Faucet and Sink Fixture Services
Some homeowners hold on to their kitchen or bathroom faucets, even when they’re no longer functional. Others make do without outdoor, basement, or laundry room faucets, thinking they will never use those water lines.
While these ideas may be true for now, the time may come when household faucets need to be replaced for convenience if not necessity.
When is it Necessary to Replace my Faucet?
The short answer is whenever it becomes unusable. However, each person’s individual needs will vary. Some keep using a broken faucet until it falls apart completely.
Others spend a lot of extra effort trying to twist and turn an old faucet to keep it working and avoid the expense of a new one. When the faucet becomes more of a burden than a blessing, it is probably time to get a new one.
Indications that your faucet has reached this point include the fact that it may no longer turn easily, or it may turn too easily and come loose. Some broken faucet handles will come right off in your hand when turned or pulled. Faucets that spring a leak, drip constantly, or permit only a small trickle of water are a major nuisance.
What Are Some Signs of Damage?
If the water flow is not a problem, there may be other signs of faucet damage. The faucet may crack or rust. It could begin to erode in spots from the chemicals in the water.
The faucet’s screw-in threads might appear to be stripped. Discoloration in the faucet or the water could point to a faucet malfunction. If the faucet does not do what it is supposed to, or if it functions poorly, chances are it is time for a replacement.
How Can I Avoid my Faucet from Being Broken in the Future?
You may want to have your water checked for harsh chemicals or salt that could eat away at the faucet. Make sure the faucet swivels or turns as it should, and when it doesn’t, fix the problem right away rather than waiting for it to get worse.
Don’t submerge the faucet in anything corrosive, and don’t clean it with a corrosive or harsh substance. Avoid over-turning or twisting the faucet to a degree that would cause it to become loose.
A faucet that is used correctly should last for several years and work effectively. Treat it right, and it will last.
Having the proper faucet and sink fixture is vital for your Bellingham home. If this needs repairing, Call Eagle Plumbing and Heating at (360) 318-9999, we have the best pair of experts to get the job done.