What Causes Faucet Leaks?

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Water leaks in the faucet and toilet can be incredibly costly. Furthermore, the noise made by dripping water can be annoying and may reduce home comfort. It is estimated that water leaks account for over 10% of domestic water consumption. This translates to around 10,000 gallons of wasted water in the average home. This water can fill up a medium-sized swimming pool to the brim, just to show you how much water you may be losing every year.

Toilet and faucet leaks are preventable, so homeowners should take steps to plug all leaks in their plumbing systems. A great place to start is fixing faucet leaks. Before you consider any remedies for these problems, you should first find out what the main causes of the leaks are.

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Common Causes Of Faucet Leaks

In this article, we discuss some of the most common causes of faucet leaks.

High Water Pressure Can Lead To A Leaking Faucet

High water pressure can lead to faucet leaks as water forces its way through the faucet. This problem usually occurs at night, when most people are asleep and water outlets are shut. The pressure in the plumbing system will lead to faucet leaks. Leaks usually get worse with time if the problem is not fixed. While this may not be a serious problem, you may not want to lose any more water. The best option in such cases would be to call a certified plumber to fix the problem. This is done by installing pressure control devices to regulate the pressure of water inside the building.

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Corroded Valve Seat

The faucet has moving parts. Over time, these parts get wear out. When sediments accumulate around the joint between the spout and the faucet, the valve seat corrodes during compression. As a result, water leakage will occur around the spout area. To prevent this from happening, be sure to clean the valve seat on a regular basis. When the valve seat of your faucet is corroded, however, you need to call a certified plumber. They will be able to come and fix it.


Poor Installation Of The Washer

If you want your plumbing to work properly, you should hire a certified plumber to do all plumbing installation. When the washer in your faucet is not properly installed, you will have to hire a professional plumber to install it properly. Doing so will stop the water leaks.

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Loose Parts

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Faucets are continuously used. Because of this, it brings normal wear and tear on the moving parts. As a result, the O-ring, adjusting ring and packing nuts in the steam screw can get loose, and this will undoubtedly cause a water leak around these components. To resolve this problem, all you have to do is tighten these parts. You will need to call a professional plumber to replace these worn-out parts such as the O-ring and packing nuts.

Broken Plumbing

The water pipe that leads up to your faucet can crack. Also, a fitting can become loose. Both of these circumstances can induce a water leak. While this may be an uncommon problem, you will need to hire a professional to help you fix the problem.


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Water leaks increase your water bill so don’t let your hard-earned money keep going down the drain. All of our plumbing repairs, installations, or plumbing system maintenance jobs are priced affordably and are handled in the most professional and friendliest manner. Furthermore, we back all of the work that we perform for you with a guarantee. Be sure to call Robinson Plumbing today to discuss any plumbing issues that you might be experiencing.

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