Cartridge & Valve Repair, Replacements and New Installs

It’s normal for your shower to drip for a few minutes after the water is turned off. But a steady flow may indicate a leak. Replacing your faulty hardware is a common fix, but leaks can also be stopped by repairing your valve or stem. Here’s a quick rundown of simple repairs.

The majority of problems stem from a faulty valve or component. Bad O-rings and faulty seats and seals are repairable issues. In most cases, replacing the damaged hardware is the best way to improve the issue, but gently soaking and scrubbing cartridges or stems can remove buildup and improve its sealing capabilities.

Repairing or replacing your faucet components isn’t always easy. Call a pro if you’re unsure about tackling either of these jobs.

When to Call a Pro

Don’t hesitate to call a pro if you’re unsure about any part of your faucet repair or installation. DIY mistakes can lead to serious problems like leaks and flooding. Additionally, mishaps can reduce the energy efficiency of your home, resulting in increased utility bills.

Is It Time to Upgrade?

Knowing when to upgrade your faucets isn’t always easy. Fortunately, there are several clear signs it’s time for an update. Here are a few indicators your faucets need an upgrade.

If you’re repairing or replacing a valve or cartridge, go ahead and treat your shower to a whole new look!

Mineral Buildup

Hard water will leave behind a residue that can affect the looks and usability of your fixtures. Over time, this mineral buildup will accumulate in your valves and showerhead and make replacement a must. Ignoring mineral residue will impact your water flow and turn a relaxing shower into a frustrating chore.


Sometimes a simple faucet and handle upgrade is all that’s needed to give your bathroom a quick facelift. You might be doing this for a sale, or you may just be tired of looking at the same style. Regardless, the outdated hardwear can ruin the charm of your bathroom — even after a total remodel.