Case: Kitchen sink strainer replacement
On the floor near the sink, the client noticed a small wet spot, but no leak was visible. He decided to completely test the system under the sink. From the beginning, he filled the sink with water, took a facial napkin and rubbed it between the sink drain and the sink. It was clear on the napkin that it had absorbed a lot of water. That meant only one thing, it was time to change the sieve basket. The customer called our manager and ordered a service to replace the strainer in the kitchen sink.
Replace a Sink Basket Strainer, it is a frequent request. This task seems simple, but requires a special tool and experience. Our specialists from Almco Plumbing will make high-quality work and save your time. You will have no problem with a leak in the kitchen in the future, and you will be sure that everything is done correctly.
The kitchen sink strainer is an important part of the drain of your kitchen. Through the filter bowl, all the water from the sink goes to the sewer. At this time, large debris is filtered and does not clog the pipe. Also, this filter will not allow the cutlery or jewelry to get into the pipe. High-quality installation of this part will positively affect the general condition of your sewerage in the future. Professional installation includes:
🔷 Choose a Sink Strainer: The appearance of the filter does not affect the installation, but it must necessarily correspond to the sinkhole and drain pipe. Our plumbers will pick up the right size sink strainer.
- 1. The sink filter with the rear nut keeps it in place.
- 2. Sink filters with flange that holds it at the bottom of the shell.
- 3. We usually recommend a double cup strainer, which has a second cup and a nut that tightens it into place.
🔷 Prices: Usually the cost of the filter is about $30. The cheapest net filter for the sink can cost $5. They will be made of plastic and have a short life. More expensive filters are made of durable metals, and their cost may exceed $100.
✔ Remove the Sink Strainer.
We started by inspecting the damaged filter. Next, we dismantled the tube that connected to the old strainer. We used pliers to loosen the connecting nut in the drain pipe. Pulled the end of the siphon tube from the strainer washer.
✔ We’re removing the large nut at the top of the basket mesh filter.
✔ We’re removing the basket strainer and clean the shell hole on both sides.
✔ We’re preparing the Drain and Sink Strainer.
✔ We applied plumber’s putty to the underside of the edge of the basket and press into the sink.
✔ We’re removing the rest of the plumber’s patch.
✔ We’re Reinstalling the Drain Pipes for the sink drain in the opposite order in which they were removed. We are turning the water on and check for leaks.
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