The Reasons Behind Faucet Repair

The Reasons Behind Faucet Repair

Have you ever wondered what happens to a faucet that causes it to need to be repaired? Is it something that you have done that has caused the need for the repair? In most cases the answer is, “no.” Usually, the issue is simply that the parts have worn out over time and that is why it now leaks and needs to be repaired.

At Roto-Rooter, we have done many a faucet repair in Winnipeg . We have these down so well that we could do them blindfolded. In nearly every case the reason for the leak is a matter of a gasket, washer or O-ring that has simply lost its “spring.” In other words, it used to fit tightly and prevent the water from leaking but it no longer fits as tightly as it once did, and thus the leak. This is something that is going to happen over time, no matter how careful you are. Parts wear out with time and use.

It is common for homeowners to let leaky faucets go for a long time before repairing them. However, that is not a wise thing to do. First, in some cases the water is leaking down into the cabinet below. This means that the wood is becoming warped, damaged or moldy. Eventually you will need to fix or even replace the cabinet because of your delay in having the leak fixed.

Second, standing water under a kitchen cabinet is simply inviting mice or insects to the oasis. There will be costs associated with taking care of your pest problem as well.

Third, the amount of water that you lose each month through a leaky faucet may account for a lot of extra water usage, which means a more expensive water bill. One drop per second equals 3000 gallons of water a year. That’s enough water to fill three large fire truck reservoirs! Having a leaky faucet fixed right away will more than pay for itself in a short time just from the averted “other” needless costs associated with a leaky faucet.

To be proactive on this matter, call your Roto-Rooter plumber as soon as you find that you have a leaky faucet, pipe or toilet. We have done a lot of faucet repair in Winnipeg and can give you a pretty good estimate on the repair cost so that you know exactly what you are facing.


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