Why is Your Faucet Dripping?

Even though it doesn’t appear to be a big deal, a dripping faucet isn’t something you should ignore. Not only can the sound drive you nuts, but it can also cost you a lot of money over the long run.

There are many common causes of a dripping faucet, with these four a good place to start the diagnostic process:

  • Worn out washer
  • Improper installation of the washer
  • Corroded valve seat
  • O ring problem

Unfortunately, if you want to accurately diagnose the problem you’ll have to take apart the faucet. While this can be a pain, as you check on each of these things you’ll get a better idea of what’s going on.

Can You Fix It?

This all depends on the problem itself, as well as the extent. For example, you can replace a corroded valve seat with a new one and enjoy a drip-free faucet once again.

However, if more than one issue is causing your faucet to drip, you may be better off replacing it altogether.

If you need any help diagnosing your dripping faucet, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can visit your home, inspect your faucet, and help you decide what to do next.