No hot or cold water from the faucet?
Cartridge issues and leaking faucets can be deceptive, and often lead to bigger problems without warning. If you have a reasonable command of DIY plumbing, you could fix most problems, but due to the nature of cartridges and their challenges, it’s best to call licensed professional plumbers for major repairs.
Why do Cartridges Leak?
Cartridges can leak for many reasons, and this can happen even after you’ve installed a new one. The water quality, age of the faucet and the type of cartridge can all be reasons for the leak.
Not only are leaks annoying, but they can push up a water bill significantly.
In many cases, repairing leaky faucet cartridges involve buffing the inside of the cartridge cylinder to see the line, which is below the surface.
The ceramic, brass or rubber seat in the bottom of the cartridge opening forms a seal. The movement of the opening and closing cartridge can damage these parts. When the rubber or brass no longer fits properly in the hole of the cartridge cylinder, it can start to leak. The cartridge rests against an O-ring, which can develop small deviations or cracks. This can cause a dripping or leaky faucet.
Faucet Cartridges Repairs
Weekend DIY-warriors can buy new faucet cartridges from plumbing stores, but it is important to buy the appropriate cartridge for your specific needs.
Hoerner does stock Moen and Delta cartridges and can usually order any others. In most cases when repairing a cartridges, all the inside parts have to be repaired. That’s why it’s best to call a professional plumber. Hoerner Heating & Plumbing can supply you with the perfect cartridge for a wide range of brands, including Local Kohler, Moen, Delta, Aqua Brass, American Standard, Premier, Riobel , Nicolazzi, Grohe, Blanco, Price Pfister, and Danze. You can find some great faucet brands.