Your Faucet is Leaking: Time to Call a San Diego Plumber

A leaking faucet can be quite the annoyance. Not only is it wasting water, but it is almost as if you can hear money literally going down the drain as each droplet falls. Before things get out of hand, it is probably wise to call a San Diego plumber.

 

The Top Reasons Why Your Faucet May Be Leaking

There are a few common causes behind why faucets leak. The biggest reason for a dripping spout is generally related to the valve. A bad valve or valve seal can keep the faucet from being able to fully turn off, therefore causing a leak, or in some cases, the inability to turn the water off completely.  If this sounds like a familiar situation to you, it is probably a good idea to turn the water off and call a plumber in San Diego.

To turn the water off,  locate the water valves in the cabinet beneath the sink. If there isn’t a shut off valve beneath the sink, you may need to shut off the home’s main water valve. However, turning the water off is only necessary if the water is coming out in copious amounts. A small leak should be manageable until a plumber can arrive.

Another common reason for leaking faucets is a bad O ring. The breakdown of this part usually causes faucets to leak at the base. You may notice a small trickle coming from beneath the base or to the side of the base.  A professional will be able to handle this issue in no time at all.

If you are looking for a quality professional to handle your San Diego plumbing needs, ACE Contractors has you covered. With highly-trained and licensed technicians available around the clock for your plumbing emergencies, you can rest well knowing any issues will be handled promptly and efficiently. When you need a San Diego plumber, give us a call or visit our website for more information.

 

 

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