Homeowners will likely know when it’s time to repair the faucet, but it can be hard to spot signs of damage hidden in the cabinets underneath the sink or in other areas. Some signs that faucet repairs are needed include the following.
Leaking Faucet Around Base
Does the faucet leak on the counter around the base while in use? If so, it’s likely a damaged or corroded O-ring. Replacing the O-ring may solve the issue and stop the faucet from leaking.
Corrosion in Connections
If leaks are underneath the sink, it may be due to corrosion in the plumbing underneath the faucet. When this occurs, it can cause leaks even if the sink isn’t being used at the moment and may lead to water damage if it’s not taken care of properly.
Loose Faucet Components
If the faucet jiggles when used, the components may be loose. When this occurs, it will not necessarily cause a leak but can lead to damage to the faucet over time or cause leaks in the future.
Blockage or Reduced Pressure in Faucet
Sediment can build up in the faucet, especially in areas with hard water. Cleaning the faucet may help but replacing some of the components in the faucet may become necessary if there is enough sediment built up over time.