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Five Reasons to Change Your Plumbing Fixtures

When you say plumbing fixtures, many people might only think of faucets and taps but in fact, a plumbing fixture is any changeable device connected to a plumbing system that delivers or drains water. Therefore plumbing fixtures include sinks, showers, toilets, tubs, and yes, faucets.

You probably use most of your plumbing fixtures every day, so it’s important to know how to tell when you need to replace them. Here are five reasons you might want to replace your plumbing fixtures.


  1. Wear and tear: the faucet that used to shine is now dull and the finish is cracking, or your porcelain sink never looks clean, no matter how hard you scrub it. Even if they’re working just fine, fixtures that look old and worn aren’t nice to look at or use. 
  2. Damage: if your sink in the bathroom is cracked, or you’ve replaced every working part on your toilet two times over and it still keeps breaking, it’s time for a replacement. Sometimes, repeated repairs cost more than replacing something outright.
  3. Change of style: if you’re tired of the look of your bathroom or kitchen, sometimes changing the faucet or the sink is all you need to get the upgrade you’re looking for. Of course, if you’re remodelling the room entirely, you’ll probably change all of the fixtures.
  4. Lifestyle change: sure, having a huge shower instead of a bath you’d never use was luxurious before you had kids, but washing a two year old in the shower or kitchen sink isn’t always practical. Plumbing fixtures sometimes need to be updated to match your current lifestyle.
  5. New technology: even if your fixtures work well and look fine, older models use a lot of water. Swapping your fixtures for eco-friendly models will conserve water and bring down the cost of your water bill in the long run.

If you’re thinking about changing the fixtures in your kitchen or bathroom, it’s best to hire a licensed plumber to make sure the installation is done right. Black Forest Plumbing is your choice for courteous and cost effective plumbing services in Markham, Richmond Hill and everywhere else in the GTA. Contact us today to make an appointment.
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