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Find the Answers to Your Plumbing Questions

Plumbing can be complicated, which is why our team goes through so much training to make sure we’re providing you with the best service possible. But, we also know there are questions that come with plumbing, and we want to do our best to answer them.

Check out some of the common questions we get to see if you can find the answer that you’re looking for. If you don’t see your question, feel free to contact us.

Why do faucets leak?

Leaks occur when seals inside the faucet become dirty or worn. Though you may choose to replace worn parts, replacing your old faucet with a new one can not only improve your faucet’s function and prevent further repairs, but can also give your kitchen, bathroom, tub or shower a fresh look.

Why do some faucets cost so much more than others?

There are several reasons for this, but it is mainly due to some faucets being made with higher quality materials. Faucets made of solid brass or chrome-plated solid brass offer a better appearance, a higher level of performance and more durability, making them more expensive. While you may pay more up front for these faucets, you’ll actually save money in the long run because you’re using a higher-quality product.

Can I replace my two-handle faucet with a single-handle faucet?

This isn’t an issue in most cases, because faucet dimensions and sink openings usually fall under a standard size. However, there are some exceptions, so it’s always a good idea to check the sizes first.

How should I clean my brass faucet?

There’s nothing wrong with cleaning a brass faucet. If you’re looking to remove dry water spots, use a soft, damp cloth. Steer clear of using chemicals, alcohol or solvents, as this will reduce the luster. To maintain that luster, you can apply high-quality automotive wax, as long as they don’t contain any abrasives.

Why doesn't my old water heater work as well as it used to?

The older your water heater is, the more likely it is that sediment and lime deposits will build up in your tank. These deposits create a barrier between the burner and the water, which makes it tougher for your water heater to perform. This means your spending more money on fuel to heat your water, if you don’t periodically remove these materials through regular maintenance.

What is meant by a "pressure balancing" shower faucet?

This faucet automatically adjusts to changes in your hot and cold water pressure and keeps the temperature constant. This comes in handy if you’re in the shower and someone flushes the toilet or starts a dishwasher.

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