If you are constantly having a problem with a leaking faucet, then this means that you may need to replace the faucet. Although leaks can be sealed, sometimes the seal will leak, and still allow water to seep through. Any faucets that continue to leak, even after being repaired, should just be replaced.
Another issue with faucets, is if they become damaged, and the handlebars pop off, are difficult to turn, or even begin spraying water.It's possible for faucets to become very old, and one day you may turn the handles, only to find that they are stuck, break off, or they cannot be turned into the off position again.
When the faucet gets this old, then it's time to replace it. Other issues, such as rusting, will be a cause to replace an old faucet, or replace it with a faucet of better grade material. If you try to replace parts in a faucet, and it still isn't working, then you need to replace the faucet completely.
What Are Some Signs Of Damage?
There are several signs that a faucet may be damaged, but leaking is a telltale sign. Many faucets will leak when they have been overused, and the knobs will begin getting stuck, or they may not turn at all. Damage may occur to the knobs, as the knobs are turned every time the faucet needs to be used. Leaking from any part of the faucet, indicates damage, which means it may need replacing. If you see that your faucet is loose on its base, and it cannot be tightened, there may be a problem with the faucet itself, or the way it was installed.
How Can I Avoid My Faucet From Being Broken In The Future?
The best way to prevent a broken faucet in the future, is to maintain the faucet itself, as well as the knobs or handle that are on the faucet. It's understandable that a faucet must be used on a daily basis, but after the parts begin to wear, then replacement is necessary. Replacing the old parts, will help you to maintain your faucet over time, so it will last much longer. Always clean your faucet on the outside, and keep around it clean as well. If you begin to see rusting on the faucet, use a cleaner that will get rid of the rust.
Fix those unsightly fixtures and faucets to give your Oklahoma City area home a quick update. Don't let that leaky faucet ruin your home and your wallet, call the experts of Hull Plumbing at (405) 246-9763.