Your faucets are essential plumbing fixtures for the bathroom, kitchen and anywhere else that requires uninterrupted access to your water lines. When something isn’t working right, choose the local Experts at Chief/Bauer Service Experts. Our professional plumbers in Champaign can assist with both faucet replacement and repair.
Whenever you’re in a room that needs a steady supply of potable water, a faucet is likely nearby. These important plumbing fixtures provide the water you need at the temperature you want. So when something goes wrong, tasks like cooking and cleaning are much more difficult.
Luckily, professional faucet repair is usually a quick and easy process. That being said, some repairs are best left to professional plumbers in Champaign who have the tools and experience needed for lasting solutions. We’ll find out how the problem started, look for signs of leaking and handle other important aspects of the repair process more easily. Feel free to contact the local Experts at Chief/Bauer Service Experts if one of your faucets isn’t working right.
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Our faucet repair and installation in Champaign involves a suite of services designed to locate, diagnose and resolve the trouble with your faucets. We can repair a wide range of models as well as provide seamless new or replacement installation. We’ll work with you to choose the right faucet for the job.
Yes! We work with quality installers that are happy to put in other plumbing fixtures like a bathtub or new showerhead.
Once we’ve verified there’s a problem with your faucet, just a few more details can help simplify repairs. Keep in mind that severe or widespread damage may make new faucet installation a more cost-effective option. Otherwise, it won’t be long before you’re struggling with another plumbing problem.
Effective repairs start with knowing the type of faucet you use. This isn’t about whether it’s a kitchen faucet or a bathroom faucet, but what internal components are in place to deliver potable water. Our plumbers have enough experience with different faucet types so they can recognize yours quickly, starting repairs sooner.
Compression Faucet: This design is the oldest type of faucet still used today. It uses a rubber washer and two handles to provide adequate water of the correct temperature.
Cartridge Faucet: Offered in both one- and two-handle designs. A single-lever design adjusts water flow by raising and lowering the valve inside the handle.
Ball Faucet: The most prevalent type of single-lever faucet. As the lever is moved, a plastic or metal ball moves within the faucet, allowing water to flow. Small chambers within the ball blend hot and cold water to create the desired temperature.
Ceramic Disk Faucet: Another single-lever design sometimes confused for a ball faucet. These models use a valve more similar to a cartridge faucet, which goes up or down to provide water flow. In contrast, a ball faucet moves in a spherical direction.
Once they know what type of faucet you have, the plumber’s next step is to pinpoint where the problem starts. Most designs are split into two sections, the faucet body and one or two faucet handles. Knowing the type of problem they’re dealing with can make things easier.
Whatever the problem may be, disassembling the faucet is often required for repairs. The average repair kit should have tools like slip joint pliers or a basin wrench for reaching the internal components.
Sometimes a problem can be fixed by accessing the faulty component and giving it a thorough cleaning. But in case of significant damage, replacing it is typically best. These small pieces aren’t expensive, so don’t worry about the cost of a new part for the spout, O-ring or any washers.
This may be more complicated for special faucets, such as an outdoor garden hose.
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