Get a Licensed Missouri Plumber for Faucet Repair Needs
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Faucets are a ubiquitous part of our lives, so much so that we often forget they are there. Further, because we use them without thought every day, it is easy to take them for granted and just assume that they will always work properly. This is fine, until they don’t work. A broken faucet can range from a minor annoyance such as a continual drip to a catastrophic event involving jets of water shooting out into your home.
If you have a faucet that you need to have repaired, call Plumbers 911 at (816) 326-8643 and we will send a certified technician to your home right away. We are here 24/7, so don’t hesitate to call whether it’s a routine drip or an emergency repair.
Have a Missouri Professional Repair or Replace Your Broken Faucet
When water comes into your home it is under a great deal of pressure. This pressure is what makes it flow out of the faucet, hose spigot, shower, and so on at a rapid rate. The pressurized water sits in the faucet until the faucet is opened to allow it to come out.
Faucets are actually complicated pieces of machinery. There are several different types, including:
- Compression faucets. Compression faucets have two handles, one for hot water and one for cold water. When you turn a handle it causes a washer to move, allowing water trapped behind the washer to flow from the faucet. Sometimes the washer can develop a problem due to corrosion or wear and cause the faucet to leak. Other complications arise when a washer gets stuck or breaks completely.
- Cartridge faucets. Cartridge faucets can use either one handle or two handles. Then the faucet is turned on a rubberized cartridge or seal will raise up inside the faucet, allowing water to flow out. Sometimes the rubber parts will begin to degrade, leading to a slow leak at best and a gushing flood at worst.
- Disc faucets. Disc faucets tend to have one handle. Inside these faucets are two discs—frequently made of ceramic—that move against one another, either blocking water or allowing its passage depending on the position of the handle. Although disc faucets are sometimes touted as maintenance free, as you probably know nothing in the world is truly maintenance free. When the discs begin to wear or—more commonly—seals elsewhere in the faucet begin to break down, a leak can result.
- Ball faucets. Also called rotary ball faucets, ball faucets generally have one handle. Inside the faucet is a ball that rotates back and forth as the handle is moved. There are slots in the ball that, depending on its position, match up with the flow of the hot and cold water, allowing it to flow out of the faucet itself. Sometimes the ball will begin to wear, or seals elsewhere in the faucet may begin to degrade, leading to leaks.
Regardless of the type of faucet you have, when it starts to leak you are going to want to have a licensed professional take a look at it. Sometimes a simple repair is the best route to take; other times, depending on a number of factors, it’s better to just replace the entire faucet mechanism altogether.
You can rely on our certified contractors to look closely at your leaking faucet and let you know the best option to take. You don’t want a plumber trying to repair your faucet when it should be replaced; likewise, you don’t want a dishonest contractor charging you to completely replace it when simply swapping out a seal will do the trick.
Reasons to Use a Licensed Missouri Professional
Because you want to be sure that the person looking at your faucet is honest, you want someone who is licensed and certified. Licensing boards have the power to regulate the level of competence and professionalism required of the license holders before they will issue a license or allow it to remain valid. To this end, you want to be sure that you have someone in your home who is required to maintain a certain level of professionalism.
When you contact us for assistance we will happily send a licensed professional to your home. We only work with certified technicians, so you can be sure that whenever we send you someone that person is fully qualified, fully competent, and completely professional. This helps you know that when they tell you what needs to be done, they are telling the truth and are not trying to “pull one over” on you.
Further, our contractors are fully insured. This is great for your peace of mind because you know that if something happens and your leaking faucet turns into a flood, you are covered. Water damage can be particularly expensive to repair and the last thing you want is to be stuck trying to repair the damage left behind when an unlicensed wrench jockey comes into your home and destroys a plumbing fixture.
In addition, every professional we work with has a solid, sterling reputation. He or she has worked hard to get and maintain this reputation for competence, professionalism, and customer service, and you can be certain that he or she is going to do whatever it takes to keep you—the customer—happy.
A Certified Missouri Technician Can be at Your Home Today
Here at Plumbers 911 we only work with qualified plumbing professionals in Missouri. Give us a call at (816) 326-8643 and let us help you get your faucets working properly again. We will send you someone who will be happy to take the time to sit down and educate you as to what exactly is the issue with your faucet and what needs to be done to fix it. He or she will answer your questions and ensure that you are happy with your experience.
We look forward to hearing from you!