Faucet and sink leaks are one of the most common, annoying and surprisingly costly plumbing problems homeowners deal with. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average household’s faucet or sink piping leak can waste over 10,000 gallons of water a year. That’s 270 loads of laundry! Not only is that environmentally damaging, it’s also expensive! By getting a common leak fixed right, you’ll save about 10% on your water bills. Leaks or ruptures under your sink can damage the surrounding furniture, floor, walls, and cabinet. Don’t wait, schedule your expert faucet or sink repair in Los Angeles and Orange County today!
Finding the Leak
Leaking faucets and under-sink leaks are often easy to spot. Just listen for the dripping or look for water pooling in the cabinet or beneath the sink. For hidden leaks, especially if you can’t easily get at or even see the piping underneath your sink, look for these telltale signs of a leak under your sink:
- Mold or mildew growing on or around your pipes or sink
- Damaged walls or wallpaper, especially low where you might not normally see it.
- Water stain on ceiling in the room below the sink.
- Musty or earthy smells from old standing water.
- Dishwasher leaking under sink.
Need help finding hard to see leaks? Our technicians can track down leaks under sinks or inside of walls and ceilings.
The Cause of the Leak
There are several of reasons why your faucet or sink might be leaking. Most often, your O-ring needs replacing. An O-ring is a ⅜ to ⅝ inch rubber washer that seals the handle of your faucet. When it wears away, water can leak through. Faucet O-ring replacement is a simple procedure that can be performed using basic tools and a replacement O-ring from your local hardware store.
The likely cause of a faucet leak can be determined by what kind of faucet you have. There are four kinds: compression, ball, disc and cartridge faucets. If you have a compression or ball faucet, your O-ring is probably worn away. With disc and cartridge faucets, it’s likely you need to replace the disc or cartridge.
Other reasons behind a leak might be:
- Rust or corrosion
- Worn seals/ washers
- Aged fixture
- Faulty pipes
For help diagnosing and repairing your leaky sink faucet, schedule your appointment today. We’re also happy to replace your sink faucet with a new, attractive model that will last for years.
Correcting the Leak
No matter how the leak started, a professional Mike Diamond home repair technician will be able to identify where any leaks are coming from and fix the problem. We stop leaks and spare your home water damage from future leaks by identifying the source of the problem.
From drips to deluge, we have 40+ years of experience dealing with just about any kind of leak:
- Faucet leaks
- Leak under sink
- Drain hose
- Garbage disposal
- Replacing outdoor faucets
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Fixing leaks and repairing faucets in Los Angeles and Orange County is what the Smell Good Plumbers™ do. Our fully stocked trucks arrive on time, jam-packed with all the tools necessary to complete your repair. Schedule your Mike Diamond faucet or sink repair today.