Homeowners never really think much about their faucets until they aren’t working properly. When your faucet is having issues, it can be anything from a nuisance to a costly problem. 

Faucet Problems

This list of common faucet problems can help you resolve the issue, and decide when to call for professional help. 

Water is leaking from the base.

When water is leaking from the bottom of your faucet, chances are you need a new seat washer. This can be replaced by removing the handle and simply replacing the small, black washer underneath.

When to call a Professional

If your faucet is still leaking once you have replaced the seal, or if you find that it’s leaking in more than one spot, it may be time to call a professional for a faucet replacement.

When Water is spewing from the tap.

Typically, water spraying from your tap is a sign your aerator filter needs to be replaced. This can be done by unscrewing the tip of your tap and replacing the small screen inside.

When to call a Professional

If you notice that there is an unusual amount of buildup or if you find that you are having to clean your aerator often, it benefit you to ask our professionals about a water softener system.

Low Water Pressure

When you suddenly begin to lose water pressure in your faucet, it may be a sign of a dirty diverter which controls the flow of your water. Simply remove the faucet section and clean the diverter of any lime or calcium buildup.

When to Call a Professional

If your diverter is thinning or weakened, it may be time for a new faucet installation. Similarly, if you are needing to clean your diverter often, you may benefit from a water softener installation.

Knowing the signs of simple repairs can save you money on service calls as well as extending the life of your faucets. If you have questions about faucet problems or if it’s time for a new one, call the professionals at Trusted Plumbing & Heating at (206) 629-8686 to schedule your consultation.