Drains are essential to ensure the proper functioning of your sink because they work as conduits that allow water and waste liquids to move away into the plumbing pipes. If you're in the market for a new sink drain stopper, you may have come across the option of a pop-up drain stopper. Use this guide to help you choose between a pop-up sink drain with overflow and without overflow.
WHAT IS A POP UP DRAIN?
A pop-up sink drain is a type of drain that gives you the option to seal your drain to hold water by simply pushing on it to close or open it. It creates a sleeker look but also ensures a more secure seal to prevent water from leaking out.
The overflow is a small hole near the top of the sink that prevents water from spilling over the edge of the sink in the event of an accidental overflow. Bathroom sink drains are available with and without overflows.
Pop-Up Sink Drain with Overflow
A pop-up drain stopper with an overflow is designed to work with sinks that have this feature. It has an additional hole near the top of the sink, called the overflow hole. This hole is designed to prevent water from spilling over the edge of the sink if it accidentally overflows.
A pop-up sink drain with overflow is a great option for homeowners who want the added peace of mind of knowing that their sink won't overflow if they accidentally leave the water running. It's also a great option for sinks that are frequently used, such as in a busy bathroom, as it ensures that any excess water will drain away and won't cause a mess.
Pop-Up Sink Drain without Overflow
In contrast, a pop-up drain stopper without overflow is designed for sinks that do not have an overflow hole. It does not have the extra tube and hole, and it provides a simple, single-tube design.
A pop-up sink drain without overflow is also a great option for those who prefer a cleaner and more streamlined look. Without the extra tube and hole, this type of sink drain can be less obtrusive and blend in more easily with the overall design of the sink.
WHICH POP-UP DRAIN DO YOU NEED FOR YOUR SINK?
When choosing between a pop-up sink drain with overflow and a pop-up sink drain without overflow, it's important to check if your sink has an overflow. If your sink features an overflow, it is very important to purchase a drain with an overflow opening. If your sink does not feature an overflow hole it needs to be paired with a drain without overflow.
Make sure your home’s bathroom presents a stylish appearance by choosing a drain that complements the sink. Hibbent sink drain is designed in different colors, in this case you can match it to the color of your faucet. Whatever option you choose, our pop-up sink drain is a great way to keep your sink functional and stylish.