Good quality faucets that last a long time and are aesthetically pleasing are not cheap by any means. You’re looking at at least $100. That’s why it’s important to make sure your faucet installation is perfect. The last thing you want is a leaky faucet that you just bought.
And if you have existing faucets that are leaking that are still in good condition, you’ll want to get that fixed before it causes water damage to your home and costs you even more money. It might be a good time to make an upgrade if your faucets aren’t all that great.
The first step in installing or repairing your bathroom faucet is figuring out which type you have:
From there, you will know how to go about installing the faucet or repairing it. Remember, before any work is done, make sure you have turned off your water shut off valves.
How do you do know which faucet type you have?
The first question to answer is if you have a single handle or two handles. Single handles control the hot and cold water temperatures, while the double handle has one for each temperature.
Single faucet handles are either disc, ball or cartridge faucets. Two handles faucets are probably compression.
Bathroom Faucet Install & Repair
There’s nothing more annoying, or unhygienic, than not being able to wash your hands after going to the washroom. Or perhaps waking up in the morning and not being able to brush your teeth or wash your face is just as annoying if you don’t have a working faucet.
Bathroom faucets include:
- Bathroom sink faucets
- Shower faucets
- Bathtub faucets
Kitchen Faucet Installation & Repair
Your kitchen faucets are probably the most crucial in your rentire house. You can’t wash dishes as easily in the bathroom sink as you can wash your hands in the kitchen sink.
Since your kitchen faucets see most of the action, they are also the most likely to need repair sooner than later. The most common issues you’ll see with your kitchen faucets are:
- O-ring needs replacing
- Packing nut needs tightening
- Sealant failure
Outdoor Faucet Installation & Repair
We use our outdoor faucets for a ot of things. Being in Winnipeg, that could mean floodin gthe backyard ice rink in the winter. We also use them for watering the grass in the summer, pressure washing the driveway and windows, or washing the car.
But being outside, these faucets can be sensitive to the temerature changes and outdoor elements. If they get damaged, you could be looking at a flooded basement or high water bills.
A common cause of damage is not performig the proper winter maintenance on your outdoor faucets.
Tips for buying faucets:
- For faucets that focus on conserving water, look for the WaterSense label
- Low-flow aerators control the flow of water while adding air into the stream, which allows the water pressure to stay consistent
- We all love a shower with pressure, but we don’t like that nagging feeling of using too much water. With a low-flow shower head with the WaterSense label, as you will get the pressure and use less water.