Just reading that probably causes your blood pressure to go up, or the hairs on your arms to stand on end, because a leaky, dripping faucet is one of the most annoying and aggravating home plumbing problems. It’s one that everyone is going to have to deal with at least once, and can lead to increased water bills and deterioration, on top of being a constant nuisance.
As far as causes of leaky faucets, there can be several. A big one is high water pressure that forces more water through than the faucets valves can hold back. But the most common cause is just age and wear on the parts. It’s easy to forget how often we use faucets and how many thousands of gallons of water course through them before they start to give us trouble.
But anything with moving parts is eventually going to give out and will need to be fixed or replaced. Here at Roger’s Plumbing, we consult with our customers on the best solution for them, and if they’re on the third fix of a faucet, it might be the best move to go ahead and replace the faucet with a new one that has a better warranty.
As far as brand names, we recommend models from Moen, Delta, Kohler and Price Pfister more than anything. They’re good products and just as important is the fact that we can easily get parts for all of those brands quickly, if we don’t have them already. That way we don’t have to wait a week or more to do an Leander plumbing repair, which saves the homeowner from having to hear that annoying “drip, drip, drip” sound any longer than is absolutely necessary.