Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Drip... Drip... Drip...

...We all know that noise. It drives us crazy and haunts us in our dreams. If you have ever lost sleep over a dripping faucet, then here are some things to consider:

1. Most dripping faucets can be blamed on damaged parts within the faucet, such as a washer within a compression faucet or an O-ring in a cartridge, drip, or ball faucet
2. Another common perpetrator is a worn-out cartridge, which can easily be replaced with a matching cartridge that fits the gap left by the original faucet.
3. Water pressure that is too high can also lead to a dripping faucet. Try reducing the pressure slightly. If the problem persists, you may need to call a plumber.
4. Cracks within pipes or fittings can affect the functioning of your faucet. When these damages start to affect the water pressure, then a drip may occur. In this situation, you may also need to call a plumber to further investigate.

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