Plumbing Fixture Replacement From Henco Plumbing Services

Plumbing Fixture Replacement – Is Now The Time?

Plumbing fixtures can add a great deal to the livability of your home. Quality plumbing fixtures are a tremendous convenience, while old worn out fixtures can be incredibly irritating. Sometimes replacing washers or an under-the-sink hose connection is not enough to keep your old faucet going. There may come a time when scrubbing your old shower stall, bathtub, or sink just won’t bring it back to that original luster. Are you planning a kitchen or bathroom remodel? If you are – then proper plumbing fixture replacement plumbing will certainly play a big role in the success of your remodeling project.

Here’s some information from Faucet Fix that discusses timing and situations that may require replacing toilet, bathroom shower stalls, and other fixtures.

When was the last time you thought about your home’s plumbing fixtures? Let’s be honest, we don’t think about it much unless there’s a problem. As long as it’s taking care of the waste, we’re happy. But once the plumbing starts causing trouble, then it becomes everyone’s concern. If only we learned to take care of the little things that can turn into big problems.

Sometimes your plumbing problems can be solved by small repairs, and sometimes the unit or system needs to be overhauled completely. A professional plumber will be able to tell you best. There are many things in the bathroom that can stop working or cause problems. In this article, let’s explore the five signs that scream it is time to replace bathroom fixtures:
During a Renovation

Toilets have a long lifespan. It’s possible your home still has a toilet from the 1980s. However if you’re planning a bathroom renovation, it’s definitely wise to upgrade to a new low-flow toilet. High-efficiency dual flush toilets save water usage, and help the environment.

Running Toilet

If you have a consistent problem with the toilet running, you need to get this addressed by a plumber.
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You don’t necessarily need to replace all your plumbing fixtures at one time. Often during a home remodeling we will replace the bathroom fixtures with brand new modern faucets, sinks, bathtubs, and shower stalls, but wait to replace the kitchen fixtures at a later date. Sometimes, just replacing a toilet, or a sink, or shower stall or bathtub may be enough to make a major difference in how your plumbing works for you.

Here’s information from PJ Fitz with information about replacing your bathtub.

4 Reasons To Replace Your Bathtub

If your bathtub is one that you’ve been contemplating replacing, it’s probably time to do so. At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we love helping homeowners transform their bathrooms for the better and getting rid of an old, damaged, or unused bathtub is just one more step to a better space. Here are the top four reasons many people replace their tubs:

IT’S DAMAGED
If your bathtub has major problems like cracks, chips, or holes, it may be time to replace it. Trying to repair an old bathtub can end up taking more time than you’d like and once it’s repaired, there’s always the possibility that more damage may occur in the future. Save yourself the trouble of fixing it and replace it with a beautiful tub from our bath experts.

YOU’RE REMODELING
Bathrooms are a major selling point for potential home buyers and if you’re remodeling your home, you might as well tackle the bathrooms (or at least the master bathroom). While you can spruce up a remodeled bathroom with new flooring and new fixtures, we suggest opting for a new bathtub; if the tub is a major focal point in the room, you’ll be glad you did.

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PJ makes excellent points. If you are remodeling your bathroom and you have a bathtub, now is the perfect time to replace your old bathtub with a new modern tub. Considering the attractive, comfortable, and efficient bathtubs and faucets available for purchase, you have an excellent opportunity for a major upgrade by installing a new bathtub.

Replace A Bathtub Fixture Video

The following video shows how a professional plumber replacing a bathtub spout. Bathtub spouts frequently break down due to settling of your home over time and due to the daily wear and tear. Bathtub spouts often receive a lot of downward pressure from users, so they can become loose or completely break.

 

When it comes time to replace fixtures, how do you know which one(s) to purchase? One of the big issues is the fit for a new fixture. That old sink or faucet in your home were most likely installed when the home was being constructed, so they fit just right. Newer plumbing fixtures, especially sinks and faucets are often shaped and sized differently than your current fixtures. Measuring accurately is extremely important, as is the number of holes available for hoses. Frequently, a new fixture will require a professional plumber for accurate installation. Henco Plumbing Services specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodel plumbing replacement installs. The best time to contact us is when you first consider replacing old fixtures. We can help you make the correct decisions about new fixtures and install them for you.

You probably don’t give much thought to your kitchen faucet, until it starts to break down, maybe leak around the edges, or drip when it is shut off. The following information from The Spruce Plumbing discusses some of the important considerations that go into purchasing and replacing your kitchen faucet.

Things to Consider When Buying a Kitchen Faucet

Buying the right kitchen faucet depends on largely what existing plumbing you have to work with. Buying a new kitchen faucet can be overwhelming and frustrating if you haven’t considered the details before you begin shopping.

How To Make a Good choice on a Kitchen Faucet
1. Start with the sink: There are many different kitchen faucet and sink designs available, but they are not always necessarily compatible.

Start by taking a look at your kitchen sink to determine how many faucet mounting holes are available. This applies either if you are installing a new faucet in an existing sink, or if the new faucet is also being joined by a new kitchen sink.

If your existing faucet has a mounting plate on it, check under the sink to see how many holes the mounting plate covers. Each new faucet will indicate on the packaging how many mounting holes it needs for installation. Kitchen faucets are available in 1, 2, 3 and 4 hole versions. Some faucets give you multiple options in one to accommodate different sink configurations. If the faucet you buy will only use two holes and your sink has three, you’ll have to figure out what to do about that third opening.

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Ready to replace those old fixtures now? Contact us at Henco Plumbing Services, Vancouver WA at 360-773-8039 or contact us know by email so we can schedule a time to discuss your project. We are licensed, insured, and all our employees are journeymen plumbers. We also offer a 100% workmanship guarantee. We always make certain you like our work!

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Bathroom Plumbing Remodel and
Kitchen Plumbing Remodel

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