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Sink Plumbing Services San Francisco, CA

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The Best Sink Plumbing Services in San Francisco Peninsula, CA

Sink plumbing doesn’t just mean installing a new sink in the place where the old one was. A sink is much more personal than other fixtures in your home. A kitchen sink is the place where you cook and do your dishes. A bathroom sink is for brushing your teeth in the morning and washing your face at night. This makes a sink much more than a basin that holds water. A kitchen sink or a bathroom sink is a part of your life. A beautiful sink and faucet are a wonderful complement to any kitchen or bathroom. An old sink and worn-out fixtures are a constant focus of aggravation and also an eyesore. At George Salet Plumbing, we understand that sink plumbing begins with choosing the right sink and fixtures.

Choosing the Right Sink in San Francisco

Sink plumbing requires choosing a sink that will work in your space. This means picking the right material, color, and design for your sink. If your sink is part of a bigger remodel, sink installation is a decision you will be living with for a long time. That’s why at George Salet Plumbing, we encourage our customers to use our technicians and their knowledge to help them choose the right sink. If you are working with a design consultant, they can talk to you about style and price, but our qualified technicians can help you with fit, functionality, and durability. Make sure that the beautiful kitchen sink or bathroom sink that you choose is also a long lasting one, and not just a trendy part of the room.

Sink Installation Services San Fancisco

Sink plumbing also includes sink installation. Our sink installation is a start-to-finish process. We remove the old sink, and deliver and install the new one. We provide caulking as necessary, and replace the supply lines, traps, and strainer. We perform new faucet installation, or re-install the existing ones. We can even reconnect your existing garbage disposal or install a new one. We will test the lines for proper operation and also clean up to make sure that your new bathroom sink or kitchen sink is ready to use right away.

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Sink Manufacturers

Sink plumbing is only as good as the sink that is installed. We will install any sink that you desire, but if you need a place to start, here are some quality sink and faucet manufacturers that you might want to check out: American Standard, Chicago Faucet Co, Commercial Enameling Co, Delta Faucets, Elkay, Gerber, Grohe, Hansgrohe, Herbeau, Kindred Sinks, Kohler, KWV Faucet Co., Moen Faucets, Myson, Price Pfister, St Thomas Creations, Symmons Faucets, T&S Brass Co., and Toto. We will deliver the sink and faucets of your choice and install them in your home or business, all without making a mess.

Our Sink Philosophy

Sink plumbing from George Salet Plumbing means getting a sink that works when we leave and continues to work for a long time to come. This is why all of our work is guaranteed. Along with free estimates, flat rate pricing, expert plumbing services, and 30 years of experience, George Salet plumbing is the only San Francisco Bay Area plumbing expert to call when you need kitchen sink or bathroom sink installation.


Sink Plumbing FAQs

The chrome thing on your sink that looks like an upside-down juice glass is an air gap fitting for your dishwasher. An air gap fitting is a fixture that prevents dirty water from entering your dishwasher through the drain line and contaminating the dishes placed there. It also works with your drain line to protect your potable drinking water.

Air gap fittings are not only extremely important, but also required by plumbing codes to be installed on your drains. This is because air gap fittings prevent contaminates from the drain line from flowing back into your water supply and mixing with water that you may use for drinking, showering, or washing dishes. The primary purpose for air gap fittings is to prevent what is called ‘back flow’.

Back flow occurs in your drains when you have a blockage in the drain that actually works as a suction mechanism to draw the waste from an appliance like the garbage disposal back into your drainage system. This means that waste that you thought was disposed of will be drawn back into your sink or dishwasher.

For example, if you have a blockage in your pipes due to the fact that you tried to put too much food down your garbage disposal, the discarded material may not have washed out of your drainage system. This situation may cause your water to back up into your sink or dishwasher because it has nowhere else to go. Properly installed air gap fittings will not only prevent this from happening, but will also allow you to use your water until you can call a licensed plumber to figure out what the problem is and have them fix it.

