Sink drains are simple devices that we count on for successful dishwashing, personal hygiene, and laundry days. Whether you are replacing an old drain or need a new one for an addition or remodeling project, count on your local Mr. Rooter® Plumbing for expert sink drain replacement or installation services. Our expert plumbers are qualified to handle all your sink repair needs too.
Installing Sink Drains in Your Neighborhood
For plumbing upgrades, additions, or remodeling projects, sinks require careful and accurate drain installation by a licensed service professional. Your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing is qualified to provide an effective drain installation. We perform a wide range of services to cater to your specific needs. These include:
- Installing kitchen sink drains: Our team can expertly install kitchen sink drains to ensure smooth water flow and prevent any plumbing mishaps.
- Installing garbage disposals with kitchen sink drains: We offer comprehensive solutions, including garbage disposal installation alongside kitchen sink drains.
- Installing dishwasher drains: Our experts can install dishwasher drains efficiently, ensuring they operate flawlessly.
- Installing bathroom sink drains: Trust us for bathroom sink drain installations that enhance your daily routines.
- Installing utility sink drains: We provide utility sink drain installation to serve all your household needs.
- Installing ejector pumps for sinks below your sewer line or septic tank: Our services extend to installing ejector pumps, a critical component for sinks positioned below the sewer line.
- Installing laundry room drains: We can install efficient laundry room drains to make laundry days a breeze.
- Installing sink faucets: If you're upgrading your sink, our experts can install new faucets, combining style and functionality.
Our Sink Drain Replacement Process
When it's time to replace an old or failing sink drain, our experts follow a meticulous process to ensure a smooth transition. The first step involves the removal of the old drain. However, we don't stop there. Your plumber will also inspect the P-trap pipe to determine whether it should be replaced. This is especially important if the pipe is made of metal. Over time, rust and corrosion can develop inside metal pipes, leading to deterioration. In such cases, we recommend replacing it with a PVC pipe to prevent future issues.
Choosing the right replacement drain assembly is equally crucial. It should match the size of the old one for a water-tight fit and faster installation. We offer a variety of modern drain options that can cater to your specific needs. For instance, you can opt to upgrade your kitchen sink drain to an all-in-one stopper with a removable strainer basket. Similar innovative designs are available for bathroom sink drains.
Sink Repair FAQs
Why don’t my bathroom sink drain pipe and P-trap meet?
This problem can arise if you try to install the wrong parts together, or if you fail to take accurate measurements for the drain assembly. Prevent this problem by taking the old parts to the hardware store to make sure you purchase the right replacements. Or better yet, call the pros at your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing to handle the drain assembly replacement.
What is the best sink drain cleaner?
Accumulated debris inside drainpipes can cause clogs and foul odors. The best way to prevent these problems is to routinely clean hair out of bathroom drains and food particles out of kitchen drains. Another preventative method is to use a biological enzyme that consumes the debris that accumulates in the drain before it creates a clog. Put a cup of baking soda and a cup of white vinegar in the drain and let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse it down with a pot of nearly boiling water. This septic-friendly, affordable home remedy removes biofilm buildup, preventing smells and shallow clogs. For deep-down pipe clogs, call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to perform HydroScrub® Jetting.
How do I get hair out of a sink drain?
Cleaning gobs of hair out of bathroom sink drains is easy. Remove the sink stopper and scrub that clean. Then, get your needle nose pliers and a flashlight. Use these tools to grab any hair out of the upper part of the drain. If the sink is still slow, carefully remove the P-trap under the sink and clean that out as well. When replacing the P-trap, be careful not to overtighten the nuts.
What is an ejector pump?
An ejector pump is a device that’s attached to a drain that’s lower than the home’s sewer line or septic tank. The pump forces water up to a drainpipe, where gravity takes over to direct wastewater to the sewer or septic system. For example, basement bathroom plumbing often relies on ejector pumps to move all waste from toilets, sinks, and showers up to the sewer or septic system.
Call Mr. Rooter for Sink Drain Replacement and Installation Services
With over 50 years of experience in the plumbing industry, your local Mr. Rooter Plumbing is your trusted partner for all things related to sinks and drains. We have the training and expertise to handle all sink drain services efficiently and effectively, ensuring the job is done right the first time.