Sink Repair and Replacement - New Westminster, B.C.
Sinks can develop leaks, whether the leak is around the sink, near where the drainpipe connects, or on the faucets. When this happens, the repair is needed to avoid water damage to the vanity or cabinets the sink sits on. The complexity of the repair will depend on what is happening, with faucet repair being more complex than replacing a pipe underneath the sink to ensure it doesn’t leak further. Faucets routinely need minor repairs to keep them functioning correctly. Corrosion within the faucets also causes problems, and those issues are much harder to deal with. In most instances, it makes sense to replace a severely corroded faucet rather than spending money to repair it.
Along with repairs or replacements to the faucet, there might come a time when the sink may need to be replaced. A homeowner might replace one that is cracked or otherwise damaged, or they may do so during a home renovation to get a new look. Both the sink and the faucet can be replaced as needed to prevent issues or to match the rest of the upgrades in the room.
Additional signs when to either repair or replace the faucet
Faucet won't completely turn off.
Faucet drips. A faucet that leaks at a rate of 10 drips per minute can waste up to approximately 3 litres of water per day. Ultimately, this will affect your next utility bill.
Low water pressure or inconsistent stream of water, possibly due to internal damage within the faucet.
The age of the faucet since most last between 15-20 years. Makes sense to consider replacing one that is at the end of its lifespan.
Faucet requires constant repairs. When the repairs happen more frequently, save the time and money and get a new one.
Faucet wastes too much water. Unlike older faucets that can use up to 3 gallons per minute, newer faucets tend to have a slower flow rate because of an aerator, the tip of the nozzle on the faucet.
No matter what the problem, our New Westminster plumbing technicians would be happy to assist in repairing any sink problems or to assist in completing a project involving sink replacement or sink installation.