Stop that dripping faucet
The problem with a dripping faucet can be easily solved by a professional plumber. (Photo Credits)
Dripping fauctes are not only annoying, it can also bore a hole on the pocket of any homeowner.
While some faucet drips can be remedied by the homeowner himself, some can be persistent, and require the services of a plumber.
Proreferral.com shared in an article the possible reasons why faucets drip and when to call for professional plumbing services. Plumbing Association of San Diego
"A valve seat serves as a connection between the faucet and the spout in compression mechanism. Accumulation of water sediments can cause the valve seat to corrode, causing leakage around the spout area. Make sure that you clean the valve seat regularly, with the help of a professional plumber."
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The Cost of Faucet Drips
ER Plumbing meantime shared the extra expenses households may incur for ignoring faucet drips. A/C and HVAC
"We could not find a scientific definition regarding the volume of an average faucet drip, but we decided to go with the volume suggested by the USGS water drip calculator: .25 milliliter (ml) for every faucet or shower head. By these measures, the following is true: One gallon = 15,140 drips makes up 1 gallon of water; One liter = 4,000 drips makes up 1 liter of water."
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There however are instances when homeowners can try to resolve the drip first before calling in the experts.
Wisebread.com shared these instances.
"First, remember to turn off your water line under the sink before opening up your faucet, and place drain stoppers in all drain openings to prevent losing parts. Then, cover the faucet exterior (handles, etc.) with tape so your wrench doesn't scuff them up. Next, you take apart each piece and screw them back in, after replacing the worn-out gasket or washer. Try watching one of many online video tutorials on the subject to get the visuals down."
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Faucet drips can either be simple, or complicated. It is better to be properly informed, and know when it is the right time to call in the professionals.
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