If you had to choose just one sink in your home that is the most important, which would it be? This seems like a strange question; but once you contemplate it, the kitchen sink becomes the fairly clear winner. This is not to discount the value of the bathroom sink, but the kitchen sink gets more regular use than any other in the average home. You use it to wash hands, pots, pans, dishes, and food every time that you cook. So more than any other sink in your home, the kitchen sink should be a high-quality fixture that works well and suits your needs. Read on for several signs that it’s time to upgrade to a new kitchen sink.
Leaks And Pressure Issues
If your current sink is having persistent leakage issues or if the water pressure isn’t good enough (optimum is at least 50 psi) to really clean things in your sink, it is time for a new kitchen sink. Occasionally, these issues may be solved by simply replacing the faucet or the pipes that are leaking, but if you’re already going to all of that trouble, you may as well replace the whole thing. This is especially true if you’ve already done major repairs, but you keep having to do them again or do new ones. There comes a point where saving an old sink is no longer worth the cost and effort.
Visible Stains Or Damage
If the sink is visibly stained or damaged, that is a good sign that it is time to replace it. Surface stains, rust, and damage can make the surface of the sink hard to keep clean, even if you are regularly cleaning it, and create a hazard in your food-prep workspace. Cracks can harbor bacteria and stains and rust can both cause a buildup of soap scum.
It Doesn’t Fit
Ultimately, the biggest clue that you need to replace your kitchen sink is that it isn’t meeting your needs. Whether that means that it is too small, too big, lacking the right features or something else, if it doesn’t work for you and the way you work in your kitchen you should invest in a new kitchen sink. Even if the issue is mainly aesthetic, if it no longer fits the style and artistic design of the space, if it bothers you enough that you notice it and it distracts you from the work you’re doing, it should go. Additionally, if you’re planning to sell and it doesn’t fit stylistically, it should definitely be replaced because it will be an eyesore.
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