The sinks in our homes receive a lot of use, and over time it will show as the finish dulls, and scratches stand out. In the following overview, sink care for a variety of popular sinks is discussed, so you can maintain your sink’s appearance as long as possible. Contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Fort Worth for sink installation, sink repair, faucet installation, drain cleaning and other plumbing services.
Sink plumbing involves several different plumbing skills, including sink installation. A Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth provides the sink installation from start to finish. Our plumbers will remove the old sink, and install the new one. The process provides caulking, replacement of the supply lines, traps, and strainer. If you are installing a new faucet, or re-install the existing ones, our plumbers will also provide this service. We will reconnect your existing garbage disposal or install a new one for you. Once the installation is complete, we will test the installation and its connections to ensure proper operation. Once our plumber in Fort Worth has finished, a clean up of the sink and work area is provided.
Stainless Steel Sinks
No sink material is more durable or well suited than quality stainless steel. Stainless steel is compatible with any style or color scheme. With proper care, a stainless steel sink should last a lifetime.
A stainless steel sink endures abuse better than any other material, and won’t chip, rust, or fade with proper care. It’s resistant to scratches, but can experience them. The conditions that can result in stains include water with a high iron content, and leaving iron cookware in a wet sink. However, these stains can often be removed. The ideal situation is proper cleaning and care to prevent stains.
Tips and Routine Care
- Consistenetly rinse the sink well after each use and dry thoroughly with a towel. This will prevent a dull finish.
- Don’t allow food to remain in the sink, especially those with a high salt content. Rinse the sink after each use, rub with a sponge while rinsing and dry.
- Never use the sink as a cutting board to avoid deep scratches.
- Use soapy water or an ammonia based cleaner to clean the sink.
- Use a mixture of one part bleach to one part water for disinfecting the sink. Use the same mixture for cleaning the sink by filling one quarter full and washing the sink with it wearing gloves. Don’t allow the mixture to sit or the finish can be adversely affected. Clean, rinse and dry the sink after cleaning or disinfecting.
- Don’t expose the sink to chemicals, such as oven cleaners, paint thinner or others. If contact occurs, rinse the sink thoroughly, immediately.
- Don’t set hot cookware in the sink.
- Don’t use steel wool pads to clean your sink. Contact a Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth to schedule stainless steel sink installation.
While brass is a durable product, it’s among the softer materials and can be scratched, scoffed and dented. With care and caution there is no reason a brass sink can’t serve your home well for years to come. Contact a Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth to schedule brass sink installation.
- For general cleaning, clean with a soft, clean cloth and mild dish detergent. Rinse well after cleaning and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
- Remove stains and accumulated tarnish with a quality brass cleaner. Rub gently, allow to dry and remove with a soft cloth.
- Scuff and slight scratches can be removed by rubbing gently with fine automotive rubbing compound followed by brass polish.
Those who select a beautiful copper sink will need to decide between a bright “new penny” copper finish or an old penny finish with a patina. Copper sinks are available in several different types of finish. A raw copper sink is unlacquered and unfinished. Lacquered copper protects the bright surface in order to maintain the bright penny finish. Finished copper sinks are treated for pre-made patina. The care of a copper sink depends on the type of finish, and the look you want.
Raw copper sinks are typically purchased to allow the sink to develop a natural patina over time. Care for this type of copper sink is dish liquid, water and a soft cloth or soft nylon brush. Anything more will disturb the naturally developing patina. Never use steel wool or powdered cleansers.
Lacquered copper sink care is dish liquid and a soft cloth. To prevent a patina from developing, wax the sink occasionally. Repeat when water no longer beads on the surface. Use carnuaba wax or specialized copper wax on the sink. Use baking soda and water to remove stains with a sponge or soft cloth.
When stains occur, use a copper cleaner and/or copper polish followed by wax to restore the original finish. Don’t leave foods or pans in the sink, and always rinse and dry after use. Contact a Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth to schedule copper sink installation.
Finally, sink installation requires care and meticulous attention to detail to avoid damage to the sink or those marble counters you selected. Contact Ben Franklin for a professional installation by a plumber in Fort Worth.
When you’re ready for sink installation, or sink replacement, there is a wide variety of sizes, styles, and finishes to select from. You should have no difficulty choosing the sink that fills your need and complements your style. Eventually, sink replacement is inevitable, and when it’s time for a replacement, contact a plumber in Fort Worth that you can rely on for superior service, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers the plumbing services you need, including sink installation. You can rely on first quality plumbing and professional expertise from a Ben Franklin plumber in Fort Worth. Furthermore, we stand behind it with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Ben Franklin serves Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding areas, are a proud member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.