Your kitchen faucet is likely one of the most used pieces of hardware in your home. The kitchen faucet is a versatile and valuable fixture, capable of anything from cleaning hands and washing dishes to filling pots and preparing meals. Sometimes, however, homeowners need kitchen faucet replacement to restore their sinks. Leaks, broken seals, and corrosion are just some of the problems that can lead to the need for kitchen faucet replacement. Keep an eye out for these signs that you might need kitchen faucet replacement.
Your Kitchen Faucet Has Visible Rust or Mineral Deposits
If you notice blue, white, or reddish-brown buildup on or around your kitchen faucet, it might signify that something more serious is going on inside of your plumbing. Hard water causes mineral buildup in any appliance. Unless you invest in a water softener, this is unavoidable. Visible mineral deposits are likely an indication that there is buildup inside of the faucet as well, and this can cause subpar performance and issues with the faucet’s inner workings. The same can be said for rust buildup. Rust typically builds up internally before it is visible on your sink. If your handle sticks or cracks or the water takes a while to flow after you turn the faucet on, you would likely benefit from kitchen faucet replacement.
It Always Leaks
While some issues can be fixed with kitchen faucet repair, a sink that leaks, no matter how many times you try to repair it, should be replaced. Some internal components can be swapped out, leaving the original faucet in good working order. However, some problems are simply too severe for repair. In these instances, you should consider kitchen faucet replacement from the experts at Metcalf Plumbing.
You Have an Old Faucet
Like any other fixture or appliance in your home, your kitchen faucet was likely designed with a specific lifespan in mind. Your fixture’s usable life will depend on a few factors, such as the manufacturer, the model, and how it is maintained. However, if your sink is fifteen years old or older, you may want to consider kitchen faucet replacement. Whether you need kitchen faucet replacement, sewer repair, or drain cleaning, the team at Metcalf Plumbing is standing by to help!
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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!