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Plumbing  /  August 24, 2022

Ottawa Plumbing Services: Signs the Kitchen Sink Should Be Replaced

Signs the kitchen should be replaced

Your sink is one of the most used items in your kitchen. From washing dishes, cleaning hands or helping with food preparation, a kitchen sink takes on lots of jobs. If your sink isn’t up to the task, it can cause serious problems with your daily schedule and way of life. At Handyman Connection, we can help with kitchen renovations in Ottawa and sink repair or replacement. Here are some signs that you need to replace your kitchen sink. 

Leaking Parts

If you have any issues with leaks in and around your kitchen sink, it may need to be repaired or replaced. A leaky sink can lead to water damage in your kitchen cabinets or mould and mildew build-up. Our plumbing services include diagnosing problems with sinks and trying to figure out the reason for the leak. 

Sinks may develop leaks in different spots, such as the drain, faucet or underneath the sink in the water supply. Leaks may be caused by worn-out parts, such as washers or o-rings, or corrosion in the valve seat.

Visible Wear and Tear

The next sign that your sink may need to be replaced is if you spot visible wear and tear. Because sinks are used so often, over time, it’s inevitable for them to lose their sheen and functionality. The type of sink you have and your water conditions will also impact how much wear and tear you see on your sink.

If your sink has chips, cracks or dings, it might be time to replace it. Sink damage, even small amounts, can add up and start to host bacteria. It’s important for your sink to be as sanitary as possible so you can ensure the food you prepare for your family is healthy and safe. Stains from hard water or minerals may also start to build up over time and become more difficult to remove and impact the sink’s performance.

Rusty Components

Rust is also the kiss of death on a kitchen sink and a huge sign that you need to replace it. If your water constantly flows through components that are rusty, that can impact the quality of your drinking water and food safety. Leaving metal pots and pans in the sink for a long period of time can cause rust stains to appear in the basin.

Rust also appears when the components are deteriorating over the years. Additionally, some cleaning solutions, such as bleach, may cause corrosion to your sink’s components if they are frequently used. Loose connections and water pooling around the lip of the sink may also cause rust to appear and damage it even further. The best option is to replace a rusty sink and avoid bleach or other cleaners that could damage the new sink.

Sink Replacement Options

When you are shopping for a new kitchen sink, there are lots of choices. You’ll have to decide on a material for your sink that matches your kitchen’s style and the type of usage in your household. Some durable options include stainless steel, cast iron, granite composite, porcelain or solid surface. Then, you have to choose your kitchen sink styles, such as a single or double basin and a faucet.

Five-Star Kitchen Renovations in Ottawa

When you need help with your kitchen sink, it’s best to use a professional contractor with experience in plumbing and kitchen design, such as Handyman Connection. We can give our clients help with repairs if the kitchen sink still has some life in it or install a new sink. Reach out to Handyman Connection to get started on a kitchen sink replacement. Learn about our professional plumbing repair and installations to improve your kitchen’s functionality.

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