Those that choose Moen for the fixtures in their shower should find that the products are durable and remain in good service for a number of years. However parts can wear out over time and accidental damage can also cause problems, and Moen shower repair is something that many may have to contemplate. For those that do, Moen produces a variety of replacement parts and repair kits and this provides the option for a homeowner to carry out repair work themselves or contract a professional to do the work.
Many Moen shower fixtures come with a single handle that controls both the water flow and temperature and these are simple fixtures to use. Those considering Moen single handle shower faucet repair may find that the cartridge is the problem and replacing this may resolve leakage and dripping problems. To assist those undertaking repairs, Moen produce a standard cartridge repair kit, as well as a cartridge repair kit for the Posi-Temp one handle tub/shower valve. These include the parts to remove and replace the cartridge.
Homeowners can also find instructions on how to replace a cartridge on the Moen website, in the Frequently Asked Questions section. This has an animated display showing the steps to removing and replacing a cartridge. For other repair instructions, homeowners can access websites such as eHow and Master Plumber. These provide details of how to take apart a single handle shower faucet to identify and rectify common problems.
The Moen Chateau shower faucet comes in shower only and shower/bathtub models and there are a few options to choose from. Manufactured in premium quality materials, Chateau fixtures should last in place for a number of years, although Moen Chateau shower faucet repair may be required at some point during the lifetime of the fixture. For those looking to carry out repair work themselves, there are a few places to find instructions.
Some of the websites that can be useful resources include DIY Central and eHow. These have simple instructions for some of the more common problems that occur with Chateau faucets and also provide simple instructions for taking apart, repairing, and putting back together a Chateau faucet. This can include replacing the cartridge, with Moen producing cartridge repair kits to make these simple to remove and replace. The cartridges come in different styles, so always check the exact cartridge required for the Chateau model being repaired.
For those looking to find if Moen shower faucet parts are available, the Moen website provides a simple way to find out. They have a replacement parts finder that guides the user through a number of questions to find if a part is available. Shower faucet parts can be used for repair work, to renew damaged and worn out fixtures. However, they can also be used by those looking to simply change the look of a shower.
Shower faucet parts available typically range from the internal cartridge in a faucet, to the external trim and hardware, which can include handles, shower heads and diverters. The parts can provide a more affordable option for extending the life of an existing Moen fixture in comparison to purchasing a completely new fixture, and generally considering replacement parts is a sensible first option for repairing or updating the look of a fixture.
Moen valves typically come with an externally fitted trim, which is the part which is on show in the bathroom. The trim is the hardware that holds the control handle and they come in a variety of styles and finishes to provide a number of different looks for a bathroom. There are many different models available in traditional, antique, and contemporary styles and they come in finishes, such as chrome, brushed nickel, and oil rubbed bronze.
Choosing a Moen shower trim kit will depend on a few things. Moen has a few different shower valves available and the trims are generally not interchangeable. When buying a trim kit it is therefore important to know which type of valve is installed in an enclosure. Trim kits also come in one-handle and two-handle models and this provides options for a homeowner to choose the style of water flow and temperature control with which they feel most comfortable.
While Moen showers are designed to be hard wearing and long lasting, problems can develop and Moen shower repair may be a consideration for many. However, Moen produce a number of repair parts and kits that will help a homeowner deal with problems and get a fixture back in good working order. Generally repair is a more cost effective option than complete replacement and is therefore the best option to consider if and when a problem does develop.