Your faucet is used multiple times daily to wash hands, food, and dishes. Constant wear on the pipes and unit will eventually call for repairs.
Signs Your Faucet Needs Repairs
When you turn your faucet on, water should instantly come out in a constant stream. If it takes a pause before the water comes out, or the water is shooting out in short bursts, you need faucet repair. Problems may be that the aerator, the mesh filter that covers the tip of the faucet has become clogged and needs to be cleaned or replaced. If not, clogs further down in the pipes could be hindering the flow and pressure.
You don’t want to go to brush your teeth in the morning and get a face full of water when you go to rinse your toothbrush. If your faucet is leaking, it can lead to mold and mildew growth on the walls and counter around the tap. Call for a plumber to repair it.
You may not think that a squeaky handle is a big deal, but a squeaky handle is like squealing brakes, and are signaling to you that something is wrong with the faucet. The facuet stem just needs to be re-greased, but that does mean having to take apart the faucet to oil it.
Mineral deposits are not only gross to look at, they are damaging to the metal as they slowly eat away at it. Usually caused by soap scum buildup from the minerals found in hard water, a good cleaning or installing a water softener can remove the mineral deposits on the outside and help with water flow in the pipes as they won’t be blocked by sediment anymore.