Damage and costs from a leaking faucet or shower head can quickly add up. Your leak may be caused by something as simple as a worn gasket; or possibly be that the faucet itself is simply worn out and needs to be replaced. The location of the leak could also be in the drain or wall pipe. Regardless of the cause, it is important to address a leak or dripping faucet as soon as possible to avoid further costs and damage to your home.
A leaking faucet in your home can waste several gallons of water each day and cause unnecessary and costly water damage to your home, including water damage in walls, mildew and mold.
Kitchen and Bathroom Faucet Repair
A showerhead leaking at 10 drips per minute wastes more than 500 gallons per year. That’s enough water to wash 60 loads of dishes in your dishwasher.
A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. Don’t let your money go down the drain.
You can count on Superior Plumbing to diagnosis the problem and provide the most cost effective solution to ensure that the repair is corrected properly and to avoid future problems.
Outdoor Faucet Repair
If your outdoor hose faucet is leaking, it may need some repairs or need to be replaced. Some faucets only leak when the water is turned on and others leak even when the valve is closed.
A leak from an outdoor tap or faucet can cause unnecessary increases to your water bill not to mention water saturation from the leak or drip can cause yard and/or foundation damage.
If the faucet leaks whether the water is on or off there may be a crack in the valve housing from freezing or the anti siphon diaphragm is damaged or stuck.
In the winter, water in the pipe can freeze and expand causing the pipe to split. If this is the case then the damaged section will need to be replaced. To avoid such damage and cost it is critical to disconnect the hose from the faucet at the first signs of winter. In addition a shut off valve should be in place for any outdoor taps.
Don’t ignore the drip. Call Superior Plumbing to address your kitchen or bathroom faucet and shower head repair.