There’s no doubt about it; there’s nothing more frustrating than preparing a meal or beginning to wash your dishes and finding out that your faucet is having issues. Not only can this be frustrating to you but the entire family. However, because most homeowners don’t have too much experience with plumping, fixing the issue can be a daunting experience, let alone figuring out what is wrong with it. Thus the following includes four of the most common kitchen faucet issues that you may run into it.
1. The Faucet has been Installed Incorrectly
Because installing a faucet isn’t too difficult to accomplish, many homeowners are likely to attempt to tackle the assembly of it on their own. If you know what you’re doing, the project can be completed within an hour. However, if this is the first time you are attempting to do this, it is highly recommended to go through the manual first. Failure to do so can lead to a few of the installation steps being overlooked entirely, and that is where issues begin to occur. A leaky faucet is often the first thing to appear after DIY projects.
2. Normal Wear and Tear
Perhaps the most common reason that leads to a malfunctioning kitchen faucet is normal wear and tear. This is especially prevalent within homes with a large family where the faucet is going to be multiple times a day. However, you don’t have to wait until your faucet begins to malfunction to do something about it. A faucet that is experiencing normal wear and tear will begin to gradually become more and more difficult to control. In this case, you may want to begin researching various plumbers to come and either repair any issues or replace the faucet system entirely.
3. The Formation of Rust
Although the materials used to create your faucet are made with as much anti-rust material as possible, the fact is that it’s never going to be 100% preventable. That is why when homeowners report issues with their kitchen faucet, rust is often going to be the reason for it. Rust can not only make your faucet very difficult to use, but it can also be very harmful to anyone who is drinking the water. Note that rust is not only going to present itself on the outside of the faucet, and thus it is recommended to always check within it in order to properly diagnose the issue.
4. The O-Ring Seal
Before you go on calling in the professionals, you may want to first check the faucet’s O-ring seal. It is often the case that the issue is nothing more than a worn-out O-ring seal. This part of your faucet is a small black rubber band that provides that extra protection between components that helps to prevent water from spilling out. Because this part can be difficult to find, you may want to bring in a professional this one time in order to learn about the process.
As you can see from the information above, there are a number of reasons why your kitchen faucet may be malfunctioning or not working at all. Take the time to troubleshoot with each of the reasons above until you find the specific problem with your particular faucet. If the problem cannot be found, it is best that the issue is left to the professionals.