Your kitchen faucet is necessary because it gives you an easy access to running water. It is a handy tool to put on when planning or cooking family meals. Unfortunately, faucets can inevitably break down even when you least expect them. Often it will be appropriate to replace the faucet with a new one. Here are some signs you’ll need a new faucet in your kitchen.
The faucet is nearing its estimated lifespan.
You might believe that your kitchen faucet is working correctly, but this is not the case if it is obviously old or its estimated lifespan is up. This means that it is time to invest in a new faucet. Faucet make and models come with different average lifespans and lifetime warranties. If you have a faucet that is 15 years of age or older, it is a good idea to consider replacing it with a new one.
It is completely corroding/rusting.
Likewise, your faucet may look just fine. It may be working very well. Unfortunately, the faucets inside elements will start to rust and eventually damage the mechanisms that are within the pipes leading down into the faucet. And you may have this rust and corrosion on the interior part, which may be difficult for you to see. If you run into a situation where the water doesn’t turn on or find that the faucet is difficult to move, you may need to clean the faucet and the interior part to avoid rusting.
Because it is so vital for you to replace your faucet with a new one, here is a sign that you might need to do so as quickly as possible. If you notice a bit of gritty residue around regions of your faucet or some finish is starting to flake away, then it is likely that your faucet needs a replacement.
It amazes you that a single kitchen faucet can produce such a large amount of water. From washing dishes and filling pots, most faucets in use are wasting more water than they need to. This water waste can be costly and troublesome if you have a higher than normal water bill. If you have an older faucet model that is continually wasting water, consider installing a water-efficient one to conserve water and reduce your water bills.
Do you think it’s time to replace your kitchen faucet? All you need to do is call the professionals at Veteran Air & Plumbing. We can help you choose the best faucet option for your home and get it installed for you quickly and efficiently. In Sarasota/Bradenton and surrounding cities, we’re ready to help find the faucet that’s right for you because we serve with integrity, respect, and honor.