Whether in the kitchen or the bathroom, your family uses faucets throughout the day. Most people don’t give their fixtures much thought until something starts to go wrong — and then, of course, it’s time to call a plumber. The following are common warning signs that you have a serious issue that needs to be addressed.
How to Tell When You Need a Plumber to Fix the Faucet
1. Irregular Water Spray
If water spurts all over when you turn on the faucet, you have a problem — and not just because water goes onto the counters and floor. Spraying or spitting faucets typically indicates that you either have a faulty aerator or a damaged diverter valve, both of which are typically caused by mineral buildup or corrosion from hard water.
This problem can also occur when air gets trapped inside the pipes and causes pressure changes due to leaks, loose check valves, or previous water system maintenance. Trapped air can also cause banging sounds from the pipes when you are using a faucet. Plumbers can inspect the affected parts and clean, adjust, or replace them as needed.
A dripping faucet may not seem like a big deal at first, but it can result in many gallons of wasted water. The constant presence of moisture could also lead to mold growth, particularly in dark areas. Often, results from a relatively straightforward issue with the faucet itself, such as a stiff or damaged rubber washer seal.
Sometimes, however, it could mean that the water pressure to your house is too high. Installing a water pressure regulator will fix this problem by reducing the pressure when water enters the home. Plumbers install this device near where water enters the home to ensure consistent pressure throughout the entire house.
3. Low Water Pressure
Inadequate water pressure will make it harder to wash dishes or simply fill up a glass of water. If the main water supply line is clogged or has a leak, you could experience low pressure throughout the house. Plumbers use tools, such as heat scanners and video pipe inspection equipment, to locate the exact source of the problem, so they can break up clogs or repair or replace damaged sections of the pipe.
For both indoor and sillcock faucet repairs, you can count on A1 Columbia Plumbing Heating & AC Services in Missouri. With over 20 years of industry experience, their plumbers can help with everything from new plumbing installations to emergency repairs. To learn more about their reliable and affordable plumbing service & repair work, visit them online or call (573) 449-7050.