leaking faucet

Drip. Drip. Drip. How many times has the steady drip of a leaky faucet kept you up at night or driven you crazy during the day? Even if you aren’t bothered by the constant noise, you probably don’t love the increase in your water bills when a faucet is leaking. 

Leaking faucets are one of the most common household issues and while it may seem to be just a nuisance at first, it can actually wear away the inside of your faucet and potentially cause other plumbing problems. Fortunately, the experts at John Baethke & Son Plumbing have unparalleled expertise in finding the cause of your leaking faucet and repairing it.

Why is My Faucet Leaking?

Three common reasons your faucet may be leaking include:

  • Damaged or Broken O-Ring: Over time, the O-ring in your cartridge faucet wears down or may become loose, which can cause leaking near the handle.
  • Corroded Valve Seat: The valve seat serves as a connection between your faucet and the spout in the compression mechanism. Sediment can accumulate here and corrode the valve seat, leading to a leaking faucet.
  • Problems with the Washer: Improper installation of a washer can lead to annoying leaks. However, it’s not just installation that can cause problems. The constant friction between the valve seat and the washer causes the washer to wear down and leak near the spout.

What to Do About a Leaky Faucet

It can be tempting to fix a dripping faucet on your own, but that isn’t always the best choice. The better choice is to turn to a trusted Chicago plumbing company like John Baethke & Son Plumbing. We’re plumbing experts and we’ll quickly identify and repair your faucet issues. If your faucet is beyond repair, we can also replace it for you.

Want to hear more about our plumbing solutions? Give us a call today to speak with one of our helpful and friendly representatives. You can also complete our online contact form to request a no-obligation estimate.