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. At the same time, some repairs are best left to professional plumbers in Long Island who have the tools and experience needed for lasting solutions. We’ll determine where the problem appeared, look for signs of leaking and handle other important aspects of the repair process more easily. When you’re ready, contact the Experts at Matz-Rightway if one of your faucets isn’t working right.
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Our faucet repair and installation in Long Island are outstanding plumbing services to locate, diagnose and resolve whatever problem is plaguing your faucets. We have extensive repair experience and can also provide seamless new or replacement installation. If you don’t know what to choose, your plumber can recommend the right faucet for the job.
Yes! We work with some seasoned installers that excel at the installation of 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, it won’t be long before you’re struggling with another plumbing problem.
Proper repair services start with knowing the type of faucet you use. This doesn’t mean whether it’s a kitchen faucet or a bathroom faucet, but what internal components are in place to deliver potable water. Your plumber will have sufficient experience with different faucet types so they can recognize yours quickly, starting repairs sooner.
Compression Faucet: This design is the oldest type of faucet still used today. It comes with a rubber washer and two handles to provide adequate water of the correct temperature.
Cartridge Faucet: Available 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 prevalent type of single-lever faucet. As the lever is moved, a plastic or metal ball moves within the faucet, allowing water to flow. Small chambers within the ball blend hot and cold water to produce the correct temperature.
Ceramic Disk Faucet: Another single-lever design sometimes confused for a ball faucet. These faucets use a valve resembling a cartridge faucet, which goes up or down to provide water flow. In comparison, a ball faucet moves in a spherical direction.
After they learn what kind of faucet you have, the plumber’s next step is finding where the problem began. 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 typically necessary for repairs. A decent repair kit should possess tools like slip joint pliers or a basin wrench for reaching the internal components.
Every now and then, a problem is fixed by simply reaching the specific component and giving it a thorough cleaning. But in case of significant damage, 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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