When was the last time you closely inspected your home’s plumbing fixtures? Let’s be honest, we don’t think about it much unless there’s a problem. Sometimes these plumbing problems can be avoided or resolved with preventative maintenance and some easy repairs. But in serious cases, they need to be entirely replaced. Here are some telltale signs which indicate that you need new plumbing fixtures in your house.
Cracks and Leaks:
Cracks and leaks are the two most common plumbing defects that we all experience and still ignore. Cracks in the sinks, toilets, tanks, etc. can lead to minor leaks, which results in water wastage. If the faucet drips even after you have closed it tightly or if the toilet keeps running after flushing, they need to be inspected by professionals. A large number of people simply choose to replace the component parts of leaking faucets or toilets to save money and time. But, there is a possibility that these fixtures may need simple repairs instead of replacements.
Aged and Outdated:
An average toilet must survive for about 40 years, faucets for 20 years, showerheads for 30 years, and basins for about 50 years. Anything used beyond their limits may give troubles sooner or later. Over time, these fixtures will start chipping their layers, developing cracks, corroding or rusting, and eventually become less efficient. You surely don’t want fixtures that occupy space and consume time for no reason.
When your plumbing system requires frequent repairs, it’s time you replace the entire system with a new one. If you thoroughly evaluate the price you pay for frequent repairs, then after a point in time you may realize that the cost of replacing the fixtures would’ve saved you money, time, and efforts. So what is stopping you when you already know that the cost of repairing the fixtures is more than 50% to the cost of replacement? Constant fixture problems are a good indication that you need new plumbing fixtures rather than repairing the old ones.
Outdated toilets, faucets, and water heaters tend to use a lot of water. As we know, they start dripping and running because of inefficiency, which also leads to a high amount of water wastage. More and more people are opting for low-flow toilets, showerheads, and water efficient faucets. These water conserving fixtures reduce water consumption by 50-70%, depending on their features. Replacement is also required when you obtain rusty or foul-smelling water from your faucets or showers.
Replacing the plumbing fixtures require expertise and experience. Hence, it’s best to leave all the plumbing tasks for professionals if you don’t have any experience. Call our Edmonton professional plumbers if you are facing these plumbing issues.