Faucets and the Modern Home
Faucets experience the most use in the average home and need to handle quite a bit of wear and tear. They control the final flow of water from a pipe and regulate the temperature and volume of water. Faucets contain moving parts and they break and wear out over time. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® has skilled plumbers who can handle most faucet installations, repair or replacement whether part of a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, bathtub, shower, wet bar, or laundry room. We will also handle your water shut-off valve or even an attachment for an outdoor hose. Give us a call and allow us to meet your plumbing needs.
Although the term itself is generic since faucets can refer to a valve that controls the release of liquid, in the average home the meaning and use is universal. Aside from the fact that building code requirements mandate that the hot valve or tap be placed on the left side, faucets can have any style and use imaginable. From utility sink to designer bath tub, faucets are as much functional as they are an aesthetic fixture in our kitchens and baths.
As your faucets age, leaks or irregular flow are common problems. Generally the faucet will work by turning the knob or working the lever. This adjusts the water flow rate by changing the size of an opening within the valve assembly. These parts can wear and will require servicing or replacement.
It should be noted that faucet have a long history and the first screw-down valve mechanisms for faucets were patented and manufactured in 1845. Even today, most faucet handles on residential homes are connected to the valve shaft and fastened down with a screw. Today’s fixture are more resilient to wear but still will require maintenance after years of use. Our technicians can provide you with the best faucet for your needs and have it installed quickly so that you can get back to more important things