Get professional grade faucets, fixture, and sink installations. Call (559) 540-2399 for service in Plumbing Fresno, CA.
Unlike repiping, replacing faucets is simple because the faucets have very few moving parts. It makes it easier to determine when it is time to replace it. There are cases when replacing the unit is much more cost effective. If our technicians identify that your faucet needs replacement, they will recommend you that and explain why.
If you notice that your faucet unit is leaking internally, it is for the best to replace it. Then, you can prevent further hidden leaks.
If the faucet is old, we highly recommend you to replace it. Check where the faucet meets the sink, it gets rot there. If you can, push a hole through the base of your faucet with your finger. Then it is time to get a new one.
Basics for All Faucet Repairs
If you want to start the faucet repair then keep reading our notes. They will come in handy in the process:
Before you start the repair, carefully examine the faucet to find out where the water is coming from. Because depending on the source the repair can be different. For example, leaks around the base of the spout require a different repair than a drip from the end of the spout.
You should also turn off the water supply to the faucet. You will make sure there is no water splashing on your face when you’re working. In addition, you also need to relieve water pressure.
It is always recommended to cover the sink drain holes to prevent small parts falling down the drain.
Try to memorize the order and orientation of parts as you remove them because you’ll need to put them back in the same order. Also, you can use a camera and take a video of the process so that you don’t have to only count on your memory. Moreover, you can set the parts aside in the order to remove. Once you are done with resembling, inspect the interior of the valve for bits of deteriorated gaskets or mineral deposits. Clean the surface and loosen mineral deposits by soaking them in vinegar.
And how can you get rid of the problems with the water flow?
Plugged holes in the faucet body can cause slow water flow. For cleaning them out you can use a small screwdriver or penknife. Before you replace worn parts and reassemble the faucet, hold a rag over the dripping faucet and open the water shutoff valve slightly to flush out debris that you may loose during the cleaning and inspection.
Then open the faucet to the middle position and gradually open the shutoff valves to turn on the water. The faucet should be open until water flows freely.
Get professional-grade faucet, fixture, and sink installations. Call (559) 540-2399 for service in Plumbing Fresno, CA.