Most people don’t think about the value of a well-functioning faucet until a problem arises and it stops working. As time passes, faucets commonly develop issues like low water pressure and leaks because of worn-out components. While replacing an appliance on your own might seem intriguing, there are many compelling reasons why that is not a good idea.

Industry Knowledge

Sometimes savvy homeowners look for ways to improve their homes independently, which is fine for minor projects. However, many home improvement projects require the attention of professionals with expertise because of the hidden risks involved, and replacing a faucet is one of them. Qualified plumbers have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to optimize the outcome of a faucet replacement.

Replacing a faucet starts with choosing a model that fits your needs and is a quality product. A plumber has deep knowledge of the various brands and can make recommendations to help you avoid issues associated with faucets not designed to work with your home. They can help you choose a faucet that fits your budget and style.

Unforeseen Challenges

Professional plumbers have the technical skills and abilities to handle complex faucet installations. That includes knowledge of plumbing systems required to navigate challenges that arise during the installation process. It is impossible to know what you might uncover after removing an old faucet. Sometimes there are faulty connections, corroded pipes, or hidden leaks. Ignoring such issues is detrimental to your home.

A homeowner installing a faucet without the expertise of a plumber will not know what to look for or how to handle problems presented during the removal of the old faucet and installation of the new one. A plumber can address a wide range of unforeseen challenges properly and efficiently. In many cases, it will only cause minor disruptions and short delays to the timeline, if any at all.

Future Problems

A top benefit of hiring a professional plumber is that they can identify irregularities in pipes and other underlying issues that could result in costly problems later. The experience of our expert plumbers is valuable because they have insight into common challenges, and you will benefit from that knowledge. Our team can assess water pressure issues and other conditions to determine the root cause. We resolve anything that might result in future problems before installing a new faucet.

Another consideration is that a plumber will install your new faucet correctly to minimize drips and leaks. Improper installation can lead to severe water damage to cabinets, flooring, countertops, and walls, requiring costly repairs. A plumber will ensure your new faucet functions flawlessly.

Greater Efficiency

Removing an old faucet and installing a new one can feel overwhelming if you don’t have plumbing experience. It will typically take much longer to complete this type of project for the first time. That is not the case when an expert plumber handles the job. They understand the intricacies of plumbing systems and can complete projects efficiently and accurately. You can spend time on other tasks and activities while a plumber removes your existing faucet and replaces it with a new one. You will not have to worry about delays that leave your family without a working faucet.

Cost Savings

Among the many reasons to hire a plumber to install your new faucet is that it can save you money. You will need more than just the faucet to ensure proper installation. Specialized tools and equipment are beneficial during home improvement projects like a faucet installation, and buying them is more costly than most people imagine. A professional plumber will have all the tools and equipment needed to replace your faucet and know how to use them properly.

Compliance and Best Practices

Some home improvement projects are subject to compliance with plumbing and building codes. While some requirements are specific to properties like condos, there are considerations for every type of residential property. Some codes address incorrectly installed faucets and related issues. There are uniform plumbing codes and local codes that require compliance. Ensuring adherence to plumbing codes and local requirements is in your best interest.

Following best practices for the plumbing industry is always a good idea because they promote safety and optimize results. Best practices typically arise from known issues in the industry and become commonly used methods for optimizing outcomes. Our team of professional plumbers understands plumbing codes and best industry practices, and we will ensure your new faucet meets all the requirements.

Guarantee and Warranty

Reputable plumbing services are often guaranteed, meaning they will often return to rectify any service-related problems. You can confidently start home improvement projects when there is a guarantee. Faucet manufacturers commonly offer a warranty for their products. Sometimes installing an appliance on your own will void the warranty, leaving you with a malfunctioning faucet if something goes wrong.

Damage Prevention

Replacing a faucet is straightforward, but that does not mean it’s an easy project. It involves turning off the water supply, disconnecting the supply lines, assessing the condition of the plumbing system, and much more. Attempting to handle the job without professional help can result in many issues, like damaging the sink or countertop you just purchased. You will then have to deal with the frustration of having a new faucet with flaws that will likely remain for years. Our plumbing team is skilled at replacing faucets efficiently and without damage.

Safety Concerns

Another top reason to call a plumber to replace a faucet in your home is to avoid accidents and injuries. While faucets aren’t necessarily heavy, they do necessitate working in a potentially damp environment, increasing the risk of slips, falls, and cuts. Home improvement projects shouldn’t send you to the hospital, so if you’ve got a leaky or damaged faucet, leave it to the professionals. Our professional plumbers have the expertise and know-how to safely work in any environment performing any job.

Investment Protection

Buying a home is an investment, and maintaining it requires thoughtful consideration. Hiring a professional plumber to replace your faucet is an excellent way to protect your investment. Plumbers can produce better results than someone without experience because they understand the inner workings of plumbing systems.

Professional plumbers understand the problems that lead to disastrous plumbing issues, like water leaks that turn into mold or cause rotting. Our job is to prevent these issues and communicate with you to ensure your awareness of potential problems.

Whether you plan to sell your home in the next few months or live in it for many years, securing professional home services will add value to your investment that benefits you in the long run. It can also enhance the pride of homeownership.

Our team at Southport Home Services is a valuable resource for homeowners across southeast and northwest Wisconsin. In addition to faucet installation, we provide a range of home services, like drain cleaning, water heater repair, and sump pump assistance. Contact us today for more information about replacing your faucet!

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