Get a Licensed Missouri Plumber for Faucet Repair Needs
Plumbers 911 Experts are the Best Plumbers to Call During Any Plumbing EmergencyFaucets are a ubiquitous part of our lives, so much so that we often forget they are there. Further, because we use them without thought every day, it is easy to take them for granted and just assume that they will always work properly. This is fine, until they don’t work. A broken faucet can range from a minor annoyance such as a continual drip to a catastrophic event involving jets of water shooting out into your home. If you have a faucet that you need to have repaired, call Plumbers 911 at (816) 326-8643 and we will send a certified technician to your home right away. We are here 24/7, so don’t hesitate to call whether it’s a routine drip or an emergency repair.
Have a Missouri Professional Repair or Replace Your Broken FaucetWhen water comes into your home it is under a great deal of pressure. This pressure is what makes it flow out of the faucet, hose spigot, shower, and so on at a rapid rate. The pressurized water sits in the faucet until the faucet is opened to allow it to come out. Faucets are actually complicated pieces of machinery. There are several different types, including:
- Compression faucets. Compression faucets have two handles, one for hot water and one for cold water. When you turn a handle it causes a washer to move, allowing water trapped behind the washer to flow from the faucet. Sometimes the washer can develop a problem due to corrosion or wear and cause the faucet to leak. Other complications arise when a washer gets stuck or breaks completely.
- Cartridge faucets. Cartridge faucets can use either one handle or two handles. Then the faucet is turned on a rubberized cartridge or seal will raise up inside the faucet, allowing water to flow out. Sometimes the rubber parts will begin to degrade, leading to a slow leak at best and a gushing flood at worst.
- Disc faucets. Disc faucets tend to have one handle. Inside these faucets are two discs—frequently made of ceramic—that move against one another, either blocking water or allowing its passage depending on the position of the handle. Although disc faucets are sometimes touted as maintenance free, as you probably know nothing in the world is truly maintenance free. When the discs begin to wear or—more commonly—seals elsewhere in the faucet begin to break down, a leak can result.
- Ball faucets. Also called rotary ball faucets, ball faucets generally have one handle. Inside the faucet is a ball that rotates back and forth as the handle is moved. There are slots in the ball that, depending on its position, match up with the flow of the hot and cold water, allowing it to flow out of the faucet itself. Sometimes the ball will begin to wear, or seals elsewhere in the faucet may begin to degrade, leading to leaks.