When is it time to install a new sink?


The sinks in your home will serve you for years and years on end, working for you in various areas around your home. But whether these sinks are in your bathrooms or your kitchen, they’ll be subject to a lot of wear and tear over these years of use. As your sinks age, they may not work to their fullest capacity anymore, and it can get to a point where your sinks need to be replaced entirely.

Even with the proper amount of maintenance, your sink will need to be replaced at some point. Here are some important signs that can tell you when it’s time to replace your sink.

Leaking or Pressure Problems

If your sink is experiencing extensive or recurrent leaks that won’t go away, it may be time to replace it. Pipes under the sink can rust and become damaged with age, meaning that they will begin to leak onto the cabinet floor under it. If this cabinet is made of wood, it may need to be replaced entirely, but even if it is not, it’s important to fix a leak for health and safety reasons. Mold can build up in the aftermath of a leak, so you’ll need to exercise caution and replace your sink if there’s extensive leaking.

Another issue that can be addressed with the installation of a new sink is water pressure troubles. If you notice a change in water pressure that is excessive, it could be to your benefit to call a plumber. It could be a simple fix, but if that doesn’t work, it may be time to replace your whole sink.

Rust, Stains, and Other Wear

A sink is often used for hygiene purposes—so why should you be okay with a sink that is, itself, dirty? If your sink is excessively stained or rusted, or otherwise shows very clear signs of long-term wear, it may need to be replaced. If your sink is cracked, for example, it is important to fix either the basin or the whole sink system itself in order to avoid the buildup of bacteria or even mold. Stain buildup can also lead to functional issues with your sink itself, so it’s important to be vigilant.

You Want Something New

Sometimes, your sink can be perfectly functional and up to par, but you decide you want to change it up. Whatever the reason may be, it’s entirely reasonable. Whether you want to match your sink to new renovations, require a different layout, or simply want a change of pace, you can replace your sink.

For the most trustworthy plumbing and installation services available on the market, you’ll want to trust those who can make it happen quickly and to the best of our ability. Miller & Sons Plumbing has your best interests in mind, with years of experience serving Ocala, The Villages, Gainesville, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to get started!

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