The Importance of Upgrading Your Shower Valve

Transforming Your Bathroom: The Importance of Upgrading Your Shower Valve

Are you tired of looking at that old, corroded shower valve every time you enter your bathroom? At Big Blue Plumbing and Heating in Medford, MA, we understand the frustration of dealing with outdated fixtures that detract from your space’s aesthetic appeal and compromise functionality. That’s why we’re here to help you upgrade your shower valve and breathe new life into your bathroom.

Today, we’re excited to share the transformation of a shower valve in one of our recent projects. Please look at the pictures of a shower valve we replaced, showcasing its worn-out, gold-plated exterior marred by corrosion. This corrosion is common, especially in areas like Cambridge, where hard water is prevalent.

Hard water contains high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium, which can accumulate over time.  Hard water leaves behind unsightly deposits on your plumbing fixtures. Not only does this affect the appearance of your bathroom, but it can also lead to functionality issues, such as reduced water flow and leaks.

Fortunately, our team at Big Blue Plumbing and Heating specializes in upgrading outdated plumbing fixtures to enhance your bathroom’s look and performance. Subsequently, we replaced the old, corroded shower valve with a sleek, modern chrome valve, spout, and trim in this project.

Why is upgrading your shower valve important? Here are a few reasons:

  1. Improved Aesthetic Appeal: Outdated fixtures can drag down the overall appearance of your bathroom. By upgrading to a newer, more stylish shower valve, you can instantly elevate the look of your space and create a more inviting atmosphere.
  2. Enhanced Functionality: Corrosion and mineral buildup can impede the proper functioning of your shower valve. It can then lead to issues such as leaks, drips, and uneven water flow. Installing a new valve ensures smooth operation and consistent water pressure, enhancing your showering experience.
  3. Prevention of Water Damage: Leaky or malfunctioning shower valves may cause water to seep into the walls and floors, leading to mold growth, structural damage, and costly repairs. Upgrading to a high-quality valve can help prevent water damage and safeguard your home.
  4. Increased Property Value: Renovating your bathroom and upgrading fixtures like the shower valve can significantly increase the value of your home. Potential buyers are often drawn to modern, well-maintained bathrooms, making this investment worthwhile.

About Big Blue Plumbing and Heating

At Big Blue Plumbing and Heating, we take pride in delivering top-notch plumbing solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. And don’t forget the importance of upgrading your Shower Valve. Whether you want to upgrade your shower valve, replace a water heater, or tackle a plumbing emergency, you can count on our team to provide reliable service and exceptional craftsmanship.

Please take a peek at the before and after pictures of the newly installed shower valve, showcasing the stunning transformation that awaits. Finally, if you’re ready to upgrade your bathroom and say goodbye to outdated fixtures, contact us today for a consultation. Let’s work together to bring your vision to life and create the bathroom of your dreams.


old shower valve corroded

new shower head sleek