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Faucet Replacement

faucetreplacementFaucets become faulty for many reasons. Some notice sudden dripping or leaking faucets. Other customers have clogged faucets. Some faucets become covered in hard water, lime or calcium build-up. Many faucets are simply too old and become cracked over time. Often, customers seek to replace them for newer models during home renovations. Once a faucet becomes damaged, it is at risk for leaking or spraying water when used. If not properly monitored, this water leakage could add up to hundreds of gallons of wasted water. This wasted, and therefore increased, water usage increases the cost per billing period. If the water sprays onto the walls or floors it leads to mildew and mold growth. Therefore, it is necessary to replace damaged faucets as soon as possible.

The biggest mistake many homeowners make is attempting to tackle repair projects without professional consultation. Many assume completing the project individually will save the costs of hiring help. In reality, many DIY projects have the opposite result. Repairing a faucet is a complicated task and requires many tools to complete. Many of the necessary tools are not readily available in the average home or toolbox, these include: plumber’s tape, groove-joint pliers and silicone caulk. The more common tools needed include: a basin wrench, an adjustable wrench and a flashlight, in addition to the faucet and supply lines. The cost of buying new tools and materials adds to the complexity of the task itself. When one takes on a job of this nature, it is common to make mistakes. When such mistakes must be repaired, the cost increases significantly.

To avoid making costly mistakes, it is easier to hire a professional. A professional has all the tools necessary, in addition to the expertise, to complete the task efficiently. There are a variety of Orange County faucet replacement and general plumbing companies to suit one’s schedule or budget. In addition to faucet repair, Altegra Plumbing provides drain cleaning and pipe repairs. Cole Plumbing provides sink and toilet upgrades and ADA faucet upgrades for those with mobility issues or disabilities. Barker & Sons boasts the ability to install a sink in any room of the house, and Scott Harrison Plumbing provides emergency service to residential or commercial buildings in addition to HVAC services.

Faucets can be found in multiple parts of a home, including kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, tubs and wet bars. Therefore, it is necessary to keep these fixtures in condition at all times. While many seek to repair or replace them alone, it is best to seek the help of a professional. Orange County faucet replacement companies are simple to find. These companies offer any service need to repair a faucet, in addition to other plumbing and household needs.

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