What Are the Advantages of Stainless Steel Faucets?

September 15, 2023by Five Star Plumbing

There’s a reason why stainless steel is so popular, it has a lot of advantages. Whether you choose to have stainless steel faucets in your kitchen and bathrooms or just your kitchen, you’ll be happy with the choice for a very long time. Five Star Plumbing installs kitchen and bathroom plumbing fixtures and we can help you upgrade your faucets. Not 100-percent sold on stainless steel? That’s okay. Choose the material you like best! Here are some advantages of stainless steel to help you with your decision.


The number one advantage of stainless steel faucets is they are lead-free. All plumbing fixtures manufactured in the United States are safe, but some materials contain a minute amount lead. Stainless steel doesn’t, so you can rest assured it won’t release lead into the water that comes out of the faucet. As an aside, if your household plumbing is old, it might contain lead and need to be replaced. If you’re not sure, we can inspect your plumbing to determine the lead risk.

Durable and Easy to Clean

Stainless steel faucets are also durable and clean-up is a breeze. These faucets can last as long as 50 years or more if cared for properly, and you won’t have to worry about stains. Stainless steel is favored by many consumers not only for their plumbing fixtures but also for their appliances because it doesn’t corrode or rust. Copper fixtures can turn green over time, even if you keep them as clean as possible. Chrome fixtures are often stained by hard water deposits.

Environmentally Friendly

The manufacturing of stainless steel does not require plating and these faucets can be recycled once you’re done with them. This helps the environment both during the production of your new faucet(s) and when you’re ready to make a change again. You can feel good about your purchase and the installation of your new faucets. They will help improve your carbon footprint, especially if you install a water flow regulator, as well.

Looking to have new fixtures in your kitchen and bathrooms? Call Five Star Plumbing. We are a full-service plumbing contractor with vast experience. Our trained, professional technicians can help you determine the best material for your plumbing fixtures and then install them for you. If you live in San Antonio, TX, call us at 210-446-4570. We are bonded, insured, and licensed, so you can call us with confidence today.

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