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When Should You Replace Your Kitchen Sink?

Unless you are in the midst of a kitchen renovation, replacing your kitchen sink probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind. However, sometimes unseen issues with the sink may force homeowners to replace it before they have a major, leaking mess on their hands.

Let’s look at some reasons why you may want to consider replacing your sink sooner rather than later.

When Should You Replace Your Kitchen Sink?

It’s Leaking

The most common reason homeowners begin to think about replacing their sink, apart from aesthetics, is consistent or frequent leaking. While most sinks will have an occasional leak that can quickly and easily be repaired, recurring and extensive leaks may require a more permanent solution.

Over time, pipes leading into the sink can become damaged or rusted, and cause the sink to leak. While the sink itself may not need to be replaced with the pipes, many homeowners take this as an opportunity to upgrade their sink.

The faucet is another area of concern in older sinks, as it can degrade over time leading to low water pressure and other issues. Sink faucets can be replaced without replacing the basin, but having matching fixtures may be important to you, so give it some thought before you make your final decision.

It Has Clear Signs of Wear

If you don’t have a leaking problem but you can see serious signs of wear on the sink, it may be time to replace it. For example, if you have a metal sink basin that is showing signs of rust or damage, it’s time to replace it. Porcelain sinks can become damaged over time by cracking, which can in turn lead to leaks.

It No Longer Works for You

Another reason many homeowners replace their sink over time is that it may no longer work for them or their lifestyle. Perhaps you have a shallow single basin sink in your kitchen that simply isn’t cutting it in your growing family. Or perhaps the shallow basin doesn’t work when your new puppy needs a bath. Even if the sink is technically fine and functional, that doesn’t mean it is working for you and your needs, so it may be time to replace it.

Investing in a new sink is a relatively infrequent process and a lot of new innovations have come along over the years. Take a look through some brands like Kohler and see if there is a chic, new design that might serve you better. You never know; it’s a brave new world.

If you have an issue with your sink and are in need of a replacement, call us at Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating today. We’d be happy to discuss your options with you and replace your old sink with a functional sink that meets your needs. Call us today to discuss your sink replacement in Eldersburg, Maryland.

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