Plano Plumbers Faucet Repair FAQs

Q: What should I do if water is leaking behind the wall of my tub/shower valve?
A: Shut off the water supplies to your tub/shower valve. If you cannot find the supplies for your tub/shower valve, shut off the water to your house using your main shut-off valve. Call a licensed Plano plumbing contractor for assistance. Note: Consumer safety is our number one concern. If you do not have experience with plumbing repairs, we recommend that you contact a Plano Plumbing Pro for tub/shower repairs. Significant water damage can occur if the repair is not done quickly or correctly.

Q: How do I clean and maintain my new faucet?
A: The general rule is to use a clean, soft cloth dampened with water. The faucet manufacturer may recommend certain cleaning solutions for more stubborn stains. Avoid using abrasive cleansers or pads as they may scratch the surface of your fixture.

Q: Can you give me some tips on selecting a new bathroom faucet?
A: Before you select any faucet, take into consideration the people that live inside of your home. Children and the elderly may benefit from single handle faucets, while others may prefer double handle faucets. You’ll also want to think about the kind of sink that you have, so that your faucet works with your sink. If you want your bathroom to appear uniform, make sure that you buy the same fixtures for all of your sinks, showers, and bathtubs. There are many factors that go into choosing the right bathroom faucet. From selecting a finish that won’t tarnish or rust, to finding out all about eco-friendly faucets, everything you need to know about bathroom faucets can be found by contacting your trusted Plano plumbers.

Q: How does a frost proof hose bib work?
A: The secret behind a frost proof hose bib is the water drains out of faucet deep into the wall. By doing this, the bib itself is less likely to freeze because of the warmth of the wall. However, in a hard freeze the water behind the valve can still freeze from the cold transfer outside. To help prevent this, it is recommended that the exterior portion of the faucet be covered or wrapped. Also you should always remove the garden hose from the bib to allow any remaining water to drain.