Updating Sinks, Faucets and Plumbing Fixtures


Updating your sinks and plumbing fixtures can be a quick and easy way to update a kitchen or bathroom quickly and inexpensively.

Your average home has many sinks with just as many different names. Lavatories, (what plumbers call bathroom sinks), kitchen sink, bar sink, vegetable sink, laundry sinks or mop sinks and even wet bar sinks located in outdoor kitchens.

Sinks can also be made from a number of materials. Some of these materials can be pretty standard, such as stainless steel, porcelain or marble. Other materials, such as glass, copper, brass and even stone can be more exotic.

Regardless of the material they are made out of or the location in your home or business, all sinks have the basic components – drain line, strainer and stopper. Well-made lavatories will also have a built-in overflow drain.

The following articles describe the installation, connections and cleaning of the sinks in your home.

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One of the most common leaks in customers' home take place when the o-rings and seals inside of a faucet become worn or when the cartridge or stem need to be replaced. Water leaking from the faucet runs down behind and under the sink or lavatory making it seem like the sink itself is leaking.

Leaks showing up under kitchen sinks and lavatories may also be caused by other product failures. Basket strainers, garbage disposals, waterlines, dishwasher drain lines and the plumbing drain assembly itself could also be the source.

If you find yourself with a leaking sink or faucet, callMy Georgia Plumber. One of our plumbing experts will determine exactly where the leak is coming from and recommend a solution. In most instances repairs can be made the same day.

The following pages and our plumbing glossary have been organized to provide our customers with information about care and installation of sinks and faucets. We hope you find them an easy and informative read.