How to Install a Commercial Sink in 5 Easy Steps

If you run a business that will require your clients, employees, or other members of the public to clean their hands before or after they interact with your goods or services, you will need to have a decent commercial sink installed.

how to install sink demonstrationMost laws nowadays require any kitchen that proper sanitation is fully implemented in any business that is involved in the preparation and serving of food to the public.

The best washbasin to install in these types of facilities is a stainless steel three compartment sink as it provides the necessary requirements for washing hands, serving dishes, and cleaning utensils.

This three compartment sink will have the first basin filled with warm or hot soapy water, the second with warm or hot clean water, and the third a sanitizing agent.

All the utensils and dishes will also be cleaned and sanitized using that order. Usually, some drainboards are attached on both sides for clean and dirty items. Installing such a sink is quite simple and should not take up much of your time, especially if you have prior experience working with your hands.

1. Measure the Area Where The Sink Installation is Going to Be Done

Begin by measuring the width, length, and depth of the sink. If the construction of the kitchen is new, the area of the sink should have already been designated on the plan of the kitchen floor.

If the washbasin is being replaced due to faultiness or as part of a remodeling job to a kitchen that was already set, then the fixtures, equipment, or wall dividers will have to be moved to make room for the new unit.

2. Remove Any Previous Installation

If this is a replacement job, first make sure that the valves for water supply are turned off then drain all the water from the old sink. Make sure that you use a plastic bucket to get rid of any water that may have ended up in the drain pipes.

Next, use a pipe wrench to take out all the old piping. Take out the old sink and all of its components all the way back to the outlet. Clean the area thoroughly and then put the new basin into the designated place.

3. Fit the Pipes Together

Usually, there are three drain pipes attached to every sink underneath which form a T-section which then goes through the wall outlet.

Measure the pieces and then cut them (preferably with a hacksaw) to the required lengths. Connect all drain piping appropriately and then fit the hot and cold water pipes to the basin.

4. Tighten the Connectors and Check for any Leaks

After confirming that all tubes have been properly installed, ensure that all the connectors tightened. To check for any leaks in the pipes, let the water run and thoroughly drain in all the three compartments.

Carefully look for any leakages around the connectors and the grease trap. If you happen to spot any leakage, isolate these spots by tightening the connectors correctly.

5. Clean the Basin and Add Any Attachments

Clean the sink entirely both in and out. Use hot water and bleach solution or warm soapy water. Rinse the basin entirely and then proceed to attach any extra attachments such as a stainless steel shelving, additional drainboards, or pre-rinse spray hose.