A faucet is obviously the most important part of any sink. If your sink’s faucet is broken, it can prevent you from using the water at all or keep you from stopping the water when you want to, causing your water bill to skyrocket. Because a sink’s faucet is vital, hire a plumber to fix the problem and prevent any further financial loss.
When is it necessary to replace my faucet? If you notice any rust anywhere on the faucet, it is definitely time to replace it. Rust means the metal is weak and you do not know where exactly. You do not know what condition the faucet’s inner workings are in, plus the unpleasant rusty taste can get into your drinking water when you run the faucet. Replacing the faucet at this point is more cost-effective as well since in some cases it may cost more to fix it than buy a new one. It largely depends on what kind of faucet you have.
What are some signs of damage?
Check for water flow problems, unusual noises and leaks. Specifically, look for low water pressure, if the flowing water also sprays mist, if the spout drips, if the handle leaks, if the faucet makes noise after you turn it off or if the handle is difficult to operate. Each of these issues can have more than one cause, so hiring a plumber will ensure that the problem is dealt with correctly and effectively.
How Can I avoid my faucet from being broken in the future?
Always defer to your manufacturer’s instructions if you have them, as they will have the best and most accurate maintenance instructions. If not, keep the faucet clean inside and out and immediately blot dry afterwards to prevent any rust. In general, it is better to avoid abrasive or industrial cleaners. Do not use products containing hydrofluoric, phosphoric, or hydrochloric acids, as they will void some manufacturers’ warranties.
For hard water stains, try an even mixture of water and white vinegar. Warm water and a soft, damp cloth work well for those annoying water spots. When cleaning your faucet with a new method for the first time, try it on a spot no one would notice in case it causes undesired results so it will not affect the rest of your faucet.
Fix those unsightly fixtures and faucets to give your Lakeland area home a quick update. Don't let that leaky faucet ruin your home and your wallet, call the experts of Samco Plumbing at (863) 509-1718.