Cartridges are essential for faucet operation and controlling the flow of hot and cold water. Made of durable materials including brass, ceramic, or plastic, cartridges deliver long-lasting performance. Many feature rubber O-rings to create secure seals and prevent leaks. Others have threaded connectors to keep them in place and hexagonal body sections for gripping with pliers.
Faucet cartridges for bathroom sinks or showers may feature marked sections to show which sides control hot and cold water. This aids in correct alignment for an easier installation. Some faucets require separate cartridges for hot and cold water, one to go beneath each faucet handle. Many of these fit popular faucet brands, including both newer and older models that may still be present in some homes. Find parts compatible with Waltec, Moen, Uberhaus, and other well-known names.
Shower cartridges not only balance hot and cold water but also regulate flow and pressure, keeping it smooth and consistent. Some fit rotary shower faucet handles while others work with pull-out or pull-down faucets. Signs of a cartridge in need of replacement may include a slow drip from the faucet tap or the water temperature being inconsistent. Cartridge replacement is typically an easy process to complete with minimal tools.
Rona carries a wide selection of cartridges along with other parts like flex utility hoses, hose clamps, and couplings to make installation and repairs easier. There are repair kits with components such as handle adapters, O-rings, and gaskets made of cork or other materials. Use retainer clips to hold washers in place and screws and washers to make installations secure and complete. Many of these components, as well as cartridges, are lead-free, protecting water from contamination. There are also many other parts for finishing a faucet repair such as exhaust hoods for airflow, and aerators to make the flow of water more streamlined.