5 Signs You Should Order a Faucet Replacement

5 Signs You Should Order a Faucet Replacement

  • bathroom remodeling
  • kitchen remodeling
faucet replacement in Pennsylvania by McHale's KBA

Kitchens and bathrooms are some of the most important rooms in most houses because they’re connected to plumbing. With the help of faucets, homeowners are capable of using clean water to cook, clean, and live comfortably. However, having water pumped to your home can become a problem if a faucet breaks. Knowing when it’s time to call for a faucet replacement can save you from dealing with water damage in your kitchen or bathroom. As one of Pennsylvania’s best kitchen and bathroom remodeling companies, we can tell you what to look for so you can keep your kitchen and bathroom dry.

Here are five signs that you should get a faucet replacement:


Old age

No faucet lasts forever, but treating them well can keep them working in their winter years. However, any faucet nearing the end of its life should be considered for replacement. Your faucet’s manual or manufacturer can give you a precise lifespan for your faucet. If you can’t get a solid date, most last an average of fifteen years.


Corrosion and rust

Rusty, corroded faucets are obvious candidates for replacement. Over an extended time, faucets can get worn and damaged by cleaning chemicals and hard water. This can often cause problems with the drinking water when the rust gets in the water. The only viable way to fix this problem is by replacing the whole faucet. Installing a water softener can help you alleviate this issue to a degree.


Leaks and mold

Compared to some of the other problems on this list, leaks may seem like a low-key problem for a faucet to have. However, leaks can cause you to use more water, raising your water bills. Also, leaky faucets help propagate mold and other fungi. Not only is mold capable of damaging your sink further, but its spores are known to have negative health effects.


Mineral build-up

Mineral build-ups are only a real problem for homeowners with hard water. The build-ups most often form inside and around the fixture. They’re capable of damaging your faucet and serious build-ups can ruin the entire faucet. Water softeners can help prevent these minerals from building up.


Plans for remodeling

At McHale’s KBA, we know that sometimes you just want to replace something for aesthetic reasons. When buying a house, many people consider the kitchen and bathrooms to be some of the most important rooms. This means that faucets are a common thing to replace when preparing a home for the market. A faucet replacement is great for increasing your home’s resale value or simply for redesigning your rooms.


Why go to McHale’s KBA for all of your kitchen and bathroom remodeling needs?

At McHale’s Kitchen and Bath, our goal for every job is for you to enjoy your investment. Almost 70 years of experience have taught us that remodeling is a process, not a product. While any contractor can sell you a product, we sell you a seamless remodeling project. Our professional workers will complete your dream remodeling without making your home look like a construction site. Call McHale’s Kitchen and Bath today to learn more about how we can help with your remodeling!

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How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace Your Damaged Faucet

How to Decide Whether to Repair or Replace Your Damaged Faucet

  • bathroom remodeling
  • kitchen remodeling
McHales Kitchen and Bath Faucet Repair

Plumbing services take up your time and can cost a great deal of money, which is why it’s important to first determine whether your faucets are damaged or not. If your faucets are damaged, you should call a licensed plumber as soon as possible. If you’re struggling with your faucets, the problem might not have anything to do with your faucet, as your home’s plumbing is complicated. If you think your faucet is damaged, however, here are a few warning signs to watch out for.

How to Know if Your Faucet is Damaged

  • Dripping faucet. A leaky faucet can be a common plumbing problem, but if you notice your faucet is constantly dripping, then you have a damaged faucet. Constant dripping is usually caused by high water pressure or a broken valve.
  • Spitting faucet. Faucets that function normally, should release a consistent stream of water, but if your faucet has an irregular water flow, there could be some damages. A spitting faucet is usually caused by some sort of internal damage done to the faucet.
  • Squeaking faucet. If your faucet’s handle squeaks when you turn the water on, there could be damages that need urgent repair. Sometimes a squeaky faucet needs a little grease applied, if that doesn’t work, however, then it’s time to call a plumber.

When It’s Time to Repair Your Faucet

  • The type of faucet. There are several different types of faucets, and some faucets have more parts than others. Faucets, such as ball faucets, have several different parts that can be susceptible to damage.
  • Frequent dripping A leaking faucet can usually be fixed with a repair than an entire replacement. Most leaky faucets are fixed by simply removing the handle and tightening the adjusting ring. A leaky faucet can also be resolved by replacing the O-rings on the cartridge when they’ve worn out. If any internal parts are too worn out, however, then it’s time for a replacement.
  • Squeaky faucet. Usually, a squeaky faucet doesn’t warrant a replacement, but a simple repair. Removing the appropriate parts to grease them usually solves the problem.

When It’s Time to Replace Your Faucet

Faucets aren’t built to last forever, and your faucets will break down from use over time. The older the faucet, the less likely it can run efficiently which can result in expensive water bills. If your home runs on hard water, that can cut down on your plumbing’s lifespan drastically. Replacing your entire faucet, however, can be costly, which is why it’s important to determine when your faucet needs a replacement. Here are a few warning signs to watch out for.

  • Age. A good rule of thumb for replacing any appliance is by its age. Faucets are generally built to last for 15-20 years. If your faucet is nearing the end of its lifespan, it might be time to consider a replacement.
  • Frequent issues. One of the most common signs that it’s time to replace your faucet is when it needs constant repairs to function. A few repairs here and there are usually always cheaper than a full replacement, but if the repairs start to add up, you might as well save your money and replace it.
  • Efficiency Older faucets can waste a lot of water, running anywhere from 3-5 gallons per minute. If you’re trying to cut down on utility costs, modern faucets run much more efficiently.
  • Damages. There may be nothing wrong with your faucet, but if your sink or counter surface is damaged, your faucet may need to be replaced as well. Some materials, such as ceramic, ages poorly, and can result in cracks and scratches.

If you need faucet repair in your Levittown kitchen or bathroom, call McHales today! 

By McHales Kitchen and Bath