What Is An Escutcheon?

What Is An Escutcheon?

You may see the word escutcheon on our reports from time to time. What is an escutcheon? It is an ornamental plate, shield or flange used to cover openings for various plumbing and also door hardware assemblies. It is also written more commonly as an ascussion.
Usually the comment reads as needing to re-mount or re-secure or such as one recently : Re-caulk around the tub faucet escutcheons.  You may also see these used on outside hose bibs to keep moisture and insects from entering.  Escutcheons are also used in showers, tubs and can be anywhere plumbing and pipes enter from the exterior.
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