Running water is something we often take for granted until we don’t have access to it… and then we realize how crucial it is to our everyday lives. Faucets are an essential part of our daily lives, but have you ever wondered about the history of faucets? The word faucet comes from the Latin word “faux,” which means “pipe” or “throat.” Faucets have been around for centuries and have evolved from simple spigots to sophisticated, high-tech devices that can dispense water with just a touch.
However, despite their evolution, faucets can still cause problems, particularly leaky faucets. Leaky faucets can be a major nuisance and can also waste a lot of water over time. Fortunately, faucet repair is relatively simple and can usually be done quickly and efficiently by a professional from our team at Carolina Plumbing & Repair.
To repair a leaky faucet, a professional plumber will start by turning off the water supply to the faucet. They may need to remove the handle and the packing nut, which will allow them to access the stem. From there, a plumber can inspect the washer and O-ring, which are common sources of leaks. If they are worn or damaged, the plumber will then replace them with new ones. In fact, many plumbers specialize in faucet repair and replacement and can quickly and easily fix any issues you may be having.
Whether you’re dealing with a leaky faucet or just looking to upgrade your home’s plumbing, faucets are an essential part of any household. So next time you turn on the tap, take a moment to appreciate the engineering and design that go into even the simplest of faucets.