Three Ways Your Faucets Warn You About Plumbing Issues

Faucet Repair and Warning Signs

Our faucets are usually the first thing we turn on in the morning. We use them all through the day, and we typically use them just before going to bed. When you notice a problem with a faucet, it could simply be that the faucet itself needs repair, or it could indicate a larger issue that requires assistance. Three ways your faucets warn you about plumbing issues are:

  1. Leaks – Leaky faucets can waste hundreds of gallons of water in a short period of time. Whether it is something like a rubber ring that needs to be replaced or a seal that has come loose, repairing leaky faucets can help you save water and money on your monthly utility bill.
  2. Water Pressure – If you turn on your faucets and notice a trickle where there should be running water, this can be an indicator that you have a water pressure issue. This simple event can let you know you need to check other areas of your plumbing system for additional issues.
  3. Drains – If your faucets are working great but your drains fill up quickly without allowing water to go down, you can have a messy situation on your hands. Although your faucets aren’t the culprit in this case, they are the first indicator that your drains need some attention.

Whether you are updating your bathroom and replacing your faucets in the process, or you’ve noticed a potential problem after turning a faucet on, calling a professional plumbing company will ensure that your system is running normally. Contact us at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Morganton if you have questions about faucets or one of our comprehensive plumbing services. We look forward to talking with you!