SERIOUS SIGNS IT’S TIME TO REPLACE YOUR KITCHEN TAP
Your kitchen tap serves as a focal point to most of your activities in the kitchen, from washing meal ingredients to cleaning your kitchen utensils. Your kitchen will be dirty and messy without a properly working kitchen tap.
Since it is the most used kitchen fixture, the kitchen faucet is prone to wear and tear over time, and it may also degrade naturally due to daily heavy use. Here are the signs it’s time to replace kitchen tap.
One of the signs that you need to replace your kitchen faucet is faulty parts that do not get better even after fixing. You may have overlooked some kitchen elements, including the tap when buying the house or moving in, probably because you had a tight budget. Unfortunately, some kitchen taps can be many years old, impacting their functionality. Replacing your kitchen tap with the latest ones in the market will give you more functionality and give your kitchen a fresh look.
The tap keeps on leaking.
Your kitchen tap will not stop leaking at times, no matter how much you have it fixed. That indicates a bigger problem than it seems, and it is worth replacing the tap than incurring repeated costs for repair. Failure to replace a leaking faucet could result in mold growth due to the continuous moisture.
Internal rusts and corrosion in your kitchen faucet can cause foul-smelling water. It is an indication that the rust has already infiltrated the water, and there is nothing much you can do. Another similar sign of corroded internal parts of the faucet is when you open the tap, and it takes more seconds for the water to come out. You may also notice that the water has changed in taste and may be unsafe for use. The solution is to replace the kitchen tap.
Visible mineral deposits
You are likely to notice mineral deposits on your kitchen tap, especially if you use hard water. They look like toothpaste buildup at the base of the faucet, which indicates the inner parts of the fixture are already affected, including the fillers, gasket, and flanges. Thankfully you can prevent the accumulation of mineral deposits on your tap by installing a water softener. However, consider replacing your tap if the mineral deposits are visible and affecting its functionality.
Over time you may notice that your kitchen tap doesn’t let out more water even if you turn on the tap fully. That indicates a problem with the valve, for instance, rust which has reduced the pipe diameter leading to small amounts of water regardless of the pressure. This is enough to replace the tap because it can be frustrating and timewasting when your kitchen tap can’t produce more water.
Mold forming near the mouth of your kitchen tap is a sign of water leakage. It can be harmful to other elements o your kitchen and you should replace it to avoid further problems.
You should call a professional plumber to check if any other issues need fixing before replacing your kitchen tap.