When you have a leaky faucet it can be a nuisance, water can get everywhere and it may seem as if the problem requires more time than it is worth! A steady progression of water over time can result in heavy water usage that you don’t want to be reflected in your next utility bill! Leaky faucet repair doesn’t have to be tricky when you rely on the expertise of Plumbing 360! No matter if you need kitchen faucet repair, outdoor faucet repair, bathtub faucet repair or shower faucet repair- we’ve got all the tools and procedures handy in our belt to tackle any location in your home or business! Don’t’ let a leaky faucet cause a spike in your water bill! Let your water flow smoothly once more with our skilled and certified professionals!
Reasons For a Leaky Faucet
A leaky faucet can differ in relation to the type of faucet that you may have. Some types of faucets have washers while others don’t. Some require new seals while some require certain parts be tightened or screwed. Overall, common reasons why your faucet may be leaking may have to do with improper initial installation, mineral deposit in internal parts, corrosion, defective washers, o-rings or gaskets. With corrosion or mineral deposits, water naturally has minerals that flow from within or get added to the flow depending on your local water treatment facilities or type of pipe material that it goes through. Conflicting elements can cause corrosive reactions that may eventually require pipe leak repairs or mineral buildup that may require drain cleaning services.
As far as faucet corrosion in compression faucets, the problem may be seen in the connective area of the faucet with its spout which is seen represented in its valve seat. Water sediment can corrode and wear the valve seat over time which can cause a leak around the spout area. As long as you are cleaning this area regularly there is no need for replacements. A defective washer is another common issue behind the scenes of a dripping compression faucet. They are susceptible to wear from friction since they are constantly being moved and forced against the valve seat. This issue can then result in a leak around the spout area of a faucet and can be remedied by replacing the washer.
In cartridge faucets, a common issue that can occur with a leaky faucet is when there is a problem with its O-ring. An O-ring is a small disc that is part of the main stem screw which is used to hold the faucet into place. As this can become loose or wear naturally over time, you’d most often see a drip occur in this area or near the handle. This issue is also best fixed by replacement. Single-handed cartridge faucet designs may additionally encounter problems with their faucet cartridge which regulates the flow of hot and cold water. As it starts to wear out, leaks may form and replacements may be necessary to remedy the poor performance of water flow.
How We Can Help
If you’re confused as to what type of faucet you have, contact the friendly staff at Plumbing 360 so we can have a qualified professional sent over to conduct an initial plumbing inspection. Once that has been completed, we’ll be able to let you know what type of faucet you have and which fixtures are necessary to get your faucet back into working order! There are many different types of faucets out there with different connective parts and features. Faucets are susceptible to damages naturally by time, water compositions and other factors in very different ways. Remember, the most common faucet leak issues are due to the culmination of wear, age or loosening parts. It’s important to conduct plumbing maintenance checks regularly so that you may catch minor issues in their beginning stages before they progress to more severe damages. If you ultimately require the assistance of replacing your whole faucet’s body and parts, we have plumbing installation services that we’ll be happy to set you up with!
Don’t let faucet repairs get you down! We’ll work with any replacement or installation that you may require so you can have the look that best suits your home or business! We know that a leaky faucet or other damages can negatively impact your water bills and daily lifestyle. That’s why our qualified plumbers conduct fixtures in the most efficient and time-sensitive ways possible! With over 16 years of experience, we come prepared with all the necessary equipment and tools so you’re provided with an end product that is seamless and attractive! Rely on our qualified plumbers to get the job done!