Your sink serves as a focal point in your bathroom. Not only is it functional, but a bathroom sink’s shape, style, and color set the tone for the entire room. Although sinks can last for many years, sinks aren’t necessarily designed to last forever. Here are a few signs our Abernathy, Texas, customers should look for when a bathroom sink starts to act up.
Obvious Physical Damage
Hairline cracks are rarely an issue unless they become obvious. Major cracks allow water to seep into the porcelain and eat away at the material, creating a gradual, progressive destruction that’s difficult to stop. When you can no longer overlook a sink’s physical damage, it’s time to consider a replacement.
A Rusty Tap
Rust is a water fixture’s worst enemy. It eats through a sink easily and can contaminate your water supply, making it dangerous to drink or even brush your teeth. Rust also compromises the pipes, which can lead to costly plumbing repairs on down the road. If the rust problem is located inside the pipes, however, you’ll need to have the issue addressed before installing a new sink, otherwise, you could experience the same issues.
Decreased Water Volume
Has your water flow slowed down to a mere trickle? It could be an issue with your faucet, but the problem could also stem from decayed pipes that are leaking somewhere inside the walls. Unfortunately, leaking pipes can cause severe water damage you can’t immediately see unless a plumber examines the problem.
The Sink Keeps Backing Up
A sink naturally clogs over time from hair or other debris that collects in the drain, but if you continue to have an issue after multiple treatments, something else is wrong. In many cases, replacing the sink will address the problem and allow your plumber to check the pipes for any signs of damage.
Don’t put up with an outdated bathroom sink. Call Sinclair Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Inc. at 844-749-COOL to learn more about our plumbing services. We’ll be happy to recommend the latest options.