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Why is my faucet dripping?

A dripping faucet may not seem like a big deal, but over time it can waste a lot of water. In fact, a single drip can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. Not only is this bad for the environment, but it can also add up to a significant increase in your water bill. A simple way to fix a dripping faucet is to replace the washer. However, if you’re not comfortable doing this yourself, you can always call a plumber. In either case, taking care of a dripping faucet is a small step that can make a big difference.

Here are some reasons as to why your faucet might be dripping, 


  • A Damaged Cartridge

A cartridge-style faucet is one that has two handles, one for hot water and the other for cold water. Each handle has a valve called a cartridge that regulates the flow of water into the faucet spout. Water dripping from your faucet indicates that the cartridge might be damaged.


  • Broken Washers

Broken washers are a frequent reason for a leaking faucet. Washers rub up against the valve seat, where they may eventually become worn down as a result of friction. This ultimately causes leaks. A washer’s incorrect size or improper installation might potentially cause it to leak.


  • Water Pressure

It may be your home’s water pressure that is the source of leaks if you find that your bathroom faucet only drops water occasionally or when the handles are moved in a particular way.


  • Malfunctioning O-Ring

The sink’s faucet has an O-ring in it. To keep the faucet handle in position, a tiny disc is fastened to the stem screw. O-rings are prone to deterioration or lagging, just like washers. This is most likely the reason for any leaks coming from one of your faucet’s handles.


  • Deteriorated Valve Seat

The valve seat may be the source of a leak coming from your faucet’s spout. The faucet and spout are joined by the valve seat. A leak could develop if sediment gathers and corrodes the seat.


Make sure to call the expert whenever you see any type of damage to your home. No matter how big or small, it’s ideal to have your property in excellent condition right away.