If it’s been a while since you last updated your plumbing, you might not know where to start. Knowing when to replace your plumbing fixtures isn’t as hard as it may seem. Since all of the plumbing fixtures in your Gulf Breeze, FL home have different lifespans, it’s important to know the longevity of each.

See below for our checklist of telltale signs of when it’s time to make a change.

Toilets

Unless the bowl itself is cracked, toilets rarely need to be replaced. However, different parts may need upgrading. For example, you should replace the handle if you find yourself jiggling it to stop water from running, if the water runs on its own without being flushing or if it won’t flush unless you hold the handle down.

Faucets

Unless deemed beyond repair, faucets can typically be repaired without having to replace them. However, most homeowners replace them every few years to update an outdated style or to keep up with innovative technology.

Sinks

Sinks have a long lifespan, but if you’re considering renovating your kitchen, upgrading your kitchen sink is a great place to start. Installing a new sink can brighten up your entire workspace around it.

Showerheads

Unless it’s time to clean it, most people don’t think about their showers too often. But just like other types of plumbing in your home, showerheads do change with wear. Depending on how often you clean it and the type of water you have, they will last for a number of years.

Whether you want to sell your home or are a new homeowner in Gulf Breeze, FL, plumbing upgrades boost value. Not only do they improve the appearance of bathrooms and kitchens, but they can also increase the functionality, making life just a little easier. If you’d like to know more about upgrading plumbing in your home, contact us today at (850)204-2933.