The vast majority of Americans take for granted their use of free flowing water from their faucets whether they are inside the home or outside.
The issue of water problems manifests itself when the faucet that is turned on either does not provide the water, the water provided comes out at a much reduced flow than before, or comes out discolored.
When is it Necessary to Replace my Faucet?
The first sign that one’s faucet may need replacement or repairs is when it fails to either shut off or turn on (frozen) all the way where most likely the valve within it has failed or the threads within it have been stripped.
When the faucet becomes a source of irritation for the property owner, particularly when precious water is being wasted due to the faucet’s interior valve not stopping the water flow or when the handles fail to turn all the way are all clear signs that the faucet has seen better days and needs to be replaced.
What are Signs of Damage to the Faucet?
Sure signs of damage to one’s water faucet is when metal shards come out with the water when the faucet is turned on, or the handles on the faucet it do not turn on or shut off where the result is either no water or running water when the faucet’s handle is placed in an off position.
Additional signs of damage to the faucet are the build up of sediment due to hard water evidenced by reduced flow of water and the narrowing of the interior width of the faucet. Sometimes with hard water in a home a faucet as well as the home’s piping simply rusts out which can result in a major expense for the homeowner.
How Can One Avoid a Home’s Faucet From Being Broken in the Future?
Installing high quality faucets with at least a five (5) year warranty is a good start for a homeowner to avoid faucet issues in the future. In essence you get what you pay for when one purchases a faucet.
As to preventative maintenance in preventing a broken faucet or build up of sediment, a homeowner should on a yearly basis remove the handles and expose the valves of a given faucet and clean them with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to remove any sediment. If gaskets appear worn, then replace them and any other worn components.
Having the proper faucet and sink fixture is vital for your Columbia home. If this needs repairing, Call Plumbing Solutions LLC at (803) 513-5749, we have the best pair of experts to get the job done.