Faucets are integral to kitchen and bath remodeling projects. Hershman Plumbing's plumbers are local experts in helping you remodel or design your dream kitchen or bath. You will receive an updated look and enjoy additional benefits from upgraded fixtures which can include reduced water usage and energy savings. Best of all, you may likely be very surprised at the affordability of upgrading your fixtures.
Signs of Faucet Problems
Even a small faucet leak can waste hundreds of gallons of water in a year. That is one reason why it is important to ensure that your facets are in in good working order. While most faucets can last a decade or more, here are six signs your faucet may need repair.
Faucet Dropping Water
A faucet dripping can be a sign of high water pressure in your pipes or malfunctioning valves. Either way, this is a sign to contact a plumber. Similarly, if you notice water damage either at the bottom of the faucet or underneath the sink, this is also a sign that your faucet needs to be repaired.
The faucet handle doesn’t work or is difficult to use. This may be a sign that you need to replace your faucet. A squeaky faucet handle can be a sign that the faucet stem has worn or needs plumber grease.
Rust and Mineral Deposits
Rust and mineral deposits are two common types of faucet damage. Either can mean it is time to repair or replace your faucet. Mineral deposits can cause further damage depending on the water supply to your home. Rust and hard water damage can sometimes be resolved with vinegar and lemon juice.
If your faucet fails to produce a steady stream of water, you may have a clogged faucet aerator, the screen that covers the tip of the faucet.