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Bathroom Sinks—Should You Repair Or Replace Your Sink?

You should examine the needs of your household when choosing a bathroom sink. It is easy to want to go with the decorating trends, but a durable sink is always in style. You must understand that a sink that is in constant use requires occasional maintenance.

For these reasons, you may have to call in a plumber to make sink repairs from time to time. However, it can become pointless to just constantly make repairs, so instead you may want to upgrade your sink. Here are situations where you may need a replacement instead of a repair.

Damage To The Basin

Many homeowners will try to repair a sink with a cracked basin. It is common to resurface your porcelain sink when you have light cracking. You can seal the cracks up with epoxy, but major cracks will affect how your sink holds water.

It is important to find out the reason for the cracking. Many sinks have cabinets, which can become overcrowded. If you have a lot of items below your sink, then it can put pressure on your drain and pipes. It is probably best to get a new sink because your sink is not going to look very attractive if you try to seal up the cracks.

Permanent Stains

Permanent stains form on your bathroom sinks for different reasons. They will not stop your sink from functioning. However, stains will affect the overall appeal of your bathroom. For this reason, you should replace your sink.

Wrong Cleaning Method

Bathroom sinks are prone to damage from using the wrong cleaning materials and methods. Abrasive cleaners cause permanent damage to the surface of most sinks made from stone. Hard water is another culprit. It leaves behind ugly mineral deposits. If you have hard water, then you should dry your sink after every use to prevent stains.

It also helps to follow manufacturer's instructions when it comes to cleaning your sink. The preferred cleaning method depends on your sink's model and make. You should make sure that your cleaners are compatible with the materials of your sink. If your sink is damaged from the wrong cleaning, then you should replace it and learn the proper cleaning method.

Making repairs to your home is no different than getting your annual checkup at the doctor. You should rely on professionals for regular home maintenance. If you have regular maintenance done on your home, then it can enhance your home's curb appeal, maintain your home's value, and protect against major repairs.