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A Concise Guide On Leaky Faucets

A leaky faucet is not only annoying but people have no idea how much water they waste just because of a single leaky faucet. Drop by drop your water bill increases for no reason and you end up paying substantial utility bills at the end of the month. If that’s not enough that leaky faucet in your bathroom or kitchen is affecting the whole society as this a blatant waste of water. This is exactly why it is imperative that every homeowner who is plagued with leaky faucets should consider hiring a professional plumber so that they can replace that leaky faucet as soon as possible.

Most plumbing services can actually repair or replace a leaky faucet in a matter of minutes, as faucet replacement does not require a high degree of dexterity. Even though faucet replacement is extremely cost effective, people often wait until the very last moment before the hire the services of plumbers. It cannot be stressed how detrimental this is, not only are you increasing your water bills by a substantial margin but that leak will also ruin the aesthetic facet of your sink. However many people never even realize that they have a leaky faucet until they are handed with a massive water bill, this is exactly why we have articulated a list of signs that indicate you require the immediate services of faucet replacement. These signs are as follows,

Leak from the sprout

This the most prominent sign that indicates you require the immediate services of faucet replacement or repair in your area. However, sometimes some faucets leak for a second or two after you close the water flow, so people assume this is normal and never even realize that they have a leaky faucet as no one has the time to sit and stare at a sink to determine if its leaking or not. We would recommend closing the tap and taping tissue to the sprout, check the tissue after awhile and if it is wet then you have a leaky faucet on your hands.

Leak from the base of the faucet

Another sign that indicates you have a faulty faucet is when the base starts leaking, again due to the location of the base people often think this water has accumulated due to normal reasons. However, in most cases, the base is leaking and requires the immediate services of faucet replacement. Again we would recommend wiping the area clean with a towel and then leave a couple of tissues to determine if the base is leaking.

Leak from the faucet pipe

Finally, the last area of the faucet that you should check is the inner pipe, since this pipe is normally hidden it can be difficult to locate this pipe. However, if you look behind the sink, there will be a prominent pipe connected to the base of the faucet, if it is leaking then please call a faucet replacement service as soon as possible.

So if your sink displays any of the signs mentioned above, contact a faucet replacement service without hesitating.