If you do a lot of projects and chores around the house, a good utility sink will help you clean up after any dirty work. The best thing is that they can withstand a lot of wear and tear without corroding or causing permanent damage. They are very handy to have around, so don’t be afraid to invest in one.
Stainless steel utility sinks are common in indoor workshops and even outdoors. You can wash your hands after working on a paint or stain job. You can even clean brushes in them.
If you like being outdoors, you can clean and gut your fish or wild game before stuffing them in your freezer. They just take away the guesswork, about general hygiene in your home, after hours of everyday activity, and are perfect if your bathroom sink or kitchen sink is just too far away.
A sign of a well used stainless steel utility sink is when it is dotted (or sometimes striped) with paint or cement. These are all permanent reminders of the versatility and functionality of this type of fixture.
If you do huge loads of laundry, a laundry utility sink is perfect for you. You can throw your whites in the sink and soak them in bleach for a few minutes while your colored clothes are whirring away in the washer.
Or, if you have delicates that you don’t want to be abused in the washing machine, you can just grab them and wash them in this sink instead. Some people go for a wall mount sink, but there is also a choice of having one that is undermounted to a counter. This will allow you to put a laundry basket to the side rather than on the ground.
Now just because they are all-purpose sinks, this doesn’t mean they don’t require the same kind of care that you give your bathroom or kitchen sink. For a utility sink to be able to maintain its functionality, you will have to keep it clean and fairly dry most of the time. This is because they are susceptible to mold and mildew growth.
Avoid disposing of toxic materials down the drain. Clean out the drain periodically to keep your utility sinks pristine, smelling good and in excellent working condition.
Although they may not be as attractive nor as ‘trendy’ as their bathroom and kitchen counterparts, utility sinks should be found within every home and treated with the respect they deserve. Be sure to check out the online retails to get some ideas.