Service Plumbing and Systems, a Tacoma, Washington-based bathroom remodeling and plumbing company serving the Lakewood community, has been busy stressing the importance of professional faucet installation, focusing on revitalizing customers’ kitchens and bathrooms by offering insight regarding faucet styles, costs, finishes and more.
In the area of bathroom and kitchen remodeling, Service Plumbing and Systems helps enhance the appearance, function and value of these crucial parts of homes, with residential and commercial services tailored to meet every customer’s needs.
“Choosing a faucet is actually tricky, as the variety of styles, materials and finishes – not to mention prices – can be overwhelming,” explains Kevin Caley, owner of Service Plumbing and Systems. “Homeowners will probably live with their new faucet for a long time, so the way we see it, they may just as well love it.
While style is critical, there are a host of other practical factors shoppers should be aware of, and that has everything to do with leaving this to a professional.”
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Caley goes on to explain that most people choose a faucet on looks alone, and that this is a mistake; while looks are certainly important, he says, there are the elements of convenience and long-term dependability that shouldn’t be compromised on.
“When homeowners leave installation of a faucet to a professional, things like spout height and reach, pull-down versus conventional sprayers, number of holes in the sink and single versus multiple handles are all considered,” adds Caley. “Professional installers understand that some finishes are tougher than others, that ceramic valves avoid drips and that spouts vary a lot in height and reach – and this is just the beginning.”
According to Service Plumbing representatives, chrome is the most durable finish for a faucet and the easiest to keep clean, which is why it has always been the go-to choice for commercial kitchens and public rest rooms. Further, if a faucet sees heavy use, chrome is the best bet for long-term toughness.
Coming in a close second in terms of finishes is nickel, usually labeled “brushed,” “satin” or “stainless steel” and boasting a dull shine. These types of faucet finishes are durable, but prone to fingerprints and water spots, making them more difficult to keep clean. While some include a coating that reduces stains and smudges, it still isn’t as durable as metal, and may chip or wear as a result.
Bronze faucets, meanwhile, exhibit a brownish tone and are often referred to as “oiled” or “rubbed;” in these instances, the surface boasts a coated surface – such as epoxy – rather than metal, and while it is indeed a tough material, it can be chipped or scratched more easily than metal.
“Different types of faucets will bring their own installation requirements,” concludes Caley. “This is an important thing to consider because it could affect the installation of other appliances and fixtures. When customers are looking for ideas for the perfect bathroom or kitchen faucet, we often tell them they need to keep installation in mind; if the type of faucet is not right for the structure of the bathroom, it is not a good fit.”
Service Plumbing brings over 20 years of experience specializing in the highest quality residential and commercial plumbing services, including water heater installation, water heater replacement, general plumbing repairs, new construction, toilet replacement, water lines, rough-in jobs and more.
Often called the type of plumber Tacoma has been waiting for, the business is located at 1613 112th Street South and can be reached by calling (253) 777-4525. For more information visit the website cited above.
Service Plumbing & Systems
Service Plumbing & Systems
1613 112th St S
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