Your home’s kitchen faucet must be optimally maintained to ensure that the water flowing into your home is safe to drink and available when you need it. But homeowners often run into maintenance problems when trying to repair their home faucet system. Within this blog, we’ll outline three of the most common faucet problems we experience within our work.
1. Persistent Leaks
The leaks from your kitchen faucet can be the source of numerous headaches around the home. One of the difficulties is that these leaks can occur in various areas of the faucet. There might be pooling water at the bottom of the spout. Or there could be leaks coming through the taps themselves. These leaks are usually related to damaged parts, such as O-rings, which allow water to seep through. It’s important to speak with a professional plumber should these issues continue for a prolonged period of time.
2. Loss of Water Pressure
Water pressure is critical in ensuring the system achieves optimal performance. Without the ideal level of pressure within your home system, you may only receive a small amount of liquid through the taps each time. One common cause for water pressure issues is the build-up of mineral deposits inside the system. Try to take apart the faucet carefully and remove any contaminants at least once every few months. This should help you to avoid possible water pressure issues.
3. Wear and Tear
The components within our household faucets often don’t last the same length of time as the exterior faucet elements. They are being constantly impacted by water and other system elements and this can lead to corrosion over time. Wear and tear on system components can impact water quality and reduce the performance of the entire faucet. If you’re finding that the spray heads and other components aren’t reaching peak performance, or are otherwise causing a problem with the system, it may be time to replace the entire faucet. It’s important to call a plumber before you make any repair or replacement decisions!
Only trusted professionals can ensure your faucet system is repaired expertly. Try to avoid taking on any maintenance tasks without first seeking the advice of a specialist! You can then ensure each faucet in your home is producing cleaning water consistently.