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What is the average life expectancy of a faucet?
Thursday, June 11, 2020
How long does a faucet last?
You can expect a faucet to last 15 to 25 years, with an average of 20 years. Factors that affect lifespan include quality of manufacture, level of usage, and water hardness. Although a faucet typically gets replaced when repair cost exceeds half the price of a new faucet, they are often included as part of the replacement of a sink, tub, or shower.
Here’s a bar graph that compares estimated life of a faucet with other plumbing fixtures.
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
Here’s links to some of our other blog posts about SINKS:
NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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