Leaking Faucet Repair for the Greater Seattle Area
There are few things more grating than the constant drip of a leaking faucet. Lie emany, you’ve probably tried twisting the knob or pushing the handle down as hard as you can. Yet the drip continues, right?
In many cases, deposits may have built up on the stem and seat mechanism – effectively preventing your faucet from sealing properly. In some cases, replacing some parts may fix the issue but, depending on the damage, you may need to replace the faucet.
Brands we Carry
Delta ◆ Moen ◆ Grohe ◆ Gerber ◆ American Standard ◆ Kohler ◆ Peerless ◆ Price Pfister
If I purchase a faucet, will you install it?
Of course! While we have access to many high-quality kitchen or faucet replacement options, we understand that you may already have a specific fixture in mind. If you’ve already purchased a unique, stylish faucet, we’re more than happy to help you install it. We’ll provide the connecting supplies and expertise to install your new faucet right – the first time.
Types of Faucets
Faucets With Washers
Compression faucets are not only the most affordable, but also the oldest faucet type available. They have separate handles for hot and cold water. When turned, the handles move the valves inside the faucet which releases or restricts the flow of water. This faucet type is more prone to leaks as the rubber seal wears out over time.
Ceramic Disk, or Disc, Faucets
Ceramic disk faucets are newcomers to the faucet game. They have two ceramic disks, one stationary and one moving, that use a shearing motion to control the water flow. The disks are polished to an almost perfect flatness – which creates an air-tight seal, makes them resistant to buildup and requires less maintenance.
Ball faucets were the first washerless faucets. This faucet type has a single lever that moves a slotted ball inside the spout. The slots align with the hot and cold water seats in the faucet body to adjust the amount of water coming out of the spout. Thsi type of faucet has a number of moving parts inside, also making it more prone to leaks than washerless faucets.
Cartridge faucets can be either single or double-handled. Like the disk faucets, they don’t require a rubber seal. Water flow is regulated by a cartridge that operates in an up and down motion. As a result, it takes much less force to properly shut the water to the spout. This is why washerless faucets are less prone to leaks and require less maintenance.