How To Fix That Annoying Dripping Faucet

Leaky faucets are one of the most common plumbing problems homeowners face — but why do they happen in the first place? And what can you do to fix it? In this blog, we will explore the causes of leaky faucets and discuss DIY solutions and professional solutions that can help get your faucet back in working order.

Why Do Faucets Leak?

The most likely culprit is age; seals and gaskets wear down over time and become less effective at blocking water from leaking out. If your home is older than 10-15 years, chances are that age is playing a role in your leaky problem.

Additionally, mineral deposits can build up inside valves or pipes, preventing them from properly sealing shut when not in use. Allowing these deposits to accumulate can also lead to leaks over time.

If you have recently experienced a change in water pressure (due to repairs or upgrades on your plumbing system), then these changes could be causing unwanted leaks at certain fixtures.

DIY Solutions for A Drippy Faucet

The good news is that several DIY solutions are available to help stop those drips. The least intensive approach would be to start by cleaning off any mineral deposits that may have built up around your faucet fixture.

This method should be tried first as it requires no actual disassembly of the fixture itself and can yield quick results with minimal effort (just make sure you use an appropriate cleaning solution).

Some DIY methods include replacing worn-out washers or O-rings, usually done with just a few basic tools such as a screwdriver and adjustable wrench — just make sure you turn off your water supply before beginning.

Professional Solutions for Leaky Faucets

If fixing it yourself doesn’t work for you or if you don’t feel comfortable attempting repairs, then hiring a plumber may be the best option for solving your leaky problems once and for all.

Our team at Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Electric has experience diagnosing even the toughest issues quickly and accurately so we can provide targeted solutions that will last for years to come. Our experts have access to higher-quality parts than consumers, so professional repairs are often more reliable than those attempted on your own. Call us today at (334) 231-6980 to schedule an appointment with us!