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What is the average life expectancy of a sink?
Friday, June 12, 2020
How long does a sink last?
You can expect a sink to last from 15 to 100 years, depending on the material used, with an average of 30 years. Enameled steel sink will last 15± years, stainless steel 25±, porcelain 30±, acrylic 50±, and soapstone 100+ years.
Here’s a bar graph that compares estimated life of a sink with other plumbing fixtures.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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Links to a collection of some of our other blog posts about SINKS :
NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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