If you’re considering installing a new sink, it’s important to understand how to do kitchen sink plumbing right for your Daly City home. Our team of plumbing experts has designed this set of kitchen sink plumbing improvement tips for our Daly City customers to make sure the job gets done correctly and without any problems.

If you need help at any point or feel unsure about how to proceed with your kitchen sink plumbing project, remember that our friendly staff of plumbing experts is standing by and happy to help. Give us a quick call or send us an email and we’ll get you the guidance or help you need as soon as possible.

Tip 1: Make Sure the New Sink isn’t too Deep
A lot of homeowners end up choosing a deeper sink to replace their old one, but forget to take measurements ahead of time to make sure the sink isn’t too deep for the area available. Choosing a sink that’s too deep means you would need to rework the height of the drain line at the wall, which is likely far more work and expense than you were expecting or want to do. Before you buy your new sink, measure from the bottom of the basin of the current sink down to the tee to get the additional depth you can add to your overall sink depth. Make sure not to cut it too close – keep it well away from the limit to stay safe.

Tip 2: Check the Shape and Make Sure the New Sink Will Fit Flush
Many homeowners forget to check the shape of the base of the sink and the shape of the frame. Many contractors or homeowners who install sinks will leave the base with cornered edges because it’s easier and more convenient, but if you choose a rounded sink for your new model, the sink may not fit flush in the old space. Be sure to check the sink from the bottom to see what the edges are like before you choose your new sink.

Tip 3: Inspect the Surrounding Area for Water Damage
While it’s quite normal for there to be some water damage when you remove the old sink, it’s important to make sure the damage isn’t excessive. If damage is too extensive, the surrounding infrastructure may not be able to support the new sink. In this case, you’d need to do some repairs before you can safely install the new sink to prevent a possible disastrous collapse in the future.

Tip 4: Use the Correct Sealant
Don’t use plumber’s putty, as it can damage plastic and may crack, leading to leakage. Instead, make sure you choose a kitchen-and-bath sealant that’s 100% silicone and wipe up any excess when you’re finished.

Tip 5: Consider Professional Services
For most people, replacing a kitchen sink is just too much hassle and trouble to do on their own. Choosing a plumbing professional like Performance Plumbing is a good way to get the job done painlessly and professionally, and can save you a lot of time and energy. Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help you take care of things, no matter what stage of the project you’re in.