How to Remove a Bathroom Sink

How to Remove a Bathroom Sink

Part of our Bathroom Removal Guide

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Clearabee are the UK's largest clearance company and we'll happily deal with jobs involving bathroom waste. Our guide will give you the basics on how to remove a bathroom sink if you are planning on tackling this job on your own.


Step 1 - Taps and Waste Pipes

If you have removed the taps as showcased here, your next priority should to be loosen the connection to the waste pipe. The nut holding this in place can typically be loosened by hand. Be careful as there may be some excess wastewater left in the pipe due to the u-shaped design.

Step 2 - Loosen Any Nuts

Sinks can be held in place by a combination of adhesive, screws and silicon. The best place to start is to locate any screws and unscrew them. There may also be a nut that keeps the basin tight against a thread in the wall.

Step 3 - Remove Silicone or Caulk

If you can see a layer of silicone or caulk around where the sink meets the wall, you can break this seal with a utility knife. You can also use a scraper to get even more of the sealant off to make life easier.

Step 4 - Remove Additional Sealent

There may have been some adhesive applied to the back of your sink that is keeping it attached to the wall. You can try to get as much off by pushing your scraper in between the sink and the wall but getting it all of will be difficult. With the basin as free from the wall as possible, you should be able to grip it and pull it away from the wall. You may have to use a bit of force and you could pull some tiles away from the wall the but this is perfectly normal. Be careful as the pedestal may fall over easily as it is not fastened down any longer.

Step 5 - Bathroom Sink Removal

You should now be able to lift the pedestal away from where it was fitted.

With your bathroom sink removed you can use tools like our waste calculator that can give you an instant quote on a range of different types of rubbish.