A leaky faucet may seem like a minor annoyance at first, but it is typically the first sign that parts within your faucet are in need of repairs. Simply living with a dripping faucet means you are slowly using water and it is simply going to waste. If your faucet is not functioning properly, then you could be experiencing a constant leak, increased water usage and even water damage if the drops of water are splashing outside of your sink. Our experienced plumbers can identify any issues with your faucet and either repair or replace the faucet so that it will be back to good working order.
Most Common Faucet Problems
Your home’s faucets and sinks see a lot of use each day. They are an essential part of your daily routine and necessary for a sanitary lifestyle. However, sometimes parts break down and you will start to notice early warning signs of problems.
Leaking or dripping is the most common issue we see with home faucet systems. While it may only see like a minor annoyance, the problem isn’t going to fix itself. In addition, the constant flow of water around your faucet parts where it isn’t supposed to flow is going to weaken them over time. If any of your faucets are leaking or dripping regularly, then give Hire Me Plumbing a call in Long Beach and we’ll fix your leak right away.
Lack Of Water Pressure
It can be very frustrating when your water pressure is lower than it should be. Low water pressure can vary from just a little lower than it should be to only a trickle of water coming out of your faucet. This is a very common breakdown which occurs in older faucet systems, which usually means it’s time for an upgraded to a newer, more efficient model. Or, it may be a symptom of a larger issue within your water system. If you are experiencing low water pressure across your entire home, then it may even be a problem with your underground pipes.
Water Does Not Come Out Of Faucet
The last issue you want to run into when it comes to faucets is that no water comes out at all. If you turn your faucet on expecting the water to run, but not even a trickle comes out, then this could be an indication of a serious plumbing issue. It may be caused by the valves or inner workings of the faucet. However, it may be another serious problem within your home’s plumbing system. This is defiantly a situation where a professional plumber is needed.
Possible Causes Of Faucet Issues
If you have a leaky faucet, then there may be many possible causes. The most important thing is that you ensure the faucet is fixed as soon as possible, since the constant flow of water may cause further damage, resulting in more costly repairs.
Worn Out Parts
Water is a very powerful force, especially when it flows constantly against a single part or location. If your home’s plumbing is rather old, then the faucets have likely become worn out over time. Fortunately, our experienced plumbers can evaluate your faucet and either clean, repair or replace any parts that are faulty. We will fix any leaks and can upgrade any old, outdated faucets with new and more efficient parts.
Water often carriers a certain amount of minerals with it, even more if you have hard water. These minerals can build up over time in your pipes and faucets. Sometimes, this causes corrosion on certain parts of your faucet which in turn results in part failure. We can either clean the parts if possible or replace them entirely. Having a whole home water filtration system will help if you have hard water.
Loose Fixture Or Faulty Parts
Your faucet handles see a lot of use over the years. If you notice water leaking out of the handles, then it may be caused by a fixture becoming loose. There are many parts involved in making your faucet work properly. If any one of those parts fails for any reason, then it can cause leaks or a complete failure of your faucet.
Hire Me Plumbing would be happy to examine any issues you are having with your faucets. Or, perhaps you simply want to upgrade to a modern style of faucet and sink. No matter what the job, our professional plumbers can handle it.