Faucet Replacement Puts a New Finishing Touch in the Most-Used Room in Your Home
If you have a faucet in your home that just doesn’t seem to work right, one option is to repair it yourself or have it repaired by a certified plumber. However, depending on the age of your faucet and what exactly is wrong with it, you might be better off to just replace the faucet. But before you do that, here is a guide to things you should know about faucet replacement.
Why Faucet Replacement Is So Important
As you probably already know, water bills can get pretty high here in Atlanta. If yours seems especially high, you might be wondering why. Do you have a leaky faucet? If so, that could be the answer right there. Imagine how much water is wasted each month when your faucet constantly drips all day and night. That can be more than an inconvenience or annoyance. It can also be a major money waster. That’s why getting a malfunctioning faucet replaced right away is so important.
Pressure Problems Don’t Necessarily Require Faucet Replacement
If your faucet is leaking or otherwise clearly damaged, it might be time to get it replaced. However, if the problem is one where you aren’t getting enough water pressure when the water comes out of your faucet, replacing the faucet itself may not help you. That’s because water pressure problems usually come from clogged or damaged pipes, not from the faucets themselves.
Faucets Are Pretty Easy to Replace
Repairing a broken faucet is a process that might be best left to a certified plumber who can identify and correct the problem quickly. But, if you just want to completely replace your faucet, that’s a pretty easy process. It only involves loosening a few bolts to remove the existing faucet and then putting in the new faucet. It’s almost like a slightly more complicated version of changing a light bulb – except that in the gentrified homes in our area, nearly every project has an added element of surprise because of the home’s advanced age.
Prepare Yourself Ahead of Time
Replacing a faucet might be easy, but it still requires certain tools and parts. There’s nothing worse than starting a project like a faucet replacement only to find out in the middle that you don’t have all of the parts or tools required. So, make yourself a checklist ahead of time. The more prepared you are, the faster the faucet replacement process will be.
Shut Off the Water Before You Begin
Even though most faucet replacements are easy, there are still things that can go wrong. One of the biggest of those things is a flood. If you don’t shut the water supply off before you replace your faucet, that’s exactly what will happen. So, that should always be the first step of your faucet replacement plan.
Call a Professional If You Need Help
For some people, the process of replacing a faucet is a simple one. So, if you happen to be a handy person, you might want to try it on your own. However, you might be the type of person who isn’t handy at all. No matter what your situation is or how far along in the faucet replacement process you are, you can always call a professional if you need help.
Of course, finding a professional plumbing service that is legitimate and trustworthy isn’t always easy. It’s even harder to find one that knows the nuances of Atlanta homes really well. Luckily, Morningside Plumbing is that company. We have been in business in this area for more than 40 years. Just ask any of our previous customers and they’ll tell you that we offer fast, dependable service for any sort of plumbing job, from faucet replacement to completely redoing all the pipes in a home.
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