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How often should you replace shower valve, faucet, etc?

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How often should you replace shower valve, faucet, etc?

Recently my bathtub spout has broken, and I'm thinking of replacing it.

I checked Home Depot and the spout alone costs around $15-20

The all-in-one kit, which includes a shower head, shower valve and spout usually costs more than $100.

I changed my shower head about 3-4 years ago, and my shower valve still works great although it's been there since I moved, which was 7-8 years ago.

I plan to sell my house next year. Would it be a good investment to buy all-in-one kit and replace everything?

How often are we supposed to replace a shower head, valve, bathroom faucet, etc?
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The need for replacement depends on the quality of the fixtures you have. Something like a grohe may last about 30 years based on self clean shower heads and general quality of materials, but then they have lifetime replacement warranty anyway.

If you want to replace the complete fixture but keep the valve inside the wall, you can purchase trim kits, but you need to know the present manufacture since they're not interchangeable. You can also try Kijiji.
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replace them when they leak or look gross from lack of maintenance or cleaning.
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when they stop functioning properly....
ShadowVlican
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Thanks. That sounds like quite a work. I guess I'll just replace the spout for now :)

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