House of Brass on why Brass is the Plumber's Best Friend

House of Brass is an architectural fittings specialist with a showroom in Nottingham and an online store stocking a wide range of decorative fittings for the home. They have recently been looking at the reasons why plumbers rate brass so highly.
Brass is the plumber's best friend for many reasons
Brass is the plumber's best friend for many reasons
NOTTINGHAM, U.K. - July 15, 2016 - PRLog -- There is no denying that plumbers really like working with brass. They will be keen to point out its many advantages, and to persuade their customers to go for it as a base metal for taps, wastes and other kitchen and bathroom fittings. But what is behind the plumber's adoration for this particular metal? House of Brass investigates.

Talking to local plumbers, House of Brass has found that one of the reasons brass is so popular is that it poses no installation difficulties. Here's what they say: "Plumbers tell us brass is so malleable that it can be shaped to fit in the most problematic areas easily. As an alloy of copper and zinc it is completely compatible with copper and can easily be soldered to older pipes made of the metal. They say that when they use brass, there are usually no unforeseen issues and therefore costs are kept to a minimum."

Plumbers also favour brass because it is resistant to corrosion, more so than other metals, even where the water supply is highly corrosive. "Corrosion is a health hazard because it can result in high levels of toxic metals in drinking water. It can also make your water heating system less effective and more expensive to run. You don't want to be living in a house with corrosion in the pipes and plumbing fittings," says House of Brass.

Homeowners will also be interested to learn that brass has a proven ability to kill bacteria. "Scientists have recommended brass fittings to help fight off superbugs in hospitals. In the home they can help stop the spread of cold viruses and other infectious illnesses throughout the family."

And then there's the durability of this metal. "Brass fittings will outlive those made in any other metal. Once properly fitted, it will need no attention for years and years. You can forget all about it except for keeping the bits on show clean and shining."

The fact that brass is highly resistant to high temperatures, and that brass fittings for the home are readily available in a range of finishes such as antique, polished and even gold plated are even more reasons why this metal is the plumber's best friend.

House of Brass sells a range of brass fixtures and fittings for the home both at their shop at 282-284 Huntingdon Street, Nottingham and online at

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