4 Most Common Kitchen Faucet Repairs By Faucet Type

common kitchen faucet repairs AirTechDon’t Ignore These Common Kitchen Faucet Repairs

Over time, kitchen faucets wear down, causing leaks and other plumbing problems. At first, it may just seem like a minor problem that you can put off, but these common kitchen faucet repairs can become a costly mess if ignored for too long.

How to Pinpoint These Common Kitchen Faucet Repairs

Don’t procrastinate on faucet repairs. If left unrepaired, further damage could occur to the plumbing or your home. This leads to large plumbing bills, when the issue could have been prevented with a quick fix. 

Pinpoint your plumbing problem by determining your specific type of kitchen faucet. If you are unsure or don’t trust your faucet repair abilities, an Air Tech plumbing professional can examine your fixtures and pipes. The plumber will be able to precisely identify your category of kitchen faucet, the problem and the best ways to repair it.

Here are some common faucets and typical repairs we see with each one.

  • Cartridge Faucets- A cartridge faucet tends to leak when the cartridge needs to be replaced. Another problem could be due to the O-ring (that cushions the cartridge stem) becoming worn out, corroded or damaged.
  • Ball Faucets- Most kitchen faucets fall in the ball faucet category. Common faucet repairs for this model occurs if the ring tension is improperly installed or assemblies are worn out. Getting your faucet installed and maintained by a professional is the best way to prevent this plumbing problem from occurring. 
  • Compression Faucets- These faucets have parts (washers and seals) that eventually fail due to the constant pressure they’re placed under. The best way to prevent this issue is to have a professional inspect the pressure mechanism.
  • Disc Faucets- Disc faucet repairs are often necessary if sediment has built up in the faucet inlet or if the seals have become worn out.


In some cases, faucet repair jobs are simple to DIY.  However any job — big or small — can be handled by an Air Tech plumbing professional. Our plumbers carry the necessary parts in their trucks, such as O-rings, sealants, inlets, outlets, etc., enabling them to make quick repairs. 

Read More: Is it Time for a Kitchen Faucet Repair or Replacement

Need Kitchen Faucet Repairs?

If you notice that your kitchen faucet is not working properly, give Air Tech a call to prevent further damage and save you money in the long run.

Air Tech plumbers are the experts when it comes to repairing and replacing faucets in your kitchen. Since 1999, our team of kitchen faucet repair specialists have been assisting New Jersey homeowners with all of their plumbing needs. 

Review our service area and contact Air Tech to find out more about our plumbing services or to schedule an appointment. As a local, family-owned company we know the importance of quality customer service and dependability to our customers. That’s why we offer competitive, flat-rate pricing and warranty-backed repairs. 

 Contact Air Tech, your local Plumbing company, at 609-494-1400 for all home repair services!