When is it Time to Replace Your Plumbing Fixtures?

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Wondering if it’s time to replace that plumbing fixture you’re not sure about? Watch for these signs.

 

Bathtubs

Start thinking about replacing your bathtub when:

It becomes difficult to clean. Over time, the surface of your tub will wear away and get damaged, which makes it impossible to clean. If this is the case, it’s time for a new tub.

It’s leaky. If your bathtub is leaking, it usually means that it is nearing the end of its life. At this point it is generally recommended to simply replace the tub instead of trying to repair it over and over again.

 

 

Faucets

Start thinking about replacing your faucet when:

It’s chronically leaky. If your faucet keeps leaking, getting repaired, and then leaking again, it’s probably time to bite the bullet and get a new one. Your repair budget will thank you.

There is noticeable rust or corrosion. If you can see obvious corrosion or rust on your faucet, it’s a sign that you need a new one before this one breaks down completely.

You want a new look. If you want a quick makeover for your bathroom or kitchen, replacing the faucet with a stylish new model is a quick and affordable way to transform the look of the whole space.

 

Sinks

Start thinking about replacing your sink when:

It leaks frequently and you have to get it repaired over and over again.

It’s getting old. Sinks generally are durable and last a long time. The average lifespan of a porcelain sink is 20-30 years, stainless steel is 15-30 years, and acrylic is up to 50 years. If your sink is reaching the end of its expected lifespan, it’s probably time for an upgrade.

 

Toilets

Start thinking about replacing your toilet when:

You want something more efficient. Older toilets are inefficient and can cost you a pretty penny on your monthly bills. Upgrading to a new model is better for the environment and for your wallet.

The porcelain is cracked. Cracked porcelain can’t be repaired, you will need to have a new toilet installed once you notice a crack. 

Constant clogging. If your toilet is getting clogged frequently for no obvious reason, there is a major problem with your toilet and you’re ready for a new one.

Ready for a new fixture installation or just need some repairs done? Get in touch with Butler Plumbing, Heating & Gasfitting today.

 

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