Why is My Faucet Dripping?
A dripping faucet can be an irritating and frustrating problem, and it may signify other problems with our faucet, pipes, or plumbing. If your faucet drips when it’s turned off, the problem could be being caused by a number off different issues. You may have corroded pipes, there may be defective gaskets, or there could be mineral deposits in the internal parts of the faucet—just to name a few.
If you ignore a dripping faucet in your Brooklyn home, what could be a simple repair can quickly turn into a large and expensive plumbing project, so you need to take care of this problem as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are some simple repairs that won’t require professional help as long as you act quickly enough. However, if you can’t solve the problem on your own, the professionals at Bluewater Plumbing & Heating can take care of it quickly and professionally.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a leaking faucet could waste up to 10,000 gallons of water per household every year. The most common leakage problems include:
- Dripping faucets
- Leaks in toilet flappers, and
- Leaking valves
Fixing these leaks can save you 10% of your average water bill.
Because a dripping faucet wastes such a significant amount of water, this problem can have a huge impact on the environment. By not taking care of a faucet problem in your Brooklyn home, you’re wasting money and valuable resources.
So What’s Causing Your Causing Your Faucet to Drip?
Here are a few of the most common causes of faucet leaks:
- Loose PartsYour faucet is used very frequently, so it’s easy for some of its inner-workings to come loose over time. There are many moving parts within your Brooklyn home’s faucets and when they come loose, it may cause leakage at the handle of the faucet. You may need to tight these parts of your faucet, or they may need to be replaced.
- Worn Out SealsDisc faucets have inlet and outlet seals that are necessary to the way they function, and which can become worn over time with constant use and sediment buildup. This could be causing your faucet to leak. Our plumbing repair specialists recommend you have the water sediments cleaned regularly to make sure your faucet is functioning properly. You also may need to replace your seals to ensure the proper functioning of your faucet.
- Broken Plumbing
Although it’s less common than these other causes, it’s possible that your faucet is leaking because of a broken pipe, broken fitting, or some other part of your plumbing system. When a pipe cracks, for instance, it may alter your Brooklyn home’s plumbing system’s water pressure and cause your faucet to leak. If you’ve tried other solutions to no avail, you may need to contact a professional Brooklyn plumber to evaluate your plumbing system and its pipes.