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Unless it keeps you up at night, chances are you won’t take immediate action to fix a leaky faucet—but you probably should. According to most studies, a leaky faucet can add $20 to your water bill in a fairly short period of time. In fact, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a single dripping faucet can cause a loss of 10,000 gallons of water in a home in a year—an amount that would fill a standard sized swimming pool. Fixing that leaky faucet could reduce your annual water bill by 10%. The licensed professional plumbers at Public Service Plumbers can help.
At Public Service Plumbers, we’ve taken a thorough and common sense approach to plumbing for homeowners and businesses in the DFW area for more than five decades. We pride ourselves in our level of experience and the fact that our employees have a tremendous commitment to the company—every one of our plumbing techs has at least 10 years of experience and our support staff has more than 100 years of combined plumbing experience. We’ll look at more than your leaky faucet, too. We’ll keep our eyes open for all potential plumbing problems. We can handle any plumbing issue, large or small.
The Causes of a Leaky Faucet
There a number of potential factors that can lead to a leaking faucet:
- You may have worn out washers. Every time you turn on your water, the washer comes into contact with the valve seat. This causes friction, which, over time, will wear out the washer. When the washer wears out, water begins dripping from the spout. In compression faucets, this happens when rubber washers wear out, requiring replacement.
- You may have a corroded seat valve. The seat valve acts as a connector between the faucet and the spout compression mechanism. As water sediment builds over time, this can lead to corrosion of the valve seat, resulting in leaking around the spout.
- If your washer and seat valve are intact, you may have a problem with your O-ring. In most faucets, a stern screw holds the handle of a faucet in place. The stern screw attaches to a small disk referred to as an O-ring. If the O-ring loosens or wears out, water may start dripping near the handle of your faucet. Replacing the O-ring will often solve the problem.
- The improper installation of a washer can also lead to a leaky faucet. Depending on the kind of faucet you have, you may need the assistance of an experienced plumber who can dismantle and repair the problem.
- Worn out seals can also cause leaking faucets. Over time, seals can wear out due to the buildup of sediment. Since inlet and outlet seals are important parts of a faucet, sediment buildup around the seals can compromise their ability to act effectively.
- Problems with piping can also cause leaks. Broken or cracked piping, or broken pipe fittings, can result in leaks that affect water pressure. If you’ve excluded all other potential causes, you may want to contact a plumber to determine if you have a problem with your pipes.
To schedule a service call for a leaky faucet, or to talk to us about pricing or get an estimate, call Public Service Plumbers at 214-363-4477. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to your call. We respond to all warranty and service issues within 48 hours. You’ll receive a one year warranty on all parts and labor.
We install, service and repair faucets throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Coppell, Garland, Mesquite, Addison, Kessler Park, Farmers Branch, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and Lewisville.