Leaky faucets are a common problem for home and business owners across the country. Because it’s so common, its often overlooked. After you finish brushing your teeth, washing your hands, or rinsing the dishes, you notice that your faucet is still dripping. What’s the big deal? It’s just a few drops, right?
You may think that its not a big deal, but your dripping faucets may be causing more harm to your home than you think. A leaky faucet isn’t just an annoyance, it could be damaging your home in more ways than one. These underlying issues may not be obvious until they’ve escalated, so it’s important to call Will’s All Pro at the first sign of a consistent drip. Here are some of the hidden damages a dripping faucet can cause in your home:
Did you know that a household’s leaky faucets can result in over 10,000 gallons of wasted water every year? Not only is this an incredible waste, but it can cause your bill to rise.
What do you get when you combine metal and water? The answer is rust. Metal and moisture don’t mix well. Even though your pipes are fully capable, your sink and faucet should only handle water flow when you need it. When it’s a constant drip, your equipment can suffer wear and tear that leads to a shorter lifespan.
Costly Water Bills
Wasting water can cause your bills to skyrocket. This is why it’s important that you always pay close attention to your water bill. If you notice a sudden spike that occurs seemingly out of nowhere, it’s likely that you have a leak. A Will’s All Pro professional will be able to locate the leak and fix it because it can cost you more money.
Rot, mold, and structural damage are all real risks of a leaky faucet. Not only does mold grow at a rapid rate, it can cause breathing problems throughout your home. Rot is common and it’s likely that all of the wood in your home is at risk if exposed for long enough. Depending on the location of the leak, structural damage is possible as well.
Reasons Your Faucet May Be Leaking
If you’ve just noticed a leak, or one in your home seems to be worsening, a little troubleshooting may help you find the cause. Here are the most likely reasons why your faucet is leaking:
- Your washer is improperly installed
- Parts of your faucet are loose
- Wear and tear over the years has caused your equipment to become worn down
- Something is broken or has detached
- Corrosion in your valve seat
How Will’s All Pro Can Help
Regardless of your drain issue, it’s always a good idea to call someone who understands common and complex plumbing problems and solutions to catch small problems before they become BIG issues!We want you to save time and frustration in the long run. Will’s All Pro will be able to stop a leak before it can cause any major damage in your home. at the first sign of an issue, give us a call.
Call us to schedule your leak repair today!