If it’s time to get a new faucet – or if you’re simply ready for an upgrade – there are a lot of options out there. They aren’t, however, all created equally. While we all want a bargain, going with the cheapest version of the faucet you’re looking for could end up being an expensive choice. There’s a lot to consider, but an experienced and knowledgeable Coral Springs plumber will help you find the faucet that’s not only right for you but that will also continue serving you well into the future.

Asking the Right Questions

When it comes to purchasing a new faucet, there are seemingly endless possibilities, but what looks perfect in the mega-store or online, may not – in the end – serve you as long or as well as you would hope. In your quest to find your dream faucet, be sure to ask questions along the way:

  • Are Replacement Parts Available?

With wear and tear, everything – including your faucet – needs repairs. When you are considering a new faucet, it’s important to consider whether replacement parts are readily available at a reasonable price. Unless you plan on simply replacing your faucet at the first sign of a leak or other damage (which is a costly and environmentally unfriendly option), you’re going to want the peace of mind that comes with knowing replacement parts are available. The availability of replacement parts can become especially problematic when you go with an online retailer.

  • What Do You Know about the Manufacturer?

Different manufacturers have different reputations and different quality standards. If the store you’re considering purchasing your faucet from cannot talk competently about the faucet’s manufacturer and isn’t well versed in the product’s features and reliability scores, you may want to take a few steps back. You’re replacing your faucet for a reason, and you don’t want to go with an inferior model that you will end up regretting in the not too distant future. Again, this is an even more difficult dilemma if you are considering purchasing online.

  • Does it Adhere to the Regulations in My Area?

The fact is that water laws are evolving, and these changes are intended to help keep our drinking water safer for everyone and to help conserve water. This means that, as allowable lead levels decrease and as water-conservation regulations increase, you need to make sure that the faucet you purchase meets the necessary standards.

If you’re on the lookout for a perfect score at an auction, for example, it could end up being something that you won’t be able to have installed due to current safety regulations. Shopping for a faucet online can also leave you in a conundrum. Save time and money by consulting with an experienced Coral Springs plumber in the first place.

  • How’s the Warranty?

When you purchase a faucet, as with so many things, you usually get what you pay for. While there are bargains out there, don’t forget to inquire about the faucet’s warranty. If that megastore or online business doesn’t back the faucet up with a decent warranty – absent of fussy requirements – you’re better off looking elsewhere. When you invest in a new faucet, you want the reassurance that comes with knowing that its manufacturer stands behind it.

  • What Are Your Priorities?

When it comes to having a new faucet installed, you have your own priorities. Think carefully about the qualities that are most important to you. If you are planning a full-on remodel in the upcoming years and know that you’ll be upgrading then, you may be looking for nothing more than a utilitarian faucet to tide you over (consult with a knowledgeable Coral Springs plumber about the most environmentally friendly path forward). If, on the other hand, you are committed for the long haul, going for your dream faucet with the higher price tag, could be your best option. Finally, if you’ll be selling your home in the next few years, making the high-end choice will be likely to pay off.

Ready for a New Faucet? Consult with an Experienced Plumber

When it comes to finding the perfect faucet, you have a lot of options, but there are plenty of pitfalls along the way. The dedicated plumbing professionals at Erica's Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Restoration in Coral Springs have the experience, skill, and knowledge to help you find the faucet that’s right for you and to install and maintain it so that it continues to work for you into the future.  We’re here to help, so please contact or call us at (561) 782-2779 today.

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