Faucets are a statement of style, so when it comes time for kitchen and bathroom fixture repairs, you want to choose the right ones. Plumbing fixtures like faucets also play an important functional role, so you need something that works as you need it to.
A leaking faucet is the opportunity to upgrade the kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Have you always wanted a touchless faucet? Or perhaps you’d be in love with a modern Farmhouse kitchen sink faucet with a retractable spout which swivels 360 degrees?
Our leaky fixture repair experts at Raleigh are experienced in helping customers choose and install kitchen and bathroom fixtures quickly and efficiently. We are highly trained, licensed, and insured Raleigh plumbers, so you can be sure you will have the best service.
Here at Streamline Plumbing we have put together a few ideas you might like on the different types of faucets you could install when it comes time for fixture repairs. Take a look, and if you need a pro for plumbing repairs in Raleigh, we would be glad to help.
There are four major types of faucets available from which you can choose, and each has different functionality and parts. While some faucets may be simple to fix, other are quite complicated, and you may not be able to tell for sure which type you currently have in your bathroom. Let the following guide help you determine the type of faucet you currently have or wish to see in your bathroom.
Ball faucets were the first type of faucet to be washerless. These faucets are often identified by the single handle with a round cap above the base of the spout. This is where the chambers holding different temperatures of water are located.
Disc faucets are perhaps the most technologically advanced faucets available. Like ball faucets, the temperature is controlled by one handle, but instead of a ball holding the chambers, the lever is set on top of a cylindrical body. This houses two discs that slide over each other to control water temperature. A disc faucet is perhaps the most efficient faucet types and is the least likely to need repair.
A cartridge faucet is a little bit harder to identify because it can have either a single or double handle. Instead, these faucets are typically recognized by how they operate. They use a movable stem cartridge to work, meaning that with a single handle, you would push up or down for water flow and left or right for temperature.
Compression faucets are the original type of faucet. Original as well as updated versions are common in many houses today. They are the least expensive faucet to install and are unique because they only operate using two handles that you have to loosen and tighten to control the flow of water and temperature.