With a leaky faucet, your home can waste as much as 1 liter of water every day. That tallies up to almost 500 liters in a year. So, if you have a leaking faucet, you should never ignore it. It’s not going away, until you decide to do something about it. However, once you decide to do something, there comes the next question – Should you repair or replace your faucet?
Most faucet leaks and problems can be fixed with a quick repair. However, here’s when you need to consider replacing your faucet instead of a simple repair job.
It’s Gotten Old
Nothing lasts forever and that includes your faucet. As a faucet becomes older, the parts like the rubber ring wear out. Generally, we recommend that if a faucet is over 15 years old and causing regular problems, it is best to replace it.
This is a sharp sign that it needs to be replaced. A faucet does not easily get rusty. Do you have to turn the handle with force for it to start? Does it take a few seconds for water to start pouring? These are clearly signs that the tap is rusting. Rust first builds up internally before showing externally.
It Keeps Giving Problems No Matter How Many Times It’s Fixed
From frequent drip-leaks to the faucet handle not functioning properly – after a certain time, you will have to make a decision to replace it. In the end, you will waste time, money and resources to try and fix it. A faucet replacement will simply save you more than frequent repairs.
Your Planning a Home Renovation
You may be planning a home renovation, in such a case, it is a good idea to replace your faucet. The change in faucet gives you an opportunity to revamp your home’s style. In such a scenario, it’s a great idea to replace your faucet.
So, do you think it is time to replace your faucet? You can be sure that Capital Plumbing can help you. We will guide you through the process of picking the right faucet and perform a thorough installation for you. Reach out to us and let us help solve your faucet problem!