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Signs That the Faucet in Your Kitchen Must Be Replaced

Signs That the Faucet in Your Kitchen Must Be Replaced

Kitchen sink faucets are an integral part of any home. Since the kitchen is one of the busiest parts of the home, and since both preparation and consumption of food usually happen there, having a reliable water source is key. The sink is where you can wash vegetables, fruit, the chopping board and knives, the pots and pans, the dishes, and so on and so forth. Given the coronavirus pandemic, it's also a major hotspot for handwashing in a more common area than the bathrooms.

Faulty faucets in the kitchen and/or those that are downright not working throw a wrench into your whole household flow. Instead of fresh food, you'll likely end up ordering takeout. If you do try to do some meal prep anyway, there will be a difficulty for pots, pans, and the like to get washed in a timely manner, if at all. Cups, dishes, utensils and whatnot will likely end up piling up in the sink. Handwashing may also decrease considerably.

The sink faucet in your kitchen is really an important focal point. However, it's definitely possible for it to start becoming worn out over time. When that happens, a quick replacement is imperative.

Here are a few of the most common signs that the faucet in your kitchen must be replaced:

  • Leaking continues despite multiple repair attempts
  •  A leaky faucet doesn't necessarily need full-on replacement. There are instances wherein it comes down to getting a part of it fixed. However, if it's still leaking after a repair attempt or two, then it has to be replaced.

  • Mineral deposits become increasingly obvious
  • Over time, your faucet will likely end up with mineral deposits in it. This will increasingly affect its performance gradually. At some point, you'll start to actually see these deposits. They usually look like toothpaste that's rather old, found in the spigot and more obviously around the base. Hard water being processed consistently means that it's practically impossible to avoid these build-ups. The faucet's insides will also get affected, including the filters, flanges, and gasket.

    It's not just in faucets, either; other appliances can develop mineral deposits as well. A water softener can prevent this to a certain extent, but at some point, they will eventually be obvious.

  • Rust has set in
  •  This may seem like common sense since the first sign of rust will be a rather obvious red flag. However, corrosion and rusting can happen internally. You can tell this is happening when water does not instantly come out the moment it's turned on, and when the faucet handle is cracking when it's moved one way or another. In some cases, it manifests through the faucet handle getting stuck entirely when trying to turn it on or off. At that point, it's clearly breaking down, and there's no saving it.


    A kitchen sink faucet is very important. Aside from dishwashing, it's also used in food prep. With handwashing being even more a requirement now given the coronavirus pandemic, having a functional sink in your kitchen is more crucial than ever. Most times, repairs can be done. However, in the long run, a replacement will be much more cost-efficient and helpful.

    Looking for the best kitchen faucets for your faucet replacement project? Get yours at Nova Plumbing Fixtures today! We provide over 16,000 plumbing products and numerous services in the Metro Vancouver area.

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