How Much Damage Can a Leaky Faucet Do?

You may think a leaky faucet is nothing more than a nuisance; especially when that “drip, drip, drip” keeps you up at night. But this issue can actually do a great deal more damage to your home than you think. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas, we don’t want you to ignore this problem. Wherever you are in the D/FW area, our experts will take care of whatever kind of faucet you may have quickly and efficiently.

Why You Need to Address this Issue

Not only will a leaky faucet waste valuable water, it can also result in serious damage to your home which can result in expensive repairs. Here are a few of the reasons you need to get this issue fixed as soon as possible.

  • High water bills: If your faucet is leaking, it’s not just wasting water, which is bad enough, but also causing your bill to increase as well. A leaky faucet can waste up to 20 gallons of water a day. That’s going to add up a lot faster than you may think.
  • Floor damage: If the leak is occurring under the base of the faucet due to a failed or loose-fitting gasket, water can damage not just your floor covering but also the wood below. Left unattended long enough, the leak can corrode your flooring to the point you need to have it replaced.
  • Ceiling damage: A leak under an upstairs faucet can lead to a water stain on the ceiling below or much worse. In extreme cases, a portion of a ceiling can actually collapse if it gets wet enough.

Don’t run the risk of this happening to you because of a leaky faucet. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas online or call us at (972) 895-7775 so we can take care of your problem immediately and help you with faucet repair.