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How to Properly Install Bathroom Sinks

Installing bathroom sinks is difficult for a DIY plumber, but it is also a satisfactory and fulfilling task. However, you can also save cash if you install your bathroom sink on your own instead of paying a certified plumber to do it.

Baltimore Sink Installation

But before you even start to consider installing a bathroom sink, assess your abilities first.  Ensure that you know everything that the task entails.  If you do the job but you also create costly damage like flooding or leak, the money that you saved is not worth it!

Make an inventory of your skills and take into consideration what cosmetic modifications are needed in the bathroom. The project becomes harder if you want complicated updates Also, do consider your health when handling a home improvement project. Installing a sink  can be difficult on your knees and back. But if you do trust your abilities, then there’s no stopping you from installing a new sink for your bathroom.

What You Need to Install Bathroom Sinks 

Make sure that you have prepared all the required tools to install a new bathroom sink. What you need are silicone caulking, slip-joint pliers, pipe and basin wrenches, plumbing sockets and tapes. You’re going to need the new sink to install, of course.

1. Shut down the valves.

Aside from shutting off the main valve, you must also check what’s under the old sink in your bathroom. There should be two valves in there, one for hot water and the other one for cold. Shut off both and be sure to test if it has been closed. Make sure that there’s no water coming out before doing anything. If there’s water still, try shutting those valves again.  If it still doesn’t work, go to the primary water source and shut it down as you work. You don’t want to have water spilling while installing the new sink.

2. Remove the old sink.

Some sinks are attached in various ways. The process of doing this step depends on what sink is currently installed. Some are kept in place using metal clips while others are simply caulked. Before installing the new sink, examine your current sink closely. Using the putty knife, try to loosen the caulked sink around its perimeter.  Doing so will enable you to lift it easily.

3. Prepare to install the sink.

Carefully clean and dry the area. Remove dirt, old caulking, and other unnecessary things using a towel, a bathroom cleaner, and a scrubber. The entire work area won’t be washed again until a new sink is installed so ensure that everything is done right. Ensure that everything is dry. If there’s a need to do some cutting or sawing to attach the new sink, do it now. Double-check the measurements and make sure that you’re doing things right.

These are the steps that would help you install a new sink in your bathroom. If you need help in doing all these, hire a Baltimore sink installation expert. They should know what to do to deliver the finest results.