The best way to avoid plumbing problems is to select quality plumbing equipment. That’s why we carry so many lines of the best names in the business. Moen is a good example. Founded in 1939 by Al Moen — right here in America — the company now has locations worldwide. Its headquarters are just up the road in North Olmsted.

Moen kitchen faucetMoen has always been known for quality innovation. Kitchen cooks worldwide love its hands-free MotionSense faucets that turn on and off with the touch of a forearm or back of the hand. Anyone who has ever mixed up a meatloaf with bare hands, kneaded bread dough or cut up raw chicken will appreciate the way Moen’s MotionSense faucets eliminate the need to use messy hands to turn the water on and off.

For added convenience in the kitchen, Moen offers Reflex faucets with a flexible hose that pulls out for easy spraying and retracts easily when not in use. It’s much easier to wash up fresh vegetables, rinse large pots and handle other kitchen sink chores when you can bring the spray to where you need it. With Moen’s Reflex faucets, you can.

What’s more, Moen’s  Microban Finish helps prevent bacterial growth. Its Spot Resist Finish deters fingerprints and water spots, keeping kitchen and bathroom faucets looking new. That means less time cleaning for you.

The only problem with Moen faucets is that they take so long to wear out.  Many people feel guilty about replacing a perfectly good Moen faucet when remodeling or upgrading their kitchen or bathroom. But, sometimes, you just want a new look. Well, Moen even has a helpful innovation for that. When you select a faucet from its M⦁Pact design series, you can change to another compatible fixture as easily as changing a light bulb — without ever touching the plumbing. Simply unscrew the old faucet and screw in the new. All you need is an Allen wrench, a screwdriver and an M⦁Pact compatible fixture.

Moen truly reflects American ingenuity at its best. Innovation has distinguished the company throughout its 76-year history, beginning with the single faucet design that revolutionized the plumbing industry. Some of you may remember the days of sinks with separate faucets, one for hot, one for cold. The only way to get a comfortable temperature for washing up was to stop up the drain and fill up the sink with just the right mix of hot and cold water. You’d have to fill up once to wash and another time to rinse, unless you didn’t mind rinsing your face in the same scummy water you just washed in.

Al Moen knew there had to be a better way. In 1937, after burning his hand on the water coming out of the hot water faucet, he began working on a single faucet design. He manufactured his first model in 1939. The rest, as they say, is history.

Looking to upgrade your kitchen or bath? Call the remodeling division of The Plumbing Source to get an estimate on your upgrade using the finest fixtures available. For more information, call us at 216-365-0600.