Most people use their kitchen sink on a regular basis, so the kitchen faucet gets used often. Kitchen sink faucets are designed to be durable, but they do not last forever. The time will eventually come when it is necessary to replace your current kitchen faucet with a new one. While a very handy person may be able to replace a kitchen faucet, if you want the best results possible, your best bet is to hire an experienced plumber to remove your old kitchen sink faucet and install a new one. Some common signs that it is time for a new kitchen sink faucet include the following.

Leaking

Components within a kitchen sink faucet will wear out over time, and when that happens, water may begin to leak from the tap, even when the faucet handle is in the correct position. If you notice that your kitchen faucet is leaking regularly, it most likely can't be repaired. You will be much better off purchasing a new faucet and having it installed by a plumber. When shopping for a new kitchen sink faucet, make sure that you select one that will work with your current sink.

Water Damage

When a kitchen sink faucet no longer operates properly, water can begin to leak from both the top of the faucet and the components found underneath the sink. When leaks begin to form underneath the sink, water damage can cause havoc in your kitchen. If you open the cabinets underneath your kitchen sink and notice pooling water or wet wood, it is important to replace your faucet as soon as possible. If you neglect to replace your kitchen faucet in this type of situation, the cabinets underneath your sink can be severely damaged, and you run the risk of mold or mildew growing in your home.

Build Up of Mineral Deposits

Tap water contains a variety of minerals, and these minerals can take their toll on your kitchen sink faucet. This is especially true if you live in an area with hard water. While you can keep mineral deposits at bay for a while using specific types of cleaners, your kitchen sink faucet will eventually suffer. If you have had the same kitchen sink faucet for years and you have to deal with mineral deposits building up, it is in your best interest to purchase a new faucet. In most cases, plumbers charge reasonable fees to remove an old faucet and install a new one. 

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