There are other common causes of water leaks in your plumbing fixtures:
- Build-up of mineral deposits
- Loose parts
- High water pressure
- Rust or corrosion
- Improper installation
Our water supply in Blanchard contains minerals. Over time, calcium and lime in the water can build up inside your faucets and pipes. Mineral build-up stops parts like the aerator from working properly. Eventually, this mineral build-up also may cause parts to rust or corrode.
Mineral build-up, rust, and corrosion also affect your toilet’s ability to function. Calcium, lime, and other minerals can stop the flapper valve from closing completely. When the flapper can’t create a watertight seal, your toilet may run continuously or leak. Depending on the age and condition of your toilet, we may recommend that you schedule toilet installation.
If you don’t repair your plumbing’s water leaks quickly, that leaking water can damage your home. You may notice ugly water stains on your countertops, walls, ceilings, and cabinets. Wood cabinets swell and warp when exposed to a leak. Eventually, dripping water can compromise the structural integrity of your home.