Annual Maintenance on Fixtures

Whether a person is building a new Mobile home or renovating an existing one, faucets and fixtures can be the source of many problems. Leaky faucets can not only be annoying, but also waste large amounts of water and lead to higher costs.

Mobile, AL Faucets-and-Fixtures-MaintenanceMeanwhile, fixtures that are old and fail to work properly can lead to high repair bills as well as other plumbing issues.

To make sure all goes well with the plumbing system, there are many reasons why an annual maintenance check of all faucets and fixtures can be very important for Mobile homeowners.

Replacement Parts Hard to Find

Many people try to resist replacing their faucets and fixtures for as long as possible, which usually means buying one replacement part after another.

However, as with moat anything mechanical, at some point the replacement parts become much harder to find. When this becomes the case, it’s probably time to purchase new fixtures and have a plumber install them.

By performing annual maintenance on faucets and fixtures, they can keep going strong for many years before replacement is necessary.

Aerator Threads Worn Out

One of the most common problems with faucets and fixtures involves the aerator’s threads becoming worn out over time. When this happens, the aerator will not be able to be properly secured, which can lead to problems with the water flow from the faucet.

Also, the aerator and threads can become blocked with limescale or rust, which also inhibits the flow of water. The aerator should be checked annually to ensure it is good working order, which will help to prevent any unexpected problems.

Worn, Faded, and Cracked Faucet Handles

Every year, faucets should be checked to see if their handles have become worn, faded, or cracked. If any of these signs are present, it is time to have them replaced. In most cases, if faucets look worn from the outside, they are just as worn out on the inside.

This can lead to them breaking when in use, which could result not only in a mess but also a large repair bill for water damage. If water continues to run or drip from a faucet after it has been fully turned off, it has become worn out and will need to be repaired or replaced.

According to most plumbers, replacing the faucet will be the best option to save money now and in the years to come.

If you haven’t had your Mobile, AL plumbing system checked out, there’s no better time than now to call Drain Busters Plumbing & Rooter at (251) 665-9898!