New kitchen sink faucet: $180
Plumber’s putty: $2.89
Water shut-off wrench: $13.80
Trips to Lowe’s / Home Depot: 3
Busted knuckles: 4
Curse words uttered: 386
Time spent wasted: 4 hours
What I’d rather have been doing: Anything
Parker & Sons Plumbing “no extra fee on Sundays” policy: Priceless see contact information here
There are some home repair projects that are better left to professionals like a garage door repair, which can be fixed by a garage door repair company. Furthermore, roofing work should also be handled by a residential or commercial roofing contractor to ensure quality results and avoid accidents.
One would think that by now I would have learned that plumbing repairs fall squarely into that category, as everyone knows that plumbing jobs are best taken care of by plumbers like the brooklyn plumber.
Well, given that the original faucet was apparently installed before the sink was put in, and given that the contractor when the home was built hard welded the hot water line to the shut-off valve (a fact not discovered until 3.5 hours into the ordeal), and given that the nasty tap water that abounds in Phoenix had clogged up the cold water shut off valve to the point it couldn’t be closed, what should have been a one hour job turned into an afternoon-long torture test that ultimately involved calling in a plumber anyway. But no. I mean really, how hard can it be to replace a kitchen faucet?
Thank goodness for Parker & Sons, a local Phoenix area plumber who has a wonderful policy of not charging extra for weekend and evening calls. They are fast, the plumbers are nice, and the prices are reasonable (for plumbing, which can get shockingly expensive pretty swiftly). They provide excellent Clogged Drain Cleaning Service as well as other plumbing services. You can visit their website here.
So, after the drain cleaning and the rest of the work was done, we now have two shiny new quarter-turn ball valve shutoffs under the sink, which means the next person that gets to replace the faucet the next time will have a far easier go at it. If this happens to you, visit www.airandenergy.biz/plumbing-repair/ if you need any plumbing repairs. A note to him “ removing the garbage disposal will give you about another inch of access, and will make removing the faucet a far simpler task. And don’t worry about that extra part left over, it doesn’t seem to do anything. If you want a professional to help you with your plumbing issue, then visit sites like nanceservices.net. You can learn more here.
Photo Credit: Francy Thompson <””who broke the old faucet…