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Dripping Faucets at Home? Here's How to Stop the Nonsense

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Tips for Repairing Dripping Faucets

Dripping faucets are a common home repair that can be easily done by a local plumber. Leaks can happen anywhere in the home there is a water supply such as in the kitchen or bathroom. Fixing a dripping faucet right away is the best way to prevent water damage, property damage, and mold from a dripping faucet in your plumbing system.

In this article, an overview is given of the causes of a dripping faucet and how to prevent a dripping faucet. The costs of dripping faucets can add up in terms of water bills in addition to the property damage they can cause. If there is a leaky faucet it is essential to diagnose the source of the leak and repair, fix, or replace the faulty part.

What Makes a Kitchen Sink Faucet Drip?

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A working sink gets a ton of use, which is why it is the most likely place in the home to notice a dripping faucet. If there is a leak in the kitchen faucet, it may be fixed easily by tightening loosened parts. If the leak persists, faulty pieces may need to be replaced.

The replacement or repair needed will depend on what kind of valve system the sink faucet uses. Common types of sink faucets are ball faucets, disc valve cartridges, and compression cartridges. Disc valve cartridges are found in modern kitchen faucets and are the least likely to drip. Replacing the faucets in older sinks is sometimes the most effective way to prevent leaks for years to come.

Common Bathroom Leaks and Repairs

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Bathroom leaks are as common as kitchen leaks. The most common cause for leaks in the bathroom can be the grout and caulk around the faucet being worn down by water exposure and moisture in the bathroom. Recaulking around the faucets in the sink and bathtub of the bathroom can help to prevent leaks.

Just like in the kitchen, if left untreated a leak can cause serious damage in the bathroom. One of the biggest dangers of a leak in the bathroom is that it can cause mold. Mold is tricky to get rid of and can have a terrible effect on human health when inhaled.

Preventing leaks in the bathroom can be as simple as proper installation and maintenance of the faucets and parts, but if a leak persists a local plumber can diagnose and treat the root of the leak to prevent further damage.

Prevent an Increased Water Bill By Fixing Leaky Faucets

As the saying goes, money “down the drain” is money wasted. Fixing dripping faucets in the home can save hundreds of dollars. Leaky faucets are a waste of money when the repairs are usually simple and inexpensive. It does not take long to fix a leaky faucet and so it does not pay to put it off.

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Water bills can add up over time and not only is it expensive, but being wasteful of water is terrible for the environment. Fixing leaky faucets right away is the best way to prevent wasted resources and save money on utility bills.

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