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Faucet Repairs & Faucet Replacement – Punta Gorda

Faucets tend to be one of those every day convenience that are overlooked and taken for granted. In some areas, they are referred to more often as “taps”. This is where the term “tap water” comes from. Sink taps can be found in several rooms of the house–in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other locations. Being so widespread within the home, they’re often overlooked and don’t receive the consideration they’re worth. While faucets usually don’t get much attention until there’s a problem with one of them, they are necessary and indispensable must-have items in homes, restaurants, companies, and also the hotel industry. Even so, when faucets eventually do begin to fail, the most important thing to be aware of is the large selection of sink faucet and tap types that are available. Without knowing the exact tap type, sink faucet repairs can be a bit more challenging than you might expect.

There are numerous varieties of Taps & Faucets:

Sink Faucets or Compression Taps – These are always bending handled – which makes for a good starting point to determine the tap type. Simple, yet functional, the interior washer increases to allow water flow. Because of this, they are also known as “washer” style taps.


When the spout drainage, you might only have to replace the stem washer. You won’t need to buy a brand new faucet when only the washer needs changing.
When the handle leaks, change the O-ring or packing within the stem. Again, watch out for a company that tries to up-sell to a different faucet when it’s unnecessary.
Diaphragm Taps – Forms of double handled faucets.


When the handle leaks, you might only have to replace the O-ring.
If both handle and spout leak, replace the diaphragm. Taps can be quite costly. O-rings and diaphragms are less expensive.
Disc Faucet – These kinds of taps could be either single or double handled. It’s always controlled by a set of plastic or ceramic dvds, that regulate the temperature and amount of water that will reach the consumer.


When the faucet malfunctions, either replace the closes or unclog the inlet ports. The dvds are hardly ever the problem.
Rotating Ball Faucet – Always just one handle faucet, rotating ball taps will get their title because of the existence of a slotted brass or perhaps a plastic ball that sits on the top of spring loaded plastic seats. The handle rotates the ball, which changes the flow volume & temperature.


Leaks in the spout usually indicate that you simply most likely should replace the springs and seats at the same time. Should you replace just one, another will probably follow soon.
Leaks in the handle results in probably replacing O-rings and adjusting the modifying ring.

Cartridge Faucet – Just one lever faucet, it utilizes a cartridge to manage water flow.
That one is a straightforward diagnosis. Since a cartridge faucet is really a simple set up, try altering the O-rings. If this doesn’t fix the problem, simply replace the cartridge itself.
It can be sometimes less expensive over time to replace the hardware instead of fixing it. However, when it comes to deciding whether to repair or replace sinks and/or taps, knowing what your options are is the best way to approach it. Often the repairman might be interested in expanding the amount of the bill for commission or bonus reasons. When you call JC Little Plumbing of Punta Gorda, Fl, we will help you make the best decision based on your short and long term goals, within your budget.