3 Causes of a Dripping Faucet

Dripping faucets can be a very annoying problem for homeowners. Not only is there the constant drip, it can also waste water. While having a dripping faucet is never good, it can be an easy fix if you call a professional plumber right away. But what exactly causes a faucet to start dripping? Here are three common reasons your faucet might be dripping:

Worn Out O-Ring

One of the most common reasons a faucet drips because of a loose or worn out O-ring. An O-ring is a seal that can be found in the stem screw of the faucet handle. Since the faucet handle is used frequently, it can cause the O-ring to loosen, causing the faucet to drip. If it’s replaced, the dripping should subside.

Worn Out Seals

Over time sediments can accumulate in the faucet wearing out the inlet and outlet seals. A professional can prevent this with cleaning, but if they are too worn out they will have to be replaced.

Worn Out Washer

The washer wears out because it rubs against the valve seat, which causes dripping around the handle or spout of a faucet. Unfortunately, it is not something you can fix yourself, so calling a plumber is the best solution to the problem.

Does your faucet keep dripping and you aren’t sure why? Don’t wait until the problem becomes unmanageable, by calling the experts at KRK Enterprises located in Fort Pierce, FL. They offer commercial and residential plumbing, so call them today at 1-(800)-330-768.