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- By James Wisler
- Plumbing Tips
Updating your home’s plumbing can instantly improve your home’s aesthetics and increase its overall value. New water-saving appliances are also a great way to lower your monthly water bills and reduce your home’s environmental footprint.
But when you’re ready to buy plumbing fixtures – be it a faucet, sink, toilet, showerhead or bathtub – where should you buy them? Big box stores and online websites sell plumbing fixtures, but how do you know if these models are best for your home? And who will install them?
In our latest blog, the professional plumbers at Wisler Plumbing & Air, explain why it’s best to purchase faucets and other plumbing fixtures from a licensed plumber.
The Benefits of Buying Fixtures from a Plumber
Ensuring the Quality of the Fixtures
The average homeowner may have difficulty telling the difference between professional-grade faucets and those that are mass-produced and sold at hardware stores and online.
A professional plumber can work with you to narrow down the choices and help you find the best faucet, toilet or shower head for your specific needs. This will save you time and maybe even money. If you want your plumbing fixtures to stand the test of time, it’s best to make sure you only purchase the highest quality fixtures a plumber can offer you.
Plastic Vs. Metal Components
Many commercial faucets sold in stores are made from plastic components, while high-quality faucets sold by professional plumbers are typically made from metal such as brass or stainless steel.
If you live in your permanent home and want your lights to last longer and perform better, professional metal fixtures are the right choice. If you are considering selling your home, retail could work very well.
You’ll Have Access to the Right Repair Parts
If your new light is leaking or needs repairs, how do you ensure you find the right replacement parts and how long will it take to get them? The repair process will be much quicker and easier if you hire a plumbing company that has supplied and installed the faucet and is familiar with the parts needed.
If you purchase a faucet or other plumbing fixture from a store and decide to install it yourself, you will be responsible for any plumbing problems requiring repair that result from an improperly installed fixture. In some cases, the installation company offers warranties on repairs.
Contact Wisler Plumbing & Air for Installation of Plumbing Fixtures
Updating your kitchen or bathroom by purchasing new faucets is a great way to increase the value of your home. Just make sure you buy plumbing fixtures that will last for years. Wisler Plumbing & Air is proud to offer plumbing professionals a full line of high-quality products from Kohler and other brands.
At Wisler Plumbing & Air, our plumbers have the expertise to help you select and install tubs, showers, sinks and faucets that meet your needs and budget. Contact us today for more information or to request service.