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The Lifespan of Faucet
Modern kitchen and bath faucets are generally well engineered and can easily last a decade or more depending on what type you have and factors such as how hard your water is. Many people choose to replace faucets as a design decision when remodeling, but there are more practical reasons that may lead you to replace a faucet. These include:
* When its finish is worn away and its handle discolored or cracked.
* The threads on the aerator or spout are worn or corroded, making aerator replacement difficult.
* Its internal parts are so worn that replacement washers, O rings, screws, clips, and valve assembly simply don't solve the problem any longer.