Faucet and Sink Fixture Services

 

Sherman Oaks PlumberEveryone loves running water, as it is the most important thing to us. It is one of the greatest innovations of mankind and a valued asset to everyone who uses it, except when the water is coming from a broken faucet. A broken faucet results in wasted water, elevated water prices, and possibly structural damage.

When is it Necessary to Replace my Faucet?

The faucet may need to be replaced if it is extremely old and not functioning properly. Over time parts in faucets become brittle and worn out.

Many times these replacement parts can not be found for these older sinks and faucets and will need to be replaced with new options.

There is also the instance where the faucet has been damaged for some reason and needs replacing. Another instance where a new faucet is needed is when the homeowner is remodeling the room and needs to make a big impact while using only minimal capital.

What Are Some Signs of Damage?

Signs that a faucet has damage can vary from situation to situation. Normally the first sign is dripping water or leaking from the faucet area. Occasionally the faucets gaskets and internal workings become worn, cracked, or broken and require replacement. Another clear indication of an issue with a broken faucet is when the handle of the faucet no longer has a stop position.

When the handle has been turned past its intended stopping point it can be stripped and it will not function properly. Often in these cases the knob will turn completely around and often results in the water supply either not being able to be turned off or ending in a consistent dripping.

How Can I Avoid my Faucet from Being Broken in the Future?

Sherman Oaks Faucet and Sink FixtureKeeping the hardware and the handles of the faucet clean of dirt and debris will minimize the wear on the moving parts of the faucet. Many faucets have removable handles that can be periodically cleaned.

Another aspect that helps to keep faucets from breaking is to be aware of the amount of pressure that is needed to turn the faucet on and off.

Avoiding turning the handles past their intended stopping point will eliminate stripping of the internal stopping mechanisms.

There are a number of reasons why a faucet may need to be replaced. When there is a leak, a drip, or a broken knob it is necessary to replace the faucet. Call on a qualified professional to quickly and efficiently complete the job.

Having the proper faucet and sink fixture is vital for your Sherman Oaks home. If this needs repairing, Call Plumbing Brothers & Rooter at (855) 375-5700, we have the best pair of experts to get the job done.