Over time, you might notice that your plumbing fixtures loosen from their fittings. Experts at Drain Doctor Plumbing & Rooter can perform the necessary repairs or adjustments when this happens. Here are the major reasons why your plumbing fixtures become loose over time.
Wear and Tear
Even plumbing fixtures made of the highest quality materials will ultimately become loose and need repair services after many years of constant use. Moving parts, gaskets, washers, and connection points are the most common parts that become loose.
Excessive Water Pressure
Constantly changing water pressure may be the reason why your plumbing fixtures become loose. Excessive water pressure indicates that there’s water backing up in the plumbing system and it’s looking for ways to get released, which tends to include your plumbing fixtures, especially the faucets. If you suspect high water pressure is the root cause of your problem, having a technician from Drain Doctor Plumbing & Rooter inspect your plumbing system is an easy way to address this issue.
If you use hard water, your plumbing fixtures are susceptible to sediment buildup. Hard water has high concentrations of minerals, including magnesium and calcium. At first, mineral accumulation can cause discoloration and filminess, but over time, they can accumulate to the point that your bathroom and plumbing fixtures totally fail. Often, this issue is best addressed by adding a water softener to prevent the hard water from reaching your pipes.
Any plumbing fixture will become loose and stop working as expected if it’s wrongly installed. For this reason, our technicians pay attention to details when installing bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures. In addition, we use proper connectors and fittings and the right tools to perform the job.
Lack of Routine Maintenance
Failing to schedule routine maintenance and handling this procedure as a DIY project are significant contributors to loose plumbing fixtures. Unless you’re a professional plumber, you should always leave plumbing fixture repair and maintenance matters to a seasoned professional.
Whenever you need plumbing services in Covina, CA, or neighboring areas, turn to the pros at Drain Doctor Plumbing & Rooter. We offer comprehensive residential plumbing services, including leak inspection and repair, fixture installations, drain cleaning, sewer repair, and rooter services. Call us today to request a service or free quote.