There are four types of bathroom faucets, the cartridge, ball, disk, and compression. At Discount Rooter our plumbing professionals are experts at repairing or replacing any of them. If you’re interested in trying to repair your own faucet, figure out which type of faucet you have. From there, you’ll be better able to figure out what’s wrong with it. Remember that any time you work on your faucet, you should first make sure to turn off the water shut-off valves below your sink – that way, you won’t have any major water spills. If you aren’t comfortable repairing your faucet yourself, don’t worry – give us a call and we’ll send a local professional your way.
- Use low-flow bathroom faucets: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed the WaterSense partnership program with fixture manufacturers to develop bathroom and kitchen fixtures that use less water. Look for products with the WaterSense label to help conserve water in your house.
- Install low-flow aerators on your current bathroom faucets: For many faucets, it’s also possible to simply install a low-flow aerator at the end of the spout. Aerators control the flow of the water out of the faucet and introduce air into the stream. This added air ensures the water pressure stays the same while the fixture uses less water when it’s on.
- Opt for a low-flow showerhead: Like WaterSense faucets, shower heads with the label use less water without sacrificing pressure.
Approximately 1 in every 318 homes or buildings has a leak. Did you know that even a slow leak in your faucet could waste up to 20 gallons of water a day? That’s over 7,000 gallons of water a year! Faucet leaks are among the most inconvenient plumbing problems most homeowners face. Leaks can eventually ruin your faucet, and cause damage to your floors and cabinets.
If you’re tired of that annoying leak and high water bills, call Discount Rooter Plumbing and we will provide the professional advice to avoid future complications.