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Whether it is a faucet leak, or you are about to undergo a bathroom remodel, Culler Plumbing Services is here to help. We take pride in the fact that we have been saving homeowners and business owners from water damage for over 25 years throughout the Metro East area. From repairing faucets to replacing and  installing new top-of-the-line ones, contact us for any of your faucet-related plumbing needs.

Having a leaky faucet can seem like a minor inconvenience, however, most people don’t understand that it can cost quite a lot of money. According to a study by the EPA, faucet leaks that only drip once per second can waste up to three thousand gallons of water in one year, or in other words, one hundred and eighty showers! Imagine if the leak drips twice as fast. Is the minor inconvenience really worth the additional money it is costing on your water bill?

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In addition to leaks coming from your faucet, leaks can be located underneath the sink, around your toilet, or onto the floor. Even a minimal amount of water can lead to severe structural damage, especially if the leak is ignored. Is that minor inconvenience still worth it? Rather than risk structural damage and increased water bill costs, contact Culler Plumbing Services for a fast and affordable solution for the faucet repair or replacement that you need.

Whether you are experiencing a faucet leak, or your faucet won’t turn on at all, our experienced plumbers at Culler Plumbing Services have you covered. Your faucet could be suffering from worn out parts or have corrosion, which might be the reason that your faucet isn’t working. Whatever the case, our team can identify the problem and offer an affordable solution.

While you may think of a faucet leak as a minor problem (something that we can easily fix), it leads to a major waste of water and an increase to your water bill costs. Instead of watching your money go down the drain, get in touch with an experienced plumber from Culler Plumbing Services for a swift resolution. We are always ready to help!

Most Common Faucet Fails

Faucets are the plumbing fixture that allow you to control the flow of water from your plumbing system. Recently, they have become a key feature of interior design that can really make a kitchen or bathroom stand out. In today’s world of faucets, your choices are endless!

Ball Faucet:
A common style for kitchens that feature a single handle and rounded ball which controls the flow and temperature of the water.

Disc Faucet:
A single lever for hot and cold water that uses an up and down motion to control the flow of water. The temperature is controlled with a side-to-side motion.

Cartridge Faucet:
Either a movable stem or dual-handle system that is used to control the flow of water. This model relies on compression but is smoother than the pressure required from a compression faucet.

Compression Washer Faucet:
The oldest and most common faucets that feature separate handles for hot and cold water that require you to either loosen or tighten the handle in order to control the flow of water.

All of the faucets listed above don’t provide any type of “better” access to water.

It is all about user preference and the design/style when determining what faucet is the right choice for you. Faucets are generally low maintenance and only require a couple of maintenance tips:

  • Use gently, there isn’t a need to be forceful when turning the water on or off.
  • Clean your faucet and drain regularly to remove any hard water buildup and rust.

However, either over a certain time period or because of negligence, these are problems that can be associated with faucets:

Rust and Calcium Buildup Affects Flow

Over time, rust and limescale can build up and as a result, change the look, taste and odor of the water that flows through it. Another potential reason for this is due to an inconsistent water flow. You can avoid this with routine scrubbing using a soft-bristled toothbrush and vinegar or soap. 

Poor Water Pressure

While having low water pressure can be caused by the faucet, most of the time that is just the place it gets noticed. Having poor water pressure can be a sign that there is a leak somewhere within your plumbing system, it can be caused by a clog, or there could be a problem with a constrictor valve. If you are unsure of the source of your poor water pressure, contact our plumbers at Culler Plumbing Services and we can come and identify the source.

Dripping or Leaking Faucet

Perhaps the most common issue with faucets are drips and leaks. Whether it is a minor drip or a slow trickle, don’t ignore these issues. Even the slightest drip or leak can result in more expensive water bills and it could also be a signifier that there are other problems within your plumbing system.

Noisy Faucets

If your faucets are making abnormal noises, that is an audible warning sign that something isn’t working correctly. It is normal to hear the flow of water, but you shouldn’t be able to hear vibrations, screaming, banging, or whistling-like noises. What these noises indicate is that there is something loose within your plumbing system or that the water flow is obstructed – and these can lead to pipes bursting. Noises coming from your faucet may just be because of a loose washer, but it could also be a sign of a more serious plumbing problem. If you can’t resolve this issue, your best bet is to contact Culler Plumbing Services for an inspection and free estimate.