Getting a faucet replaced in a kitchen or bathroom sink is one of the more common relatively small projects a plumber is called upon to complete. Homeowners may wonder whether they should attempt this as a do-it-yourself project, but an old faucet can be very difficult to remove since it has been in place so many years. Workers with a professional Plumbing Service in Boca Raton FL have the right tools and know just how much arm strength is necessary to get that old fixture to budge.
A Change of Fixture
Plumbing fixtures tend to start malfunctioning over time because of general wear and tear with a great deal of use. Sometimes replacing a washer can stop a faucet leak, but in other cases, that device is simply worn out and a new one must be installed by a contractor such as Moody Plumbing Inc. Another reason homeowners call for this service is because they want an entirely different style of faucet for the kitchen or bathroom.
A worker with a Plumbing Service in Boca Raton FL shuts off the water to the tap before beginning this type of project. The customers must get ready for that and understand they won’t be doing any toilet flushing or running of water while this work is being done.
Timing for the Work
Fortunately, faucet replacement usually can be done within 30 to 60 minutes by a professional plumber, partially depending on how difficult it is to get the old device out. Another factor is if the design will be changed dramatically, such as switching from a sink-mounted model to a wall-mounted one.
Choosing a Product
Since the labor should only take less than an hour, the faucet cost itself usually is the higher price point in this project. Homeowners are encouraged to choose a product that isn’t at the low end of the price and quality scale or they are likely to be dissatisfied. They may have to spend an extra $25 or $30 to buy a well-known brand made in the United States, but they’ll be happier than if they choose a cheaper, lower-quality option.