27 Feb 2023

Without plumber’s putty around the sink, you might be setting yourself up for a counter catastrophe!

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Buying a new home is an exciting experience, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. One of the most important things to consider when buying a home is making sure all of the small details are taken care of. As a realtor professional or new home buyer, you may not be aware that missing something as small as plumbers putty at the kitchen sink can cause serious damage to your counters.

New construction – no plumbers putty installed

Plumbers putty is a water-resistant sealant that is used to seal gaps and joints around fixtures such as faucets, sinks, and drains. It is designed to be flexible and form a watertight seal that will last for years. Without the proper seal, water can seep into the counter and cause water damage, mold, and mildew.

It is important to inspect the kitchen sink plumbing prior to purchase. If the plumbers putty is missing, it is highly recommended to have it replaced immediately. The cost of replacing the putty is relatively small when compared to the cost of repairing water damage or replacing the counter.

Another important factor to consider is the type of putty used. Make sure to use a putty that is specifically designed for kitchen sink fixtures. It is also important to ensure that the putty is applied correctly and that the gap is completely filled. This will require that the sink be removed and applied under the rim of the sink. Using an incorrect type of putty or not filling the gap completely can result in water seepage and damage. Applying silicone around the sink is not a substitute for plumbers putty.

When it comes to buying a new home, it is important to pay attention to all of the details, no matter how small. Yes, we find this even in new construction! Don’t let something as small as missing plumbers putty at the kitchen sink go unnoticed. It can cause serious damage to your counters and end up costing you a lot of money. Make sure to inspect everything carefully before purchase and get the necessary repairs done in a timely manner.

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