The sink strainer is designed to keep solid material out of your plumbing pipes. In kitchen sinks, chunks of food, corrosive cleaning chemicals or other unpleasant materials could find their way into your pipes without a sink strainer. Bath sinks also need protection from the invasion of rubbish. This article focuses deeply on the benefits of kitchen sink strainers.
Save on plumbing expenses
Most people go about their daily routine without thinking about keeping their kitchen pipes clear of obstructions. However, food particles can easily turn into a major plumbing blockage. Hiring a plumber to clear built-up sludge from your pipes can be costly. Installing a sink strainer could save you a lot of money in plumbing bills.
A variety of materials
One of the major benefits of the traditional stainless steel sink strainer is durability. If you install one today, it will last almost indefinitely. Some modern kitchen sink strainers are made from plastic and silicone in addition to the traditional metal and have features that were unheard of, a few years ago. For instance, some strainers serve as plugs and stop the water from running out of your sink while you wash or rinse your dishes. The sink basket strainer can then, be lifted out of the drain opening, allowing you to easily clear any trapped matter.
Colours and anti-bacterial chemicals
Some strainer designs have moved away from mere functionality and are available in colours such as green, silver, blue, white or gold. Strainers that are made from plastic materials can also be permeated with anti-bacterial chemicals and a fragrance to keep your kitchen fresh and clean. In contrast to stainless steel sinks, ceramic and granite sinks are often chosen by homeowners to add a little old world class to their kitchen.
If you want your sink strainer to blend with your ceramic or granite sink, some manufacturers can supply them in antique brass, antique copper, mahogany bronze, pewter, and oil rubbed bronze finishes.
The strainer and spray system
Some manufacturers make a more versatile version of the sink strainer, which is the combination of strainer and swivel faucet sprayer for sink taps. The sprayer has a three-hundred-and-sixty degree swivel which gives you the freedom to spray kitchen debris from dishes into the sink strainer. The two parts of the system can be colour co-ordinated.
Bathroom sink strainers
Of course, the kitchen does not have a monopoly on sinks. Bathroom sinks also need to be protected from lumps of hair, soap and debris. Fortunately, there are strainers for the small sinks in bathrooms that allow you to clear sinks of clogging materials, allowing a fast flow of water from the sink.