Replacing your Faucet
Your kitchen and bathrooms will need constant care to maintain their proper function and appearance. The use of your faucets and their exposure to water, especially hard water wears the interior components. You’ll probably need to have some or all of those of those components replaced throughout the life of the faucet.
The Right Time to Replace by Faucet
A faucet should only be replaced when it is clear that your current faucet is not working for you. That may mean that the fixture doesn’t function properly or it doesn’t do the things you need it to do. You would prefer a hands free faucet to facilitate food preparation or a gooseneck spout enabling you to work with larger items in your sink. It could also be a question of aesthetics.
It is a copper faucet reminiscent of an older style, while the remaining fixtures in your home are stainless steel reflecting your taste in an ultra modern style. It may be time to replace your faucet if you need one that functions differently, one that looks a different way or one that is not in need of repair.
The Signs of Damage to the Faucet
If you have a spout which radiates that suddenly becomes difficult to move, it needs to be serviced by a plumber, because the O-rings need lubricating. Your faucet may also be leaking uncontrollably and after many attempts to correct the problem, replacing O-rings, seals, washers and cylinders, you still have a leak. If you have an older faucet, finding replacement parts may be all but impossible. In such a situation, you may need to replace your faucet with a newer model.
Avoiding Major Problems with your Faucet in the Future
Major issues develop because you failed to have your faucet repaired when the problem initially began. The issue persisted until the problem became much worse and in some situations impossible to have corrected with the existing fixture. The moment you discover a problem, you need to have the fixture repaired by a professional plumber. At that point, the problem is probably minor and easily and inexpensively repaired.
The time to replace a faucet is when it is no longer working, it is no longer fitting into your décor or you have different functional needs. If the faucet cannot be repaired, it must be replaced. When you replace it, make sure to get a style and finish that suits your current personal tastes and décor. Keep it is good condition by immediately having it repaired when it shows signs of not functioning well and you’ll have it for many years to come.
Fix those unsightly fixtures and faucets to give your Round Lake area home a quick update. Don’t let that leaky faucet ruin your home and your wallet, call the experts of Duane Blanton Plumbing at (847) 855-0000.