Leaky Faucet Repair & Installation Service
Leaky Faucet Repair & Installation
Whether or not you need the help of a professional technician with a leaky faucet depends on the severity of the leak and your level of experience with plumbing repairs.
Leaky faucets are commonly caused by worn out or damaged seals, washers, or O-rings inside the faucet’s valve. Or, by mineral buildup that can prevent the valve from closing tightly.
If you’re unsure about how to fix the leak or if you do not have the necessary tools or parts, it may be best to seek the help of a professional plumber at SALT Home Services. We can quickly diagnose the problem, repair the faucet correctly, and ensure that there are no other underlying issues that may be causing the leak.
What Causes a Leaky Faucet?
A leaky faucet can be caused by a number of factors. Some of these factors include:
Worn out or damaged seals:
Over time, the rubber seals that keep water from leaking out of the faucet can wear out or become damaged. This causes the water to sleep through.
- Replacing the worn-out seals can often fix a leaky faucet. Though, the exact type of seal and the repair process will depend on the specific faucet model. In some cases, the seals may be integrated into other parts of the faucet, such as the cartridge or valve stem. This may need to be replaced entirely to fix the leak. If you are unsure about how to replace the seals in your faucet, it may be best to consult with one of our professional plumbers.
Worn out or damaged washers:
- Small discs called washers rest inside the faucet. They aid in the seal’s formation. Water may seep out of the faucet’s edges if the washers are worn out or damaged.
Corroded valve seat:
- The valve seat is the part of the faucet that the washer presses against to create a seal. If the valve seat becomes corroded or damaged, water can seep through and cause a leak.
- To fix a leaky faucet caused by a corroded valve seat, the valve seat will need to be replaced. This typically involves removing the faucet’s handle and stem, unscrewing the old valve seat, and installing a new one.
High water pressure:
- If the water pressure in your home is too high, it can cause the seals and washers in your faucet to wear out more quickly, leading to leaks.
- High water pressure can also cause the faucet to vibrate or “hammer.” This can loosen the parts and cause water to leak out. Additionally, the high pressure can cause water to flow back into the supply pipes. Overall, this will lead to further wear and tear on the faucet and potentially causing leaks.
- Mineral deposits from the water can accumulate inside the faucet over time and keep it from closing tightly, which can lead to water leakage.
Mineral buildup can damage the components of the faucet in various ways, like as corrosion. The metal in the faucet may corrode as a result of the minerals’ reaction with it, resulting in leaks and other problems.
Types of Faucets We Repair
There are several causes of faucet failure, including rusted washers, worn-out O-rings, valve seats, or seals. We have the experience and know-how to repair any type of faucet, no matter where it is or what kind it is. We repair:
- Kitchen faucets
- Outdoor faucets
- Touch on/off faucets
- Bathroom faucets
- Utility sink faucets
How To Detect a Leaky Faucet
Detecting a leaky faucet is relatively easy. And, there are a few signs that you can look out for to determine if your faucet is leaking. Here are some common indicators of a leaky faucet to be aware of:
If you hear a constant dripping sound coming from the faucet, it is a clear sign that there is a leak.
- Check the faucet and surrounding area for visible signs of water. If you notice water dripping around the base of the faucet or from the spout, it’s very likely that there’s a leak.
- Check for water stains on the sink or surrounding areas. These stains can indicate that water is leaking out of the faucet and onto the surface, causing a stain.
Moisture or mildew
- If you notice moisture or mildew around the faucet, it could be a sign that there is a leak. Or, water is collecting in the surrounding area.
Overall, keep an eye out for these signs, and you can detect a leaky faucet early. Then, you can take steps to repair it with the help of a professional technician before it causes any further damage or wastes water.
Why Choose SALT for Leaky Faucet Service & Repairs
Hiring a professional plumber is the best course of action when dealing with a leaky faucet, especially if you are not experienced in plumbing repairs. A professional plumber can accurately diagnose the cause of the leak and determine the best course of action to fix it. Here at SALT, our technicians have the knowledge, skills, and tools to repair or replace any damaged components and ensure that the faucet is functioning properly.
As a local, family-owned business, we have served Austin, TX, and the surrounding areas for more than 35 years. Our technicians are prompt and professional, striving to keep up with cutting-edge equipment and techniques demanded by modern technology.
Each of our contractors is certified, licensed, and trained to safely and adequately perform air conditioning services in your home. Don’t sweat it; call SALT Home Services today to schedule an appointment. One of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to help you!