A plumbing fixture is an exchangeable device which can be connected to an existing plumbing system to deliver and drain away water, but is also configured to enable a particular use. Each type of plumbing fixture is designed for a specific function to help maintain sanitation and public health.
Types of Plumbing Fixtures
Plumbing fixture types depending on their classification residential, commercial, industrial and institutional are normally broken down into three categories: kitchen fixtures, bathroom fixtures, and plumbing system fixtures. The most common plumbing fixtures are bathtubs, bidets, drinking fountains, sinks, lavatories, showers, urinals and water closets also known as toilets.
Changing to High-Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures means Saving Water, Energy, and Money
Out with the old and in with the new. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, if all households in the U.S. installed water-efficient appliances and plumbing fixtures, the U.S. would save more than 3 trillion gallons of water and more than $18 billion dollars a year. If one in a hundred homes was retrofitted with water efficient plumbing fixtures, it would save about 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year thus lowering greenhouse gas emissions by about 80 tons.
Are You in Need of Plumbing Fixture Repair or Replacement?
If you’re in need of plumbing fixture repair or replacement, ask yourself: Am I looking for the newest and greatest technology? Or would you rather go with traditional looking fixtures? Looking for plumbing fixtures that are durable, and if they do break have replacement parts which are readily available? Inundated with all the plumbing fixture choices on the market today and need help deciding which is the best plumbing fixture or manufacturer to go with? Are your plumbing fixtures not working correctly and need to be repaired? Give us a call, our fully trained and certified plumbers can help. Plumbing fixtures are an integrated part of a home or business and are utilized for a long period of time. Making the right informed decision is crucial and can also save you money in the long run. A licensed plumber is always available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days week.
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Plumbing Fixture Surfaces
Plumbing fixture surfaces must be smooth, non-corrosive, impervious material. The surface materials are easily cleanable and anti-microbial to maintain a high level of sanitation. Common plumbing fixture materials and surfaces are vitreous china, enameled cast iron, porcelain enameled steel, stainless steel, plastic, glass, soapstone and terrazzo to name a few.