Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Faucet Repair

It goes without saying that a leaky faucet isn’t on the top of many consumers’ lists of ‘impending crises’ in their homes. What is the danger in a faucet leak anyway – an annoying drip that becomes the background music of your life? True, the need for faucet repair doesn’t exactly spell impending doom, but it could be costing you a small fortune.

According to the numbers, leaky faucet repair can cost you anywhere from $60 – $200 per year. Not only that, in this era of green, eco-friendly home ownership, if every American house had a one-drop-per-second leak we’d be wasting 928,000,000 gallons of water per day.

To make matters worse, many of our customers who call for faucet repair haven’t needed it for a day or for a week. These are leaks that have been festering for years. The cost for a service call pales in comparison to the unnecessarily high water bills these homeowners have been shelling out for years and this isn’t even considering the wasted water.

Types of Faucet Repair

What we’re trying to convey is that a leaky faucet is more than just a nuisance. We not only assist in stopping this leak and saving you money, it is our goal to find the root cause at the heart of it all. In fact, your faucet repair needs could be caused by a number of different factors including:

  • An O-ring that has become loose, worn, or corroded
  • A valve seat that has corroded and no longer creates a stop-gap between the faucet and spout
  • Washers get worn out from being forced against the valve seal during each use
  • DIY washer installation was not done correctly or the components were the wrong size or type
  • Sediments have formed within the inlet and outlet seal assembly causing them to wear out
  • More serious pipe or fitting issues

Another problematic issue with the annual costs of a leaky faucet is that many of these replacement components cost pennies on the dollar compared to the high utility bills and wasted water. Allowing the leak to continue can also cause more expensive repairs to your plumbing system down the line which is why we recommend giving one of our Downey plumbers a call as soon as you notice a leak.

Preventing Faucet Repair

Homeowners use their faucets and fixtures a lot so normal wear and tear is a given. That being said, we do offer routine maintenance that can help stave off some of these issues while giving you a more consistent and clean water supply. We clean the sediment from seals and seats and make sure O-rings and washers are in proper working condition. This type of service may seem like overkill to some, but as we’ve seen it can legitimately save hundreds of dollars in the long run.

We also specialize in low-flow faucet installation so that you can cut down your water consumption even more. Give Downey Pronto Plumbing and Rooter a call today to explore more faucet repair and installation options.

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