A plumbing system plays major roles in both commercial and residential buildings in the distributing of water for washing, drinking as well as removal of waste water. It is the only way that waste water can be eliminated from the house. This water is not only a health hazard but also brings odors into the house. The system should therefore be well monitored to make sure it is working at all times. A plumbing service in Palm Springs, CA has trained professionals for all your plumbing needs.

One of the important parts of the plumbing system is the faucets; however, many property-owners tend to neglect them. Faucet plumbing is vital for any home, and these parts should be replaced whenever the need for doing so arises, and especially in the bathroom or kitchen. Here are some helpful tips when replacing faucets:

Size and shape

Faucets vary in size and shape. They include compression, disc, ball and cartridge faucet. A compression faucet is one of the oldest and contains two handles that control the flow of water.

The ball faucet has one handle as well but is fitted with a component for turning on hot or cold water. You can find a cartridge faucet that has one or both handles so on this one, you choose based on your needs. A disc faucet controls the temperature and the flow of water.

Tools and items to be used

If you are an experienced do-it-yourself er and want to do it on your own, then some of the tools and items that you will need for replacing your old faucet include an adjustable wrench, Teflon tape, plumber putty, pliers, the utility knife as well as the utility light. Other tools such as tube-cutter and sandpaper may come in handy depending on the type of faucet that you are installing.


New faucets come with detailed guidelines on how to install them. Following these guidelines will make the installation simple and less time consuming. When carrying out installation, make sure that all nuts and bolts are properly fastened and sealed to avoid any leakages in the near future.

Ensuring that your faucets have been properly installed is the most important thing regardless of the types you choose to install. All Seasons Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Heating Inc. has professional plumbers who will ensure that faucet plumbing in your house has been done correctly.