Do you want to remove the old skin installed in your kitchen countertop? Worried about the countertop damage during the removal? Then read this article, it will help you by giving the simple step-by-step process of removing the sink without damaging the countertops.
Removing the sink is a simple process and can be done by a few simple steps as follows:
Step-1: At first use, gloves to your hand because the removal process can be hard as the rim of the sink will be hard. Now start the process, shut off the water at the shut off valve that is under the sink. To catch the excess water that is flowing out, you need to place a bucket.
Step-2: Now if your plumbing is attached to the disposal or a dish washer remove the plumbing connection that is below the countertop by loosening the slip-nuts. If they are corroded and difficult to remove, cut down the faucet pipes with a tubing cutter. To remove the remaining nuts, you can apply oil to the nuts and leave it for some time. Then, it becomes easier for you to remove.
Step-3: Loosen the mounting clips and unscrew them that are under the sink. Then use a knife to cut any adhesive or caulk and remove the seal slowly that is around the edge of the sink without damaging the countertop at the edges of the sink. For this, use a caution of the blade. Know lift out the old sink slowly.
- Protect your countertop surroundings with a shielder, so that it doesn’t get damaged when un-installing the sink.
- To avoid the scratches or stains on your conutertop during the removal process of sink, use a soft cloth over the countertop and let it bind to the countertop until the removal process is completed.
- Sometimes the sealant applied over the sink edges is too hard to remove in that situation take the help of the professional to remove that, because as they are expertise in that particular field they will have some techniques to remove it smoothly without making any damage to the countertop.
These steps are likely to help you remove the sink without affecting the countertop adjoining. Follow this step-by-step process and remove the old sink from the place and replace it with a new sink that suits your kitchen countertop.