Plumbing fittings are faucets and valves. These parts get a lot of use, but with proper care will provide many years of reliable service.
The most common and most durable fittings are chrome plated brass. Chrome plated brass does not corrode, and can be easily cleaned with a little warm soapy water. Modern fixtures come in many different finishes. Avoid using abrasive cleaners, and be certain to check the manufacturer’s warranty for a lifetime guarantee.
Modern faucets are either washerless or compression type faucets. Washerless faucets can be double or single handled. In washerless faucets, the flow of water is controlled either by a special cartridge, or by a configuration of holes or ports. When the holes or ports are properly aligned, the water will turn on or shut off. Turning the handle with extra force won’t turn off the water supply in this model.
The benefit of a washerless faucet is the longevity of parts. Because there is little friction in the process, parts last much longer and require less maintenance.
Should you have an issue with your washerless faucet, if you are able to provide the make and/or model it will help ensure that our plumber arrives with all of the proper parts needed to restore a faucet or valve to proper operation.
You can usually repair a dripping compression faucet with a new washer. Remember that a leaky faucet can add up to over a thousand gallons of water a year. Not only do you pay for a leaky faucet in your water bill, but you also pay for it again in your sewer bill which is also based on water usage. Well maintained fixtures and valves will save you money in the long run.
Some tips that can save St. Louis homeowners and business owners with their water bills. These tips also help us maintain the sewer system that we all use, a very important goal. Protecting our waterways is the responsibility of all individuals. In addition to disconnecting improper connections to the sewer system, here are some things to keep in mind:
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