Basin sinks typically last for decades if maintained properly. Just like anything that requires occasional use, sinks require attention too. With occasional checkups and quick DIY improvements, a repair to your sink is worth the time invested (usually; depending on your needs), though occasionally you may have to hire a professional.
In a series of posts, Focus Plumbing Services, LLC. wants to make sure you know what to look for when you check up on your sink. Today, we will go through your basin check.
A damaged basin can cause issues in your sink’s ability to hold water but having chipped stone is easier than having cracked stone. You can use temporary solutions, such as applying epoxy, to seal cracks or repair chipped areas in your sink.
- For chipped stone, broken pieces can be reattached by washing the broken surface with acetone and using epoxy to reattach the fragments. Some stone surfaces even have filler putty available for small pieces that are missing.
- For chipped porcelain, there are repair compounds available with your desired color. After applying the mixed compound with a razor blade, you will want to wait for it to dry then smooth the edges with a pad of cotton soaked in nail polish remover.
In the event of a cracked basin, the chances of your sink forming a larger crack are only eminent so you would want to replace your sink as soon as you can. Besides, you wouldn’t want to dampen the appeal of your home with a temporary fix.
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