Faucet Replacements & Repairs
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Washing hands - washing dishes - wetting rags and sponges... faucets in the home are in constant use. A leaky faucet, aside from causing annoyance with the constant drip drip drip, can do some serious damage to your water bill over time.
Leaky faucets can be caused by a number of things includig corrosion, mineral deposits or defective gaskets, o-rings or washers.
Ignoring a faulty faucet can turn into a major plumbing replacement project. Furthermore, a dripping faucet can lead to a waste of over a hundred gallons of water every month.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency states, "On an average, leaks can cause almost 10,000 gallons of wastage in a home every year, and this amount is sufficient to fill a swimming pool. The most common issues of leakage are a dripping faucet, leakage in toilet flappers, or leaking valves, all of which can be easily fixed. However, among these, the most prominent leakage issue is caused by a dripping faucet; fixing one can save almost 10% of a homeowner's water bill."
Common Causes of a Leaky Faucet
To hold a faucet in place, a stem screw is used. This screw includes a small disc attached to it, known as the O-ring. This is where the essential dripping occurs. Over time, the O-ring can become loose or wear out over an extended period of use. This causes the faucet to drip near the handle. If this is the issue, simply replacing the ring will fix it. Cartridge Faucets is where this problem specifically occurs.
Valve Seat Corrosion
As a connection between the faucet and the spout, a valve seat serves in the compression mechanism. Buildup of water sediments can cause the valve seat to corrode, causing leakage around the spout area. With the help of a professional plumber, make sure that you clean the valve seat regularly.
Worn Out Washer
A worn out washer is the most common cause behind a dripping faucet. The washer is forced, during each use, against the valve seat. This constant friction causes it to wear out. Dripping is noticed around the spout as a result. Replacing the washer will mend the dripping cause by worn-out rubber washers. Compression faucet is where this leak is typically found.
If the washer is not installed properly or is not the right size, it can cause a leak faucet. Hiring a professional plumber to help you install the washer properly will help say goodbye to your leak.
Types of Faucets
Compression faucets have the "hot" and "cold" taps for each temperature setting. Functioning by using a type of crew called a compression stem that has a washer at the end of it. This presses on the valve seat.
Ball faucets have a ball within the faucet that controls the water flow when you open or close the passage. These faucets are known to leak a bit more than others.
"Disc" faucets refer to the use of two ceramic discs that control temperature and water flow. They are known for being incredibly reliable and low maintenance.
Cartridge faucets use a stem cartridge and may have two taps like compression faucets. Nevertheless, cartridge faucets require less energy than the compression ones and do not require a tap tightening.