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Why Is My Faucet Dripping?

Faucet RepairEveryone at some point has been woken up in the middle of the night by this noise: Drip. Drip. Drip. The dreaded dripping faucet. Not only is it a nuisance, but it wastes water, increasing your water bill as well. Leaks in the average home, during a year, could fill a swimming pool. Having a faucet repair in Brooklyn conducted, can save you quite a bit of money on your water bill.

There are many possible causes for faucets to start dripping. A qualified and experienced plumber will be able to come to your home and quickly diagnose the problem. They will be able to fix it, and get you conserving water and saving money on your water bill in no time. One of the main causes of a leaky faucet is the improper installation of a washer. Many times, a washer is not the right size or simply installed wrong, causing the drip. A professional plumber will be able to install the washer properly, stopping the dripping problem immediately.

The stem screw is used to hold the handle of the faucet where it is supposed to be. The screw is then comprised of a small disc that it is attached to, called the O Ring. The O Ring is a very common place for dripping to take place. The O ring can get loose or just wear out over time. The faucet will then drip near the handle. Replacing the o ring, will fix dripping issues near the handle of the faucet.

There is a compression mechanism that is the connection between the faucet and the spout where the water comes out. This mechanism is called the valve seat, and it can become corroded by water sediments. This corrosion can cause leakage around the water spout area of the faucet. Cleaning the valve seat, will prevent this problem from happening.

A warn out washer is another common cause of a dripping faucet. The washer is forced against the valve seat, which causes friction and resistance. This then causes the washer to wear out, causing the faucet to drip around the water spout. This can easily be fixed by having an experienced plumber come and replace the washer properly.

Are you in need of faucet repair in Brooklyn? Call Petri Plumbing today at (718) 748-1254 for immediate solutions!

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