Stainless Steel Plumbing Fixtures and Their Advantages

The most common stainless steel plumbing fixtures that we here at Five Star Plumbing install are bathroom and kitchen sink faucets. These fixtures not only are aesthetically pleasing, but they also come with many advantages over chrome or other materials. Stainless steel is a popular material for plumbing fixtures both in the sinks and in the tubs and showers. Let’s talk about the advantages of this material and how you will benefit from it in your home.

No Lead

As you know, lead was used in plumbing fixtures for decades until it was discovered that it can poison you. One of the biggest benefits of stainless steel faucets is that they contain zero lead. It might seem hard to believe, but some plumbing fixtures still have a small amount of lead in them. The amount is minute, but you don’t want any lead in your plumbing fixtures at all. This is why many people opt for stainless steel. They are made from much safer materials and do not contain even the smallest traces of lead.


Stainless steel plumbing fixtures also last for a very long time. These fixtures are durable and, even better, they are easy to clean. You may have opted for stainless steel appliances in your kitchen for this exact reason. It’s easy to remove fingerprints and other grime off the steel. The beauty of stainless steel plumbing fixtures is that they resist hard water deposits if they are cared for properly. They also don’t corrode or rust, which means they will retain their beauty for years to come.

Good for the Environment

If you are concerned about your carbon footprint, stainless steel is the way to go. You may not know this, but once you are done with your stainless steel faucets, you can recycle them. In addition, the manufacturing of the faucets does not include steel plating, and this helps the environment. Another way to improve your carbon footprint is to have us install a water flow regulator alongside your new stainless steel faucets. This will help reduce your water consumption.

Five Star Plumbing in San Antonio, TX, would be happy to talk with you about installing new stainless steel plumbing fixtures in your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room. We also have plumbers in Corpus Christi, TX, so call us today. If you are renovating your kitchen and bathrooms, we can help with the new plumbing design, as well. You can count on our professional technicians for all of your plumbing needs.

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