It’s one of the many things that we take for granted in our homes – running water. We turn the faucet on, get hot and cold water, and then turn the water off. Kitchen sinks, bathroom faucets, and outdoor hose bibs give us on-demand water to clean dishes, wash out hands, and keep our flower beds looking great,
Unfortunately, plumbing problems are often hidden away from view and only discovered after the damage has been done. Gallons of water could be leaking out if faucets haven’t been properly installed or have components that are at the end of their lifespan. This will ruin cabinets, floors, and even the walls depending on the location.
Damage Caused by Leaking Faucets
Dry rot, mildew, and mold are just a few of the signs that you may have some faulty faucets. All too often, these issues aren’t noticed for months or even years. How often do you inspect the back reaches of a bathroom or kitchen sink cabinet?
There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to a bathroom or kitchen faucet. From washers, hot and cold levers, the plumbing that brings the water in, and the pipes that take the water away. Any one of these junction points could be causing the issue.
A slow drip from any one of these junction points will create issues in the long run. If you manage an apartment complex or own a business park, those problems multiply quickly. Rowe Plumbing and Drain inspects the entire faucet/sink combination to make sure every facet is working as it should. It could be a worn washer, loose connections, or several small leaks that add up to one big problem.
Beyond faucet repair, we’ll also take a look at other potential causes of water damage. This could be the garbage disposal, sprayer, and anything else that could be causing the leak. Rowe Plumbing and Drain strives to fix faucet problems the first time.
Larger issues, such as a noticeable drop in water pressure or an alarming increase in your water bill, are much easier to notice. Most of the time, this isn’t an issue with your faucet but a problem with a water main or plumbing within the walls. If detected early enough, damage can be minimized.
The Sooner, The Better
When the problem is identified, Rowe Plumbing and Drain recommends taking action as soon as possible. The first step to fix a leaking faucet is to turn the water off completely at the wall. If the leak is happening at the wall, the next step is to shut off the main water line.
In either case, you’ll be without water until the problem is addressed. While you can avoid a single sink for a day or two, shutting down all water needs a more immediate response. In the event of a major issue, Rowe Plumbing and Drain offers 24-7 emergency service for our customers.
Faucet Replacement and Remodels
Maybe the only problem with the faucets in your home is how outdated they are. Rowe Plumbing and Drain works with customers to find the best looking faucets for a new look kitchen or bathroom. We provide professional, efficient, and reliable installations.
This includes sinks, accessories, and everything associated with a faucet. Once everything else has been installed, Rowe Plumbing and Drain will arrive on time and put the finishing plumbing fixtures in place.
Owner Tim Rowe has more than 16 years of experience with both residential and commercial plumbing. So whether you need to fix a leaky faucet in your bathroom or you’re replacing kitchen faucets throughout a complex, contact Rowe Plumbing and Drain.