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Leaky faucets are very common among most households as well as many other places. However, ignoring a small drip could turn a simple $200 into a $1000 plumbing replacement project. Not to mention all the water that goes to waste as it drips throughout the day and night, on average leaks can cause almost 10,000 gallons of wastage in a home every year. This amount is enough to fill an entire swimming pool! There could be several reasons behind having a leaky faucet, here are some examples of what those problems could be.

The stem screw is used to hold the handle of a faucet in place. Attached to this stem screw is an O ring. The O ring can become loose or wear out over time.

Another common problem is an accumulation of water sediments around the valve seat. A valve seat acts as a linking compression mechanism between the faucet and spout. It is important to keep the valve seat clean regularly, With the help of a professional plumber.

Constant friction and resistance cause it to wear out. This problem can be fixed by simply having a plumber replace the washer. Improper installation of a washer can cause leaks and drips as well, this is why it is always important to have a licensed professional plumber install them correctly.

Broken plumbing will also cause leaks. Broken pipes develop cracks that may interfere with the water pressure and lead to a dripping faucet from now and again.

It is important to keep an eye out for leaking/dripping faucets. So call [company_nmae] for any leaking problems!

Brad Jordan

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