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3 Possible Reasons for a Leaky Faucet – What to Know

Are you are getting tired of hearing the drip, drip, dripping of your leaky faucet? If you find yourself constantly waking up to the continuous dripping noises in the middle of the night, it’s time for you to fix that leaky faucet. Such a small issue might not sound like the biggest deal, but even a single drop of water can be wasting water as well as your money. Yes, those little drops are adding to your utility bill. It might not be a lot, but why pay more than you need to?

When such an issue is left unaddressed, you will not only have a bigger utility bill, but you will be wasting water for no reason. Getting a certified plumber to come and take care of it on your behalf is the best way to get the leak fixed.

Finding the right contractor

No matter what the issue is, it is crucial that you do your research and make sure that the plumber you are hiring to help you with your leaky sink is qualified, certified, and professional. Make sure you ask them for certification and find out if their workers are insured. If they have a website or any social media pages, check it out and read their reviews.

Try to look at places you can find their information online so that you can further gather information before you decide to hire them. You can even give them a call in order to get a quote from them and gauge how they interact with their customers, as well as how good their customer service is. You want to make sure that the problem can be solved so that you can rest easy.

Here are some issues that could be the cause of your leaking faucet:
O Ring Issues

Oftentimes, leaks are the outcome of an issue with your faucet’s O ring. As time passes, this ring can deteriorate or become damaged, meaning it will no longer be able to act as a proper seal. Repairing your O ring is pretty straightforward and requires the faucet to be removed. Depending on what kind of faucet you have, this shouldn’t be too hard to do. Screws and connections will vary from one faucet to another, so you will want to figure out the instructions for unscrewing your specific model. You can always look up the removal online for your specific brand so that you don’t cause unnecessary damage.

Washer issues

Another common reason for a leaky faucet is a worn-out washer. Your washer will be subject to constant friction, which cannot be good for it. Washers deteriorate over time. If they are not installed correctly, there can be a leak, which will need to be fixed by professionals. Call up a plumber or a contractor, if not your manufacturer.

A corroded valve seat

Together, water and oxygen will create a perfect environment for corrosion. If the valve seat in your faucet gets corroded, it can start to break down, resulting in a leak. This kind of issue will need a full-on replacement of the valve seat. Morey PHC provides AC repairs in San Diego, California. Get in touch today to see how we can help. We’re available 24/7.