The Avoles family has been in the plumbing business for more than 70 years and during that time they have seen and installed various brands and types of faucets. There are established manufacturing companies that have been around for a long time and there also are many newer companies introducing new faucets to the public. In most cases, we prefer Delta Faucets over other brands of faucets. Here’s why…
To assess existing and new brands of faucets, St Paul Pipeworks plumbers focus primarily on the mechanical parts of the faucets and their capacity to withstand constant use. They assess the quality of the product to assure that the faucet is going to continue to work properly for a long time without having to repair or replace it. They also want to know that if the faucet does need repair, the correct parts are readily available and can be purchased locally. They want to make sure that the faucet can be taken apart and reassembled easily once it is repaired.
Quality faucets should last a minimum of 25 years and it is not unheard of for a faucet to last for 50 years or longer. Often, the consumer isn’t as interested in the mechanical parts. They are more focused on what the faucet looks like, how pretty it is and how it matches the décor in the room where it will be installed. And, there are some manufacturers that are focused purely on design.
There are many quality faucet manufacturers, among them, St Paul Pipeworks plumbers often recommend Delta because Delta checks the boxes in all areas. The inner mechanisms are high quality and tend to last a long time. When the company started out in 1954, they were a single-handle faucet company only and over time they added two-handle faucets. They work hard to stay current in all of their designs.
Most Delta faucets have the same mechanism and parts inside of them no matter what the design is on the outside. It is not unusual for many faucet manufacturers to adapt the inside of different models and add complicated extra parts when making new designs. That adds confusion when trying to replace parts and repair the faucet. There are often drawings that can be found online or in the new box with a new faucet that show exploded views of the inside of the faucets and those include individual part numbers, but those parts may not be readily available or they may have to come directly from the factory. When ordering from a factory, it may take many months to get a single part. Because of enduring overall quality, repair parts that are readily available from local sources, and ease of installation, St Paul Pipeworks plumbers prefer installing Delta faucets.
There are other, good American faucet manufacturers and St Paul Pipeworks plumbers can and will install those faucets if the customer prefers, but the plumbers have found that they have the best results for the customer when they install faucets from the Delta product line.
If you are interested in having a new faucet installed in your home or are just looking for a quality plumber in the St. Paul and Minneapolis metro area, give St Paul Pipeworks a call today.
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