Faucet Repair and Replacement

Faucet RepairFaucets are often a plumbing repair we are called to, not because they are particularly unreliable, but rather because they are used more times per day than any other plumbing fixture. Wear and tear is natural over time, and also does depend on the original quality fixture that the home builder installed when constructing the house. Often inexpensive faucets are installed, which look new and shiny to sell a home, but are not designed for long life. That’s why we recomment whenever a faucet is replaced of repaired, a good quality unit is purchased, as it will save you money (and trouble) in the long term.

Quality brands we often install are Delta, Pfister, American Standard, Blanco, Danze, Grohe, Hansgrohe, KWC, and Rohl. But there are a huge variety to choose from. That is one of the problems a plumbing repair company has to deal with. It is just not possible to stock every variation of washer and lever that has been on the market for the last say 10 years!

As far as the work itself, the first task is to identify the valves to turn off the water supplies. In most modern homes the stop valve is located near the faucet and is easy to turn off. If the valve is inoperable or broken, then the water needs to be turned off higher up the system. In some cases there may be a temporary disruption to the house supply. Once the water is turned off, for most problems like a dripping or leaky faucet, the solution is to disassemble and relpace a worn or perished washer or component. Broken linkages to plugs are another common issue we repair.

If you are redecorating or remodeling a replacement faucet may be the answer to a new look for your kitchen or bathroom, and your local plumber would be pleased to recommend a new fixture or install a pre-purchased faucet of your choice.