Dripping faucets can cause homeowners to waste hundreds, if not thousands of gallons of water a year, costing them hundreds of dollars. This does not even take into account the damage that a leaking faucet can cause to other fixtures, or underneath your sink. Stopping a leaky faucet from leaking as soon as you notice it can prevent you from losing a lot of money from wasted water, and perhaps even save even more from stopping corrosion and stains from forming.

What to Do

When you first notice your faucet leaking, there are a few things you can do to try to correct the problem yourself. Make sure that the washer on the sink looks clean and hasn’t become worn out or damaged, this causes a lot of leaky faucet problems, and it is something that can be taken care of either by yourself, or by a residential plumber Jacksonville residents may refer to you. A broken O-ring may also be what is causing the leak, which is a fairly simple fix for someone who is handy with tools or home improvement.

There will be times when you are not going to be able to easily determine what is causing your faucet to leak, this is when you may need to turn to a residential plumber Jacksonville homeowners use when they are facing plumbing issues. Since most plumbers have seen leaky faucets before, and probably every type of reason for it, your plumber should be able to tell you why your faucet is leaking, and what you can do in the future to prevent it from happening again.

Call Your Plumber Today

Having a residential plumber Jacksonville residents use regularly can be even more helpful since they know the ins and outs of the city’s water system and how it can affect fixtures in your home. For the most part, it does not take very long for a plumber to fix a dripping sink. Usually, they can be in and out of your house in less than an hour and have your problem 100% fixed. The money that you spend on a plumber fixing your leaking faucet will probably be well worth it once you factor in the money you lose through the water dripping down the drain, the constant sound of the dripping at night, and the possibility for corrosion or rust to take hold around your sink.

The faucet dripping isn’t the only part of your sink fixtures that can leak water. Water leaking from the base of the faucet, either when it is on or off, can make quite a mess, and waste water at the same time. A leak from the base has a tendency to not drip off into the sink where at least it can go down the drain, instead, it can stay sitting, possibly getting behind the faucet or somewhere else on your counter. If you have anything wooden near your sink, a leaking faucet may end up rotting the wood, or at the very least force you to clean up extra around the sink every time you turn the water on.

Leaks coming from the sprayer on kitchen sinks can have quite an effect on wasted water as well, especially on older model sprayers. With older sprayers, the housing that connects the hose to the head may be degraded, leading to water escaping out of the bottom of the sprayer whenever you turn it on. This can be fixed by either having a plumber come in and replace the entire spray nozzle, hose and everything, or by doing it yourself. Either way, the fix can be done in just a few minutes and without the need for many tools.

At Bill Fenwick Plumbing, our goal is total customer satisfaction. In addition to sink installation and repair, our team also offers other plumbing repair services such as repiping, tankless water heater repair, sump pump installation, and sewer line repair. We take pride in our work and make ourselves readily available for you, emergency or not. Call us today for a free quote on any of your home plumbing needs.

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