The result? I had 2 dead sinks, after paying $800 to fix a third sink a few months ago. This time, I did it myself. Not even a drop of water would come out. Why? Here is the inside of the faucet.
We periodically flush the sinks before using our toilets. Otherwise the gunk jams up your toilet valves, and you have to replace the insides of your toilet...which I also had to do this trip. Twice.
In fact, this is how I found out my sinks were hosed. I was trying to purge gunk before it killed my toilets. Anyhow, I fixed all sinks and toilets this week. This is exactly as fun as it sounds. Those are dead toilet valves in the trash bin. One lasted not even 3 minutes before it clogged completely with gunk.
Oh, just one unlucky toilet? Botched job? Here is a new faucet after less than 120 seconds.
Thanks Cambridge and Somerville.