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Top Five Signs That You Need a Faucet Repair

Top Five Signs That You Need a Faucet Repair

Even the smallest of leaks can add hundreds to your water bill, wasting gallons of water each year. That’s why it’s essential to address every leak as soon as possible. Not all leaks are created equal. How do you even know if your faucets are leaking, even if there is no visible sitting water?
Here are the top five signs that your faucets might be leaking and in disrepair.

1. Dripping Water

If your faucets are dripping, this could indicate high water pressure in the pipes. It could also be an indicator of malfunctioning valves. Additionally, water damage at the bottom of the faucet or underneath the sink can also indicate a faulty tap. If you are dealing with any of these issues, it may be time to contact someone to repair the problem before it worsens.

2. Spitting Faucet

When dealing with a spitting faucet, more often than not, it’s a clogged aerator screen. This is a simple enough fix that might not even require many tools.
  • Simply unscrew the aerator from the tip of the spout. Most are attached by hand, so they can be easily removed. Ensure you dry your hands and the faucet for a better grip. Try pliers or apply heat (hot water, hairdryer, etc.) to loosen it if you cannot remove it.
  • Once you remove the aerator, gently separate the parts. Remember how everything goes back together. Use a small brush to remove any built-up dirt and debris. A good soak in some vinegar and baking soda should remove any stubborn grime.
  • You may need to replace the aerator at this point. If the screen or any other parts look damaged or rusty, you can find a variety of replacements at your local hardware store or call a plumber to fix it.
  • Once clean, reassemble, and reattach!

Simply unscrew the aerator from the tip of the spout. Most are attached by hand, so they can be easily removed. Ensure you dry your hands and the faucet for a better grip. Try pliers or apply heat (hot water, hairdryer, etc.) to loosen it if you cannot remove it.

Once you remove the aerator, gently separate the parts. Remember how everything goes back together. Use a small brush to remove any built-up dirt and debris. A good soak in some vinegar and baking soda should remove any stubborn grime.

You may need to replace the aerator at this point. If the screen or any other parts look damaged or rusty, you can find a variety of replacements at your local hardware store or call a plumber to fix it.

Once clean, reassemble, and reattach!

3. Loud Faucet

Depending on the nature of your plumbing issue, several different sounds could be coming from your faucet. Some of these sounds can be resolved quite simply, while others might signify something more problematic. Contact us to help you identify what the sound means and how to fix it.

4. Squeaky Handles

If your taps are squeaking, it could be a worn faucet stem.
To repair this, simply:

Remove the tap handle with a pair of pliers

Coat the handle stem with some plumbers grease

Reassemble.

5. Rust

It might be time to replace your faucets altogether if you find rust and mineral deposits. These have the potential to create even more significant problems. Replacing your faucets is a DIY project for some, for others, you can have a professional take care of it for you.
For these and any other plumbing issues, you need a plumber you can trust. Fox Plumbing offers a wide variety of services, including faucet repair and replacement. Our trained professionals can help with your squeaky, clangy, leaky faucets and so much more. Contact us today!
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