Faucet and Sink Fixtures

Fillig glass of mains water, drinking waterFaucets and sinks are probably one of the most used appliances in a household. Every day use will cause wear and tear, eventually requiring some repair. Repairing a faucet and sink can be done by the homeowner by following simple step by step instructions.
If the homeowner does not have a lot of free time, then it may be necessary to find a licensed professional plumber. By using a professional plumber, most parts are entitled to a warranty should they not work or are installed incorrectly.

When Is It Necessary To Replace My Faucet

The wear and tear on a faucet and sink is immanent. The constant use of the sink and the constant turning off and on of the faucet will eventually need to be replaced. Most of the time, it is a simple cosmetic upgrade. Other times it might be the plumbing. One sign that shows it's necessary to replace a faucet is when the appliance begins to show some rust or begin to chip.

This can be unsafe because pieces of metal that chip off the faucet can be inhaled. A leaky faucet can lead to mold growing under the sink, cabinets, or in the walls. A faucet should be properly sealed to any water leaking around the faucet fixture.

What Are Some Signs Of Damage

Water damage and cracked pipes are two of the most common signs of damage caused by faucet or sink that is not working properly. Cracked pipes that go unnoticed can cause extensive water damage. If this damage is left unrepaired, it could become quite costly to reverse the damage. Water damage can cause rotting wood in the flooring, in the walls, and under the sink. Water damage also promotes the growth of mold. Mold can grow undetected, and can cause health issues, such as respiratory illnesses.

How Can I Avoid My Faucet From Being Broken In The Future

If the damage from a broken faucet is cause by a cracked or broken pipe due to extreme weather conditions, a homeowner might be recommended to leave the water running slightly through the faucet. This will allow the faucet and pipes to keep from freezing up.

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Regular maintenance is necessary to look for any leaks, cracked caulking around the faucet, or rust. By performing routine maintenance on household faucets, the homeowner might be able to prevent any extensive damage and avoid costly repairs.

Fix those unsightly fixtures and faucets to give your Ruston home a quick update. Don't let that leaky faucet ruin your utility bill, call the experts of Mark Johnson Plumbing at (318) 255-1332