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The Most Common Causes of a Leaky Faucet

As a homeowner, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll deal with a leaky faucet at some point. Not only can a leaky faucet cause damage to an area if left unresolved for long enough, but even a small leak can result in tons of wasted water over time.

What causes a leaky faucet? There are many reasons why one of your home’s faucets could be leaking, and these include the following:

  • Damaged washers—Washers are small disks used to create a seal between a faucet’s valve seat and the spout. If they get loose, corroded, or worn out, they can start to leak.
  • Worn-out O-rings—O-rings are small rubber rings used to seal different parts of a faucet. As time passes, these rings can wear out and become damaged, causing leaks.
  • Loose or corroded parts—A loose or corroded faucet handle, stem, or valve seat can result in leaking. These parts can also become loose due to regular use or exposure to air and water.
  • High water pressure—High water pressure can cause a leaky faucet, as too much pressure is put on the components of the faucet, causing them to wear out and leak.

No matter the reason for your leaky faucet, we can properly identify the cause and fix your faucet in no time. Contact us today if you have a leaky faucet or another plumbing problem you want us to handle. We’ll be there as soon as we can, and we can answer your questions if you have any.