Do I Need to Fix a Dripping Faucet?
Drip. Drip. Drip. That repetitive drop of water escaping from your sink or shower head may not seem like a big deal. It's just a couple drops of water, right? Well, at first, yes, it is just a couple drops, but it is going to start adding up if you don't put an end to it. So, if you're asking yourself - "Do I need to fix a leaky faucet?" - the short answer is yes. Read on to learn more about the causes of leaky faucets and why you should fix them.
Causes of a leaky faucet
There are numerous reasons a kitchen sink, bathroom sink, outdoor hose nozzle, shower head, or other water outlet may start to drip.
- Corrosion - Depending on the material of your pipes and hardware, corrosion could set in, resulting in faulty seals and other issues that can allow water to run when it is not supposed to.
- Failed o-rings or washers - Inside of sinks are rubber o-rings and washers that help seal the water in when the faucet is not supposed to be running. If these parts fail, water will start to drip.
- Defective gaskets - The gaskets used by your sink can also fail, which will result in a drip.
Why Should I Fix a Leaky Faucet
There are two primary reasons to fix a dripping faucet or shower head, which are saving water and saving money on your water bill.
- Save water - A faucet that drips 60 times per minute results in approximately 5 gallons of wasted water per day, that's nearly 2,000 gallons per year. More significant leaks can result in upwards of 4,000 gallons of wasted water per year.
- Save money - As you know, thanks to your monthly bills, water is not free. Fixing that leak can save you big time on your water bill.
Don't ignore that little drip. While it may seem insignificant now, it is going to cost you when the bill comes. For professional leaky faucet repair in Denver reach out to Acorn Plumbing. Our commercial and residential plumbers would be happy to assist with any of your plumbing needs. Give us a call at (720) 605-4991 to request more information or to schedule an appointment with a professional plumber in Denver.
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Written and Published By MORBiZ