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What Causes a Faucet to Leak?

What Causes a Faucet to Leak?
June 09, 2021

What Causes a Faucet to Leak?

When it comes to plumbing leaks, there are so many different kinds. One of the most common types of leaks homeowners notice is faucet leaks – whether it be in your bathroom or your kitchen. If you notice a faucet leak and you let it continue for some time, you are putting your home at risk of serious damage and repairs. Here at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta, we can fix your leaky faucet and save you from major damage in the future.

Here are the common reasons your faucet could be leaking:

1.    Age
Depending on the age of your home, your pipes could be damaged, worn, or rusty. If you have a steady drip coming from your faucet, it could be due to old pipes and systems that you need to get repaired or replaced. If this is the case for you, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta can come and repair or replace your pipes so you don’t even have to deal with leaks again. 

2.    High water pressure
Do you notice your faucet leak is more apparent when no fixtures are being used? This could be because your water pressure is much higher than it should be. This only will be a problem if your faucets are leaking when no other fixture is being used.

3.    Cracks
As pipes grow older and start to rust, they can oftentimes experience cracks – causing your faucets to leak. If you notice your faucet is slower but is consistently leaking, check the pipe under your faucet, you may have a crack in it. If you notice small cracks or holes, give Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta today!

Why It’s Important to Fix Faucet Leaks

It’s no surprise that every homeowner dreads dealing with plumbing issues. Depending on the issue, it can be an expensive fix that could take some time to repair. By spotting leaks right away and scheduling an appointment with a plumber from Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta, you are taking the right step to avoid any major issues in the future.
Another reason it’s important to fix your faucet leaks right away is that sinks aren’t made to handle steady drips. The smallest of leaks can cause a large amount of damage to your home, especially if you live in an area with hard water. Also, water leaks can lead to wasting water and resources, making your house run much harder than it needs to, all while increasing your water bills due to the constant water drip from your faucet(S). 

Trust the Plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta

If you discovered a leak in one of your faucets, don’t wait to give Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Atlanta a call immediately! When it comes to water leaking in your home, you don’t want to waste any type getting one of our plumbers to your home – it’s only going to cause more damage later on, increasing your chances of an even more expensive fix. We will figure out where your leak is, and why it happened. To schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers today, give us a call!