Sink Repair and Replacement - New Westminster, B.C.
Sinks are a primary feature in any bathroom or kitchen and are undoubtedly one of the most-used fixtures in a home. When a sink begins to have issues, it can cause terrible interruptions in our daily lives.
Not only is it an inconvenience, it’s also uncomfortable and stressful. While sink issues can be worrisome, they are a common occurrence, so don’t worry— you’re not alone. New Westminster plumbing has an expert team to help you with any sink repair and services needed.
Common Reasons for Sink Repair
There are a variety of typical reasons that a homeowner may need to call in for sink repair. We’ll give you some of the most common issues to look out for, so you know when it’s time to contact the experts.
Over time, sinks are prone to developing 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. A leaky sink can be extremely uncomfortable for any home, so you’ll want to get it addressed immediately.
Sinks can have leaks from either the faucet, below the sink basin, or both, so the first thing you’ll want to do is try and identify where the leak is coming from.
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.
Since a sink undergoes heavy use on a daily basis, it’s not uncommon for a sink to become clogged over time. A clogged sink is typically caused by a buildup of debris entering the sink; depending on if its a kitchen or bathroom sink, the primary buildup may be caused by food particles, hair, soap scum, grease, or other foreign objects that are not meant to go down the drain.
While it may be tempting to use drain cleaner or a chemical declogger, these can cause more harm than good in terms of pipe damage. It’s always better to get the issue diagnosed by a professional sink repair service to avoid any further problems.
Aside from being mildly annoying, a gurgling sink can be a sign that there is a problem with the drainpipe or air flow from the sink. It could also be the symptoms of a clogged sink.
The best thing you can do is call in our sink repair team so we can listen to the gurgle, diagnose the issue, and make the best decision on how to quickly and effectively eliminate it.
Corrosion within the faucets also causes problems, and those issues are much harder to deal with. Not only does it look pretty ghastly, it can also cause danger to your health and to your home.
In most instances, it makes sense to replace a severely corroded faucet rather than spending money to repair it. We’ll talk a bit more about sink replacement and what other options are available if your sink has seen its end of days.
Along with repairs or replacements to the faucet, there might come a time when the sink should 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.
While corrosion is another common reason for sink replacement, there are a few other instances in which a faucet or sink replacement could be your best bet.
Additional Signs: When to Replace the Faucet
Faucet won't completely turn off.
Continual clogging issues that appear after being fixed.
Faucet drips. A faucet that leaks at a rate of 10 drips per minute can waste up to approximately 3 liters 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.
Signs of mold. This can be very dangerous for your health, so if you see mold building up, it's best to replace the sink.
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.
While some of these signs may be solved with a sink or faucet repair, you won’t know until professional plumbers come in and give you the diagnosis. What’s more, if you feel like you’ve been calling our New Westminster plumbing team a bit too frequently, it’s probably a sign that your sink or faucet is ready to meet its new replacement.
Sink Repair in New Westminster
No matter what the problem, our plumbers are always happy to assist in repairing any sink problems. Nothing makes us more satisfied than knowing we can help you get your life back to normal with a fully-functioning sink.
We can also assist with your new sink installation or sink replacement project! Give us a call and we’ll get things moving.