What Causes My Faucets To Drip?

Faucet RepairYour faucets drip for a number of different reasons, and each one must be addressed before scheduling a faucet repair service. You may think that the repair is done, but you may find that the repair needs more work after the faucet begins dripping again.

The Faucet Linkage

The handles on the faucet must have the right stems so that the water can be turned off completely. There are many times when the faucet will drip simply because the stem does not close off the water completely. If you have a hard time pushing the faucet handle, you need to get it fixed. Also, you may need to have the faucets adjusted if they seem loose.

The Hoses

There are times when the hoses harbor water because of a bad connection. You need to ask a plumber to check on the hoses to make sure that they are dry when the faucet is not running. If you can feel the coolness or heat of the water in the hose, you need to ask a plumber to check the shut off valve on the sink. There are times when the faucet will not completely shut off after every use.

The Water Pressure

The water pressure in your house could be the cause of dripping in your faucets. If you have incredibly strong water pressure in your house, you need to make sure that you have faucets that can handle the pressure. If you have concerns about the water pressure, you may need to make sure that the water company knows about the problem. There are times when the water company is responsible for the increased water pressure in the home.

Working with a professional plumber can help you get your faucets working properly. Check each part of the system to find the real problem so you can make the dripping stop.

Is your Annapolis home in need of a faucet repair? Call Heidler, Inc. today at (410) 268-7191 for immediate solutions!