If you've ever dealt with the dripping of a leaky faucet, then you know it can be one of the most pesky annoyances in your home. The constant slap of tiny drops of water against your sink can keep you up at night and be one of the most bothersome problems in bathroom plumbing.
Although you might overlook this seemingly small problem and just consider it to be an annoyance you can live with, the problems run deeper than just being a bother... So what causes a leaky faucet?
Normal day-to-day use can cause irreparable wear and tear on your faucet.
The bad news is that just constantly turning it on and off can cause the washers and stems in your faucet to wear out.
The good news is that these can usually be replaced by a plumber without requiring you to replace the whole sink or faucet.
Not only is it annoying to have a faucet in your home constantly dripping, it can waste a lot of water. While it might not seem like much, that little drip can add up to gallons of water (or more) wasted. Not only is that hard on the planet, it's hard on your wallet.
Aside from the annoyance, the water wasted, and the unnecessary expense, a constant drip can cause erosion. It changes more than the performance of your faucet; a leaky faucet will also change the appearance of your sink over time.
Rebuilding when you see the early signs of a leak can really extend the life of your sink. Kick the drip and fix it as early as possible.