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Faucet Repair

Leaky faucets are one of the most common and annoying plumbing problems people face. Faucet repair is something you may have to address for your bathroom or kitchen faucets. This is an issue that you may be able to fix yourself. In many cases, however, it’s advisable to call a licensed plumber who can solve the problem quickly and permanently. Professional and licensed Plumbers can also help you with related problems such as sink fixture repair and pipe repair.

The Problem of Leaky Faucets

While a leaky faucet may not seem like a major problem, it can be quite annoying. The sound of a faucet leaking is enough to keep people awake at night. It’s also a waste of water. If your faucet is constantly dripping, this adds up to significant water loss over time. Many older homes, where the plumbing fixtures haven’t been replaced or repaired in a long time, have leaks.

Leaky faucets can also be an issue if you have a business. Businesses such as stores, restaurants and manufacturing plants may have multiple faucets. In a busy environment, a faucet leak can easily go unnoticed. That’s why it’s important to regularly inspect all of your faucets, including ones in public restrooms. Multiple leaks can cost businesses money if they aren’t addressed.

In both homes and businesses, leaks cost you money in higher utility bills. There’s also the issue of water conservation during times when many areas are facing droughts. If you have a leak, don’t simply put up with it. It’s better for your home, wallet and the environment to address the problem.

Fix It Yourself or Call a Plumber?

If you need faucet repair, you have the choice of trying to fix the problem yourself or calling a professional licensed plumber. Depending on the cause of the leak, you may need to replace certain parts such as O-rings, nuts or washers. If you have old or damaged fixtures, it might be more practical to go with a complete faucet replacement.

If you want to go the DIY route, remember to shut off the main water supply before removing any parts so you don’t end up with flooding. You can then disassemble the faucet and check the valve and other parts for signs of damage. In some cases, the problem can be fixed easily by replacing a part, removing sediment or tightening the packing nut. Always be careful when taking faucets apart to make sure that you reassemble everything exactly as it was.

If you have a persistent leak and cannot identify the cause, it’s best to call a licensed plumber. This is also the case if you have old faucets and are thinking about replacing them. Unless you have experience with plumbing, there are certain dangers in trying to fix the problem yourself. You could even make the leak worse if you take your faucet apart and don’t reassemble it properly. An experienced licensed plumber will know exactly what you need and will save you time and effort, plus with a licensed plumber you will receive a warranty on parts and fixtures rather than having to return them yourself to the home improvement store.

Schedule your plumbing service with the professionals at Marlin Services: Call 602-470-1040 – or complete the easy ‘Schedule Appointment’ form and we’ll be there when you need us!