Taps bring us water through the faucets in our sinks. Between turning those taps on and off is often a cartridge which prevents the water under pressure in our pipes from pouring out.
A leaky faucet, whether it’s in the bathtub or sink, not only disturbs sleep and adds to the water bill but is also inconvenient. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), water loss with a leak of one drop of cold water per second from one tap equals 3,942 litres or a $5.91 annual cost for a cold water leak based on municipal water and sewage rate of $1.50/m3. The cost of a leak of one drop of hot water per second (electrically heated) is estimated at $9.67 per tap per year. These can increase you monthly water bill significantly. If you live in Richmond Hill or Aurora, the plumbers at Aaron & Son Plumbing & Drain Services offers 24/7 and emergency plumbing services, including fixing unexpected leaky faucets in your home.
Here are some typical reasons of faucet dripping include:
Worn out Cartridge – Cartridges are an intrinsic part of faucets. Constant usage and accumulated sediment inside the assembly can cause the cartridge to wear out. If your faucet is leaking, contact us today to have one of our plumbers come and repair your leaking faucet.
Worn out Seat – A seat serves as a connection between the water supply and cartridge. Constant usage and accumulated water sediments can cause the seat to corrode leading to your to faucet start leaking. If your faucet is leaking, contact us today to have one of our plumbers come and repair your leaking faucet.
Contact Your Plumbers in Richmond Hill and Aurora to Fix Your Leaky Faucets
While there are many simple fixes you can do at home, Aaron & Son Plumbing & Drain Services offers 24 hours, 7 days a week emergency plumbing services. If you have concerns about your faucet, call us today in Aurora or Newmarket at 905-717-2277, York Region 905-731-3111 and Toronto 416-409-5511.