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 should be handled by professional plumbers in Gaithersburg who have everything they need for lasting solutions. They can identify the source of the problem, look for signs of leaking and handle other important aspects of the repair process more easily. When you’re ready, contact the Experts at Parker Pearce Service Experts if one of your faucets isn’t working right.
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Our faucet repair and installation in Gaithersburg 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’re unsure which model would be best, we can suggest the right faucet for the job.
Yes! We work with quality installers that can seamlessly install plumbing fixtures like a bathtub or new showerhead.
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 may not have to wait long until you’re dealing with another plumbing problem.
Effective repairs start with knowing the type of faucet you use. This isn’t about 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 that can still be commonly found. It uses a rubber washer and two handles to provide adequate water of the correct temperature.
Cartridge Faucet: Offered 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 common type of single-lever faucet. As the lever is moved, a plastic or metal ball moves within the faucet, allowing water to flow. Tiny 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. By comparison, a ball faucet moves in a spherical direction.
Once they know what type of faucet you have, the plumber’s next step is to pinpoint where the problem starts. 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 proper repair kit should possess tools like slip joint pliers or a basin wrench for reaching the internal components.
Sometimes a problem can be fixed by accessing the faulty 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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