Do you have a 2-handle or 3-handle shower faucet? These types of faucets are actually outdated, and you can have a professional convert them to a single-handle valve. But, why would you do that if your 2- or 3-handle faucet works perfectly fine?
Here are 3 reasons you should consider converting your old shower faucet to a single-handle.
1. 2- OR 3-HANDLE SHOWER FAUCETS ARE AGAINST CODE.
If you don’t know, “code” refers to a set of plumbing regulations that define how plumbing systems are to be installed and inspected. Plumbing codes are in place to ensure that everything works properly and safely. Single-handle shower valves are pressure-balanced and protect against scalding, which is why plumbing code now requires showers to have them.
2. A SINGLE-HANDLE VALVE IS MUCH EASIER TO USE, ESPECIALLY FOR GUESTS.
Have you ever had to explain to a houseguest how your shower works, or how to get the perfect mix of hot and cold water? With a single-handle shower valve, trying to find the right temperature is pretty self-explanatory, and your guest won’t accidentally get scalded by hot water.
3. A SINGLE-HANDLE VALVE LOOKS BETTER.
If nothing else, consider converting your shower to a single-handle simply because it looks modern, sleek, and clean. It’s a great way to instantly modernize an outdated bathroom and improve the room’s overall design. You’ll impress your houseguests for sure!
If you’re thinking about converting your shower to a single-handle valve, you’ve come to the right place! Call us at 586-459-0040 and ask about a single-handle shower conversion. Universal Plumbing & Sewer is licensed, insured, and award-winning, and our technicians are highly-trained and background-checked.