Faucet and Sink Plumbing Services in Seattle, WA
That drip-drip-drip sound from your sink can be annoying, but it’s more than just a nuisance. Leaky faucets can hurt your home and your wallet, causing serious water damage and leaving you with high water bills. You can save about 10 percent on your bill each month just by fixing your home’s leaks.
There are several reasons for a leaky faucet, but the most common are:
– A problem with the O-ring. The stem screw that holds the faucet handle in place has a small disc, called an O-ring, attached to it. The O-ring can become loose or wear out over time, causing the faucet to drip near the handle.
– A corroded valve seat. The valve seat connects the faucet and the spout. Water sediment can corrode the valve seat, causing water to leak near the spout.
– A worn-out washer. Each time you use the sink, the washer is forced against the valve seat, making it wear out. This type of leak causes dripping near the spout.
– Improper washer installation. If the washer isn’t installed correctly or is the wrong size, it can cause leaking.
Leaky Faucet Repair
Repairing a leaky faucet seems like an easy job, but many times the situation can be deceptively complicated. Sometimes it’s best to call in a certified plumber to make sure the root cause of the leak is properly identified and addressed the first time, rather than making several trips to the hardware store and buying an array of parts only to end up exactly where you started, or worse, creating an even bigger mess. At South West Plumbing, our certified plumbers have the resources to pinpoint the source of the leak and get it fixed for you. They can also check your existing sinks and faucets to prevent future leaks.
Some of our services include cleaning the valve seat to prevent corrosion and replacing worn-out washers with new ones.
Leaky Faucet and Sink Replacement
Large leaks need more attention and require your faucet and sink to be replaced entirely. A certified plumber can determine if that’s the case in your home and recommend an adequate replacement that matches your bathroom’s style and plumbing.