Common Questions You Might Have About Faucets

Why is there no water coming out of my faucet?

If the pipe isn't leaking from anywhere and the water still isn't coming out of your faucet, then the reason for the problem might be clogged pipes. Sediment buildup can restrict the flow of water through your pipes. Eventually, sediment buildup causes the same pressure and flow problems that leaks or dents usually do.

Why is my faucet dripping?

Worn out Washer:

This is one of the most common causes of a dripping faucet. During each use, the washer is forced against the valve seat, and this constant friction causes it to wear out. Dripping caused by worn-out rubber washers can be mended by replacing the washer.

What is the cartridge in a faucet?

Each faucet handle (hot and cold) has its own cartridge, a valve that turns with the handle to control the flow of water into the faucet spout. If you have a very old two-handle faucet, it may be a compression-type rather than a cartridge.

Why do faucet cartridges fail?

A malfunctioning faucet can allow the water of each kind to enter the pipes of the other. Usually, cartridge faucet woes mean that the rubber O rings inside the faucet have worn out, or that passages within the cartridge have become clogged. Repair consists of replacing the O rings and, if necessary, the cartridge.

How long do faucet cartridges last?

The system has expensive cartridges, but they last a long time 20 to 30 years. It's not a bad deal, and unlike modern ceramic faucets, Moen still makes the same part to put into valve bodies made 40 years ago!

How much does it cost to replace a faucet cartridge?

Expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $350 for the installation of a tub faucet. You'll need to make sure and keep your faucet in line with the plumbing for the tub.