Updating faucets in the home is one of the quickest ways to upgrade the look of your home and even save money.

The fact is that a leaking faucet can cost you hundreds of dollars a year, if not more. Of course, there are many things to consider when purchasing a new faucet for your home, including the material it is made of, the style, and the cost. The following are some tips to help you determine the best way to handle your faucet installation:

Types of Faucets

There are basically four different types of faucets that you can purchase for your home. The most common is the compression, which consists of a screw and a washer that presses up against the valve seat. It requires you to turn the water off and on by turning the handle in either direction. There is also the ball, disk, and single-handled cartridge faucets that all use different mechanisms to allow the water to flow. Each one has a different method of temperature adjustment. It is best to try each one to see which one you prefer.

Faucet Styles

There are many different styles of faucets to choose from that will enhance the décor of your kitchen or bath. From single handle faucets with a pull-out spray to pull-out spray faucets and two-handled centered faucets to wall-mounted faucets, the choices are many and it can be confusing to the homeowner. To determine which one is right for your sink, consider your décor and what your own particular needs are and how each faucet could meet those needs.

Cost of Faucets

The cost for a faucet varies, depending on the style and the material used. You can buy a cheap compression model for as little as $50 or you can spend hundreds of dollars on a top-quality model made from brushed nickel. The important thing to remember is that for a faucet that will not leak or cause problems, you will want to choose a better quality model. Since we have installed thousands of faucets over the years, we can give you some insight into the durability of the different models.


While some people choose to attempt to install a new faucet themselves, they often call us afterwards as the faucet ends up leaking or not working properly. These leaks can increase your water bill unnecessarily not to mention cause water damage under the sink. So call us today and let us help you get the faucet upgrade you will enjoy for many years to come.
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