Experience Cleaner, Healthier Water with Faucet Repair and Installation
Wherever you use potable water, a faucet is likely nearby. These important plumbing fixtures provide the water you need at the temperature you want. So when something goes wrong, tasks like cooking and cleaning are much more difficult.
Luckily, professional faucet repair is usually a quick and easy process. That being said, some repairs are better left to certified professional plumbers in Austin who have the tools and experience needed for lasting solutions. We’ll find out how the problem started, look for signs of leaking and handle other important aspects of the repair process more easily. Feel free to contact the local Experts at Strand Brothers Service Experts if one of your faucets isn’t working right.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s included in this service?
Our faucet repair and installation in Austin involves a suite of services designed to locate, diagnose and resolve the trouble with your faucets. We can repair a wide range of models as well as provide seamless new or replacement installation. If you don’t know what to choose, your plumber can recommend the right faucet for the job.
Can you install a tub or shower faucet?
Yes! We work with some seasoned installers that are happy to put in other plumbing fixtures like a bathtub or new showerhead.
What to Know About Faucet Repair
Once we’ve verified there’s a problem with your faucet, there are a few additional pieces of information that can help simplify repairs. Remember that severe or widespread damage may make new faucet installation a more cost-effective option. Otherwise, you could soon be dealing with another plumbing problem.
1. Determine the Type of Faucet
Effective repairs start with knowing the type of faucet you use. This doesn’t mean whether it’s a kitchen faucet or a bathroom faucet, but what internal components are in place to deliver potable water. Our plumbers have enough experience with different faucet types so they can recognize yours quickly, beginning repairs sooner.
Compression Faucet: This design is the oldest type of faucet still in widespread use today. It uses a rubber washer and two handles to provide adequate water of the correct temperature.
Cartridge Faucet: Available in both one- and two-handle designs. A single-lever design adjusts water flow by raising and lowering the valve inside the handle.
Ball Faucet: The most prevalent type of single-lever faucet. As the lever is moved, a plastic or metal ball moves within the faucet, allowing water to flow. Small chambers within the ball blend hot and cold water to ensure the correct temperature.
Ceramic Disk Faucet: Another single-lever design sometimes confused for a ball faucet. These models use a valve more similar to a cartridge faucet, which is raised or lowered to provide water flow. In comparison, a ball faucet moves in a spherical direction.
2. Shut Off the Water Before Finding the Affected Part
Once they know what type of faucet you have, the plumber’s next step is locating the initial source of the problem. Most designs are split into two sections, the faucet body and one or two faucet handles. Knowing the type of problem they’re dealing with can make things easier.
Whatever the problem may be, disassembling the faucet is often required for repairs. A decent repair kit should offer tools like slip joint pliers or a basin wrench for reaching the internal components.
3. Confirm Whether a Part Needs Cleaning or Replacement
Every now and then, a problem is fixed by simply reaching the specific component and giving it a thorough cleaning. But when the part is damaged, replacing it is typically best. These small pieces aren’t expensive, so don’t worry about the cost of a new part for the spout, O-ring or any washers.
This may be more complicated for special faucets, such as an outdoor garden hose.