Leaky Faucets Annoying You?

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Well this may annoy you even more. Did you know, if you have a leaky faucet that drips twice per minute, you’ll waste over a gallon of water in a week.
A leaky faucet can waste gallons and gallons of water increasing your water bill. If you are hearing that constant drip, drip, drip it is time to have that faucet repaired or replaced.
Who wants a annoying drip?
Leaking faucets are annoying, and trying to find the cause can be stressful. The age and quality of your faucet will determine whether it is better to repair it or do a full replacement. Faucet repair isn’t always feasible. We also know when it is not cost effective to repair a faucet. There are often times when it is less expensive to switch out faucets. New faucet installation may be necessary because your faucets are simply too worn to perform properly anymore. Changing faucets and fixtures can transform your kitchen or bath into an entire new space.
Common causes of leaks:
Toilets
Old or worn–out toilet flapper (e.g., valve seal) is a common cause for a toilet leak. Flappers are inexpensive rubber parts that can build up minerals or decay over time. Replacing them can be a quick and easy fix for your water woes.
Faucets
Your kitchen or bathroom sink faucets are some of the most abused fixtures. Not only do they get turned off and on multiple times a day, but it’s not always done in the nicest way. All the wear and tear over the years takes a toll, so one day you may find that your faucet doesn’t turn off all the way, or it might have a leak at the handle. Old and worn faucet washers and gaskets frequently cause leaks in faucets.
Showers
Some leaky showerheads can be fixed by making sure there is a tight connection between the showerhead and the pipe stem and by using pipe tape (Teflon Tape, Plumbers Tape) to secure it. Pipe tape, is available at most hardware stores, is easy to apply, and can help tame annoying leaks. For more complicated valve leaks in showers that drip when not in use, contact an experienced licensed plumber.
Outdoor Faucets
The hose bib, or outdoor faucet where you attach your garden hose, needs to be winterized in order to protect your pipes during the cold winter months. The process of winterization includes turning off the water valve connected to the hose bib and letting any remaining water inside drain out. If these tasks are not completed, you could find yourself dealing with cracked or leaking pipes come springtime.
Don’t waste precious water. Contact Discount Plumbers at (612) 444-3540 to schedule an inspection.
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