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Where Should You Buy Your Plumbing Fixtures From?

I’m here to debunk a few myths when it comes to buying plumbing fixtures from a box store or from your plumbing professional or online.

First, there are a few pros and cons that come with buying directly from the box store.

You really have to consider your long-term expectations for the fixtures and your property. If you’re a DIY homeowner, flipping houses, or buying for rent, the box store is not the worst place in the world.

The problem is that the average person cannot tell the difference behind professional-grade products and box store quality products. Box store faucets and fixtures are designed for mass production.

"If you are in your forever home, I recommend ordering from a professional or directly online." 

The box store is able to sell fixtures for half the price a plumbing professional would because they don’t make the same product and sell it for less. They make the same product with plastic components, whereas professional-grade products use brass components.

If you are in your forever home and you want to remodel the property, high-quality fixtures may be the best way to go. You can order fixtures directly from Delta or Kohler online. Any of those name-brand faucets have online stores. You can also order professional-quality products from a local supply house or your plumbing professional.

When you buy from a professional plumber or from the online store, you are buying from a company that will stand behind the product and be there when things go wrong. If you’re not a DIY person that likes to handle your own repairs, going to a plumbing professional or buying fixtures online may be the way to go.

If you have any other questions about where to buy faucets and fixtures or any other plumbing questions, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!

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