There are lots of reasons people choose to replace their kitchen sink. Older porcelain models may become discolored and scratched over time, higher gauge (lower quality) stainless steel sinks may be dented or too noisy, or you may simply want a design change!
While replacing the same size sink for another may seem straightforward, there are a number of reasons why this is a job best left to a professional plumber.
New Sink Design
If you are upgrading to a larger sink, or going with a different style of faucet, like a wall-mount design, you will need some preliminary carpentry work to resize the sink opening and cut new holes in the wall. A plumber will have the tradesmen on staff to handle every aspect of the sink installation, from planning the layout and cutting holes, to running new pipes and making the final connections. When you hire a professional, you know they will most likely get the job done right the first time, especially compared to a DIY project.
Drain & Plumbing Alignment
Especially if you’re switching from a single to a double bowl, you are going to need another drain line connected into the main. Additionally, switching from an under-mount to over-mount or vice versa, or changing the type of faucet, could affect the length and alignment of the hot/cold plumbing pipes. A plumber will have the experience and the necessary tools and materials on hand to make these adjustments on the spot and will guarantee professional, leak-free connections.
Garbage Disposal & Dishwasher
Most modern kitchen sinks are far more than just a single drain and a hot/cold water line. Properly connecting a garbage disposal into the drain system and making the electrical connections is important both for the function of the disposal and the safety of those who are using it (water and electric don’t mix unless you know what you’re doing).
If you also have a dishwasher, that’s yet another element that needs to be connected to the drain system, and you’ll need an additional hot water line ran from the sink. While this sounds pretty straightforward in theory, failing to make the proper connections, not completely sealing openings, or not using the right materials can have serious consequences including leaks, backups, shorted appliances and even electrocution. A plumber knows how to safely and correctly connect all major appliances that use water, so hiring a plumber to install your kitchen sink ensures your disposal and dishwasher are also correctly connected.
Plumbing Nerds Installs All Types Of Kitchen Sinks
From Bradenton to Naples, Plumbing Nerds is the pro to call for kitchen sink installation. From planning, to installation, and connection of additional appliances, we are meticulous in our work and settle for nothing less than 100% customer satisfaction. Guaranteed. Contact us at 239.471.7557 to schedule your appointment for a free estimate.