Leaky Faucet? Here’s Why

Leaky Faucet? Here’s Why

Is the sound of that constant drip from your faucet making you go a little crazy? Don’t fret! We’re here to help. If you have a leaky faucet, here’s why it may be happening and how you can solve it so you can get back to enjoying some peace and quiet, drip-free.

The O-ring

If your faucet is leaking at the handle, it’s likely that the O-ring is the culprit. If the O-ring is missing, becomes loose or starts to wear out, it can cause the faucet to drip right at the handle. Replacing this ring normally fixes the problem.

Worn Washer

When you start to see dripping around the spout, it’s probably the washer that’s causing the leak. Water easily escapes around washers that are thin or contain holes. Luckily, it’s an easy fix. All you need to do is buy a new washer and replace it!

Poorly Installed Parts

Leaks are often caused by parts that were poorly installed. If parts of the sink were not fitted or connected properly to begin with, it’s likely that you will eventually experience a leaky faucet. And one of the most common improper installations is the washer. If you try to fix it but run into the same problems, call a plumber to help.

Broken Pipe

Over time, pipes can develop cracks and eventually break. These broken pipes can lead to changes in the water pressure, which can result in that annoying constant drip. If you neglect to find the damage and fix it, it will only lead to more serious problems in the future. So be sure to call a plumber if you suspect this.

Deteriorated Seals

Disc faucets feature inlet and outlet seals which help them to function properly. Sediment can accumulate inside these causing the seals to wear out eventually. You can fix the problem by having the water sediments cleaned out regularly. However, if they’ve worn right down, it’s best to replace them completely.

If you’ve tried a number of solutions to fix your leaky faucet to no avail, or if plumbing jargon has you completely stuck, it’s time to call one of our professional plumbers for an inspection. We’ll fix any of your plumbing issues and check to ensure everything is in proper working order. At Faucet Fix, our team is ready when you are. Contact us today.

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