What A Slow Drip Means

Faucet with slow drip

Have you noticed that your kitchen faucet has a single drip that seems to be getting worse as time goes by? The sound of a dripping sink faucet can be irritating especially when you don’t know what’s causing it. Even though the sound of it is annoying, it’s still easy enough to ignore it. The problem is if you don’t have a professional plumber come check it out, then it can turn into one big plumbing problem down the road.

There are a few reasons that your sink may be dripping, and this applies to any sink in your home. The parts of your faucet will break down over time due to regular wear and tear, so you may just need a simple replacement of a mechanism. Worn-out washers are a common issue and so is a corroded valve seat. Your washer may have been installed wrong in the first place, or it’s the wrong size and needs to be replaced.

While these may seem like an easy weekend project for you, doing plumbing of any kind requires knowledge and the proper tools. It’s possible you may even make the problem worse and end up soaked in the process. You’ll save yourself time and money by hiring a licensed and experienced plumber for the job.

If the slow drip is coming from the hose connecting your dishwasher to underneath your kitchen sink, then call a plumber for assistance. A slow drip from this appliance may mean you have a cracked or unsecured hose that needs to be replaced. The drain hose may also be clogged with old food and grease which will cause the dishwasher to back up. The last thing you want to have to deal with is a leaking dishwasher, so contact a plumber to get this essential home appliance running efficiently again.