Faucets

Faucets

Metro-Flow Plumbing, the Dallas plumbing experts, can repair and install many different brands and models of faucets. Call the local Dallas number for Metro-Flow Plumbing today at (214) 328-7371. No job is too small. We are ready to assist you with all your faucet installation needs for your Dallas home or business.

Common Faucet Problems


Problem: Loose Faucet

Faucets and their valves sometimes separate from the water supply lines because of the excessive pressure that is used to turn the valve off and on. Other fixtures, such as in sinks, showers and tubs, can also begin to separate. This can cause further problems since this allows water to leak outside AND inside the wall as well as underneath counter tops.

The best solution would be to replace your old faucet. Access the extensive knowledge that each Metro-Flow plumbers have to choose the most compatible faucet for your home.

Problem: Dripping or Leaking Faucet

Faucets found in a kitchen or bathroom sink, tub, or showers are based upon four major design types. The four major types of faucet are: ball, ceramic disk, compression, and cartridge. A leaking faucet slowing drains money out of your wallet. It also wastes a very valuable Dallas city resource during times of water conservation. A single steady drip can cause you to lose $25 or more in a very short time. How easily it adds up to an unacceptable amount if you had several leaking faucets in your Dallas residence. It’s literally hard earned money going down the drain. There are also additional costs if water is dripping from the HOT faucet.

Problem: Loose Faucet Sprayer

Most Dallas homes have modern sink faucets that are equipped with spray hose units. Over time with constant use, these units will start leaking, loosening, or just stop working properly.

A faucet sprayer assembly contains a:

  • Spray head. This includes the activating lever and aerator assembly
  • Diverter valve within the body of the faucet, which is what changes the stream of water from the faucet to the sprayer
  • Flexible hose that is connected to the faucet underneath the sink
  • The spray head body and lever are part of one sealed unit. If it malfunctions, the entire unit will need to be replaced. If an identical unit is not available, a universal unit can be used as a replacement. Other parts of the spray system can be repaired if they break.

Water Conservation Tip: Just by having low-flow aerated faucets installed on your all your sinks, you can save hundreds of gallons of water a week! Less water usage means a lower utility bill.

Problem: Sprayer is not working properly

The aerator of the spray head is just like the aerator on a faucet. The aeration screen may be clogged with sediment or mineral deposits if the faucet spray is hampered or if it sprays out at an angle. The aeration screen will require cleaning and repositioning. There may also be a buildup of lime deposit or other minerals in the diverter, sprayer, or both.

To check for buildup:

  • Turn off both the hot and cold water supply
  • Unscrew the base of the faucet and remove it.
  • Remove the diverter from the faucet base.
  • Remove the sink screen and aerator from the main faucet.
  • Soak the parts in Lime-A-way or vinegar to clean.
  • After cleaning, put all parts back in place, turn on the water supply and test your sprayer. If cleaning the parts doesn't resolve your problem, then call Metro-Flow Plumbing in Dallas for the solution! This same process may also be used on the sprayer nozzle.

Problem: Excessive Faucet Noise

If your faucets have started to whistle, scream, or make a chatter like noise when turned off and then, remember that this is not unusual. There are several possible causes for a noisy faucet. A loosened washer is the most common reason why faucets make excessive noise. Sometimes, the washer may even be the wrong size.

More serious problems commonly present themselves in newly built houses. Some homes are built with pipes that are too small to allow proper water passage. In older homes, the pipes may develop restrictions, like mineral deposits, that keep the water flowing freely. Which ever is your issue, the pipes will need to be replaced to eliminate the noise.

Whether the noise is a simple fix or a more in-depth problem, Metro-Flow Dallas Plumbing is ready to help! We can help you get rid of that annoying faucet noise.

Problem: Low Water Pressure

Older faucet models contain a stem washer and seat within the body of the faucet. Today's Dallas modern faucets have a cartridge that does not contain a washer. There are a few factors that may cause low water pressure. Most faucets have an aerator at the opening of the faucet through which the water flows out. The aerator contains many tiny holes that can easily become clogged.

Also, the newer faucet models are designed to meet federal and state guidelines that support water conservation. They have a regulated flow that restricts the amount of water that comes through the faucet in a certain period of time. These regulations and restrictions save you water AND money. So instead of trying to replace a faucet on your own, let Metro-Flow Plumbing in Dallas first check your faucet for repairable problems.

 

Whether you are searching for dependable advice, want to upgrade, need a repair, or looking for a professional installation for faucets, Metro-Flow Plumbing is the best Dallas plumbing service to meet all of these needs. We also service surrounding Dallas areas such as: Plano, Carrollton, Richardson and Highland Park.

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