Common Causes of Leaky Faucets


You use the faucets in your home several times a day: to wash your hands, to take a hot shower, and to wash your dishes. Like any wear item, eventually the faucets in your home will begin to leak, sometimes barely noticeably and other times it will be a steady, annoying drip.

When faucets leak, it’s typically a sign that some part, often a washer or seal, has worn out and must be replaced. Because of the constant water pressure, these small parts can wear out over time and cause leaks and drips.

A simple washer replacement may be a repair you can tackle as a homeowner. If you don’t replace it, or have a plumber come in to look at the problem, it will continue to get worse. Eventually, the leak may corrode the fixtures and stain the sink bowl, not to mention wasting a lot of water!

If replacing the washer doesn’t fix the problem, or if you’re just not comfortable doing plumbing repair on your own, call Dauenhauer, at any hour. We’ll send a friendly technician to your home to quickly diagnose the problem and stop the drip!