Repair or Replace Your Shower Faucet?
Are you a homeowner in Stouffville, Markham or in The Greater Toronto area? Is your shower faucet leaking or dripping? Does your faucet have excessive mineral build up? Is your faucet no longer aesthetically pleasing? Homeowners typically ask these questions when considering replacing their shower faucet. However, many times replacing a faucet leads to other issues and a much larger job. On average a Canadian bathroom renovation is between $8 to $20 thousand dollars and can take more than 3 weeks to complete. This is a large expense and major inconvenience, but there are other options available.
Repairing Your Shower Faucet
When considering repairing a shower faucet there are a few things you need to consider. Do you have a single handle faucet, double or even a triple handle faucet? Depending on the faucet type will determine how easy it is to repair a faucet. Another consideration is the faucet brand, some faucets like Moen & Delta have standard parts and these parts can be found at your local box store. However it may be harder to find replacement parts for some lesser known brands & european/foriegn manufacturers. Some brands like Kohler have many different lines of faucets and finding parts may be difficult and expensive. You will need to do your research and find out if parts are accessible where you live.
If you have a Moen faucet the Moen cartridge is universal and easy to obtain. Some Moen parts such as the main cartridge are guaranteed for life. Moen will even send you a replacement cartridge. If your current faucet is a Moen, first consider replacing the cartridge and save yourself some money. If you are fairly handey replacing a Moen cartridge is not that difficult. There are many videos on Youtube showing you how to do it, but don’t forget to Turn Off The Water! If you are not that handey give us a call and we will take care of it for you.
Replacing the Faucet
You can still avoid a costly bathroom renovation and replace your existing shower faucet. It is recommended to take a look at the condition of the tiles and drain before proceeding with this option. If the shower is very old, it might make sense to consider a full renovation. It might be a good idea to remove the old silicone and reapply to the tiles when installing your new faucet. Another consideration is the type of faucet to choose. It is recommended to select a similar size faucet as some more advanced faucets may require more room or additional water pressure. Considering that Moen parts are easy to find and the cartridge is guaranteed for life, Moen shower faucets are a good choice. It is always recommended to speak to your plumber before purchasing your replacement shower faucet.
Do you need a shower faucet repair or replacement? Call or text us today and we will walk you through the options and provide you with a quote.