Faucet Replacement Warning Signs
When To Call The Experts
Kitchens and bathrooms are often considered some of the most important rooms in a house. Their access to the plumbing via faucets makes them useful for any sort of cooking and cleaning. However, this also means that these rooms are vulnerable to water damage if the faucets break. Faucets generally show some signs that they’ll need replacement, so you can prevent damage to your home by knowing what to look for. Streamline Services can help you learn when to call for a faucet replacement in your North Carolina home.
Here are five warning signs that you need to call for a faucet replacement for your North Carolina home:
Leaks and mold
Compared to other plumbing problems, leaking faucets don’t seem too drastic. However, that leaking can wind up costing you a lot of money in wasted water. Also, leaking water often promotes the growth of mold and other fungi. Mold spores have a bad reputation for causing health problems and can damage your faucet further.
Even if you take meticulous care of them, your faucet is going to get old eventually. If you’re good about caring for it, your faucet can look and work just fine. However, a faucet nearing the end of its life is always worth replacing, especially if it doesn’t have a warranty. Individual types of faucets have different warranties and lifespans, so you should check the manual or call the manufacturer to learn when yours will die. If you can’t get a solid date, fifteen years is a good estimate.
You should check your sink often for mineral build-ups if you have problems with hard water. Hard water minerals can build up around or inside the fixtures and can cause severe damage if they aren’t treated. If they get bad enough, you may have to replace the whole faucet. If waterborne minerals get to be a problem for you, consider buying a water softener for your home.
There are times you’ll want to replace an appliance or something similar for more aesthetic reasons. Bathrooms and kitchens are some of the most important rooms for home buyers. Because of this, you may want to get new faucets before you put your home on sale. Getting the right faucets can greatly improve your home’s value.
Rust and corrosion
If you see your faucet getting rusty, you definitely need a new faucet. Over time, hard water and strong cleaning chemicals can damage your faucet’s material and wear it down. The corroded material can also get into your water and make it taste or look strange. The only real way to fix this sort of problem is with a complete replacement. Like with mineral build-ups, you can help prevent this problem with a water softener.
Why call Streamline when I need a new faucet?
Modern fixtures will save you more money since they are efficient as ever. You need a professional to install, however, because you may notice a decrease in efficiency or find that seals break easier without professional service. Here at Streamline, we have access to high-quality equipment and have years of experience installing bathroom fixtures that last for years. Don’t take a risk and ruin your brand new tile floor because of a simple misstep from an under qualified contractor. Call Streamline Services today to learn more about how we can get you a new faucet!