Tips to Help you Prevent Dripping Faucets
Dripping faucets are a problem that most homeowners deal with at some point. This is an issue that can arise at any time and in any faucet throughout your home. What’s worse, even the smallest of leaks can cause substantial damage and lead to lots of wasted water. You’ll be surprised how much it can increase your water bill.
Further, even a small leak can cause damage to your faucets, fixtures, and pipes. As a result, it’s important that you timely deal with any faucet leaks in your home. To help you do that, here is some information about leaks and some ways that you can repair them on your own.
Small Leaks in Your Kitchen
One of the most common locations of faucet leaks is the kitchen sink. These are usually easy to spot on the faucet, although sometimes they can be under the counter, making it necessary to look under the sink to see the leak.
If water collects in the drain when you turn on the faucet, it’s likely a sign of a kitchen faucet leak. Most often, these leaks are caused by either worn-out gaskets or issues with the washers. In most cases, simply replacing the gaskets and washers will resolve the issue.
In the case of more substantial leaks, it might be necessary to replace the faucet. However, start with the washers and gaskets as that will often resolve the issue. Given the central role that a working sink plays in your home’s plumbing, it’s important to promptly deal with any leaks or issues that your sink has.
Old Bathroom Faucets Leak
Similarly, the bathroom can be a common location for leaks, and many homeowners complain of a dripping bathtub or shower faucet that does not stop dripping even when the handles are turned all of the way off. This usually means that the seat washer needs to be replaced.
Much like kitchen plumbing, most bathroom leaks can be replaced with new washers and gaskets or, less frequently, with a new faucet. Because your bathroom faucet gets a lot of use, deterioration in the plumbing leading to the fixture is always at risk of leaking. If you find water inside a cabinet or behind a vanity, chances are that’s the reason why.
A Noticeably Higher Water Bill
While it might seem like faucet leaks are inconsequential, the fact that they are constantly dripping means that even the smallest of leaks leads to lots of wasted water. It won’t take long for you to notice a substantial increase in your water bill if you have a leaking faucet.
In addition to the increased water bill, a constant leak can lead to other issues including damage to your faucet or to your piping. To avoid all of these issues, it’s important to quickly deal with and repair leaking faucets.
Hopefully, these tips will enable you to diagnose and repair any faucet leaks in your home’s plumbing system. To help protect your home’s plumbing systems and to avoid costly repairs, it’s best to deal with even the smallest of leaks as soon as possible. Contact a trusted plumber with any questions or to schedule an inspection or service call.
Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC Can Help
Allore’s Plumbing Services LLC has been providing quality plumbing services to Stuart and since 1986. A family-owned company, they are committed to providing customers with only the best service and workmanship.