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Why Won’t My Sink Stop Dripping?

dripping sink faucet

Is your sink turned all the way off but it’s still dripping? Have you tried turning it on and off plenty of times? Does the constant drip bother you? With After Hour Plumbing & Drain, you can not only get that drip fixed, but you can also learn why it started dripping in the first place.

Not only is a leaky sink annoying, but it can be expensive too! A water leak can waste gallons of water and hundreds of dollars, not to mention the sound can drive you up the wall! After Hour Plumbing & Drain can offer a quick solution. Below are some of the reasons your sink may be dripping.

Your Sink May Have Issues With Its Washer

Rubber washers are designed to press against the valve seat every time the faucet is turned on. Over time, as the material is exposed to more and more friction, the washer begins to wear out. 

Compression faucets are the most common sinks that develop washer leaks. If you have a compression faucet, this is likely your issue. 

If you’re looking for a do-it-yourself fix, simply replace the washer! Be sure to replace it with a washer that is the correct size – an incorrect size could lead to more leaking.

A Broken O-Ring In Your Sink

Another cause of a leaky faucet could be because of a broken O-ring. The O-ring holds the sink’s faucet handle in place, and if it is broken, the handle can’t stay ‘off’. Like a washer, an O-ring can wear out after use. To fix this issue, simply replace your O-ring or reach out to the technicians at After Hour Plumbing & Drain.

Damaged Plumbing

If you have broken fittings or pipes, you will know it by a pool of water collecting below your sink. If this happens, call After Hour Plumbing & Drain immediately! We can fix your plumbing problem – no matter how big or small. Unfortunately, for broken fittings or pipes, there is no DIY fix – you will definitely need our team’s assistance.

Dripping Sink’s Packing Nuts May Be Loose

While a problem with a washer or an O-ring is more common, it is also possible that your dripping sink could be because of loose packing nuts. Like a washer or an O-ring, the packing nuts provide a watertight seal and can loosen over time.

A loose packing nut in your sink’s faucet can lead to leaks. If tightening the nut does not fix it, then you may have to replace it altogether.

Professional Sink Repair And Plumbing Services

If you notice that your sink is dripping, it is always better to fix it sooner rather than later. Not only will you save yourself from having to listen to the constant dripping, but you will also be saving money on your water bill.

If you cannot identify the reason behind why your faucet is leaking, feel free to call After Hour Plumbing & Drain, and we’ll be right there to help explain it to you and fix it fast. And if you have any questions or comments about your dripping sink or any other plumbing issues in your house, feel free to reach out to us!

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