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  Cambridge Sewer and Drain FAQ

Here at DRAINCO, we receive a lot of questions about sewers and drains. We’re more than happy to help. If you don’t find what you are looking for here, feel free to contact us and we will assist!

  Cambridge Plumbing FAQ

  Why do faucets leak?

Leaks occur when seals inside the faucet become dirty or worn. Though you may choose to replace just the worn parts, replacing your old faucet with a new system can upgrade the look of your kitchen and bathroom or tub/shower decor and prevent further repair problems.

  Why do some faucets cost so much more than others?

Some faucets are simply made better than others, with higher quality materials such as solid brass or chrome-plated solid brass to achieve superior levels of appearance, performance, and durability. Although you may pay more for a quality faucet, you will receive a higher value for your money as a result of a longer-lasting and more reliable product.

  Can I replace a two-handle faucet with a single-handle faucet?

The answer, in most cases, is yes. Generally, faucet dimensions and sink openings are standard throughout the plumbing industry. There are few exceptions, however, so it is a good idea to check size compatibility.

  How should I clean polished brass faucets?

To remove dry water spots, use warm water and a soft, damp cloth. Never use products that contain abrasives, harsh chemicals, alcohol, or other solvents. To maintain the appearance of your decorative faucet, apply a high quality automotive wax every so often and make sure that it does not contain abrasives.

  Why doesn't my old water heater work as well as it used to?

This is usually due to a sediment buildup in your tank. As water heaters grow older, they accumulate sediment and lime deposits. If these deposits are not removed periodically, the sediment will create a barrier between the burner and the water, greatly reducing the water heater's performance level. Low performance results in an increase in the amount of fuel required to provide hot water.

  How is a "pressure balancing" shower faucet different?

A pressure balancing shower faucet senses fluctuations in hot or cold water pressure, often caused by actions like flushing toilets or running dishwashers. A pressure balancing valve compensates for these fluctuations, keeping the water temperature constant and comfortable.

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