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#28A How to seal around your basin vanity

#28 How to seal around your basin vanity

Is your bathroom sink home to bacteria?

The bathroom is an important part of the home, and keeping it clean is a priority for the health of your home. The bathroom sink is easily one of the busiest parts of the bathroom, where we wash our hands, clean our teeth, and more. With its primary purpose being to clean and wash away germs, it’s easy to imagine that your sink is a place that sees more germs in a day than we want to know about!

Did you know that if your basin vanity isn’t sealed, you are opening it up to all manner of bacteria, germs, and possibly even viruses?

When the silicone in your basin has worn away, it creates gaps and holes where bacteria, water, germs, and other debris can get caught or fall through. Not only does this provide an excellent (and moist!) breeding ground for germs, but it can also promote the growth of mould, mildew and even cause decay.

Sealing up your bathroom sink is an important task, so if you’re not comfortable with this DIY project, be sure to contact a professional, like us! We’ll be able to make sure the job is done professionally, to ensure that you don’t have to worry about germs, mould, and mildew making themselves at home in your bathroom.

Simply watch the video above to learn how to easily seal your bathroom vanity.

How to seal your basin vanity:

Remove old silicone

First, you’ll want to remove the old silicone. You can purchase a specialised tool for this, or simply use whatever you feel gets the job done best. Removing the old silicone is an important step. Leaving old silicone behind can mean you don’t get a quality seal and can also promote the growth of bacteria.

Lay new silicone

Once you’ve opened your silicone, by cutting the tip on an angle you’ll want to lay a bead of silicone around the basin. Move slow and steady to ensure you’re getting a good line of silicone.


Use the tip of your finger to flatten the bead and create a good seal for your basin. Make sure to wear gloves or quickly wash your hands when you’re done.

Leave to dry

The last step is the easiest. Allow it to dry completely (usually around 24 hours) before using the sink. If you don’t allow the silicone enough time to dry, it can impede the seal and stop your silicone from properly setting.

This easy DIY fix is a great way to keep your bathroom clean. Contact us if you’d like the help of a professional.


If you need any further assistance, feel free to reach out to Yates Plumbing and Gas. We are local Brisbane plumbers, with a passion for excellence. Our friendly qualified team can help you with all of your plumbing and gas needs.

If you require more information or would like to book our service, please email on or call us on 0437 827 502

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