George Salet Plumbers are experts at working with clogged drains and can also recommend the right type of air gap fitting that you can use in your kitchen or even in your laundry room. There are many models to choose from, so it is always wise to talk to your local plumbing professionals for advice about air gap fittings.

How many sink holes that you need all depends on what faucets and appliances you intend to have installed in your kitchen. While there are kitchen faucets that only require 1 hole, generally a kitchen faucet with a plate at its base requires 3 holes. However, the more features that you want to have attached to your sink, the more sink holes you will need. If you are buying a new kitchen sink, the best thing to do is sit down and plan out what kind of conveniences you would like to enjoy in the kitchen.

For example, if you want a sprayer for your dishes, you will need an extra hole for it. Then, if you have a dishwasher you will need a hole for that as well. This is because 1 hole is required for the air gap. Accessories like a hot water dispenser or a water filter outlet will also require a hole for each appliance. As well, what sink couldn’t use a soap dispenser? That would be one more hole. As you can see, if you are planning on installing a new sink; these days, there are many more options than just installing a faucet that puts out hot and cold water.

Our suggestion is this: decide which faucets and appliances you would like and then discuss them with your local plumber. He is the best person to advise you about what kind of kitchen sinks are available for all of the features that will make sure that your kitchen sink is perfect for all of your needs. A licensed plumber can also install your sink properly and make sure that it meets with the local plumbing codes. As opposed to doing it all yourself, a licensed plumber will ensure that your sink will last for years to come and also provide you with a sink that will add value to your home.

Stainless steel sinks come in a wide selection of types and styles. However, the most important issue with stainless steel sinks is the thickness. This is because the sinks that are made from thicker stainless steel are much more durable. If you are buying a stainless steel sink, it may seem okay to go with the cheapest model, but in the long run, it will just have to be replaced as it gets scratched, vibrates and distorts.

The thickness of stainless steel sinks range from 18 gauge to 28 gauge, but here’s the confusing part. While you would think that 28 gauge would be the most heavy-duty sink available, it is actually made of the thinnest material. At George Salet Plumbing, we don’t recommend sinks thinner that 22 gauge; and there are several reasons why.

First of all, thinner sinks tend to vibrate. This means that if you are running a dishwasher, or have pipes with an uneven flow of water, you can actually feel the sink start a sort of humming. This leads to distortion and a general noise that at the very least is annoying. This is especially true when the garbage disposal is in use. Buying an 22 gauge to a 28 gauge stainless steel sink will not only prevent the vibration and distortion, but will also add value to your home. This is because a better quality stainless sink is also more scratch- resistant than their lighter weight counter-parts.

If you are unsure about which kind of stainless steel sink to buy, call your local plumber. This is a professional that knows stainless steel sinks and can help you make the right choice. The right stainless steel sink is easy to clean, doesn’t stain or scratch easily, and will stay looking new for a long time.

Many people want to know whether stainless steel or cast iron makes for a more durable sink. However, what you may not realize is that there are now many choices when it comes to the durable materials that kitchen sinks are made of these days. So, if you ask the question of whether to buy a stainless steel or cast iron sink, you are missing the boat on all of the other new materials that are available when it comes to kitchen and utility sinks.

Of course, stainless steel and cast iron are the most common kinds of sinks, but there are also sinks made of Corian, Acrylic, Fiberglass, Enameled steel, and Americast. Each one of these materials has its own pluses and minuses, all of which your local plumber can talk to you about.

However, before you talk to a plumber about buying a new sink, there are some things that you need to consider. For example, will you physically wash dishes in this sink, or are you buying it for your utility room? If you are buying the sink for a utility room, you will have to look at the size you need as well the finish that will stand up to the uses that you need it for. If the sink subject to abuse such as dropping dishes, knives, etc., then stainless steel and cast iron are more resistant to chipping than enameled steel.

Will the counter drain into the sink or will the sink sit on top of the counter? These are important questions, because these logistics have to do with how the sink that you choose will be installed.

If you need some help answering these questions, it is always wise call your plumber. This is because a plumbing professional will be able to help you choose a sink made of the materials that will last a lifetime and also add value to your home.

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