Your faucets allow you to easily access potable water in your home, including in the kitchen and bathroom. While your faucets are designed to work reliably and last for years, there will come a time when they start to exhibit signs of wear and tear.
While some problems are simply unavoidable in faucets that get daily use, there are certain issues that indicate it’s time to replace your faucets entirely:
- Handle leaks: One of the most common leaks from bathroom fixtures develops where bathroom faucet handles connect to your wall. There is a seal between your tub’s handle valve and the water supply pipe. A leaky bathtub or shower handle usually indicates that this seal is starting to break down. This is especially common if you have a rubber seal, but it can also occur with steel seals. Either way, you need to replace your seal. Thankfully, it’s easy to find these bathroom seals at a hardware store and completing the replacement shouldn’t be too difficult, as long as your faucets are in good shape and haven’t sustained any major corrosion.
- Issues with showerhead: Most bathtubs that double as a shower have a valve or fixture that can be used to divert the water from the tub faucet to the shower head. If the shower water diverter isn’t working or you get really low water pressure from your shower head when you use the diverter, there is probably an issue with your water connections or the diverter mechanism itself. Regardless of the source of the issue, a plumber in Fremont, NE will be able to determine whether fixture replacement is necessary to address the issue.
- Corrosion: Since your bathroom fixtures get so much use and are exposed to a lot of water, they are very susceptible to rust, corrosion and mineral build up. Not only do these things cause your fixtures to lose their aesthetic appeal, they can also deteriorate your fixtures and make it more difficult for you to remove them to make repairs. Replacing old, deteriorated hardware is an easy way to refresh your bathroom without breaking the bank.
- Dripping faucets: A dripping faucet might not seem like a big deal, but consistent dripping adds up to major water waste over time. Replacing dripping faucets can help you save money on your monthly water bill and is also better for the environment.
Ask a plumber in Fremont, NE
If you need help with faucet replacement or other plumbing services, give the team at Wiese Plumbing & Excavating, Inc. a call. Since 2006, our experienced team of qualified technicians has offered comprehensive plumbing services as well as excavation and septic system installation to residents and businesses in and around Fremont, NE.
We are licensed and bonded by the state and are dedicated to ensuring the quality of all the work we do. Take a look at our website to find out more about the specific services we provide and give us a call to schedule an appointment with one of our trained technicians.
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