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There is nothing more annoying than a faucet that’s not working properly. Sometimes the annoyance is from a leaking faucet, other times a faucet with low or sporadic water pressure. Over time the hardware in fixtures and faucets can start to go bad, causing these issues. Luckily, Scott Plumbing. has you covered whether you live in Sugar Land or any of the surrounding areas.
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When Is It Time to Replace Your Faucet?
Replacing your faucet is typically necessary when your faucet starts to show signs of wear and tear, or when it’s becoming enough of a nuisance where it starts affecting the rest of your kitchen. One reason for replacing your faucet is if it’s spilling water to the back of your sink and onto the counter tops. The water can run down the side of the vanity and cause mold and wood damage.
Eventually the wet sides of the vanity will start to rot, and between this and the mold, your family may be exposed to health hazards. Another reason that it’s necessary to replace your faucet is if it starts to leak from the nozzle or from the base. A leaking faucet from the nozzle usually indicates broken hardware.
When Should You Replace Your Sink?
Replacing a sink is usually done for design purposes, to raise the value of the home, or to fit the décor of your kitchen. If your appliances are all stainless steel, a chrome finish sink won’t look too good. A loose seal flange or broken drain basket in an old sink also warrants a new sink.
Issues like this can cause leaks and water damage if they’re not properly taken care of. Luckily, we can replace your sinks to keep bigger issues from happening, or to make your fixtures fit better.
How Can You Avoid Faucet Leaks in the Future?
The best way to solve problems is by preventing them from occurring in the first place. If you take care of your faucets you’ll likely be able to continue using them without problems for years to come. Faucet leaks can have multiple culprits.
A few common causes of faucet leaks are:
- O-ring: Dripping near the handle is typically caused from a loose or worn out O-ring. The O-ring is the small disc that attaches to the stem screw which holds the handle of the faucet in place.
- Broken or worn washers: Every time the faucet is turned on, the washer is pressed against the valve seat forcefully, over time the friction caused wears out the washer. When this happens, dripping starts to occur around the spout.
- Destroyed valve seat: The spout and faucet is connected through the valve seat. Built up water sediments can start to corrode the valve seat which causes leaks of the spout.
- Improper installation of washers: If your washer isn’t the right size, or is not installed the right way, water can get around the washer and start a leak.
Give Scott Plumbing a call to handle your plumbing needs. From a leaking faucet to a sink replacement, we work night and day to provide you with optimum service.
Breathe new life into your home with updates to your fixtures. We’ll be happy to recommend the best new equipment for your kitchen or bathroom. Call today at (256) 701-6181 to set up an immediate appointment.