to repair or to replace; that is the question...
Many people complain that things aren’t made the way they used to be. Sadly, this also applies to plumbing fittings. The cost of parts, plus labour, often costs more than replacing a fitting. The average life of a modern plumbing fitting is about 10 years.
Also, with such a wide range of different plumbing fixtures available, finding the parts can be almost impossible, and a plumber can’t possibly stock all the spares parts needed to suit maintenance needs. This is where it helps to use fixtures and tapware from bigger, well-known brands, as they are more likely to carry spare parts in the future, and will have better after sales care for their products.
If you are fortunate enough to have older style taps that use washers, then these can be fixed by replacing the washer. For ceramic-cartridge taps, it can be cheaper just to replace them.
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