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Why Is My Faucet Dripping?

What causes my faucets to drip?


Faucet RepairAlmost everyone has experienced problems with the plumbing at their residence at least once. It may have been a leak, a clog or a more serious issue. Although the list is endless, by far one of the most annoying plumbing problems is a dripping faucet. After a while the repetitive dripping sound grows increasingly annoying and it is time to call a professional to conduct a faucet repair. Before the problem can be addressed the cause of the drip must be determined.

Worn Out Cartridge

One cause of a dripping faucet is a worn out cartridge. All that is required is a replacement cartridge that fits the gap left by the original faucet perfectly. In order to ensure a proper fit careful measurements have to be taken before completing installation. All in all a quick and easy fix when completed by a professional.

Damaged Parts

Damaged parts are also a common cause of faucet drips. The washer, which located inside of the tap, may need to be replaced. Most often the seals inside faucets experience damage that results in a continuous drip. Damaged O rings and outlet seals by also be the cause if you have a drip and ball or cartridge faucet.

Water Pressure

Water pressure may also cause a drip in your faucet. If pressure in the residence is too high water may be prevented from flowing away which results in a back up that leaks in other areas such as faucets. Although this can be fixed by reducing water pressure slightly, this is an issue that can worsen over time and should be addressed by a plumber.

Overall, there are several causes of a dripping faucet. A worn out cartilage, damaged parts or water pressure may be the problem. No matter what the issue may be, if addressed by a professional, the drip can be repaired easily.

Is your Trinity home in need of a faucet repair? Call Roman Plumbing today at (727) 858-3412 for immediate solutions!