Leaky faucets can be easy to get used to and ignore, but they can quickly turn into an expensive problem if left unaddressed. While a dripping sink might simply need a replacement seal or washer, a leaky faucet that is allowed to fester can result in costly water damage or plumbing failure. If your kitchen or bathroom has a sink with a leaky faucet, do not ignore the problem any longer. Call the experts at Metcalf Plumbing and have them take a look at your leaky faucet. Here are three reasons that you may need faucet repair from Metcalf Plumbing.
Your Sink Was Not Installed Correctly
One of the most insidious culprits of a leaky faucet is a sink that was not installed correctly to begin with. If you hired an unqualified plumber or amateur, faucet repair could be the least of your concerns. When faucets are not correctly installed, a number of their parts can fail or be improperly calibrated. One of the most common mistakes made by amateur plumbers is installing a washer that is the wrong size for your faucet. If this is the case, faucet repair from Metcalf Plumbing can resolve your issue.
The O Ring is Damaged
A sink’s O ring is a piece that performs a vital function within the faucet, and a damaged or worn-out O ring can cause leaking and dripping. Leaks due to an O ring issue typically present with leaking near the handle of the faucet, making them somewhat easy to identify. Still, a professional from Metcalf Plumbing should take a look at your problem faucet and determine the exact issue causing the leak.
The Valve Seat is Corroded
Your faucet’s valve seat is an important part that should be regularly cleaned. Many homeowners do not know this, and so their valve seats become corroded over time. Sediments and minerals from the water can precipitate on the valve seat, which leads to corrosion and valve seat failure. This often results in leaking near the sink’s spout. Wherever your sink’s leak is located, consult the experts at Metcalf Plumbing for faucet repair and get your sinks running efficiently, smoothly, and quietly.
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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!