When we think about what plumbing fixtures in our homes get the most use, it’s easy to think about the toilet or the shower. However, the faucet is often the most-used plumbing fixture in any house. Whether you are doing the dishes or washing your hands after using the bathroom, it only makes sense that your faucet will start to degrade over time. What are some of the signs that you need a faucet replacement this spring?
The sound of a dripping faucet can be very annoying, and it is often one of the first signs that homeowners notice that indicate they might need a faucet replacement. In some cases, a valve can be swapped out to extend the life of your current faucet. However, in other cases, the pipes themselves or the plumbing fixture require repair.
Leaking Handle or Faucet
Faucets do not only leak water from the top. They can also start to leak water at the base or the handle. If your faucet is already on the older side, a faucet replacement is often a better solution than simply swapping out a part on the inside. If you don’t take care of faucet leaks in a timely fashion, it can lead to water damage that impacts your kitchen cabinets, counters, and flooring.
Some faucets are aesthetically beautiful but not built for long-term function. You might be due for a faucet replacement if you find that your faucet is damaged or squeaking a great deal throughout normal operation. When the faucet’s stem has been worn down, the created friction will lead to unpleasant squeaking sounds. It’s best to replace your fixture entirely with a new one designed for your needs.
Dripping isn’t the only noise a faucet can make, and strange, noisy sounds emitting from your faucet are warning signs that something is wrong. A faucet replacement can ensure that there is nothing wrong with your appliance, that no components are worn down, and that there is no mineral buildup on the inside leading to strange noises.
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