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When to Replace a Dripping Faucet

The world's market for faucets is worth over 19 billion dollars. No matter how old your home is, you might have problems with your faucet once in a while - hence the demand for replacements.

Are you struggling with a leaking or dripping faucet? Are you unsure if it's time to replace it?

Read on to find out when to replace a faucet.

You Can't Fix It

Many DIYers extend the life of their existing faucets by replacing their own faucet cartridges. But, if you've been struggling to fix your faucet without success, it might be time to call a faucet replacement service.

The same is true if your leaking faucet seems to be fixed for a while and then starts dripping once again. If you're constantly paying for your faucet to be repaired, more often than not, it'll quickly become cheaper for you to just get your faucet replaced entirely.

You Have a Corroded Faucet

If there are visible issues with your faucet, such as mineral build up, you can sometimes clean up the mineral build up. Corrosion and mineral build up can cause a faucet to look unsightly and eventually lead to other issues such as hard turning faucet handles and low water pressure coming from the faucet. Once you have a faucet that is corroded internally, it can't really be fixed, so you'll need to replace it.

Your Faucet is Old

Even if your faucet seems to be in good condition, you may still want to update the look of your sink area by replacing them. If your home is very old, you might want to investigate to see if your faucet needs to be replaced ASAP. Some older faucets may be made with unsafe materials such as lead. They may also just be made of inexpensive materials that tend to break down

more frequently. Look at your faucets, and see if you can find a manufacturer listed or a model number.

As a general rule, you should be replacing the faucets in your home about every ten or fifteen years.

You See Buildup

There may be other visible signs you need to replace your faucet. Mineral buildup is one of those signs. You can clean up mineral buildup, but if you see mineral buildup coming back over and over, you might just need to swing for a replacement.

Bad Performance

If your faucet just isn't working properly, it's definitely time to replace it. You may have poor water pressure in one faucet but nowhere else in your home. If you have trouble turning the water from hot to cold, you might as well pay for a newer model.

When to Replace a Dripping Faucet: Start Today

Now that you know when to replace a dripping faucet, you can keep on top of things. So, make sure that you regularly inspect your faucets so that you'll be able to catch any issues before they spiral out of control.

If you're in need of plumbing help, contact Dominick Home Services today.

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