Have you ever noticed your bathroom sink drips or leaks out of the faucet head when turned off? This can be such an annoying problem. There are several reasons why a faucet leaks.
There is likely an issue with the seal inside the faucet head not allowing the water to run through properly or drip. Or it could be something else.
1) DEFECTIVE WASHERS OR BROKEN SEALS
If you’re not getting the best water pressure it could be because of worn-out washers, broken seals, or o-rings that need to be replaced. Every time a faucet is used, the washer rubs against the valve seal, causing friction and wearing the component down. O-rings can naturally become loose or wear out, so O-ring problems are very common. If there’s a leak around the faucet’s handle, it typically means the O-rings need to be replaced or tightened.
2) LOOSE OR BROKEN PARTS
3) CORROSION, MINERAL DEPOSITS
If you have a leak around the spout, you likely have a corroded valve seat. Water sediments can collect and cause the valve seat to corrode. Regular maintenance and cleaning is the best way to avoid the build-up of mineral deposits on internal parts.
4) Rot and mold
Not only does mold grow at a rapid rate, but it can also cause breathing problems throughout your home. Rot is common and it’s likely that all of the wood in your home is at risk if exposed for long enough.
5) FAUCET CARTRIDGE
A Faucet Cartridge might need to be repaired if water is dripping from the spout, difficulty adjusting the water temperature, or inadequately heating water at some faucets.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T FIX THE LEAK?
Allowing a faucet to leak can cause further damage to the plumbing and your home. It also increases your water consumption and bill. Not only is this wasting a lot of water but a leaking faucet can increase your water bill by over 10% monthly. That adds up to virtually 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year.
The average cost to have a faucet replaced starts at around $150 and goes up depending on how bad the issue is.
HERE TO HELP
Here is a great Leaking Facet video, from Pure plumbing, to help you fix your leak. However, if you run into a problem, we are right here for you. Professional plumbers know the right methods and tools needed to disassemble the dripping faucet without harming other plumbing elements in the process. They’ll either repair the leak or replace the tap, but the problem will be gone either way without any collateral damage.
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