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Installing an Outdoor Mop Sink and Other Laundry Room Sink Ideas

Traditionally, mop sinks have been the domain of janitor and cleaning staffs in commercial settings. However, a new utility room trend among homeowners involves installing a mop sink or utility sink in laundry rooms, garages, and backyards. Regardless of whether your home is large or small, a utility sink can make a huge difference in how you clean your home and approach common household chores.

Here are some of the benefits of installing a mop sink in the home, as well as other laundry room sink ideas to reduce messes and water waste.

Functions of an Outdoor Mop Sink

Mop sinks are designed to dump used mop water, but they can also serve various other functions. These types of utility sinks are great for cleaning everything from shoes to dog toys, planter pots, and grill parts. An outdoor mop sink prevents you from tracking dirt and mud inside your home for tough cleaning jobs, and a heavy-duty drain can help prevent clogs from debris that you wash off items. Of course, mop sinks are also convenient to have when it’s time to clean the floors and to eliminate water dripping and spillage from household tasks.

Benefits of Having a Utility Sink

Having a utility sink inside or outside of your home offers many benefits, including the ability to pre-soak and hand-wash particularly dirty or delicate clothing items. These tubs can serve as a tub for washing plants, a cleaning area for your houseplants, or even a place to dye your hair without worrying about splattering color all of your nicely decorated bathroom.

A utility sink can be used to wash large pots and pans that don’t easily fit in your kitchen sink after preparing large meals and are ideal for rinsing off paint brushes, car parts, gardening tools, and sporting equipment. When you have more room to rinse off and wash your dirty items, you may even be able to reduce your water consumption compared to using smaller sink spaces or multiple buckets of water

More Laundry Room Sink Ideas

Although garages and backyards are increasingly popular places for utility sinks, the laundry room is the most obvious and convenient choice in many households. Try to install your utility sink as close to your back door as possible so that you don’t track dirt and mud onto your floors as much as possible. Utility room sinks can have one or two bowls and range in price based on the materials used and installation requirements with existing plumbing lines.

To add a little more storage space to your utility room, choose a utility sink that can fit cabinets underneath it. This space is ideal to store your cleaning supplies, gardening tools, pet washing supplies, and extra pairs of shoes to wear outside. Many homeowners choose to install the utility sink at one end of the utility room, rather than in the middle, to allow ample space for sorting and folding laundry. Depending on your style and budget, popular utility sink ideas for the laundry room include galvanized metal washtubs, simple metal buckets with plumbing, farmhouse sinks, and deep stone bowl sinks.

Not only does Central Plumbing Specialties carry a wide selection of utility sinks in our Grand Central Showrooms of New York, but we also have many utility faucets and utility room parts to choose from to complete your next renovation project. Stop by our location nearest you or contact us today for more information on utility sink options. We look forward to serving you and helping you embrace the mop sink trend that has made life easier for so many homeowners!

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