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Top Reasons for Leaky Faucets and How to Fix Them

One of the most frustrating things a homeowner can find is a faucet that won’t stop leaking. The perpetual loss of water will continue to raise your bill and constantly cost you money. There is a myriad of reasons for a faucet to continue leaking. It is important for any homeowner to identify each of these problems and to recognize when a professional should get involved.

Corroded Parts

There are many moving and stationary parts to a faucet. Many of these parts ensure a tight seal when the water is shut off so that the faucet doesn’t leak. When certain parts have deteriorated, they may allow water to leak through. Rubber O-ring gaskets and metal washers are made specifically to create watertight seals. They don’t allow water to pass through the faucet when they are in working condition by creating a tight seal.

Over years of water exposure, however, these rubber gaskets are liable to be worn down and allow water to drip from the faucet. Damaged valves may also be the culprit when it seems the rubber gasket is working as it should.

Faulty Water Pressure

The water pressure in your home may also cause a leaky faucet if it’s too high, and the solution is to adjust the water pressure. To do this, you’ll want to lower the pressure by adjusting it at your water’s regulator.  

If that doesn’t work or you don’t feel comfortable messing with the regulator, it’s time to call the professionals. Having new water tanks and pressurized cylinders installed in your home by a professional can also benefit your water pressure and likely fix your leaky faucet. When Citrus Heights residents face these issues, the best option is to reach out to Flowrite Plumbing for our professional expertise. Our years of experience allow us to instantly recognize plumbing issues in any residential environment.

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