What Causes My Faucets To Drip?
Dripping faucets can become a major annoyance in your home. They can also waste water, increase water bills and potentially cause damage to the surrounding area if left untreated. There are several common reasons why your faucets might be dripping.
Damaged or Worn Parts in the Faucet
One of the main reasons we are called to repair a dripping faucet is because of worn internal parts. There are actually several types of faucets in use today. Traditional faucets can start to leak when the washer inside wears down over time. The cartridge in cartridge faucets might need to be replaced. A ball faucet could start leaking because the O-ring, seal or another part has finally corroded and needs to be replaced. Calling us for repairs can stop the leak and prevent further damage.
Improper Water Pressure
You might see leaks from faucets because the water pressure in your home is too high. Improper water pressure can actually stop water from draining away normally. It can then travel in the wrong direction and start exiting through any available faucet or fixture. You should call us to repair and inspect this problem. This is particularly important because water pressure issues could be an indication of other systemic problems with the plumbing in your home.
Cracked or Damaged Pipes
Cracked or damaged pipes can sometimes cause a dripping faucet or the appearance of a dripping faucet. A corroded or cracked pipe just below the fixture could send out water that makes it look like the faucet is leaking. A broken pipe could also be the cause of water pressure issues that will send water back up and out through the faucet. If broken pipes are suspected, then you should call our professionals right away for repairs.
Incorrect Repairs or Installation
A final reason for a leaking faucet is an incorrect repair or incorrect installation. This can happen with some do-it-yourself work or if faucet parts are defective. This will cause the faucet to leak steadily. The only solution is to have the repairs or installation completed by professional plumbers like those at our company.