It may look like a simple part of your plumbing system, but your faucet is actually a little more complex than you may think. Within the faucet there are a few smaller parts, such as the valve seat, O-ring, and washer. You probably won’t need to know all of the ins and outs about how these different parts work, but it is helpful to know when these parts aren’t working by noticing when it’s time for a faucet replacement.
An easy way of knowing when it’s time for a faucet replacement is if you’ve had to get several repair jobs within a short amount of time. Over time, the cost of these repairs can really add up, and a replacement will save you money compared to frequent, ongoing repairs. Visible problems with the faucet also point toward needing a faucet replacement service. Noticeable damages, such as rust or corrosion, can affect the water that flows through your faucet, so you’ll want to get a new faucet to make sure the water you’re getting is clear and clean.
You also might need a faucet replacement if your faucet has passed its prime. Most faucets can last upwards of 15 years, so if you’ve had your faucet well past that amount of time, it’s probably a good idea to seek out a replacement service.
Here at Moody Plumbing Inc., we know your faucet has a big influence on the water in your plumbing system despite how small it might be seem. If it’s time to replace your faucet, call us today.