Last Updated On: November 14, 2021.
If you run a business that will require your employees to clean their hands before or after they interact with your goods or services or serve food, you will need to install a commercial sink.
Most laws require any business that is involved in the preparation and serving of food to the public to have proper sanitation is fully implemented in their kitchen.
The best washbasin to install in these types of facilities is a stainless steel 3 compartment sink as it provides the necessary requirements for washing hands, serving dishes, and cleaning utensils.
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.
If this seems complicated to you, please save yourself the hassle and contact your local plumber to assist you.
1. Measure the area where the sink installation is going
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 remodelling job, the fixtures, equipment, or wall dividers will have to be moved to make room for the new unit.
2. Remove previous installations
If this is a replacement job, first make sure that the valves for the water supply are turned off and 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 and 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 leaks
After confirming that all tubes have been properly installed, ensure that all the connectors are tightened. To check for any leaks in the pipes, let the water run and thoroughly drain in all 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 and add 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 stainless steel shelving, additional drainboards, or pre-rinse spray hose.
For a visual demonstration, see the video below: