WHAT CAUSES YOUR FAUCET TO DRIP?
There may be several reasons why your faucet is dripping. Below we review some of the most common causes of a leaky faucet.
PROBLEM IN THE O RING:
A stem screw is used to hold the handle of a faucet in place. This stem screw includes a small disc attached to it, known as the O ring. This is an integral place where dripping can occur. The O ring can become loose or wear out over regular use, causing the faucet to drip near the handle. Replacing the damaged O ring will fix it if this is the issue. This problem occurs specifically in cartridge faucets.
CORRODED VALVE SEAT:
A valve seat serves as a connection between the faucet and the spout in the 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 Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical plumber.
WORN OUT WASHER:
This is one of the most common causes behind a dripping faucet. During each use, the washer is forced against the valve seat, and this constant friction causes it to wear out. As a result, dripping is noticed around the spout. Dripping caused by worn-out rubber washers can be mended by replacing the washer. This type of leak is found in a compression faucet.
IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF WASHER:
Often, if the washer is not installed properly or is not the right size, it can cause a leaky faucet. We suggest hiring a professional Green Apple Mechanical NJ plumber to help you install the washer properly, allowing you to say goodbye to your leak. Green Apple Plumbing & Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priorities. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-315-5564