Should You Replace Your Faucet
Whether it’s from natural wear of water running through it, or from the wear of moving the handle and turning the knobs, a number of issues can arise. If your faucet is leaking, you may not need to spring for a whole new one when a simple repair can solve the issue.
When to have your faucet repaired
A well-maintained faucet should last up to 20 years. Here are some issues that can be fixed with a quick repair so that you don’t have to buy a whole new faucet.
- Leaking water – Water leaks are something you’ll want to address right away. They can waste hundreds of dollars of water per year and potentially cause water damage that’s even more expensive. If you’ve got a leaky faucet, you may just need to tighten the adjusting ring.
- Loose handle – Another annoyance that doesn’t need a full replacement is a loose handle. Loose handles may leave your water dripping even when you try to turn it off. Again, you should be able to simply tighten the handle. Depending on what kind of faucet you have, the process for tightening will differ.
- Squeaky or overtightened handle – If you have trouble moving the handle, or if it makes a bothersome squeaking sound, then this is an easy fix, too. Simply loosen the handle, and if the squeaking is still there, then apply grease to each interior part of the faucet.
When to replace your faucet
No matter how well you care for a faucet, you’ll have to replace it eventually. Here are some signs it’s time to replace yours.
- Consistent repairs needed – An older faucet is going to need repairs more often than a newer one. At a certain point, you aren’t saving much time and money by repairing over and over instead of replacing. If you’re getting sick of always repairing your faucet, it’s time to replace it.
- Old faucet – Once your faucet reaches age 15-20, it’s likely to run its course. Not only will replacing it give you an easier-to-use faucet, but you’ll be able to update your style, too.
- Inefficient faucet – You may have an old faucet that works perfectly fine and needs no repairs. However, that faucet probably uses more water than it needs to, even up to 5 gallons per minute. You can cut down on water bills by replacing it with a newer, more efficient faucet that uses half as much water.
Aaron Swift Plumbing | Faucet replacement & repair
Your faucets are some of the simpler fixtures in your home, so you shouldn’t put up with them giving you trouble. Our experienced plumbers can easily fix or replace your faucet so that you don’t have to deal with any annoyances it can cause. We are a family-owned business, and we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality customer service available. Let us show you how easy it is to fix or replace a leaky or squeaky faucet today!
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