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A leaky faucet usually leads to costly repair bills, along with severe damage to the home and valuable property. The frustrations that arise from plumbing woes can be avoided. The residential faucet repair experts at Pacific Plumbing & Drain know that even a minor leak needs to be fixed immediately by offering fast, reliable service to their clients. As homes age, so does the plumbing in the home, requiring a qualified faucet repair team who are trained and prepared to help.
When the classic indications that a leaky faucet needs a quick resolution with the assistance of an experienced plumber, it should not be ignored. Constant dripping faucets due to an aging washer, broken seal, or worn down cartridge are usually caused by sediment, chemicals, or rust. Pitting or small holes in the faucet’s brass housing also cause the breakdown of a faucet. Leaks all around the faucet’s base are typically a product of a cartridge that requires replacement, or the need to tighten a loose nut that keeps the cartridge in place. When a faucet has reached an age where replacement parts and its age demand replacement of the entire faucet unit.
When the leak is ignored:
Changing that gasket or washer does not seem imperative until the homeowner checks under the sink and finds mold and mildew. Not only is there an infestation of mold and mildew, but the wood is rotting, leaving a hole in the floor of the vanity or kitchen cabinet. Hidden leaks end up requiring a full replacement of the cabinetry as well as the worn out faucet. It is advisable to contact a reliable residential faucet repair team as soon as a leaking faucet is suspected.
When it is no longer cost effective for a faucet repair, it is time to replace it. It is more economical to replace the faucet than trying to continually rebuild it. Changing a faucet and fixture will transform a home’s kitchen or bath in less than a day. The experts at Pacific Plumbing & Drain are trained to look at details to help their clients find a replacement that is attractive and energy efficient, as well as economical. Replacing that faucet now can limit costly repairs that will be required later.