FAUCETS AND SINKS

Does your Faucet drip/ leak?
Do you need a faucet upgrade?
Is your faucet sprayer loose?
Domco plumbing can repair, replace, or even install faucets.
Whether its in your bathroom, kitchen, or even a specialty faucet we can fix it.
Our plumbing technicians are experienced and they can fix those faucets headaches.
So don’t call another plumber call Domco Plumbing and we can cure all your plumbing needs.

Domco Plumbing can handle (but not limited to) the following:

Faucet is loose
The faucet wiggles when it shouldn’t.
Loose valves and faucets can easily be twisted off their pipes.
Sometimes the pipe may even be broken by the pressure exerted on the pipe while opening and closing a valve.
Loose spouts and valves in showers and tubs, kitchen sinks, protruding through siding or stucco, etc.; can allow water to run inside the wall or under counters.
It may be time to replace your old faucet – Domco Plumbing can advise you which faucet works best with your home design, then, we can install it!

Faucet drips, is leaking
There are four major designs of faucets; compression, ceramic disk, cartridge and ball.
Faucets in your kitchen, bathroom, tub or shower are all substantially the same and are based on the four major designs.
When dealing with a leaky faucet, you need to remember that the loss of water is costly.
A steady drip can waste $25 or more in water in a short time.
Multiply that figure by the number of faucet drips in your home, and you can calculate how much of your money is literally going down the drain.
The waste from a dripping hot water faucet is even more because you also paying to heat the water before it goes down the drain.

What’s the solution?
Remember the water supply enters your home under pressure, so there must be a watertight seal holding back the incoming water when the faucet handle is in the OFF position. That seal is usually created by a washer pressed tightly against the faucet seat.
Obviously, when the washer or the seat is not functioning properly, a little water can seep through and drip out of the faucet spout.
To stop the drip, all you usually have to do is replace the washer or repair the seat.

Faucet is noisy
Faucets can scream, whistle, or chatter when you turn them on or off.
There are several possible causes for these noises.
If your house is newly built, you may have pipes that are too small to allow the water to pass through them properly.
Similarly, pipes in older homes can become restricted by the formation of scale, indicated by a noisy faucet.
In either case, you must replace the pipes to get rid of the noise, which is not really a quick fix.
Most likely, however, your noisy faucet is caused by a washer that is either the wrong size or is not held securely to the stem.
Domco Plumbing can repair all these problems, returning your home to silence and removing the terrors of turning on a faucet.

Faucet sprayer is loose
Many modern sink faucets are fitted with spray hose units, and these units occasionally leak , become loose, or malfunction.
The assembly has a diverter valve within the spout body, a flexible hose connected to the spout under the sink, and a spray head with an activating lever and an aerator assembly. The spray head body and lever are part of a sealed unit; if it malfunctions, the unit must be replaced with an identical unit.
Other parts of the spray system, however, can be repaired.
The aerator portion of the spray head is similar to a faucet aerator.
If aeration is inadequate or water squirts off at various angles, the aerator screen has become clogged with sediment or mineral deposits and must be cleaned.

Upgrade faucet
As referred to before, Domco Plumbing has many experts in replacing broken faucets or upgrading existing faucets.
When working in the kitchen, or relaxing in a bath / shower, why not spend a few dollars to upgrade the appliances?
Call Domco Plumbing to discuss your options.

Poor water pressure
Many of today’s modern faucets have washer less cartridges inside the body of the faucet.
The modern cartridge replaces the older washer and valve seat design which controls water flow.
The pathway through which water passes in these cartridges is much smaller than old faucets.
Also, many faucets also have an aerator at the end of the faucet.
These devices are often made up of several small parts.
The water flowing from the faucet must pass through these tiny orifices, which can get clogged with debris quite easily.
In addition, to meet federal and state guidelines to conserve water, many modern faucets and fixtures have flow restrictions that limit the amount of water that can pass through the faucet in a given amount of time.
These restrictors often have tiny holes that limit the amount of water flow.
So often you do not need to replace a faucet with slow pressure; let Domco Plumbing help you by repairing the faucet.

Sprayer doesn’t work
The assembly has a diverter valve within the spout body, a flexible hose connected to the spout under the sink, and a spray head with an activating lever and an aerator assembly. The spray head body and lever are part of a sealed unit; if it malfunctions, the unit must be replaced with an identical unit.
The aerator portion of the spray head is similar to a faucet aerator.
If aeration is inadequate or water squirts off at various angles, the aerator screen has become clogged with sediment or mineral deposits and must be cleaned.
You may also have a deposit of lime in the diverter or sprayer or both.
Remove the sink screen, aerator and diverter at the faucet outlet.
Clean them by soaking in some vinegar or lime away.
To the same with the sprayer nozzle.
Reassemble and see if it works.
If not, contact Domco Plumbing for a speedy repair.


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