Replace Sanitary Wares

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Replace Sanitary Wares and Fittings

Whether it is in the kitchen, bathroom, or toilet, sanitary wares are essential fixtures in our homes.

From faucets and sinks to toilets and showers, each type of sanitary ware plays a crucial role in ensuring proper hygiene and comfort. However, over time, these fixtures may wear out, become outdated, or develop issues that require replacement.

In this guide, we look at the reasons we replace our sanitary wares, when to replace them, and tips on maintaining them.

Understand the Need for Sanitary Wares Replacement

Sanitary wares, like any other fixtures, have a finite lifespan and may require replacement for various reasons:

1. Wear and Tear

Continuous usage and exposure to water and chemicals can lead to wear and tear of sanitary wares over time, resulting in leaks, corrosion, or malfunction.

water leakage under kitchen sink
Water Leakage Under Kitchen Sink
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2. Damage

Accidental damage or impact can cause cracks, fractures, or breakage in sanitary wares, compromising their functionality and appearance.

Broken Toilet Tank Cover
broken kitchen sink
Broken Kitchen Sink
3. Style and Functionality Updates

As design trends and technology evolve, older sanitary wares may become outdated in terms of style and functionality, prompting the need for replacement with newer, more efficient fixtures.

need new shower set and heater
Replace Old Shower Set And Water Heater

3 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Sanitary Wares

1. Leaks and Water Damage

Persistent leaks or water damage around sanitary wares indicate underlying issues that may require replacement to prevent further damage to surrounding surfaces and structures.

Replace Leaky Tap
2. Poor Performance

Sanitary wares that exhibit poor performance, such as reduced water pressure, inconsistent temperature control, or slow drainage, may need to be replaced to restore optimal functionality.

faulty old instant water heater
Faulty Old Instant Water Heater
3. Outdated Design / UnHygienic Fixtures

Outdated, worn-out, and/or dirty sanitary wares can detract from the overall aesthetic appeal of your space, making it necessary to replace them with newer, more stylish fixtures that complement your decor. Replacing dirty and stained fixtures is a sign of good hygiene too.

Badly Stained Bathroom Sink

Common Types of Sanitary Ware

Due to wear and tear, these are the most common types of sanitary wares and fittings that may require replacement:

1. Faucets and Taps

These devices control water flow from plumbing systems. They come in single-handle, double-handle, mixer taps, and sensor-activated varieties.

Remove Old Toilet Tap
new tap installed
Install New Toilet Tap
2. Sinks and Basins

Fixtures used for washing hands and dishes, come in various shapes, sizes, and materials like ceramic, stainless steel, or composite materials.

3. Toilets

Also known as water closets or WCs, these fixtures are used for human waste disposal. They include components such as the bowl, tank, flush mechanism, and seat. Types of toilets include close-coupled toilets, wall-hung toilets, and squat toilets.

4. Bathtubs

Bathtubs are fittings used for bathing and relaxation. They are available in different styles, such as freestanding tubs, drop-in tubs, and alcove tubs. Commonly made from acrylic, cast iron, fiberglass, and marble.

5. Showers

Showers are fixtures used for bathing, usually with overhead or handheld showerheads. Types include walk-in, shower cabins, and shower stalls, with additional features like massage jets or steam options.

Shower Head Came Out
Replace Shower Mixer
6. Bidets

Bidets are fixtures used for personal hygiene, particularly for cleaning the genital and anal areas.

Replace Leaky Bidet Spray
7. Urinals

These fixtures, mainly for male restrooms, come in wall-mounted or floor-standing designs.

8. Valves

Valves control fluid flow in sanitary systems, including gate valves, ball valves, check valves, and pressure relief valves, allowing isolation or regulation.

9. Traps

Fittings like P-traps, S-traps, and bottle traps prevent foul odors and gases from entering our homes via the drainage systems.

10. Pipes and Connectors

PVC pipes, copper pipes, fittings, couplings, and adapters connect sanitary fittings, ensuring proper flow and drainage.

Tips for Maintaining New Sanitary Wares

Once new sanitary wares are installed, proper maintenance is essential to prolong their lifespan and ensure optimal performance:

1. Regular Cleaning

Regularly clean and maintain sanitary wares to prevent the buildup of grime, soap scum, and mineral deposits, preserving their appearance and functionality.

2. Prompt Repairs

Address any issues or leaks promptly to prevent further damage and maintain the integrity of the sanitary wares.

3. Water Conservation

Consider installing water-saving fixtures such as low-flow toilets and faucets to conserve water and reduce utility costs.

DIY vs. Professional Service

While some homeowners may consider DIY replacement of sanitary wares, it’s essential to weigh the pros and cons before proceeding:

DIY Sanitary Wares and Fittings Replacement
  • Pros:
    • Potential cost savings on labor.
    • Sense of accomplishment.
  • Cons:
    • Lack of expertise and specialized tools.
    • Risk of improper installation leading to leaks or damage.
Benefits of Professional Sanitary wares and Fittings Replacement Service
  • Pros:
    • Expertise and experience in sanitary wares replacement.
    • Access to high-quality fixtures and tools.
    • Guarantees on workmanship and products.
  • Cons:
    • Higher upfront cost compared to DIY.
Install New Bidet

Leaving the Hard Work to the Experts

Common sanitary wares and fittings we replace and install include:

  • kitchen faucets and kitchen sinks
  • washbasin faucets and wash basins
  • bathroom shower and shower mixer taps
  • toilet taps and toilet bowls
  • bidet taps and sprays
  • washing machine taps
  • floor traps, p-traps, s-traps, bottle-traps
  • pipes and connectors
new water inlet and outlet for kitchen sink
New Water Inlet And Outlet For New Kitchen Sink
new kitchen sink installation
New Kitchen Sink Installed

Remember, investing in professional sanitary wares replacement/installation service is often the wisest choice to guarantee quality workmanship and peace of mind. Improper replacement/installation of sanitary wares and fittings in your home can cause you bigger problems in the future.

Consider engaging our trusted plumbing specialists at Singapore Plumbing Works to ensure the longevity, performance, and visual appeal of your sanitary wares for years to come.


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