There are four types of bathroom faucets – cartridge, ball, disk and compression – and Twin Cities plumbing professionals are experts at repairing or replacing any of them. If you’re interested in trying to repair your own faucet, figure out which type of faucet you have. From there, you’ll be better able to figure out what’s wrong with it. Remember that any time you work on your faucet, you should first make sure to turn off the water shut-off valves below your sink – that way, you won’t have any major water spills. If you aren’t comfortable repairing your faucet yourself, don’t worry – give us a call and we’ll send a local professional your way.
- Use low-flow bathroom faucets: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has developed the WaterSense partnership program with fixture manufacturers to develop bathroom and kitchen fixtures that use less water. Look for products with the WaterSense label to help conserve water in your house.
- Install low-flow aerators on your current bathroom faucets: For many faucets, it’s also possible to simply install a low-flow aerator at the end of the spout. Aerators control the flow of the water out of the faucet and introduce air into the stream. This added air ensures the water pressure stays the same while the fixture uses less water when it’s on.
- Opt for a low-flow shower head: Like WaterSense faucets, shower heads with the label use less water without sacrificing pressure.