Few rooms in your home see more use than the kitchen. This is a space that must be functional, efficient and able to withstand the punishment of spills, foot traffic, intense heat and more. The fixtures in your kitchen are designed to be durable, but they’re not going to last forever. The following is a rundown of some signs that might indicate you need new fixtures — components like sinks, faucets, appliances and more. If you do determine that you need new plumbing fixtures installed, make sure the work is completed correctly by connecting with licensed plumbers.
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1. Cracks or Leaks
When sinks, tiling or countertops begin to crack, those cracks can welcome in bacteria, creating an unsanitary environment for food preparation. Even worse, cracks can lead to leaks, which can cause water damage. Cracked sinks can be resurfaced, but often it’s easiest and most cost-effective to replace them completely.
2. Staining or Rusting
You probably want a nice looking kitchen as much as you would like a functional one. Age and daily wear and tear can start to cause staining and discoloration on certain fixtures. Staining doesn’t necessarily compromise the functionality of these fixtures, but stained fixtures can quickly become an eyesore in your kitchen.
3. Ineffective Appliances
The appliances in your kitchen will dictate how productive you can be. Is your refrigerator having trouble maintaining the proper temperature? Does your oven take forever to heat up? If your old appliances are performing sluggishly, it may be time for a replacement.
4. High Energy Bills
Also, old appliances expend an inordinate amount of energy. If your energy bills have slowly crept up over time, inefficient appliances could be the culprit. With so many high-efficiency options now available, investing in a new appliance can benefit you financially in the long run.
5. Age Of The Fixtures
At the end of the day, the simplest sign that you may need a new sink, faucet or other component is considering how old your current fixtures are. To remain efficient and functional, kitchen fixtures must be replaced.
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