Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Sink

Your sinks are likely some of the hardest working appliances in your home. These devices often work hard every day and over their life can undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear. However, like every appliance in your home, eventually, they will need to be replaced.

So, if your sink is getting on in years, it may be time to consider a replacement. Here are a few signs that it’s time to replace your sink.

Plumbing Issues

The biggest signs that your sink may need to be replaced are when it is malfunctioning. This can happen in a number of ways; for example, if your faucet is continually running or if you discover water leaking around the sink, it is likely time to think about a new model.

Though you can often repair these issues individually, if your sink is getting on in years anyway, often others will soon appear anyway. So, in order to prevent future costs and damage to other parts of your home, it is often best to just cut your losses and replace the whole sink.

Cracks and Damage

Over time, cleaning agents or even accidentally leaving a curling iron on can lead to damage to your sink’s material. When your sink has suffered from cracking or serious damage, it is time for a replacement. Oftentimes the materials your sink is made from are difficult or impossible to repair. Further, this can often lead to leaking and more costly repairs to surrounding materials. If your sink has suffered from serious damage, it is better to be safe and simply replace the whole unit.

Mold Growth

Another serious issue that can indicate it’s time for a new sink is mold growth. If you discover mold in your bathroom, this can present a large risk to your health, so you need to act quickly.

The most common cause of mold growth is excessive moisture from old leaking pipes. The best way to solve this is by replacing it with all new hardware. So, if you discover mold in your bathroom or kitchen and the cause is not immediately clear, it may be time to consider a new sink.

You’re Ready to Upgrade

This certainly isn’t a necessary reason to replace your sink, but if you are looking for a change, a bathroom or kitchen remodel might be just the key. Switching out a sink can be a great way to freshen up your home’s appearance and even add some new features that can upgrade its convenience.

Final Thoughts

Your sink is a hard-working appliance, and eventually, it will need to be replaced. So, if your sink is getting on in years, consider whether it may be time for an upgrade. This can be a great chance to improve your sink’s appearance and utility.

Contact Us

If your sink is due for a replacement, contact J Griffin Heating & Plumbing. We can help you choose the right model of sink for your application and install it with minimal disruption to your home. Call us at 781-520-1212 and connect with us on Facebook.