Understanding how to avoid sink repairs can help save you a considerable amount of time and money!
Everyone can agree that it’s a pretty big headache to have to deal with serious plumbing issues, and even somewhat minor repair jobs like sink repairs can be stressful and leave homeowners with rather expensive bills.
Leaky faucets are one of those rather common and somewhat overlooked plumbing problems that we all should be more vigilant in solving. All of us at Beehive Plumbing understand how a leaky faucet can pose a certain amount of stress and irritation for homeowners who are simply trying to save themselves from expensive repair bills, which is why we’ve created this article to help you better notice the causes and warning signs for all types of faucet and sink repairs.
So let’s first start out with the common causes of sink repairs:
Common Causes of Sink Repairs
Needing A New O Ring
The main function of an O ring is to keep your faucet’s seals air tight, so if your faucet is dripping around the handle then it might be an indication that you may need to replace your O ring. If the cause for your leaky faucet is a damaged O ring, then a quick replacement job will do the trick in terms of resolving the leaking!
Broken seals tend to be one of the more common causes of faucet leaks and sink repairs, and sink seals typically break due to usage and wear and tear issues. When a faucet uses the same seals for a very long time it can lead them to wearing out, which subsequently can create faucet leaks to occur. Sometimes all you’ll need is a seal replacement to fix this issue, which our experts can properly handle for you!
Water Pressure Instability
When your home’s water pressure is somewhat unstable, it can sometimes be the root cause of why your faucet is leaking. This is especially the case if you just so happen to notice that your faucet only leaks at certain times of day. What typically will happen within this scenario is that very high water pressure will create a backup that then causes leaks out of certain plumbing fixtures like your faucets.
When you notice this issue it’s always important to reach out to our team so an experienced specialist can take a look into your home’s water pressure and adequately fix this issue.
If the above causes end up not being what’s creating your leaky faucet, then it could be that you’re dealing with a broken plumbing fixture. Plumbing fixtures can many times crack with old age or heavy usage, and this can lead to water leaks and big messes throughout your kitchen or bathroom. This is always a very difficult DIY repair task, so it’s always best to reach out to our team when you notice that one of your plumbing fixtures has busted.
Common Warning Signs That You Need To Repair A Leaky Faucet
The following are some signs to keep in mind when it comes to sink repairs:
- Water is coming out from the base of the plumbing fixture. When you notice this occurring, it’s a pretty clear sign that you’re dealing with more than just a leaking faucet and that the faucet could actually be broken. You should always check for warps and other types of cracks along the base of your sink, and maybe even try to gently move the faucet if possible. Of course your faucet should always stay completely in place at all times, but if it is slightly moving around then it could potentially only need a professional tightening.
- The fixture’s aerator is blocked. The little screen on your faucet is called an aerator, and what it does is help increase the amount of water pressure and decrease any traces of water waste. The aerator will help to spread water across its screen as water comes through, and these tiny holes will essentially squeeze the water out of the faucet to in effect create more force. So when your faucet’s aerator is blocked or broken, this entire process won’t function properly and can lead to a drop in water pressure.
- You’re noticing corrosion. Water within a faucet will always break down metals with enough time and usage, so if you happen to be noticing any rusting occurring around your faucet or within the water’s color then it’s probably time to replace your faucet. Any type of small fractures within your faucet shouldn’t be taken lightly either, because even the smallest of cracks can make your water supply more susceptible to the detrimental effects of corrosion.
- Nothing happens when you twist your faucet’s handle. This is a clear sign that your faucet’s handle has been stripped, which means that it’s not creating the correct contact with the stem and subsequently not allowing you to turn your water off or on. This is a lot more common than most homeowners would think, and this simply happens when you regularly use your faucets and sinks.
- Northern Utah can be pretty wet, so mold is something to be aware of. It’s also important for Utah homeowners to know that black or pink mold will be reoccurring no matter how many times it’s cleaned, so it’s important to reach out to the experts quickly as mold spreads rapidly and can become rather damaging throughout your home. So sometimes getting a faucet replacement is simply a strategy to protect your home from mold growth!
Reach Out To The Specialists At Beehive Plumbing For More Information About How We Can Support You With Sink Repairs!
There are countless scenarios that can take place when it comes to sink repairs, and all of us at Beehive Plumbing know that your specific issue is going to be unique. Sometimes a leaky faucet may seem like a pretty easy DIY plumbing repair project, but then it leads to more serious issues that should have been properly resolved in the first place!
This is why you should always put your trust in the master plumbers at Beehive Plumbing to check out any abnormalities within your plumbing system when you first notice them. We’ll be more than happy to check things out for you, and we’ll also always provide affordable rates that coincide with your family’s budget.
So reach out to us online or call us at 801-661-8155 today to get in touch with our team and learn more about how we can support your needs to fix a leaky faucet, or any other types of sink repairs!