LEAK DETECTION SERVICES
New faucets have internal stop valves and usually have a removable cartridge device that slides in. Manufacturers do not always put their logo on a faucet, and you need this to identify the manufacturer and the specific replacement cartridge. A faucet leak that does not get properly addressed can cause substantial damage to structures below or water loss, which is money down the drain. It is a good idea to periodically look under your sink to determine if there is any leakage. In the event a leak is found, it should be isolated and addressed immediately.
Older faucets are relatively easy to repair, as long as they are not broken completely and you know what you are doing. Repairing an old faucet can also be one of the hardest repairs for the most skilled plumbers. The seats that the washers compress on, create a seal, which can be jagged and not easy to remove. Faucet “seats” are usually frozen in place, and are impossible to remove. A skilled plumber will use a fine grit-head and re-grind the seats in place allowing for the washers to make a seal, avoiding premature replacement of the washer. Broken parts from older faucets are not easy to find and are specific to the original manufacturer only. The water supply pipes for tub/ showers are inside the wall (except a claw foot tub) and can be supplied by original galvanized piping. Internal stops are unlikely to exist when trying to isolate the water shut down on the older fixtures. These types of repairs may go beyond that of a novice plumber or handyman.