This article focuses on replacing plumbing fixtures. It offers tips on things that you should consider when replacing a plumbing fixture, such as…
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This article focuses on replacing plumbing fixtures. It offers tips on things that you should consider when replacing a plumbing fixture, such as structure, safety and style.
Plumbing fixtures only last for so long and often have to be replaced for a variety of reasons. If you are thinking about replacing your plumbing fixtures, here are a few things that you should consider:
Nowadays, plumbing fixtures are made from all different sorts of materials, including (but not limited to) porcelain, stainless steel, brass, gold and plastic. The life of your plumbing fixture often depends on the type of material that it is made from. For example, stainless steel plumbing fixtures last much longer than fixtures that are made from plastic.
Whatever type of plumbing fixture you choose, you will want it to match up with the walls, countertops, cabinets and everything else that is already in the room. You will also want to make sure that the faucet matches up with the style of the sink or tub. You don't want a huge faucet on a tiny sink and vice versa.
Another thing to consider is water spray. For instance, the water spray from a faucet should fall right into the middle of your sink basin. Before you begin shopping for a new faucet, measure the current holes that are drilled in your sink and the sink's diameter.
If you have children in the house, you may want to think about installing plumbing fixtures that have safety features, such as anti-scald protection. Even with no children in the house, you may still be required to meet the building code in your area. For example, in some areas shower diverters must have anti-scald protection. If you are unsure of the code, contact a plumber or a plumbing supply company in your area. They should be able to provide you with up-to-date code information.
When you reduce water consumption, you can save on your water and gas bill. Purchasing water-saving units can save you a great deal of money in the coming years.
Plumbing fixtures can be very expensive. Before replacing your plumbing fixtures, shop around to find the best deal. You can try looking at builder's centers, plumbing supply shops and online. You can also try contacting a local plumber. Often times, plumbers have catalogs that feature a variety of different options. (Note: If you do decide to buy from a plumber, you will probably pay more for your fixture.)
If a plumber will be installing your fixture, you may want to make sure that any problems with the fixture will be covered. Many times, plumbers will not warranty their work unless the plumbing fixtures were purchased through them. Talk to your plumber about their policy when arranging your service appointment.
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