Faucets tend to have common problems over time that need simple repairs, like changing out a washer, parts of a valve, or the aerator. But many times you may be better off just replacing the faucet instead of continuing to make repairs if it’s getting old or you don’t like it anyway.
Hansen’s Plumbing can accommodate any type of faucet & leak repairs you may have as well as install new or replace it with the faucet of your choice. You’ll have plenty of options replacing it with a new one too because there are many out there on the market.
Here are a few of our favorite brands, but we’ll be glad to help you with any you prefer as well: Delta, Grohe, Moen, and Kohler
Whether you need new faucets or faucet repair in your home or business, we can handle the project for you at any time.
What Causes Faucet Leaks? Here’s What You Need To Know
The typical causes for a leaky faucet or other plumbing issues often include corrosion caused over time, mineral deposit on the internal pieces (water filters can help prevent this), or defective gaskets, o-rings, or washers. The damage can be behind walls, underground, or in other unexpected places. If you have high water bills, brown discoloration on ceilings or floors, you may have a leak.
What can be the cause of a leaky faucet?
A faucet that’s leaking isn’t leaking as a result of a physical flaw or design flaw in the faucet itself. While it’s important to keep an eye on it and keep an eye out for damage in the fixture, the real culprit is what’s going on underground and in your pipes. For starters, you’ll want to check your pipes and faucets for cracks, corroded materials, and patches. If the problem you’re seeing goes deeper, check your foundation and foundation blocks for corrosion, cracks, and leaks as well as your plumbing infrastructure. You may even have a leak somewhere down the line that’s causing the problem you’re seeing today.
What are the typical causes of a leaky faucet?
Caulk coming off Over-full water tanks Heavily corroded plumbing joints Irregular or out-of-balance water flows, Tapered pipe clamps O-rings or washers failing And other causes of water waste can be problems with plumbing behind walls, in subfloors, under countertops or cabinets, or in odd spots. Inspect all drains and spigots regularly, and turn off the water if you see any signs of water waste. When you fix a leaky faucet or other problem, follow these simple steps: Clean the damage to your plumbing, remove the old caulking, and install a new repair any leaky joints with rust-free caulking, sealant, or silicone, or by pouring in silicone waterproofing. Repair any leaky parts with good quality o-rings or washers, for at least two years, before using again.
How do you know if you have a leak?
Inspect the faucet. If it looks worn or dirty, it may need replacing. Examine the copper tube of your faucet with a flashlight or a small torch. You can also check for corrosion. If there is rust, you will see it where it meets the bowl.
Inspect your pipes. Inspect the pipes outside of your faucet. All your hot and cold water pipes will probably be on the exterior. Some pipes may look corroded and others may have holes and cracks. You can cover pipes to prevent air from getting into them.
Look for a leak. If you suspect there may be a leak, try replacing the inner tubing of your faucet or leak in the pipes.
Check the inside of your pipes. This is where most leaks come from.
Leaking faucets often are the result of a physical flaw, such as a loose screw or a broken, missing tap. However, these flaws are easier to fix than plumbing problems that are behind the walls or in other unusual places. A quick way to check a faucet for a leak is to turn on the water and hold your finger under the running faucet until you feel the warm wetness of trapped moisture. Identify the cause of a leak and take the necessary steps to prevent the problem from happening again. Many products claim to seal faucets, but it’s important to consider their effect on other areas of the faucet, such as the blade, the internal connectors, and the ball-bearing.
Fortunately, most faucet leaks are easy to spot and fix. In this case, the leak should only be a problem during peak use and/or when you’re expecting to have guests or need a large volume of water (like to wash dishes or take a shower). While the problem may not show up right away, it’s only a matter of time before a small leak gets serious and expensive if you don’t act fast. Have you ever had a plumbing leak? What worked for you? Leave a comment below.
Hiring a Certified Plumber to Tackle Your Repairs
At Hansen’s Plumbing, our professional plumbers know all about the faucets on the market that are available to you, plus we can repair faucets of any brand as long as the repair can be made.
Our expert plumbers are always punctual, professional, respectful and some of the best in the plumbing industry. We are equipped with a large variety of faucet parts and necessary tools to assure that you will receive efficient and quick service.
Many Ventura County homeowners will need a plumber for their existing faucets, but many also wish to install new ones. You need a plumber you can count on to serve you no matter what issues you have, and our plumbers are ready to tackle your faucet and leak repair needs. Whether you’re needing 24/7 services or simply want to get a new faucet, Hansen’s Family Plumbing are ready and willing to help you with any of your plumbing needs!