Sink Repair and Replacement in San Diego County
Are you facing a leaky faucet problem? Looking for a sink replacement to brighten up a kitchen or bathroom? ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing can help!
We’re your local sink plumber with experience and expertise in repairs, drain cleaning, undermount sink installation, kitchen sink installation, and bathroom sink installation.
We’ve been in business in San Diego county since 2001 as a full-service residential and commercial plumber. We repair and replace sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, and garbage disposals. We’ll give you an honest appraisal as to when a sink replacement is likely to be less expensive than repeated repairs. Have a sink repair emergency? Our fleet of fully-equipped trucks are ready to take care of any problem 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Just give us a call for fast, top-quality, friendly, and affordable plumbing services.
Leaky faucets and clogged drains are the most common sink repair problems. Common enough that many people go for do-it-yourself repairs. But sometimes even identifying the leak can be a problem. It could be the shutoff valve, the faucet, a spray hose, garbage disposal fittings, the edge of the sink itself, or any part of the drain — tailpiece, extension tube, slip extension, elbows, T joints, or the U or J trap.
You can find lots of repair instructions on the internet, so the first thing you need to know is that for anything beyond an annoying drip-drip-drip you should close the shutoff valves underneath to save water and protect against the leak suddenly getting worse while you’re asleep or away. You should also know that except for cosmetically patching a chip in the porcelain and sealing around the joint, there’s not much to repair on the sink itself; a problem will mean a sink replacement.
You can handle many of these problems yourself, but bringing in a professional sink plumber will make sure that the job is done quickly and correctly and that there won’t be a new problem anytime soon. In San Diego county that’s ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing.
Do you need a replacement for an older unit that’s become troublesome, or just for a new look? How about for a building addition or major remodel? Once again, that’s something you could do yourself, although it’s usually better to hire an experienced sink plumber in the San Diego area. Installation involves over a dozen steps, and removing the old one involves even more operations. It can be tough matching up cut outs and fixture holes, and getting the new installation flat and level with everything sealed up.
Again, you can find lots of instructions online, so we’ll provide some starting information here. The proper procedures are somewhat different between undermount sink installation and that of drop in and flush mount models. Likewise for kitchen sink installation versus bathroom sink installation. Here are a few special problems that might turn up:
- Does the new sink fit? Besides width and depth, don’t forget height. If you’re installing a deeper model there might not be enough room for the drain fittings. Does the new sink completely cover the old one’s hole — you can’t have any gaps. Are there the right number of holes for the faucets and accessories you need.?
- Has there been any water damage to the countertop? It’s common to have swollen and/or warped wood materials.
- Are the shutoff valves working properly?
- Are the existing pipes (both supply and drain) too old or rusty to make good connections?
Be sure to look for these before you get started. If any of them are present, you’re likely to regret not calling a professional plumber. Similarly, if you have granite or other stone counter tops, a sink plumber has the experience to avoid cracking or otherwise damaging the expensive stonework.
ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing
Unless you’re 100% confident you can successfully complete the project, give us a call. Don’t forget how uncomfortable squeezing under the sink, juggling tools and a flashlight, and having water drip in your face can be. Many people are happy to pay our affordable rates just for the convenience. Plus we’re the San Diego experts in undermount sink installation, including bathroom sink installation and kitchen sink installation.