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When to Replace Your Kitchen Faucet

A kitchen faucet is an essential part of any kitchen. It is the one piece of plumbing that gets the most use daily. Whether washing dishes or filling a pot with water, your kitchen faucet will be good. That is why choosing the right one for your needs is essential. Many different kitchen faucets are available on the market today, so it can be challenging to decide which one is right for you. This blog post will discuss some common signs that it’s time for a new faucet.

If your kitchen faucet is more than a decade old, it might be time to start thinking about replacing it.

Here are eight signs that indicate it’s time for a new faucet:

Leaking:

Your faucet is leaking. That is the most obvious sign that you need a new faucet. If your tap is leaking, there
are a few things you can do to fix it. First, try tightening the packing nut. That is usually located under the
handle. If that doesn’t work, you may need to replace the washer. You can find replacement washers at most
hardware stores. Finally, if neither of those solutions works, you may need to replace the entire faucet.

If your faucet is still leaking after trying these solutions, you may need to call a repairer. A leaking tap can
be easily fixed in most cases and doesn’t require a professional. However, if the leak comes from the pipes
under your sink, you’ll need to call an appliance repair to fix it.

Difficult to operate:

Your faucet is challenging to operate. If your faucet is difficult to work on, it may be due to a build-up of
mineral deposits. You can clean these deposits by soaking a cloth in vinegar and wrapping it around the faucet.
Let the fabric soak for several hours, then remove it and scrub the faucet with a brush. If this doesn’t work,
you may need to replace the faucet.

If your faucet is still difficult to operate after cleaning it, you may need to replace the washer. The washer
is under the faucet’s handle and can be replaced by unscrewing the handle and removing the old washer. Be sure
to take the old washer with you to the store so you can purchase the correct size.

Corroded:

If your faucet is made of metal, corrosion has likely set in, and you’ll need to replace it. If the corrosion is
bad enough, it can cause the water pressure to decrease or even cause leaks. If you have a plastic faucet, you
may be able to clean off the corrosion with a vinegar solution.

If you notice that your faucet is starting to rust, it’s essential to take action right away. The longer you
wait, the worse the corrosion will get and the more likely it will cause problems. If you’re unsure how to
replace a faucet, you can always hire a plumber or check out some online tutorials. Corroded faucets are not
only unsightly, but they can also be dangerous. If you have any concerns about your faucet, make sure to contact
a professional right away.

Making strange noise:

It could be that your faucet is starting to wear out and needs to be replaced. Alternatively, something could be
caught in the tap or pipes, causing the noise. If you’re not sure what the problem is, it’s best to call a
plumber to take a look. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do to try and fix the problem.

If you have a detachable shower head, remove it and see if that stops the noise. If there’s something caught in
the faucet, you may be able to remove it with a pair of pliers. Try running water through the taps to see if
that clears the problem. If the noise comes from the pipes, there could be a loose connection. Try tightening
any visible screws or joints.

Old:

You may not have realized it, but your faucet is one of the most important fixtures in your home. It provides
you with clean water for drinking and cooking and is also responsible for keeping your sink and countertop free
of dirt and grime. Unfortunately, over time, even the best-made faucets can start to show their age. If you’ve
noticed that your faucet is beginning to drip or leak, it’s probably time for a replacement.

The professionals at House Appliance Repair are here to help you! If we can’t get a quote back in 15 minutes or less,
there’s no need to worry. We’ll be happy to take care of the rest – give us some time so that one of our technicians can
answer all your questions about what will happen next and how best to proceed with repairing/replacing said appliance as
necessary.