Is it time to repair or replace your leaky faucet?
Is it time to repair or replace your leaky faucet?

Is it Time to Repair or Replace Your Leaky Faucet?

When your faucet is leaking, wobbles or just doesn't suit you anymore, you're faced with a common homeowners' dilemma: “repair or replace?"

No one wants to spend good money to repair a terminally ill fixture that's bound to fail soon after. On the other hand, it's crazy to pitch a faucet that needs just a little TLC and still has a few good years left.

What to do?

Moen doesn't want you losing sleep fretting about faucets (that's our job). So here are some questions to ask yourself that will help you decide whether to repair or replace.

Repair or replace your faucet?

How old is your faucet?

You can get more or fewer years out of your faucets depending on your water's mineral content and how diligent you are removing calcium deposits that build up. But when the finish dulls or dents, and you seem to be repairing it all the time, then it's time to thank your old friend for service rendered, and toss it.

How old is your faucet

Is your faucet still in fashion?

Fixture styles and finishes go in and out of fashion. That may not mean much if you're still in love with the brass faucet you installed several years ago. If you're a fashion-forward homeowner, though, looking at a dated faucet will bother you each time you wash dinner dishes or splash water on your face before bed.

Keeping up with fashion will also boost your bottom line when it comes time to move. Sellers recouped more than 60 percent of the money they spent on updating a kitchen, according to Remodeling's Cost vs. Value 2020 report.

Is your faucet still in fashion

Is a remodel in your future?

If you're going to remodel in a year, don't obsess over your old, working faucet, and start thinking about all those beautiful new fixtures you'll buy to make your new kitchen sing. And if your retired fixtures still are in good shape, consider donating them to a housing nonprofit that can give them new purpose, or swapping them in a material exchange for something else you need. If you get lucky, your really old fixtures could be considered vintage, and you might be able to sell them online.

Is a home remodel in your future?