Check your faucets for water leaks today.
Today is World Water Day and everyone is being asked to do their part to conserve the world’s water resources. Make it a priority to check your home for faucet leaks and drips, and have those minor plumbing leak repairs (you know, the ones you’ve been putting off for months now!) taken care of. Even a minor drip at your kitchen faucet is more than just a nuisance.
Every faucet or shower head has either stems (if it has two handles) or a cartridge (if it is a single handle) that stop the flow of water when the handle is turned off. Over time, mineral corrosion can build up in these stems and cartridges which results in an imperfect seal, allowing water to leak through – slowly, but enough that your faucet will drip continuously.
And even a minor continuous drip wastes water – a lot of water. That dripping faucet may be allowing thousands of gallons of water to go “down the drain” every year which, besides wasting water, increases your water bills and wastes money.
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Replacing the cartridge or stems may be the least expensive answer if your faucet is leaking.
Often, replacing the faucet stems or cartridge will fix the problem. Something that’s simple enough that most homeowners can make this plumbing repair on their own. But if you don’t have the time or are just all thumbs when it comes to plumbing repairs, give us a call.
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Or, you may want to consider replacing that leaky faucet.
If your faucet is fairly old, it may not be worth trying to repair it. The faucet may be so old you can no longer find the parts. Or, even if you can find replacement parts, sometimes the faucet itself has corroded and/or is in such poor overall condition that repair isn’t warranted.
In that case, let one of our plumbers give you a price on replacing that old, outdated, leaky faucet with a new, modern one that will improve the look of your kitchen or bathroom even as it helps conserve water and lower your utility costs. Zach installed this faucet as part of a set in a customer’s home. Both the kitchen sink faucet and the vegetable sink faucet (shown here) are a functional and attractive addition to this home.
Some homeowners ask if there’s anything that they can do to extend the life of their new faucet.
Installing a water softener will go a long way towards lengthening the usefulness of the cartridge or stems in your faucet by removing the calcium and hard-water deposits that cause corrosion and accelerate wear. Ask us about purchase and installation of a water softener for your home.
Questions? Give us a call! An experienced Plumber is always available during business hours to answer your questions.
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