• Shower and Tub Problems: When to Repair and When to Replace

    Replacing your shower or your tub may seem like a daunting task, even if you use a professional plumber that you’ve known for years. Repairing can get the quick fixes done, but how long will it be until you need another repair? Think about how old your fixtures are, and make use of your plumber’s expertise. Here’s how to find out when to repair and when to replace your shower and tub.

    Frequency of Repairs

    Your shower and your bathtub should last for a long time. If you care for them properly and they were installed the right way, you shouldn’t run into too much trouble throughout their working lives. The bad news is that sometimes tubs and showers malfunction even if you do take care of them properly. Clogs, leaks, and water flow issues are common problems that you might encounter, but consider how often these problems happen to you in particular. If you’re calling your plumber to repair your shower or tub on a regular basis, it’s probably time for an overhaul.

    Age of Appliances

    The tub design and showerhead you chose 20 years ago might have seemed like the best choice at the time, but you may have changed your mind over the years. If you’ve noticed problems with your bathroom fixtures and appliances and they’ve only gotten worse, then a replacement might be in order. Showers and tubs don’t last forever, even if you maintain them the right way. Think about how old your bathroom plumbing appliances are when you decide whether you should repair them or replace them.

    Second Opinions

    The best way to determine if you should repair or replace any plumbing appliance is to talk to a qualified plumber. He or she can break down your options and tell you which option is best, as well as give you an idea of what to expect when you make a decision.

    Whether you’re looking to repair or replace your Berkeley plumbing appliances, call Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating at (510) 843-6904. We can save you from water leaks and improve your indoor air quality.