Even with the best maintenance and cleaning, plumbing fixtures will start to wear out as time goes on. Plumbing fixtures are pieces of equipment that connect to the plumbing system. These can either drain or deliver water to or from the home and the sewer system.
Some examples of plumbing fixtures include bidets, bathtubs, showers, toilets, sinks, and faucets. Each of these has a different lifespan which can make it challenging to determine when it’s time to replace them.
Having that information on hand can give you a better idea of when things might go wrong so you can replace them as needed.
Every fixture is unique and its life of it can vary based on many factors. Wear and tear play into things. If someone is rough working with a handle, it can snap off, for example. A guest bathroom that is rarely used may never need its fixtures replaced. Other things, such as water quality, can also play into how fast a fixture becomes damaged.
Below is a list of common plumbing fixtures and the average lifespan. If you have items past this mark, a reputable plumber can replace them for you.
If you have questions about whether a plumbing fixture needs to be replaced, contact Elk Grove Village Sewer & Plumbing, who can give you the answer. On top of that, they can remove the old fixture and install the new one for you. Reach out to a local plumber today to ask questions or set an appointment to replace your old plumbing fixtures.