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When is it Time to Replace your Plumbing Fixtures?

by | Aug 16, 2018 | plumbing

When it comes to plumbing fixtures, there’s a time to repair, and a time to replace. You should always have a professional plumber stop by to look at the fixture in question to help you determine which, and they should definitely have them on hand for the actual work. But what are the telltale signs that it’s time to replace, rather than repair? If you are looking for plumbing contractors in Atlanta area to help you determine just that, here are the top signs that it’s time to replace that old sink or tub.

#1. Cracked porcelain

With toilets and bathtubs, there’s a lot you can do to keep them going for longer periods of time. Patches, tweaks, and other modifications to help circumvent or repair different problems with the devices. However, if the porcelain cracks, that’s the end of it. Porcelain cannot be sealed, because cracks upset the entire structure of the object. And if the crack is all the way through, then you need to get rid of that toilet or tub as soon as possible, because using it again could result in it bursting. At the very least, you’re going to get a lot of water all over your floor.

#2. Broken shower hose

When you shower with a head that can be pulled out on a hose, you don’t usually think about the fact that pulling it out and putting it back several times per shower (especially if you shower daily) is actually slowly hurting the hose. It leave the hose prone to breaking or rupturing, which leaves the hose utterly useless, as all the good hot water comes out of the holes in the hose instead of the end of the shower head like it’s supposed to. If this happens, it’s best to replace the entire shower head altogether. Perhaps even looking into a shower head with a stronger hose.

#3. Failure of the flushing mechanism

If the flushing mechanism of your toilet fails, then it’s best to just get a new toilet. It can be repaired, but the mechanism contains so many moving parts, it can be hard to identify which one is the one that’s broken, let alone actually fix it. Even if it does get fixed, it could end up much more expensive than it would’ve been just to get a new toilet. A flushing mechanism failure is just more trouble than it’s worth to fix, so you’re better off getting a new one and throwing out the old one.

If you’ve decided that a plumbing fixture needs to be replaced, and you need a plumber to do the job, then no one is better suited than Fitzgerald and Sons Plumbing Company.


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