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Quit Paying for a Leaking Faucet

Appliances new and old can be subject to leaking. Issues can happen anywhere in the home's plumbing system and at any time. When a leaking faucet strikes your home, it’s best to be equipped with knowledge on how to fix it and who to call if you can’t fix it. There are a few different scenarios that can cause a faucet to leak, but a worn-out rubber washer is one of the most common causes aside from a clogged drain.

Once more, leaks won’t fix themselves, and a leak that is left unchecked can cause damage to your plumbing and home. If neglected long enough, the leak can deteriorate caulk and grout and leak through to the floorboards and ceilings, causing even more damage. Learn more about how leaks occur, and the damage they cause your home and water bills when they’re left untreated.

Why Has Your Kitchen Sink Sprung a Leak?

kitchen sinkIf you notice your kitchen sink leaking from its base, this could be a sign that the rubber o-ring is in need of a replacement. Luckily, these are relatively easy to fix and easily prevented with proper maintenance of the appliance.

The same can also be said if your sink faucet is dripping constantly and won’t stop. Usually, a new o-ring is the answer to the problem. However, if you decide to tighten the faucet to get the dripping to stop, this may work temporarily, but you could be causing more damage to the valve than you realize.

Valves are fragile, and if they are over-tightened, they could break. Prevent further damage to your working sink by always checking the o-rings before deciding the problem is coming from somewhere else.

Can Your Bathroom Also be a Victim

When it comes to your bathtub, there are a couple of reasons why the faucet is leaking. Again, it could be due to a faulty seal around the drain assembly. In this case, a new seal will likely solve the problem. However, if the problem isn’t the drain seal, then it is likely the problem is in the plumbing located beneath the drain. This is an issue that will require help from a professional. An easy way to prevent this from happening is by investing in a drain trap to collect all the hair and other things that fall into the drain and cause clogging.

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A toilet leak can be a little different. The most common cause of a leak in your toilet is from a failed flapper within the tank of the toilet. This is an easy fix that just calls for a replacement. There isn’t much that can be done to prevent this as it is usually a natural wear and tear issue, but staying on top of your plumbing appliances will help you know when a replacement is necessary.

Has Your Water Bill Skyrocketed?

increased water billYou may not realize it, but if you have a leak in your plumbing, it will do more than just put stress on your pipes. A faucet that just won’t quit will cause an increase in your water bill as well. In fact, one of the most common reasons for an increase in your water bill is due to a leak somewhere in the plumbing.

This is why it is vital to get any plumbing issues fixed as soon as possible. There is no reason to waste money on water that is just dripping into the sink or lower cabinet. Keep your applianced maintained and your water bill low. As long as you keep these common symptoms in mind, you should be able to detect a leaky faucet earlier than ever.

Apple Valley Plumbing Company Can Fix It

Local residents have voted Apple Valley Plumbing Company to be the best provider of plumbing services in Apple Valley. They are known for their excellent service and great savings. You have trusted them for the last decade and they have won your hearts over time and time again. Call today for a free phone consultation.

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