The sinks around your home in the kitchen, bathroom, and sometimes laundry room are used every day. Whether you are washing your hands or face, the dishes, or perhaps giving your pet a bath, it’s important to have smooth and clear running water. However, every household runs into plumbing problems, one of the biggest issues being leaky faucets. Leaky faucets are not only annoying, but they are also extremely wasteful of water.
It’s obvious that a faucet is leaking when water is dripping from its spout, but there are also many other signs that you need to call a professional like R.A. Dobson for plumbing services in Northern Virginia to repair your questionable faucet leak. Here are some of the signs to look for:
- Water Damage
Water damage under and around sinks are typically due to a leaky pipe or faucet. It can cause the walls and possible surrounding cabinets to become damaged. It can also be found at the bottom of the faucet, depending where the leak is located. If you are not careful, wood may soften, or other surfaces may become ruined, so it is best to call a professional to fix the leak as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
- Spitting/Spraying Water
It’s not a good sign if the water from the spout spits or sprays out when it’s turned on. This could mean that something is possibly clogged, and that your faucet needs to be looked at to determine what repairs need to be made.
- Damaged Parts
Faucets are made up of many parts, and a leaky faucet could mean that something is simply broken. Maybe the handles or knobs don’t work anymore, or they completely broke off. A professional like R.A. Dobson can repair these issues or install new parts.
- Unusual Noises from the Faucet
Have you ever gone to wash your hands and the faucet makes a weird, gurgling noise when you turn it on? Or maybe you’ve heard a screeching or clicking noise. The sound you hear depends on the problem your faucet may be having. There are many problems associated with these odd noises that come from your faucet such as something blocked or clogged, so getting a professional opinion is your best option.
- Squeaky Handles
After a sink has been used for a while, the handles or knobs may sound squeaky when turned. A professional at R.A. Dobson can help you repair your current handles to stop the noise or install entirely new handles or knobs.
- Rusty Water
Rust or mineral filled water is the last thing you want to see coming out of your sink when trying to wash dishes or hands. Although these can be common damages, you need to be careful when dealing with rust and mineral deposit, which is why you need to call a professional to handle the problem.
Leave Your Leaky Faucets to R.A. Dobson
R.A. Dobson offers a multitude of services covering heating, air conditioning, and plumbing in the Northern Virginia area. With our first-class plumbers, we can clean drains, install and repair faucets, repair sewer lines, and install and repair sump pumps and water heaters. We ensure that smooth and clean water will continue running from your faucet with help from us, leaving you worry free.
Call us at 703.481.3700 or contact us online today to receive a free estimate!