Faucet Leaks

dripping long necked faucet with water drops stopped in motion

Dripping faucets can waste 3,000 gallons of water each year.

Leaking faucets are usually caused by corrosion, mineral deposits or defective parts, and can waste hundreds of gallons of water a month.

Do-it-yourself fixes are not difficult and can save you from paying expensive plumbing fees.  In addition to saving water, you’ll also be saving the energy it takes to heat the water.  If it’s time for a new faucet, be sure to choose a water efficient WaterSense labeled model.

Outdoor faucets leaks often go unnoticed because they aren’t always visible.  Check for outdoor faucet for leaks on a regular basis during the spring and summer.  The smallest leaks add up to hundreds of wasted gallons of water.

Below are easy-to-follow videos to help you get started on fixing leaks around your home.

Kitchen and bathroom sink faucet repair.

Outdoor faucet repair from the Alliance for Water Efficiency.

One comment

  1. I see many kinds of leaks all the time on the job. A couple of the more common are caused by over tightening or too much force on a levered faucet to shut it off. There’s no sens in waiting, replace the faucet with a quality unit or call a professional if you aren’t comfortable with it.

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