DRIP, DRIP, DRIP! That’s the sound of your kitchen faucet leaking. If you’re tired of hearing this sound and want to resolve this issue as quickly as possible, contact a local and experienced plumbing company like Alpha Plumbing for your plumbing needs. Continue reading to identify six reasons why your kitchen faucet is leaking.
If your sink is solely dripping during a certain time of the day, your water pressure might be the issue.
Something as simple as having unstable or loose parts, such as unsecured nuts or a wobbly ring, can cause a leaking faucet. Merely tightening these parts or even replacing these parts will relieve you of your leaky faucet.
Halving a corroded valve seat can be indicated if the leak seems to be coming from the spout. Accumulating too much water deposit in the valve seat can lead to a leak. This can be averted by consistently washing your valve seat, which can be done by a professional plumber.
If your cartridge faucet is leaking, you might have a damaged O-ring. Your cartridge valve dominates the movement of water into the faucet spout. Your water flow can be disrupted if your O-ring is defective and can cause a leak.
A leaky faucet can stem from having damaged pipes hidden under the sink. If your pipes are leaking, this can also drive your sink to leak. In this circumstance, a professional plumber would come in handy.
P-trap refers to the curved section of a pipe found under your kitchen sink. Over time, small pieces of debris, food, and other gunk can accumulate, causing a blockage in your drain, leading to a leaking problem. It can be hard to notice your P-trap is leaking because it’s typically located in an out of sight area. However, if you notice the P-trap on your kitchen faucet is leaking, you should contact a professional plumber right away for repairs or possible replacement.
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Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’ve been family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and also own and operate our own backhoes for jobs requiring excavation.