Replacing your tapware and sink fixtures can seem expensive, but it’s not as big of a deal as it sounds. Tapware, faucets, and sinks are generally designed to last from 10–15 years, but they aren’t going to last that long if you don’t take care of them properly.
Do you ever wonder if your faucets are safe to use? The truth is that the longer you wait, the more likely it will be that your faucets will leak and cause damage to your walls or flooring, or else you should contact Wellsons for Meir tapware. If you aren’t sure whether or not your tapware needs an update, here are three signs that indicate when it might be time to call a plumber to schedule an appointment at your place of business in order to have your tapware changed out with new, updated ones that are safer for your home or office.
1) If your tap is dripping
There’s a special kind of annoyance when you pour out a glass of water or your cup of coffee only to discover that it’s dripping. A leaking faucet is often indicative of other issues with your tap, like worn-out washers, that need to be addressed immediately.
Call a plumber to inspect and fix any problems you may have before they get worse and incur additional costs. However, if you don’t have a problem with your faucet yet but are concerned about wear and tear, buying new tap hardware is an easy DIY job most people can do at home. Replacing your taps will not only help them last longer, but also add value to your kitchen.
Replacing old taps with new ones in a bright colour like gold will instantly update the look of your kitchen. But before you jump on Amazon and start ordering replacement parts, there are a few things you should know about how these fixtures work in order to choose parts correctly for installation. Let’s take a look at three common signs that it might be time for an upgrade!
2) When you can see rust or lime buildup on the inside of the faucet
When you can see rust or lime buildup on the inside of your faucet, it’s time to replace your whole faucet assembly. The fixture (the hardware that connects to and controls water flow) can be removed and replaced easily, but if you let rust build up on internal surfaces—even if you clean it off regularly—you’ll need to replace that part as well. This repair should cost $60-$200. When you notice drips when you turn off a tap: If your faucets have started dripping from a single handle after turning it all of the way off, it’s most likely an issue with a worn-out washer. Replacing a washer will get rid of that drip for about $30 per washer.
3) If water pressure from your faucet is low
One of the most common signs that you need to replace your faucet is low water pressure. When a faucet is in need of an upgrade, water pressure at your faucet will be lower than normal. If you notice that your water pressure has dropped below normal levels it could mean that your fixture is getting older and needs to be replaced sooner rather than later. In addition, if you’re noticing brown or yellow spotting on dishes or in your laundry sink it may also be time to consider replacing older tapware with newer products. Sometimes, a small leak will occur over time causing discolored spots to appear.