Faucets and sinks get used daily in most homes. This wear and tear inevitably leads to clogs, worn-out components, failed seals, breaks, and ultimately leaks. The damage caused by a leaking sink or faucet is often quite serious because it is inside your home, can waste gallons of water, and water damage and mold growth can become health and safety hazards.
A good faucet and sink should last a long time. Plumber Near Me is here to help you get the most use out of the plumbing fixtures in your Austin or Buda home. When it comes time to replace those fixtures, Plumber Near Me is in your corner as well. We can safely remove the old fixture without damaging your property, and install the new one with a seamless professional touch.
Faucet and Sink Inspections
Issues with your faucet and sink tend to creep up on you. Some problems show no symptoms until a major repair is needed or the entire fixture needs to be replaced. You can extend the life of your fixtures with regular inspections to remove minor clogs, check seals, tighten any fittings that have come loose, and keep your sinks and faucets running smoothly.
Get Plumber Near Me on your schedule. We’ll help with timely reminders, punctual arrival, and courteous service calls by uniformed experts who protect your property and don’t leave a mess. Don’t wait for the problem to get bigger; prevent the problem. Call us today to discuss further benefits of our inspection services.
Signs of Faucet Issues
Faulty faucets can significantly hinder the water supply to your home. Your faucet might need repair or replacement if you notice any of the following:
Reduced Water Flow – insufficient faucet output may mean that the inside of the faucet needs to be cleaned, or that the faucet components could be damaged.
Leaking Faucet – actual leaks in the faucet could be the result of faulty sealing or malfunctioning internal components. Either way, immediate attention by a plumber is needed.
Signs of Sink Issues
Even the best sinks succumb to the passage of time with predictable malfunctions. Have a licensed plumber inspect your sink if it exhibits any of the following:
Slow Draining – a sink that drains slowly or not at all is most likely clogged. Depending on the size, location, and nature of the clog, several effective drain cleaning methods are available to restore full drainage capability to your sink.
Water Coming Into the Sink – if water backs up into the sink when you flush the toilet or use another nearby faucet, it may be a sign of a deeper clog. These issues need professional attention immediately to prevent them from becoming a major plumbing system issue.
Leaks Beneath the Sink – water leaking beneath the sink may be the result of a cracked or damaged pipe or a faulty seal. Without immediate attention, water damage and mold growth could occur in the area beneath the sink, requiring more costly repairs.
How Hard Water Can Affect Your Faucets
Hard water is a fact of life in Austin and Buda, Texas. The water that passes through your plumbing and out of your faucets every day is heavy with minerals and sediments. You may have seen these debris building up in white, calcified hard chalk around your faucets. The water may have an “off” taste or look cloudy and murky.
This isn’t just a problem outside of your pipes. That same sandstone-like buildup affects the inside of your pipes, compromising them and eventually leading to blockages or leaky pipes.
Ask your consultant from Plumber Near Me if a water softener may be the right choice to extend the life of your plumbing. Our professional plumbers are fully qualified to make recommendations and perform installation services.
When Is It Necessary to Replace Your Faucet or Sink?
Signs that your sink or faucet needs to be replaced range from subtle to obvious. A kitchen or bathroom project may actually require you to replace the fixtures. You might consider replacing your sink or faucet under any of the following conditions:
If a leak does develop and you don’t know how to fix it or prefer to trust a professional, call Plumber Near Me today to schedule your service. Our courteous staff is ready to respond with expert advice and service for both routine maintenance, plumbing emergencies, plumbing installation services, and everything in between.