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November 09,2022

All You Need to Know About Leaky Faucets

Did you know that an undetected leak can waste thousands of gallons annually? This means you could pay for water you haven’t used simply for ignoring routine scheduling maintenance with a professional plumber. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown has a well-trained team of experts ready to help you save time and money, usually wasted on frequent leaky faucet repair calls. Luckily, minor plumbing issues can be prevented through DIY alternatives, but it is always advisable to consult a professional.

Types of Faucets

If you decide to tackle leaky faucet repair and maintenance, we recommend first identifying the type of faucet. There are different faucets, and each requires specific repair techniques to restore optimal efficiency. Let’s look at some of the common faucets in most households.

Rosary Ball Faucets

We usually use this type of faucet in kitchens, characterized by a single handle. The handle moves over a round ball above the base of the sink. Besides being preferred for kitchens, these faucets leak more because of the many components. When you don’t have the tools or skills to take it apart, hire a plumber to handle repairs. The slightest miscalculation can cause further damage and significant water damage,

Ceramic Disc Faucets

The unique design of ceramic disc faucets makes them more durable and popular for residential and commercial plumbing. They are characterized by a single lever at the top of a cylindrical body, which mixes hot and cold water. These faucets have in-built discs that help to control water temperature and flow. Moving the handle up and down controls temperature, while the temperature is controlled by moving the handle left to right.

Cartridge Faucets

Unlike the former two types, cartridge faucets have two handles that don’t require pressure to control. This feature makes the handles move smoothly, allowing them to turn consistently and efficiently. We recommend hiring a well-trained plumber for maintenance if any faucets are leaking.

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Detecting a Leaky Faucet

Now that you know the different faucets, how do you tell yourself to leak? Moist people ignore subtle signs until it is too late and the kitchen or bathroom is flooded. When inspecting your faucets for leaks, check the base and the spout. If you don’t see any sign of a leak, have a plumber conduct in-depth inspections to determine the cause of the problem.

A leaky spout is a slow drip out of the faucet even if the water is shut off. While this type of leak is slow and barely a cause for concern, failing to address the problem can lead to more significant issues and costly repairs. A base leak occurs when water is running and pools at the base of the faucet. It is advisable to determine which type of leak you have before proceeding with repairs.

Contact us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown and schedule an appointment with our experts to enjoy quality leaky faucet repair at competitive rates. We leverage innovative equipment to enhance the quality of service and the durability of your plumbing.

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