3 Signs You Need a Faucet Replacement

Like most things in your home, faucets don’t last forever. Unfortunately, if you don’t identify you need a faucet replacement in a timely manner, severe damage could happen to your home. For example, a leaky faucet could cause severe water damage that would be expensive and time consuming to repair. That being said, here are three surefire signs it’s time for a faucet replacement.

  1. faucet replacementLeaking

Leaking is one of the most obvious signs it’s time for a faucet replacement. Leaking is defined as any water that runs from your faucet when your faucet is turned off. That means it can be as miniscule as a few drops of water continuously dripping from your faucet, or even as severe as a constant stream of water coming from your faucet even when it’s turned off.

  1. Functional Defects

Water should only come from the main area of your faucet. If any water spews out from your faucet from obscure angles, then it is definitely time for a faucet replacement. Even if water only spews out from the correct portion of your faucet, but it sputters and flows unregularly, then you should consider hiring a plumber to at least inspect your faucet.

  1. Squeakiness

Lastly, squeakiness is a clear sign you should replace your faucet. Whether your faucet only squeaks when you turn it on and off, or if it continuously squeaks when it is running, any abnormal sounds coming from your faucet are clear signs it’s not functioning properly.

Don’t panic if you notice any of these signs when you’re using your faucet. Instead, simply call a locally trusted plumber for a consultation. Even if your plumber discovers that your faucet doesn’t need to be replaced, you’ll be happy you called them before any serious damage happens.