Chrome trap fittings on sinks just aren’t what they used to be. I have seen fifty-year-old fittings still going strong and I have seen fittings less than two years old with holes in them.
The problem is that the gauge (and possibly the quality of the brass as well) of the newer fittings is so thin that they corrode through (from the inside) very quickly. Note the corrosion on these newer fittings.
Even when these traps are not leaking I usually recommend upgrading them before they do leak.
Most people are willing to change the trap components to plastic when the fittings are concealed inside cabinets, but most are resistant to change the ones on pedestal sinks to plastic because of the “look.” They are now making these more durable plastic drain components with a shiny chrome finish. As seen in this next picture.
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