Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Home and Garden  > Plumbing & Waterproofing > Utility Sink

Utility Sink Cost


How Much Does Utility Sink Cost?

 
low costLow: Equipment Starts $50-$150+average costMedium: Starts $400-$650 Installed If Hookups Readyhigh costHigh: Can Run $600-$1,400+ Installed With New Plumbing

Also called a mud or laundry sink or a mud, utility or laundry tub (tubs are generally larger and deeper than sinks), a utility sink is a basic workhorse that provides a place to remove excess gardening dirt before entering the house; soak laundry items; wash large pans, jars, buckets or other oversized items; or rinse paintbrushes or other messy do-it-yourself, craft or hobby tools. A utility sink is usually located in a garage, mud room, laundry room or general utility room.

Typical costs:

  • Costs for utility sinks vary based on size, depth and the quality of materials. A basic one-basin, no-frills utility sink of heavy-duty plastic or fiberglass runs about $50-$150. One- or two-basin units of stainless steel or cast iron range from $150-$900 or more and extremely durable commercial-grade utility sinks with options such as more than one set of faucets or a built-in cabinet can be $1,000-$3,000 or more. There can be additional costs of $100-$300 or more for materials if the hook-ups and vents are not already in place, depending on what's needed to tie into existing water, sewer and venting systems.
  • The cost to have a plumber install a standard utility sink where basic hook-ups and vents are already in place runs about $200-$500, assuming no extensive new piping or venting is required, but it can cost more if extensive work is needed.
  • If the utility tub hookups are not already in place, materials and professional installation averages $500-$800 but can be $900-$1,300 or more, depending on what's required to properly hook up to existing plumbing and venting systems.
Related articles: Bathroom Sink, Kitchen Sink, Installing a Gas Line

What should be included:
  • Utility sinks generally have a deep rectangular basin compared to the more circular and shallower bathroom sinks. Many utility sinks have legs or a cabinet to make them stand-alone units, but they can also be mounted from the wall or floor. AskTheBuilder.com presents a video[1] showing how to install a wall-mount bracket for a utility sink.
  • Unless you're simply replacing an existing sink (with existing hook-ups), installation can be a fairly complicated plumbing project. DIYOrNot.com describes the replacement[2] process. ThisOldHouse.com provides a video[3] overview of a 4- to 6-hour challenging plumbing project with no existing hook-ups, and a Florida homeowner shares his do-it-yourself experience installing a basic utility sink onto already-roughed-in plumbing lines.
  • Because sewer gas is hazardous to your health and can contain methane gas (which can explode), building codes require venting on all plumbing fixtures, including sinks. A certified plumber will be aware of these requirements, but do-it-yourselfers should check with the local planning department for specific requirements.
Shopping for utility sink:
  • Major utility sink manufacturers include American Shower and Bath[4] and Kohler[5] .
  • For a replacement sink (where hook-ups already exist) or a straight-forward installation that doesn't require extensive plumbing, you may be able to hire a handyman for $30-$125 an hour, or around $100-$500.
  • Get several estimates, and ask for (and check) references. If hiring a plumber, check to see if they're licensed in your state.
post Post    
CostHelper News


7 Lesser-Known Discounts for the 50+ Crowd
As they age, members of the Baby Boomer generation don't like to admit that they're senior citizens, but they love getting discounts. It's kind of a quandary, because some of the best deals available are reduced prices for older folks. || Posted October 21 2013


10 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Before the Holidays
With reunions and other get-togethers scheduled during the holiday season, most people want to look their best at this time of year. For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there. || Posted November 23 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With Utility Sink
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Brand: Installer: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj_voPMeNTw
  2.  www.diyornot.com/Project.aspx?ndx1=1&ndx2=12&ndx3=0&Rcd=179
  3.  www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,1629570,00.html
  4.  asbbathingsystems.com/
  5.  www.us.kohler.com/us/catalog/categoryLanding.jsp?id=433006&parentCategoryId=432288
More Home and Garden Topics
Check Out All Costs for Home and Garden How Much Does a Plumber Cost? How Much Does Pressure Washing Cost? How Much Does a Central Air Conditioner Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
sliding vinyl window quote
Paid: 7600.00
After a 2.5 hour sales pitch, this was their quote. No way i would take it at >$20 united inchThey also quoted gutters at $3800 for a really easy, mostly straight roofline..... [more]
-Steven H
Replacement Windows Cost
Unlock House
Paid: 129.00
$100 min for arrival then $29 for unlocking door. About 10mins of actual work.Expect $95-100 min feeFYI back door was easier than front to unlock. So if that’s an option may show locksmith all doors first... [more]
-Chris M.
Locksmith Cost
Flat Tire Repair
Paid: 93.00
... [more]
-
Flat Tire Repair Cost
Otis externa
Paid: 300.00
Was there for 20 minutes so when I got the bill of $300 I was shocked. I had no choice but to pay since I was in immense pain. The oral antibiotics were $14 but the ear drops were $275!!!!!! This is ridiculously overpriced... [more]
-Callisto
Ear Infection Cost
CV boot & 1/2 axle
Paid: 475.00
didn’t take here but wanted to charge $200 for part (boot and axle for one side) & rest is labor... [more]
-Trying2keepfrmgettingrippedoff
Replacing a CV Boot Cost
AMERICAN STANDARD SYSTEM
Paid: 9400.00
COIL 4TXCB006DS3HCA FURNACE S8X1B060M4PSABCOND... [more]
-DAVE D.
Central Air Conditioner Cost