Did you know a leaking faucet can be caused by multiple things? It’s easy to just let it drip, especially if you don’t want to bother to fix it yourself or call in a professional for something “small.” What you may not know is that more than 10,000 gallons of water are wasted in homes each year due to leaks.
At Stuart’s Plumbing, we believe calling in the professionals, even for something as small as faucet repair, can lead to big improvements in your water consumption and plumbing preservation. Here are a few reasons why your faucet might be leaking and you should call our team for help:
- O-Ring – The o-ring is part of what holds the base of your faucet to your sink. When this wears out or is improperly installed, it can cause your faucet to leak at the base.
- Valve Seat – The valve seat is the connection between your faucet and the spout. Sometimes this piece can become corroded, causing a leaky faucet.
- Washer – Improper installation or corrosion of the washer that is forced against the valve seat every time you use the faucet can cause you to need faucet repair. Usually the washer will need to be replaced.
- Seals – Water sediment and constant usage can cause the seals in your faucet to wear out over time. A professional can clean the sediment and replace the seals so your faucet is in good working order.
- Broken Pipes – Occasionally, it isn’t faucet repair that you need specifically, but it’s a broken pipe that is causing your faucet to leak. You’ll notice a change in water pressure or pooling water if this is the case.
- Loose Parts – It’s important during installation that all of the parts of your faucet are “snugged up” to get the best results. A professional from our team at Stuart’s Plumbing can troubleshoot this issue and correct the problem.