Bathroom sinks, kitchen sinks, bathtub faucets, and other fixtures are ubiquitous. We use them every day, yet most of us do not spare a thought for their upkeep until something goes wrong. Whether your faucet is dripping all night long or your sink keeps getting covered with water, you will likely need faucet repair. Sinks have a variety of seals, valves, and washers necessary to prevent leaks, and there are plenty of ways that each of these parts can malfunction. If you notice any of these problems, contact the professionals at Metcalf Plumbing for faucet repair!
Leaky Cartridge Faucet Repair Concerns
Many sinks use cartridge-style faucets. These fixtures use cartridges (or valves) to control the flow of water, and there are a few problems that can occur in sinks with cartridges. If your cartridge faucet is leaking, the cause may be a worn-out O-ring. If a sink’s O-ring is loose or worn, it can result in a leak coming from the handle. Another problem that is unique to cartridge faucets is a worn-out cartridge. When these valves break or malfunction, they cause the faucet to leak and must be replaced.
Corrosion and Wear
Corrosion can occur whenever certain metals are exposed to water, and faucet hardware is no exception. Various parts of a faucet can corrode over time, especially when sediment buildup is present. Your faucet’s valve seat, seals, or other components may be to blame if you have a leak. Some parts simply wear out over time; washers and other parts that regularly experience friction may need to be replaced eventually. A plumbing professional can help determine the cause of your leaky faucet and make the necessary repairs.
Water Pressure and Loose or Broken Parts
With some sinks, corrosion may not be the culprit behind a leaky faucet. If your sink only leaks when you adjust the handles, you may have a water pressure problem. Leaks that only occur during certain times of day are another indicator of a home water pressure issue. Finally, loose or broken faucet components are a common cause of leaking fixtures. While some parts can be fixed or replaced, severe enough damage may require a new faucet altogether. Regardless of the cause of your leaky faucet, the plumbing professionals at Metcalf Plumbing are standing by to provide faucet repair and other vital plumbing services.
Experience the Metcalf Plumbing Difference
Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!