T-Top Plumbing specializes in bathroom and kitchen faucet repair in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Our goal as plumbing specialists is to save you time and money. Not only do old faucets become squeaky and crusty, but they also become a nuisance to operate.
Additionally, a leaky faucet also wastes precious water. Did you know that just one dripping faucet can waste over 1,000 gallons of water per year? Only when a faucet is obsolete, or not worth the cost to repair, do we ever suggest a faucet replacement.
We can install any faucet – from the basic brands to high-end European fixtures. Whether your faucet is a single or double handle, mounted to your sink or wall, or a designer system requiring extra special care and experience, we can fix it. We are experts in identifying the problem and suggesting a resolution that fits both your needs and your budget.
Leaky Faucet Repair in Ventura & Los Angeles Counties
Have you ever turned off a faucet only for it to keep dripping? Maybe you tighten the faucet handle a little, but the dripping is persistent. Sometimes you can forget all about it. Other times, that constant drip, drip, drip sound can be heard from your bedroom. Its slow and steady rhythm might very well keep you awake at night. Beyond that, you’ve got to think of your water bill, too. If the constant drip isn’t keeping you awake at night, needlessly sending wasted water (and money) down the drain should be.
A drippy faucet is an obvious problem. It’s also a needless waste. Sometimes the fix is merely a simple DIY repair like replacing a rubber washer. Other times, it might be a little trickier and you’ll need to call on a professional for the save. If you’re in the Los Angeles or Ventura County region, make us at T-Top Plumbing that phone call!
Whatever the case, though, it’s imperative that you address a leaking or dripping faucet and stop the flow immediately. This is one of the most commonly overlooked plumbing repairs. Fixing a leaking faucet needs to be higher up on one’s priority list before costs begin to accrue. Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor leaky fixture, take it seriously.
What Makes a Leaky Faucet Drip?
Today’s homes generally have two types of faucets; a “compression” faucet and a “washer less” faucet. Their differences must be considered when repairing a leaky faucet.
The compression faucet has a rubber washer. This washer is set into a circular receptacle; creating a watertight seal. These washers don’t last forever. They eventually start to harden or crack. When this happens, water is able to pass through. Repairing this type of leak can be as simple as removing the faucet handle and assembly, replacing the washer, and putting it all back together again. However, “simple” might be a rather ambiguous term. It all depends on your plumbing expertise.
Washer-less faucets feature a series of close-fitting metal parts. These parts seal off the water flow when they make contact. Water flows when metal discs, which have holes in them, align hole to hole. When these holes are rotated, the holes become separated, which stops water flow. Once these parts wear down, or their openings become misaligned, they can begin to leak.
DIY or Call a Pro?
If you’re not familiar with the mechanics or inner workings of the style of faucet you have, any do-it-yourself repair might prove to be a challenge. This is why repairing a leaky faucet is a more daunting task than one might think. Any faucet can have as many as twelve moving parts. Each of these parts has the potential to cause a leak.
Before you even attempt a DIY faucet repair, it’s critical that you know the function of each of these parts and how they might be contributing to the leak. A thorough inspection is needed if you intend to replace any of these parts or any of the parts around the faucet. While special tools aren’t necessarily needed, a working knowledge of what goes where and how to put it all back together is needed.
T-Top Plumbing always encourages our customers to fix what they’re comfortable fixing. That said, nobody knows better than us that plumbing repairs require a specific expertise. Particularly when it comes to taking things apart, putting them all back together, and getting everything in working order again. Since that’s what we specialize in, we can fix leaky faucets quickly and efficiently.
T-Top Plumbing specializes in the following:
Kitchen Faucet Repair
Kitchen Faucet Installation
Kitchen Faucet Replacements
Bathroom Faucet Repair
Bathroom Faucet Installation
Bathroom Faucet Replacements
Shower Faucet Repair
Shower Faucet Installation
Shower Faucet Replacements
Bathtub Faucet Repair
Bathtub Faucet Installation
Bathroom Faucet Replacements
CONTACT US TODAY FOR FAUCET REPAIRS, FAUCET REPLACEMENTS, & FAUCET INSTALLATIONS
The master plumbers at T-Top Plumbing can repair and install all faucets. We’re here to make faucet repairs, faucet replacements, and faucet installations a painless process for homeowners. There’s no lost pride in ensuring your home improvement project is done correctly from the start. There’s no reason to try a do-it-yourself fix, exposing yourself to more costly repairs down the line, when T-Top Plumbing is a phone call away with a cost-efficient professional service. Contact us today at http://www.ttopplumbing.net/contact or by calling