Why You Should Buy Plumbing Fixtures from Your Plumber
Updating your home’s plumbing fixtures can instantly improve the aesthetic appeal of your home and increase its overall value. New water-efficient fixtures are also a great way to lower monthly water bills and reduce the environmental footprint of your home.
But when you’re ready to buy new plumbing fixtures – whether it’s a faucet, kitchen sink, toilet, showerhead or bathtub – where should you buy them? Big-box stores and online sites sell plumbing fixtures, but how do you know if those models are best for your home? And who’s going to install them?
In our most recent blog, the professional plumbers at B&W Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Drains discuss 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 might have difficulty determining the difference between contractor-grade fixtures and those which are mass produced and sold at home improvement stores and online.
A professional plumber can work with you to narrow down the choices to help you determine the best faucet, toilet or showerhead for your specific needs, saving you time and possibly even some money. If you want your plumbing fixtures to last the test of time, it’s best to ensure you’re buying only the highest-quality fixtures which a plumbing contractor can provide.
Plastic Vs. Metal Components
Many of the retail-grade fixtures sold in stores are manufactured using plastic components, whereas higher-quality, contractor-grade fixtures sold by professional plumbers are typically made with metal such as brass or stainless steel.
If you’re in your forever home and want your fixtures to last longer and perform better, contractor-grade metal fixtures are the way to go. If you’re looking to sell your home, then retail-grade might work fine.
You’ll Have Access to the Right Repair Parts
If your new fixture leaks or is in need of repairs, how are you going to ensure you find the right replacement parts needed 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 provided and installed the fixture and is knowledgeable on the parts that are needed.
If you buy a faucet or other plumbing fixture from a store and decide to install it yourself, you’re on the hook for any plumbing issues that require repair and come from an improperly installed fixture. In some cases, the installing company provides warranties on repairs.
Contact B&W for Installation of Plumbing Fixtures
Updating your kitchen or bathroom by purchasing new fixtures is a great way to add value to your house. But make sure you’re buying plumbing fixtures that will last for years to come. B&W is proud to offer a full line of Kohler products and other high-quality brands available to plumbing professionals.
At B&W, our plumbers have the know-how to help you select and install tubs, showers, sinks and fixtures that meet your needs and budget. Contact B&W today for more information or to request service.