With their access to your home’s plumbing system, your kitchen and bathrooms are probably the most important rooms in your home. Having easy access to clean water via their faucets makes it much easier to clean your home and cook. However, having easy access to clean water means these rooms are also susceptible to water damage if the faucets break. When they’re getting worn down, faucets often show conspicuous signs that they need replacement. If you know what to look for, you can call us to schedule a faucet replacement for your Springfield home before your home suffers major water damage.

Here are five things that should have you calling for a faucet replacement for your Springfield home:

Remodeling plans

Sometimes you’ll want to replace your appliances or plumbing fixtures for more aesthetic reasons. Since bathrooms and kitchens are very important to house buyers, you should consider changing out your faucets if you’re planning on selling your home. Such a simple change can have a surprising effect on your home’s value and appeal.

Mineral build-ups

If you have hard water issues in your home, it’s worth frequently checking your faucets for mineral build-ups. These minerals can build up in or around the faucet, and can eventually require a complete replacement if not treated. To help prevent build-ups, you might want to consider investing in a water softener for your home.

Old age

Even the most well-maintained faucets will get old and need replacing. When your faucet is approaching its retirement age, it’s often worth looking for a replacement. A faucet’s lifespan and warranty depend on the model, so you should check the manual or call the manufacturer to learn when yours will die. If you can’t get a solid lifespan, assume yours will need replacing at fifteen years.

Rust and corrosion

Corrosion on your faucet is a certain sign that your faucet needs replacing. Powerful cleaning chemicals and hard water can damage your faucet over time, weakening it. Also, corroded material may get into your drinking water and make it taste or look strange. A complete replacement is the only viable solution for such a problem. Like with mineral build-ups, you can help prevent this problem with a water softener.

Leaks and mold

Leaking faucets may only seem like a minor annoyance, but that leaking can cost you a lot in wasted water. Also, the leaking water can promote the growth of mold and other moisture-loving fungi. Long-term exposure to mold is known to cause a variety of health issues, so deal with leaks when you see them.

Why call Benjamin Franklin to replace my faucets?

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has a long history of satisfied customers. What sets us apart are our valuable guarantees, including our repair guarantee and on-time guarantee. You can trust that not only will our plumbing technicians get the job done right, but they are also family-friendly, highly trained, and drug and background-tested. Best of all, our technicians are paid by the job, not by the hour. You can be sure that our pricing will be straightforward. We are happy to prove it in writing! Just ask to see our pricing guide so that you know exactly how much everything costs.  Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing today to learn more about our services!