Fixtures include things like sinks, faucets, and shut-off valves. While many of these can seem the same, there are differences that you may not know about. For example, when it comes to faucet design, you’ll see the same four mechanisms: ceramic disk, ball, cartridge, and compression. Each of these refer to the way water flow is managed inside the faucet, and each is better suited for different applications. Because we really listen to our customer’s needs, we can advise you on the best fixture repair approach or best fixture to install based on your needs and preferences.
Over time caulking can wear down and need replacing. If you are replacing sink hardware, you need to reapply the caulking.
If a rattling sound is emitted within your walls when you turn your faucet is on, there is a chance that a pipe came loose from its strap or bracket that held it in place. Attempt to locate where the sound is originating from. If you are lucky, the loose bracket is in an exposed, easy-to-reach area. Reattach or add another bracket to secure the pipe back to its resting place. If you are less lucky, the loose pipe is behind the wall. If you don’t want to tear down a section of wall, you can check to see if the pipe leads to an exposed area, where you can wedge padding between the pipe and wall to stop the rattling.
If you hear a banging sound coming from within your walls when you turn off a faucet, you could have a very serious issue at hand. Water hammer is when the water flow is abruptly stopped by a faucet or shut-off valve. The water hits the stopping point and is rebounded back though the pipe, making a hammering sound. Clearing your system like you would if there were air in the pipes could solve the issue. If however, the sound continues, contact us today.
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