How to change a kitchen sink

How to change a kitchen sink

Our kitchen sink come in all shapes and sizes and over a period of time they will lose their shine.

This can make your kitchen loose it values and make it look really old, so swapping your old sink for a lovely shiny new one might be a good idea and bring back up the kitchen value. Swapping your old sink to a new one isn’t in fact a tricky procedure.

However, this only depends on whether the dimensions of the new sink match the dimensions of the old sink. If you find the new sink is larger, you will need to make sure that your kitchen worktop is recut to size so that the new sink will fit in nicely.

Another impact on the amount of work involved all depends on the construction materials. As ceramic sink is much heavier than stainless steel sink, you might probably need a pair of additional helping hands when it comes to installing a new ceramic sink in your kitchen.

The position of your hot and cold feed will also affect the installation. You’ll likely need some professional tools such as a tube spanner to reach the nuts and remove them. Under a lot of kitchen sinks you will find a web of pipes and valves to navigate and the majority of the time the nuts that you need to get to are obscured by the sink basin can be tricky to reach.

On older sink installations it’s very likely that the feeds are copper pipes that connect directly to your kitchen tap. It recommended that if you are installing a new sink to replace these rigid pipes with flexible taps fittings to make any tap replacements in the future much easier to do. This might involve cutting the existing rigid copper piping so that the new flexible pipes can be fitted.

Fitting a new kitchen sink can quickly turn from being a relatively simple procedure, that most DIY enthusiasts can tackle without much issue, into a plumbing job that requires specialist skills and tools. This is where it could be a better option to call one of our experienced plumbers croydon to carry out the task.

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Plumbing Improvements for the Kitchen

Plumbing Improvements for the Kitchen

Plumbing Improvements for the kitchen often can make a big difference in not only has the new faucet stopped dripping, but they can also make the room look more welcoming.

For instance, consider a blocked sink that build up wastage in pipes over time. Homeowners might be put off by the smell and the thought of having to replace old blocked pipes.

They might completely renovate the sink pipes and divide over two sink pipes.
With assistance from professional plumber, a homeowner can end that problem while changing to a different style of sink. Modifications can be made to that area. The family may never have to replace the sink pipes.

While a plumber from a company such as Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions is at the house, a garbage disposal could be installed on the same day the new sink is. Now the family with no need to worry about blocked sink and has an easy way to get rid of food scraps without throwing them in the garbage. Homeowners often have no idea how convenient a disposal can be.
A third plumbing improvement for the kitchen might be the installation of a dishwasher. That feature can be a huge time-saver, even for just one or two people. Especially if the home’s residents enjoy dinner party or doing a lot of baking, they wind up with a sink full of dirty pans and dishes on a regular basis. The dishwasher allows them to avoid spending 30 or 40 minutes washing everything by hand. Instead, they load up the machine, turn it on, and then go do whatever else they feel like doing.

When you do encounter a problem with your plumbing and you are unable to solve yourself, give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a call today. We’ll send our plumber out as soon as possible. Our number is 020 8664 9099.

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A solution to my blocked sink problem

A solution to my blocked sink problem

I have a blocked sink what can I do to unblock it? Here is A solution to my blocked sink problem.

The first option and usually the most cost effective method when you notice that you have a blocked sink is to try using a plunger or, pour some Mr Muscle down the sink .If this method doesn’t work, then the best course of action is calling a plumber, as the first thing they will do is to remove the U bend and see if there is a blockage. If there is a blockage then this can be simply removed with a screwdriver or a similar tool, once this has been done then the plumber will reassemble the U bend without the need to use PTFE tape to seal the joints and retest the sink. If you still got a blockage and the method of taking out the U bend hasn’t work, then the next part is to look in the waste pipe itself.

What this mean is the plumber will a special plumbing tools called a worm. This is used to send down the waste pipe to break up and clear any blockages within the waste pipe. This saves time from having to cut into the pipework and removing the blocked pipe.  If the water still refuses to flow down the sink, then you might be having a blocked drains and often this will cost you extra money to sort out this problem. The reason for this is that in most cases the plumber will need to use a drain jetting machine to blast out the blockage.

What can I do to prevent my sink from becoming blocked again?

A good way in preventing your sink from blocking up again is to fit a strainer over the sink hole. This will collect any unwanted food and waste from going down the drainage system. If you allow food and oils to go down the sink, it causes a layer or build up of gunge over time across the internal span of the pipe. As time passes on the pipe will become narrower and narrower, till eventually it will become blocked completely. The idea is to use the sink as normal, and any food that falls into the sink will collect over the sink hole in the strainer. Most modern sinks these days will come with a basket strainer that is built into the plug hole.

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