A leaky faucet may seem like just a minor annoyance and many people think of them as such, but it can actually end up costing you quite a bit of money! In fact, according to the EPA, a leaky faucet that drips only once per second will waste approximately three thousand gallons of water in just a single year. That is enough water to take one hundred and eighty showers! Can you imagine what a slightly faster leak is costing? How much extra money that “minor annoyance” is costing you in your water bill!

Additionally, if the water is leaking into your under-sink cabinet, around the toilet, or onto the floor, just a little bit of water can do a lot of structural damage over time, especially if it is a continuous leak. Home repairs can get very costly! Do you still think that a leaky faucet is no big deal? Save water and money by turning to Culler Plumbing Services to get the prompt faucet repair completed by an expert plumber that you need.

Whether your faucet is dripping, flooding or it won’t turn on at all, the expert plumbers from Culler Plumbing Services have you covered. Parts that are broken, worn out, or corroded could be causing your faucets to fail you, but you can rest assured that our local plumbing team will be able to provide you with the repair or replacement that you need to stop the leak. We can service any type of faucet, whether it be in your kitchen sink, your shower or anywhere else, and we will do it efficiently and effectively.

Although a faucet that is leaking may seem like no big deal, it can waste a lot of water and leave you with a much higher water bill. Stop watching your hard-earned money go down the drain, one drip at a time. Instead, call the experienced plumbers from Culler Plumbing Services. We are standing by, ready to help!

Common Faucet Fails and How Culler Plumbing Can Help

Faucets are the convenient endpoint that allows you to control the flow of water from your plumbing system. In recent years, they have also become a point of interior design that can change the whole look and feel of your bath or kitchen. The options are nearly limitless!

Ball Faucet:

washerless faucets that are common in kitchens. Ball faucets feature a single handle and rounded ball controls the flow and temperature of the water.

Cartridge Faucet:

uses a movable stem or dual-handle system that controls the flow of water. While this system replies on compression, it is much smoother than the pressure required for a compression faucet.

Disc Faucet:

features a single lever that mixes hot and cold water inside a mixing chamber. Flow is controlled by an up and down motion, while the temperature is controlled by a side-to-side motion.

Compression Washer Faucet:

are the oldest and most common faucets found in on-demand indoor plumbing. They feature separate hot and cold water handles that require loosening and tightening to control the flow of water and manual adjustment of each handle to adjust the temperature.

While none of these faucet types are “better” in terms of offering you access to water, user preference and aesthetics typically determine which faucet is used, not the plumbing system or water pressure. Faucets are relatively low maintenance and only require a few maintenance tips:

  • Be gentle when using the faucet — no need to viciously tighten or flip the lever.
  • Clean the faucet and drain regularly to remove rust and hard water buildup.

Over time, faucet problems can creep up and some of these problems include:

Rust and Calcium Buildup Affecting Flow

Rust and hard water buildup or limescale can build up over time and can alter the look, taste, and smell of the water flowing through it. Another common symptom of this buildup is an inconsistent flow of water. You can keep this clean with regular scrubbing with a soft-bristled brush and soap or vinegar.

Poor Water Pressure

Poor water pressure can be caused by the faucet itself, but is more commonly caused by other plumbing concerns and just noticed at the point of use, or the faucet. Low water pressure may indicate a leak somewhere in your plumbing system, the result of a clog, or may be an issue with the constrictor valve inside your faucet. If you are not sure of what the problem is, contact a plumbing technician at Culler Plumbing Service to check it out and identify the source of the issue.

Dripping or Leaking Faucet

A dripping or leaking is one of the more common problems with faucets. From a minor drip to a slow trickle, these drips and leaks should not be ignored as a minor annoyance. Even the slowest drip can result in a higher than needed water bill, lead to water damage, and more importantly, be an indication that there is a problem with your plumbing system or faucet that can eventually turn into a plumbing emergency.

Noisy Faucets

If anything is noisy when you run water in your home, it is an audible warning sign that something is not right. You may hear the rush or flow of water, but you should never be able to hear a vibration, whistling, screaming, banging, or a cough-like noise. All of these noises indicate something is loose within the system or that the flow of water is being impeded — all of which can lead to leaks or bursting of pipes. If you hear noises in your faucet, a loose washer may be to blame or it may be a sign of something more serious. Contact us for an inspection and free estimate.

If your faucet is not functioning as it should, contact us for your evaluation and repair.

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