3 Reasons to Replace Your Plumbing Fixtures Sooner Rather Than Later
No one wants to replace fixtures in their homes until they absolutely have to. However, if you have noticed that your plumbing fixtures are likely to need to be replaced in the near future, we recommend doing so sooner rather than later – for these three and other reasons. Whether you need to replace your toilet, sink, shower, or other fixture, High Speed Plumbing is here to help.
- It’s Likely Your Plumbing Fixtures Are Already Out of Date
- It Will Likely Save You Money
- New Plumbing Fixtures Can Protect You and Your Family
No matter the quality of your new tub, sink, or other plumbing fixture, it will become worn out over time. If you have had any of your plumbing fixtures for more than five years, then now is a good time to consider updating them. That said, certain types of plumbing fixtures wear out faster than others. You can expect showerheads and faucets to wear more quickly than pipes.
You can write down how old your various fixtures are to determine if it’s time to consider upgrading them. Even if your worn out fixtures still work, they can cause issues like water waste, increased utilities, and the need for regular repair. If you are not sure if it is time to replace your fixtures, contact High Speed Plumbing and we can take a look.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that the average family spends upwards of $1,000 a year on water and could save more than a third of that ($380) if they added new ENERGY STAR fixtures and appliances. That means that you could end up paying for your new fixtures in just a few years jut with those added savings.
The fact of the matter is that unless you make a point to buy energy efficient water fixtures, they are likely wasteful. Another study showed that household fixtures can leak up to 10,000 of gallons each year for the average four-person household. This is a lot of wasted water – and a lot of wasted money. Simply investing in new fixtures today could save you and all this water. Consider as well that new fixtures means you won’t have to spend money in the next year having your old plumbing fixtures repaired.
Many homeowners don’t realize just how dangerous worn out plumbing fixtures can be. For example, if you have an old pipe it can burst and require emergency repairs as well as water damage to your home. Valves and seals can wear out, which can have an impact on the temperature and pressure of your water, which can potentially injure those in your family.
These are just a few of the reasons to consider replacing your old plumbing fixtures. To learn more, or to get started, contact High Speed Plumbing at 626-890-0185 today.