Whether you’re doing a renovation or just want to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom, having a plumber install the new fixtures is the smart solution for an efficient, safe outcome.
TV home improvement shows often make DIY projects look very simple, and that can be true. However, the hosts are all plumbing and home repair experts (or have a team that is) and the shows generally skip common problems like incompatible connections and other common snags, not to mention the wide array of tools already at the host’s disposal that many homeowners may not already have.
For the average homeowner, DIY projects to change faucets or showerheads can take far longer than the average YouTube video indicates. More complex projects could easily turn into an ordeal.
Hands-free faucets aren’t just for public bathrooms. From faucets that turn on with a simple touch to motion-sensor models like Kohler’s Sensate and Moen’s MotionSense faucets, to name two, more and more homeowners are moving away from classic faucets.
It’s easy to see why. The convenience of not having to touch a handle when your hands are covered in messy ingredients is winning over more and more customers. It’s also more sanitary when handling meat or eggs so you avoid cross-contamination through your faucet handle. Motion-activated faucets also save water between tasks. That’s not only environmentally friendly; it also saves money as more and more municipalities increase water costs. All of these benefits come with a higher degree of complexity when installing, which makes professional installation the smart, convenient solution.
Even something as “simple” as replacing or installing a sink can frustrate the average DIYer. Under-mount sinks have been a trend for a while, and that’s unlikely to change due to their sleek look and convenience when cleaning a countertop. Aligning it properly and ensuring it’s sealed properly, however, is just complicated enough that few want to try it. Sinks that fully integrate with countertops have the similar challenge of needing to align perfectly with plumbing connections.
In the bathroom, the desire for water efficiency without loss of water pressure are meeting in showerheads that use aeration or air induction technology to maintain a strong flow while cutting water usage by as much as 50 percent, depending upon the model and setting. While they can be installed as part of a DIY project, it’s faster, easier and guaranteed to be done properly if you hire a professional like Tragar.
Bathrooms fixtures that improve safety, stability, and accessibility are increasingly popular. Yet their everyday convenience isn’t always matched by easy installation. No-threshold or curbless showers are a snap to clean and incredibly convenient for anyone injured, elderly or disabled because they don’t have to step over a tub or edge. Aligning everything properly to keep water within the shower is best done by an expert.
No one wants a routine showerhead anymore. From rain-head styles to water-efficient to adjustable spray shower heads, with or without detachable nozzles, modern showerheads are fabulous to use but not as much fun to install.
“Floating vanities” look great and make cleaning a bathroom floor super simple. Installing the mounted vanity is trickier. Really, though, even “simple” upgrades with traditional features can end up taking hours longer than most people want and still might require a plumber to complete the job.
Kitchen and bathroom improvements add value to your home as well as beauty and convenience. Extend that convenience to the installation process.
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