A faulty faucet isn’t just an annoyance – malfunctioning faucets cause a lot of water waste in Atlanta homes! Take it from an Atlanta plumber – these fixes restore good faucet performance and eliminate the dreaded drip in your sinks and tubs.
A dripping faucet produces an annoying plunk which echos throughout your home, as well as wastes up to 3,000 gallons of water each year with just one drip per second! Faucet drips drive up your water bill and potentially cause overflows or water damage.
The problem is often due to damaged washers within the fixture. Made of silicone, faucet washers disintegrate over time and require replacement. If you’re handy, this repair is a reasonable DIY project. If you’re not, call an Estes’ plumber for safe and effective plumbing repairs.
Over time, minerals from water build up in your faucets – this is especially common in homes with hard water and no water filtration system. Many standard faucets have a circular valve within them to catch debris flowing through the fixture – if this valve is full of dirt, water cannot flow out your tap.
Newer faucets may not have such a valve, but still contain many chambers where dirt and minerals build up. To troubleshoot this issue, check the faucet’s shutoff valve and ensure it is open. If that is not the issue, the faucet must be taken apart and valves and chambers cleaned of mineral and dirt buildup.
It is critical the faucet is reassembled correctly so it works as intended. An experienced Atlanta plumber knows how to do this job properly. Therefore, this ensures your faucets are cleaned and reassembled correctly to restore water flow.
Low Water Pressure
Do your faucets produce thin water pressure? Dirt and mineral buildup can commonly cause low water pressure from faucets. The sprayer diverter within the faucet becomes clogged and inhibits water pressure.
In addition, the faucet’s aerator is prone to this buildup and may also be the cause of low water pressure.
Clean the faucet’s aerator and sprayer diverter. This is commonly the solution needed for better water pressure. If this does not restore pressure and you experience low water pressure in other plumbing fixtures throughout your home, a bigger problem is likely. In fact, broken plumbing lines or a malfunctioning pressure tank could be to blame.
An Atlanta plumber investigates faucets and other sources of low water pressure to identify the culprit to effectively repair them. Don’t suffer from the annoyance of low water pressure when a quick call to your plumber provides the solution you need.
Need a Plumber in Atlanta? Call Estes!
If your faucets are malfunctioning and the tips above don’t resolve the issue, call an Atlanta plumber for speedy service! Estes Services remedies faucet and other plumbing issues quickly – so contact us today for plumbing service.
Our plumbers are available around the clock to perform faucet repairs or any other plumbing services needed to restore the proper function of your fixtures and plumbing system.