen Faucet Repair
When it comes to kitchen faucet repair, you can do a few things yourself to save money. However, if the problem is more serious, it’s best to call a plumber. Here are some of the most common issues that require the help of a professional.
If your faucet is dripping, chances are the O-ring needs to be replaced. This is a simple fix that you can do yourself. However, if the problem persists, it’s time to call a professional because it could mean your faucet has reached the end of its life and needs to be replaced.
Another common kitchen faucet problem is leaking water. Leaking water could be due to a broken seal or washer, which you may be able to fix yourself. However, like constant dripping, it’s best to hire a pro to put in a new one if the faucet is past its prime.
A clog now and then isn’t cause for alarm; however, if the problem persists and you’ve exhausted your solutions, call a plumber to determine if a new kitchen sink is in order.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure is annoying, especially in the kitchen when you depend on your faucet for washing and cooking. If you have a weak stream from the faucet, check the aerator to see if it needs to be cleaned. If you have hard water, the minerals will clog the aerator and block water flow.
For kitchen faucet repair you can count on, contact the pros at The Darville Company.