Do you have a faucet that will not stop leaking water? If you thought the faucet was loose, you probably attempted to tighten it up a bit to stop the water from coming out. If it is still happening, you need to contact a plumber. Not all issues with faucets are the easiest to detect, but a plumber can figure out why you are having issues with your faucet.
Why Does a Faucet Leak Water?
A faucet can start leaking for a few reasons. If the faucet was installed not long ago, the faucet was probably not installed the right way. An improperly installed faucet is going to continuously cause problems for you. If that is the problem you have, the plumber would need to remove the faucet and then re-install it properly to prevent the water from leaking out again.
While improper installation of a faucet can easily cause a leak to occur, you may know that it is not the cause of your leaking faucet. When a faucet was installed many years ago and has just started causing a problem out of nowhere, there is usually something else that is going on with it. When a faucet starts leaking, it often happens because one of its components is damaged, such as the washer or gasket. If the faucet is corroded due to a lack of routine maintenance, the corrosion can cause leaks to occur.
How Does a Plumber Repair the Faucet?
Performing faucet repairs usually begins with turning the water supply off to prevent a heavy stream of water from flowing through the faucet while the plumber is working on it. After shutting off the supply, screws are removed and the faucet gets disassembled by the plumber. During this process, the plumber inspects the different components of the faucet to check for damaged pieces. Any damaged pieces will need to get replaced. If corrosion is the problem, you may need to have an entirely new faucet installed.
When a faucet leaks water, it causes your water bill to increase. Once you realize that this is a problem in your home, you need to get it fixed. A plumber can inspect the different parts of the faucet after uninstalling it and taking it apart. It may then be necessary for the plumber to add replacement parts or help you select a new faucet to have installed. No matter the cause of your leaking faucet, be sure to have the problem handled right away to avoid water damage and costly water bills.