We Install & Repair Fixtures
Did you know that on average we spend 182 hours per year in our bathrooms at home? That’s almost 8 days! When you are spending this much time in your bathroom or your kitchen, it’s important for them to be both functional and beautiful so they are relaxing spaces for you to enjoy. Large plumbing fixtures like your sinks, urinals, and bathtubs can set the tone and be focal points of your spaces.
Whether you are looking at replacing your stained, outdated tub or upgrading to a tankless water heater Reliant Plumbing will be your plumber along the way. Contact Us early in your planning so that we can advise on what plumbing may need to be adapted or upgraded to work with your home.
Common Fixture Replacements
In recent years, we’ve seen bathtubs gain popularity among our Austin homeowners. Conventional drop-in bathtubs are made in styles that come wider and taller than ever before. These are perfect for utilizing the everyday functionality of a shower, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a soak upon occasion. If you bathe regularly, you’ve got the choice of beautiful vintage-style clawfoot tubs as well as more modern free-standing tubs. Free-standing tubs are often more affordable and feature oversized bodies for maximum comfort while bathing. Jetted tubs have also been upgraded and are a good choice if you are looking for a spa like experience.
Nonetheless, bathtubs have their fair share of problems no matter which style is in your home or business. After so many uses you may notice a slow drain starting to occur or no water going down the drain. Most of the time this draining problem is often diagnosed as a pipe blockage due to hair and other mineral build up. It is important to hire a trained professional to remedy the issue so you do not accidentally cause more harm to the pipe. Other times you may fill your tub all the way up, and notice a leak as your overflow is draining. This can occur because the drain line itself has cracked or the gasket for the drain pipe has failed. We fix failing tubs in the Austin and San Antonio areas.
Homeowners also have an abundance of options when it comes to showers. You can select from a variety of showers that come with built-in shelving and benches, or you can build your own custom shower covered in tile. If you’re building a new bathroom or renovating your existing shower, it’s important to consult with your reliant plumber early in the process. There is nothing like a steamy hot shower after a long day of work, especially when it’s in good working order.
However, from time to time you notice water backing up and all of a sudden you are showering in standing water. A partial obstruction can begin to occur as hair and mineral build up in the pipe after many uses. It’s important to take care of build-up in your pipes before you experience a full line blockage. Partial blockages are easier to repair and are less costly. You might also be experiencing lower water pressure. This is most likely from your PRV (Pressure Reducing Valve) or there could be calcium build up from hard water. Nonetheless, you may experience a plumbing emergency if you break the shower head and water wont stop gushing on the floor. Your shower valve stem may have failed and you need to shut the water off at the main until help has arrived. No need to fear, Reliant Plumbing is here. Call Reliant Plumbing and we will act with urgency to send a plumber out and stop the water damage.
Bathtub & Shower Trim
Many of our customers in Austin and San Antonio are upgrading their bathtub & shower trim – the showerhead, faucet, handles, and diverter switches – to beautiful modern finishes like brushed gold, matte black, and stainless steel. They are also enjoying the addition of handheld showers, rain shower heads, and body jets. Contact Reliant Plumbing to help with any major issues you are experiencing with your shower and bathtub trims.
When replacing your bathroom sink, also known as a lavatory, it’s important to consider both your cabinetry and existing plumbing. To keep things simple and budget friendly, you may want to install a new sink in the exact size and style of your old sink. However, you might want to upgrade to a more modern style of sleek undermount sinks or rectangular vessel sinks. If you are switching to a new mounting style, some of your plumbing may need to be adapted to work with your new sink. Contact Reliant Plumbing and we can evaluate your unique situation and recommend the most stylish and/or cost-efficient options for you. We are also here to help you with any repairs to your existing lavatories.
Kitchen sinks are built to last a long time, but they will start to show cosmetic imperfections over time. Our customers have experienced everything from draining issues, low water pressure, leaks coming from under the sink and more. If your sink is starting to look dull & damaged, it might be time for an upgrade. Either style comes in a variety of materials including cast iron, porcelain, and stainless steel. Reliant can professionally install whichever sink you choose so that it works perfectly and looks beautiful. However, sometimes you may experience problems with your kitchen sink. Contact Us to see when we can help you with your next kitchen project.
Are you building your dream man cave, or just looking for a more comfortable option in your bathroom? Most of our customers prefer the sleek look of the black urinal, and enjoy the automatic flush feature. Our customers find it benefits the entire household, and adds value to the home. With its space saving size, urinals are easy to clean and maintain. Whether it is a flush or waterless urinal, Reliant can repair or install it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Fixtures does Reliant Plumbing Work On?
Can I Replace My Shower Trim?
Swapping out your shower trim is actually quite involved. Often, the plumbing in the wall will need to be adapted to your new trim, meaning a plumber will need to access the pipes through the opposite side of your shower wall. It’s also very important to make sure your trim is sealed properly. Contact Reliant Plumbing to help with any major issues you are experiencing with your shower and bathtub trims.
When Should I Replace My Sink?
A lot of our clients choose to replace their kitchen sinks at the same time they replace countertops. This is ideal since removing your old sink can cause damage to your countertop, depending on the surface type. When selecting a new sink, you’ll need to decide whether you prefer the look of an undermount or top mount sink.
You may want to install a new sink in the exact size and style of your old sink. If you are switching to a new mounting style, some of your plumbing may need to be adapted to work with your new sink.
Why Is My Bathtub Not Draining?
Most of the time this draining problem is often diagnosed as a pipe blockage due to hair and other mineral build up. It is important to hire a trained professional to remedy the issue so you do not accidentally cause more harm to the pipe. Contact Reliant Plumbing to help with any major issues you are experiencing with your tubs.
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