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Faucet Repair and Installation Service from Expert Plumbers

Your faucets are essential plumbing fixtures for the bathroom, kitchen and anywhere else that requires uninterrupted access to your water lines. When something isn’t working right, choose the local Experts at Strand Brothers Service Experts. Our professional plumbers in Austin can assist with both faucet replacement and repair.

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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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Common Faucet Problems

Your faucets are connected to the building’s main water lines. If the plumbing system breaks or clogs, you might not be able to get the water you need. Worse yet, the water is no longer safe or healthy to use.

Leaky Faucets Could Cost You

Leaky faucets are probably the most likely problem you can come across with your home plumbing. Whether it’s a dripping faucet or a wasteful stream of water, leaks can increase your monthly water bill. Depending on how much water is leaking, it can even lead to water damage!

Leaky faucet repair is usually fast and inexpensive. A professional plumber will identify the part causing the leak before either repairing or replacing it for proper water flow.

Missing Hot or Cold Water

Your faucets provide both hot and cold water. Striking the right temperature balance depends on the faucet’s design, with models featuring either one or two handles. Checking the handles for signs of trouble may occasionally resolve the issue.

But if your problem is a lack of hot water, the issue might be more complicated. Missing water entirely could mean the water heater is damaged; in which case a professional plumber should be contacted.

Poor Water Pressure

Rather than a leak, a broken faucet decreases water pressure and may even prevent the flow of water entirely. Not only is this frustrating, but the additional pressure can result in other problems deeper in your plumbing system.

How your plumber resolves water flow problems requires knowing what type of faucet you’re using. If you’re lucky, resolving the problem will be as simple as cleaning the affected component. Other issues can be traced to the seal that separates your faucet from the water supply.

Keep in mind that this likely won’t happen often. So when the faucet isn’t to blame, your plumber will look for other issues like corroded pipes and clogs (as these also cause the water pressure to fall). Even partially closed valves will drop the water pressure, resulting in weak flow.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

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