Faucet Repair & Replacement
A leaking or damaged faucet may seem like a minor issue on the surface, but it can become a big issue quicker than you may think. The extra water from a leaky faucet alone could translate to a spike in your utility bill. If you just moved in to your home and want to upgrade the faucets or if you have lived in your home for years and are just tired of the steady drip of water, our experienced team can help repair or replace your old faucets.
Kitchen Sink Faucets
Your kitchen sink is used every single day, and even if you are not an avid home cook you are most likely still using your sink for various food prep activities and washing dishes. The kitchen faucet is a little different from other faucets around the house simply because there are extra components like a spray nozzle and garbage disposal. When any one of these three components starts acting up or goes out completely it can lead to inconvenient and sometimes dangerous situations. Luckily our skilled team at Jolly Plumbing has the knowledge and the tools to repair or replace all the major components in your kitchen sink, including the garbage disposal.
A hot shower is the best part of most people’s morning routine, but when the integrity of your bathtub faucet is compromised it can lead to a loss of water pressure and potentially cause leaks elsewhere in your home. There are several major types of bathroom and bathtub faucets including the cartridge, ball, disk, and compression. One or all of these different types of faucets are probably being used in your home. Before trying to fix a leak on your own, it can be beneficial to consult a plumber who is well versed in the different styles of faucets and can advise you on what the best course of action would be.
Outdoor faucets are really only used during the spring and summer months when there is an increased need for water in the garden, on the lawn, and even in the flower beds. What this means is that for a portion of the year outdoor faucets will sit completely neglected and be susceptible to leaks. When cold weather is present it can cause what little water is left in the faucet to freeze and expand. Most outdoor faucets are designed for cold weather and can withstand the fluctuation, but sometimes an old faucet will develop a leak or in some cases even burst. In the spring of every year, it’s always a good idea to let a reputable plumber do an inspection of your outdoor faucets. Click here to learn more about getting your outdoor faucet repaired or replaced.
Faucet Repair and Replacement Questions
What Are the Different Types of Bathroom Faucets?
There are several different types of bathroom faucets to fit your particular sink best. There are wall-mounted bathroom faucets, widespread faucets, vessel faucets, 4-inch center-set faucets, and single-hole faucets.
Wall-mounted faucets are used when you want the faucet to be above the sink or for freestanding sinks. Your sink shouldn’t have any drilled holes. You’ll also need to check your sink depth to ensure that splashing water doesn’t occur outside the sink, as this could be a safety hazard.
Widespread faucets are those that can be used with basins that have three holes. You’ll find each part of the faucet is a separate piece with two handles for hot and cold and the spout.
Vessel faucets are used with vessel sinks and have a higher profile with a single handle.
A 4-inch center-set faucet is your typical faucet with three holes, and the hot and cold handles are four inches apart. Unlike widespread faucets, each piece shares a single base unit.
Single-hole faucets are used on sinks with one hole with a single or double handle. Additional holes can be covered with plates.
Not all faucets are created to work with all sink types, so ensure that your new faucet is suitable for your current sink.
What Are the Different Types of Kitchen Faucets?
It’s never been a better time to replace a kitchen faucet as there are so many different available options on the market. No longer do you have to settle for the standard fixed-neck tap. Some of the available options include pull-down faucets with tall profiles, spray heads that are detachable and extended hoses to get wherever you need them. The longer hoses and pull-down options are great for when you’re trying to do more with your sink than just wash dishes. For instance, it can make filling up a bucket to clean your floors that much easier as you don’t have to lift the bucket out of the sink or hope it fits under the faucet. Pull-out faucets are another great option, especially if you have a smaller kitchen space.
You can find your kitchen faucets also has a variety of control designs. For example, single handles let you control both the hot and cold water with one handle, unlike dual hot and cold handles. Recently, more and more residential faucets are being offered with touchless or motion control features, helping you stay hands-free. It’s an excellent option for cooks that hate using dirty hands to touch the faucet to get the water flowing.
What Is a Good Flow Rate for A Kitchen Sink Faucet?
Your kitchen sink faucet flow rate can be an essential fact to know. Some places have strict water rules. Some people are concerned about water conservation whether they want to reduce their water bill or help the environment. The flow rate of your faucet is controlled by the aerator in the faucet’s nozzle. It restricts the amount of water that flows from your faucet when it’s on. New kitchen faucets will mostly have a flow rate of 2.2 GPM, meaning that 2.2 gallons of water flow per minute. Your older faucet may have a higher flow rate if it hasn’t been replaced recently.
That doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a 2.2 GPM flow rate. You can find various flow rates for your faucet’s aerator without having to switch out your faucet. You can find aerators that go as low as .5 GPM up to 1.5 GPM.
Are you worried that reducing your flow rate could impact water pressure? You don’t have to worry. Aerators are actually a great addition if you have insufficient water pressure as they can help to increase it since the water flow builds up behind it. They can be used beyond your kitchen sink, as well.
Jolly Plumbing is your local plumbing and heating company. We promise to offer you upstanding customer service, experienced workers, and a job done right the first time. We offer affordable plumbing services to both residential and commercial sites, so no matter the size of your job, we can handle it. Contact Jolly Plumbing today at 719-473-8545 for any of your plumbing problems.