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Do High-End Faucets and Professional Plumbing Repair Services Make a Difference?

Professional Plumbing Repair Services
and Faucets Are Important

How to Choose the Right Faucet – The First Time

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When you require plumbing repair services for a leak and find out that the problem is a worn-out faucet, do your hands get sweaty and a knot in your stomach?

Many homeowners experience fear when selecting the right faucets for their homes.
There are hundreds and hundreds of designs. Different manufacturers, different quality, and seemingly thousands of different prices. There are so many choices – how do you ever get it right? What can ever be worse?

How about finding out that you have a faucet that no longer has parts available to make repairs, and you must replace it? What do you do about the bathroom faucet that matches the bad one in the sink on the other end of the vanity? What about the tub…or the shower faucets, too? All of these issues can add up to be a very stressful day.

What’s Important When It Comes to Faucets?

It helps to understand the basics first.

Why are there so many choices, and how can some be about the same price, but others are so different? They all just turn the water on and off, right?

Well, yes and no. As stated earlier, there are many manufacturers and styles, and prices are all over the board. The most important factor just got left out, and many homeowners leave it out when faced with a decision here…quality! The quality of a faucet should be the most important consideration. It will cost you less in the long run.

Does that mean you should choose the highest-priced faucet and be done with it? No!

Important Considerations – Ranking Order

  1. Quality
  2. Manufacturer
  3. Style
  4. Cost

Let’s look closer at each of these for a better understanding.

  1. Quality – Different manufacturers build materials and products of all types differently. Determining the one of higher quality for remodeling or plumbing repair projects can become a real challenge to an uninformed homeowner. Little things make a big difference, such as:
    • Flow rate: A good faucet should offer a high flow rate. Their curves should also be smoothly done to ensure they do not affect the water pressure.
    • Clogging: Faucets from the main brands are more compact and, therefore, do not jam up with pieces of debris that could lower the flow rate.
    • Ease of cleaning: Every installation along your water supply should be kept clean at all times, both for hygiene and beauty. Higher quality faucets have very smooth surfaces that are easy to clean such that they maintain their new look for a long time.
  2. Manufacturer – Most brands that you’re familiar with have been around longer. That doesn’t always mean they are better, but it indicates they’re doing something right. You must consider the availability of replacement parts needed for a particular faucet later. Some brands will discontinue their models after a few years, and customers experience problems during plumbing repair or when remodeling their kitchens. We recommend Delta and Moen as the best brands for faucets because although they are sometimes a little more expensive, their products are of higher quality. Their replacement parts are also pretty easy to find in any retail store.
  3. Style – This is a personal preference from start to finish…but if it’s not by a major manufacturer, I recommend that you think long and hard about it.
  4. Price – prices are normally a direct result of:
    • The quality of materials that go into a product,
    • The manufacturing processes, assembly and quality control,
    • Market forces – when a product is known to look good, work well, and last a long time, it will likely cost more…but the other market forces in play here are the competition for a similar product of a similar quality.

When you step back from the initial shock of need, maybe even when emergency plumbing repairs are required, the costs for similar products are surprisingly consistent.

Make Leak Geeks Your Plumber

Call Leak Geeks Plumbing professionals if you need help with any plumbing repairs or issues. You can always be assured that only a Licensed Plumber will be there for any plumbing repair needs in your home. We work diligently to ensure you are treated with respect and have all your questions answered before we go to work in your home.

Leak Geeks Plumbing provides professional-grade water heaters, tankless water heaters, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures in the Keller, Southlake, and north Fort Worth areas. For more information about your water heater and other plumbing repair services offered by Leak Geeks Plumbing, connect with us below on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, our channel on YouTube, or LinkedIn.

Call us today at 817-431-8929 for all your plumbing needs!

Why Choose Leak Geeks Plumbing?

Got Leaks? Get the Geeks!

At Leak Geeks Plumbing, we guarantee prompt and reliable service for all your plumbing needs. Our team of experienced technicians is committed to providing you with the best possible service, and we stand behind our work with a satisfaction guarantee. Some of the benefits of choosing Leak Geeks Plumbing include:

  • Upfront pricing with no hidden fees.
  • All work is performed by trained, licensed, and insured professional plumbers.
  • Uniformed, courteous, and informed plumbing service technicians.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and technology.
  • Guaranteed workmanship quality for all plumbing repair and installation services
  • We leave no mess behind.
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