Types Of Sinks
Sinks are a staple of houses across Singapore. Very rarely are there houses with no
provisions for a sink, as it is a necessity either in the toilet or in the kitchen. As a matter of
fact, all houses have at least 2 sinks. Sinks play a huge part in the drainage of waste from the
house, and is therefore indispensable to all households, shown in the fact that there are at
least 2 sinks situated in every house. The statistics speak for themselves.
Types Of Sinks
Simply put, this means that the sink is “mounted” on “top” of the countertop. Visually, the
sink is merely on top of the countertop. Such a structure for the sink means a few things.
The top mount is rather easy to install. Because all you need is a hole in the countertop
material and to place the sink into this hole, material costs for the installation is not high. As
such, for the cash-strapped group who are moving into new flats, this may be the choice for
you. All you need is silicon and a good pair of hands for the installation!
It is even simpler to repair. The top mount sink can be removed with relative ease.
Compared to the other types of sinks, the countertop is left relatively undamaged when the
sink has to be removed. This means that repair can be done faster and at a cheaper cost.
Furthermore, in terms of getting a replacement sink, the homeowner does not have to
worry about the size of the sinks (as long as it is not smaller than the previous sink) and the
size of the cabinet underneath does not limit the ability to install another sink altogether.
Similarly, visualize the sink being installed from underneath the cabinet. This gives the view
that the edges of the sink are hidden underneath the countertop, while exposing the body
of the sinks for you and your guests to marvel at.
The under mount gives a more elegant and minimalist impression for the kitchen. Unlike the
top mount, the edges of the sink do not jut out onto the countertop. This keeps the area on
the countertop uniform to those who view it. Because this look is achieved with the upper
portions of the sink hidden, it reveals as little of the sink as possible.
Such arrangements are nifty because dirt and objects on the sink can be wiped or thrown
directly into the drainage system. This could be a bad idea in the long run.
However, do note that you will be restricted in terms of the sink size in terms of
replacements as the hole is cut specifically for your old sink. While the under mount is easy
to maintain, it is not easy to replace or repair.
The hybrid is rare, expensive and perfect for those who envision their place to be a pretty
picture of homogeneity. Visually, we have always imagined the sink to be either on top or
below the countertop, but this time, the countertop becomes one with the sink. Literally,
there are depressions in the countertop which forms the sink.
This is the ultimate beauty, as throughout the countertop, it is made of the same material.
Most of these have to be custom made, so you can literally get any size you want at the
beginning of the sink planning process.
However, the biggest caveat is that once the sink spoils, the sink will have to be cut into.
This means that it is either you replace your sink with a top mount or bottom mount one, or
spend the money to replace the whole countertop all over again.
When You Should Call Us
A cracked basin badly affects your sink’s ability to retain and hold water. While the crack in
the sink can certainly be filled temporarily. Placing too many items in the cabinets near your
sinks will add pressure onto the sink, causing it to potentially crack even more. Once your
basin cracks due to material fault, we advise you not to place more pressure onto it and
lighten its load before it causes more damage. Tell us immediately Republic Plumber specialty
will advice you accordingly.
A sink choke is one of the most common faults that we experience. Solving it is relatively
simple, but this is the main reason why we do not recommend you sweeping foreign items
into the sink to conveniently wash them off. Foreign items that do not belong in the draining
systems are always a risk to clog up your sink. To block it with foreign items may be
potentially devastating. If you see waste and leakages from your walls, call us immediately and good Republic Plumbers
will come and be at your service at once.
Inexperienced plumbers sometimes fix the sinks and install the pipes in a less than optimal
configuration. While this is usually not the most common cause of error that we have seen,
such poor handiwork is surprisingly prevalent in the industry now. We can always help run a
diagnostic test on the system feasibility. If your sink encounters low water pressure, let us
What We Can Do?
We are very experienced in executing the sink installation services in Singapore
. More amazingly, we do installation of all types of sinks. Not just top mount and bottom
mount, but we also do stainless steel, granite composite and cast iron. Let us know what the
problem is, and we will fix it.
If you realize any tell-tale symptoms, such as waste backflow, or wall leakage, be sure to
inform us immediately. Such faults in the sink system, if left untreated, could lead to more
devastating damage. Once signs of a bigger problem appear, or you cannot DIY fix it, let us
know with little delay and we will rush over.
If you see that your water pressure is low, or that you are unable to flush items down the
sinks. Call us immediately and stop using the affected sink by cordoning it off or sticking a
paper sign near the sink. Further usage will only damage the sink further. Before deciding to
use a plunger, make sure you know what is causing the choke in the sink. If not, it is smarter
and faster to let us, the Republic Plumber professionals, to diagnose your problem and unclog sink chokes