Metro-Flow Plumbing, the Dallas plumbing experts, can install and repair many different models and brands of faucets. Call the local Dallas number for Metro-Flow Plumbing today at (214) 328-7371 for all your residential faucet service needs. No job is too small. We are ready to assist you.
COMMON FAUCET PROBLEMS
PROBLEM: LOOSE FAUCET
Valves and faucets can easily separate from their water supply lines because of the excessive pressure that is applied to turn the valve off and on. Other fixtures, such as in sinks, showers and tubs, can also loosen. This can allow water to leak outside AND inside the wall as well as underneath counter tops.
The best fix may be to replace your worn faucet. Let the best plumbers in Dallas at Metro-Flow Plumbing help you to choose the most compatible faucet for your home. We can install a new, properly operating faucet in no time.
PROBLEM: A FAUCET THAT DRIPS OR LEAKS
Faucets found in a kitchen or bathroom sink, tub, or showers are based upon four major design types. The four major types of faucet are: ball, ceramic disk, compression, and cartridge. A leaking faucet is not just a drain on your water utility bill, but it also wastes a very valuable Dallas city resource during times of water conservation. The waste from a dripping HOT water faucet can cause you to lose $25 or more in a short time span. It can quickly add up to an outstanding amount if there are several leaking faucets in your Dallas residence. It’s literally money going down the drain. The additional cost can also be attributed to the energy it takes for the hot water heater to warm up the wasted water.
PROBLEM: LOOSE FAUCET SPRAYER
Most Dallas homes have modern sink faucets that are accompanied by spray hose units. Over time, these units will begin to leak, loosen, malfunction, or just stop working all together.
A faucet sprayer assembly contains the following parts:
- The spray head is made up of an activating lever and aerator assembly.
- The diverter valve within the body of the faucet is the part that changes the stream of water from the faucet to the sprayer.
- The flexible hose is connected to the faucet underneath the sink
- The spray head body and lever are part of one sealed unit. In the instance that it malfunctions, the unit will need to be replaced. If an identical unit is not available, a universal unit may be used as a replacement. Commonly, other parts of the spray system can be repaired if they break.
Tip for Water Conservation: Consider having a low-flow aerated faucet installed on your sinks! You can save hundreds of gallons of water a week! Less water usage means a lower utility bill. A Metro-Flow Plumbing technician will be happy to help you take this step in the environment conscious direction.
PROBLEM: SPRAYER DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY
The aerator of the spray head is just like the aerator on a faucet. If aeration is hampered and inadequate, the aeration screen may be clogged with sediment or mineral deposits. The same can be concluded if the faucet sprays out at an angle. The aeration screen is in need of cleaning and repositioning.
There could possibly be a buildup of lime deposit or other minerals in the sprayer, diverter, or both. To check for buildup, follow the directions below:
- Turn off both the hot and cold water supply
- Unscrew the faucet handle at the base and remove it.
- Remove the diverter out from the faucet base.
- Remove the aerator and sink screen from the main faucet.
- Soak and clean the parts with Lime-A-way or vinegar.
- This same process may also be used on the sprayer nozzle. After cleaning, put all parts back in place. Then you can turn on the water supply and test your sprayer. If cleaning the parts doesn't solve the problem, call Metro-Flow Plumbing in Dallas right away for the solution!
PROBLEM: FAUCET MAKES UNUSUAL NOISES
It’s not unusual to have faucets that have started to whistle, scream, or make a chatter-like noise when turned on. There are many explanations for a noisy faucet. A dislodged washer is the most common reason why faucets make excessive noise. Sometimes, the washer may have been the wrong size from the start.
More serious problems are commonly found in newly built houses. Your new home could have been built with pipes that are too small for appropriate water passage. In older homes, mineral deposits may have formed which also restricts water passage. Which either case, the pipes will need to be replaced to eliminate faucet noise in your Dallas metroplex home.
Metro-Flow Dallas Plumbing is ready to help whether the noise is a simple fix or a more in-depth problem! We can help you get rid of that annoying faucet noise and upgrade your plumbing!
PROBLEM: WEAK WATER PRESSURE
Older faucet models contain a stem washer and seat within the body of the faucet. Modern faucets in Dallas homes have a cartridge that does not contain a washer. Both types of faucets have an aerator at the opening that water flows through. The aerator contains numerous small holes that can easily become clogged by sediment.
Newer faucet models must be designed to meet federal and state guidelines adopted for water conservation. They are also required to have a regulated flow that restricts the amount of water that comes through the faucet. These regulations and restrictions save you water AND money. So instead of trying to replace your faucet that is experiencing low water pressure yourself let Metro-Flow Plumbing in Dallas first check your faucet for repairable problems.
Whether you are needing dependable advice on the best faucets offered in the Dallas area or you want to upgrade, need a repair, or looking for a professional installation for faucets, Metro-Flow Plumbing has the best Dallas plumbers who can meet all of your faucet needs. We also service other Dallas metroplex cities such as: Richardson, Plano, Carrollton, and Highland Park.