A bathroom sink is one of the most used items in the bathroom. Because of this, you may end up with stains or the sink can be damaged. Replacing a bathroom sink is not as hard as you think. You can save some money by trying to replace the bathroom sink by yourself instead of hiring a plumber to do the job for you. Follow these steps so that you can learn how to replace a bathroom sink.
- Purchase a new bathroom sink. Get a tape measure, pen and paper. The first thing that you have to do is to get the dimensions of the sink first. Take the length, width and also the depth of the sink. Make sure that you get accurate measurements so that you can purchase the right sink for replacement. Go to the hardware store near your area and use the dimensions that you have as a guide to shop for a new bathroom sink. Make sure that the new sink that you will purchase will go well with the theme of your bathroom.
- Turn off water supply. Turn off the water supply before you start removing the sink components. This will prevent you from getting wet in the process. Remove the excess water in the pipes by placing a bucket underneath the sink. Use a wrench to loosen the trap underneath. When you detach the pipes, the excess water will fall into the bucket.
- Remove the old sink. Inspect the components underneath the sink to see what is holding it down. The sink will usually be connected with plumbing putty. It might take a bit off effort to remove the plumbing putty. Use a putty knife or a sharp material to chip away the putty so that you can lift up the old sink. Afterwards, remove the sink from the counter by simply lifting.
- Arrange the old sink. You will have to complete the components of the new sink first before you install it on the bathroom countertop. Install the faucet on the new sink. Follow the instructions that came with the sink or faucet assembly. If you use putty, make sure to allow it to dry completely.
- Install the new sink. Now you can install the new sink in place. Place the sink over the hole on your bathroom countertop. Mount the new sink in place with some screws or plumber’s putty. Place just enough plumber’s putty on the sides to seal the crevices. This will mount the new sink in place. Wipe off excess putty that leaks out. Allow the putty to dry.
- Finish the installation. Now you can test your new sink. Turn on the water source in your home. Turn the knob of the faucet. Wait for a while to let the water travel through the pipes. Your sink should work perfectly if you have done the replacement properly.
- Now you know how to replace a bathroom sink. The steps are really simple to follow. You will do a good job of replacing your sink if you get the right dimensions for the sink and if you connect the parts in the right way.