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Faucet installation and repair in Carolina Shores

Faucet installation and repair in Carolina Shores

Faucet installation and repair is not for the faint of heart. One of the hardest parts of faucet installation is getting the old faucet off. quite often the fastening hardware is rusted on and it is necessary to cut the old faucet off. For faucet repair and installation call on Avery & Sons! We'll do it right the first time and save you the hassle of a "do it yourself" attempt. 

Some pro tips to help you in your faucet installation and repair in Carolina Shores , NC

  • Water quality is on of the biggest contributors to faucet leaks and failure. Chlorine and rubber , one of the main components to faucets, do not get along. The chlorine in the water can be romped with a carbon filter on the main line. Chlorine isn't a factor when the house has well water but in the case of well water the biggest contributing factor to faucet failure is the mineral content of the water. The mineral content can be removed with a water softener. 

  • The 2nd leading contributor to faucet failure is water pressure. The greater the water pressure the greater the wear and tear on the faucet. Water pressure can be reduced with a water pressure regulator.

  • Before attempting a faucet removal it may be a wise idea to spray the faucet thoroughly underneath and above with a penetrating lubricant like WD-40. 

  • NO part of a faucet needs teflon tape. Lets repeat that...NO part of a faucet needs teflon tape. Faucet supply lines have a rubber gasket inside or a beveled edge that seal the connection between the faucet and supply line. Taking the time to install teflon is a waste and may actually be a hindrance to the supply line being tightened sufficiently. 

  • Choose mainstream brands. Novelty is not king when it comes to faucets. It is important to be able to identify the faucet in a couple of years and be able to find parts. When you buy a faucet off the internet or from Costco you run the risk of losing any money you have saved because repair parts are unavailable or unidentifiable. At Avery & Sons we recommend Delta, Moen, Allen + Roth, Kohler, and Pfister. 

  • If you live in Carolina Shores and value your time, call the professionals at Avery & Sons. A faucet repair or install can cause a flood in your house and that's bad. 

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