Of all the plumbing problems a house can have, a leaky faucet might just be the most annoying.
Sure, a broken toilet or water heater present more immediate problems, but a leaking faucet plagues you with a non-stop dripping noise that can drive you crazy after a while.
Don’t subject yourself to such an annoying noise any longer. Let Anthony Wimpey Plumbing help you get some peace and quiet with top-quality faucet repair.
The Four Types of Faucet
All of the faucets in your house can be classified as one of four types: ball, compression, disc, and cartridge.
- Ball Faucets: One of the two oldest types of faucet, ball faucets are easily recognizable by a distinctive ball-shaped joint attached to a single handle. Raising or lowering the handle changes the intensity of the water's flow while pushing it left and right alters the temperature. Of the types of faucet, ball faucets are the most likely to leak.
- Compression Faucets: Compression faucets are the single oldest type of faucet available. These faucets are always two-handled and are designed to open and stop the flow of water by opening and closing a compression stem attached to the handles. The tighter you turn the handles, the less water comes out. This type or faucet is somewhat prone to leaking, loose parts and more.
- Disk Faucets: You could consider the disc faucet to be the next evolution of the ball faucet. The two are similar in appearance: Both feature a single handle attached to a swiveling joint. But where ball faucets can rotate in four directions, disk faucets only move left and right. This makes them more reliable and allows you to control water flow and temperature better.
- Cartridge Faucets: Cartridge faucets come in one and two-handled varieties, and they act very much like ball and compression faucets, respectively. Being of a more modern design, cartridge faucets tend to operate much smoother than their ball and compression counterparts.
Why Is My Faucet Dripping?
As a faucet is used, its parts will slowly begin to wear. This will naturally cause your faucet to drip, so replacing these parts is a quick solution.
If you've got a cartridge faucet, this is an especially common cause, as the cartridge will sometimes need to be replaced. You may also find that the water pressure in your house is too high, causing water to leak from available faucets.
Is it Time to Replace Your Faucet?
It might be! Faucets don’t last forever, and neither do their components. In most cases, a simple repair – or even replacing the cartridges or other worn-out parts – is enough to add more years to the service life of your faucet. But sometimes, replacing your faucet is the best choice you can make. With a simple inspection of your faucet, we can help you determine which way to go. If you choose to get a new faucet, we’d be happy to install it for you. Getting a professional to install your new faucet is the best way to be sure the job is done right.
Faucet Repair Help from the Professionals
When your faucet starts leaking, you want it fixed fast, and you want it fixed right, so you don't have to hear that sound anymore.
That's why you need to call Anthony Wimpey Plumbing for your leaky faucet repair needs.
With over 30 years of experience to draw from, our team has the know-how to fix any faucet fast. At Anthony Wimpey Plumbing, we pride ourselves on a job well done, and we'll work to make sure we don't leave until every job is complete.
Call us today at 770-385-5660 and let us put an end to that constant dripping!