Water faucet

Explaining the Most Typical Water Faucet Issues at Home

The faucets in the average home are used more than fifty times a day, and the larger the family, the more frequently they are utilized. Faucets are necessary for daily activities such as hand washing, food rinsing, bathing the dog or child, and giving the hands a good rinse.

Faucets will experience issues because they are such a common plumbing fixture in homes. Know some of the most common problems below.

Rust or Accumulation of Deposits

Buildup on the fixture is the faucet issue that occurs most frequently. Small deposits are typically not a reason for alarm, but rust or extensive calcium crusting on a faucet may result in unintended plumbing issues or issues with water flow. 

Both scale accumulation and rust affect the quality of water from the faucet. The ideal initial step is cleaning. However, a replacement faucet can be required depending on the issue.

Pressure Concerns

Aerator-equipped faucets frequently develop blockages. The screens that regulate a faucet’s water flow are known as aerators. 

The tiny holes can clog up, changing the water pressure. Even though this is a common issue with a single faucet, persistent pressure issues are a sign of a bigger issue that may require attention throughout the house’s plumbing system.

Aerators on bathroom faucets either rust, thicken or clog with water supply particles. As a result, the faucet either emits a low-pressure drip stream of water or mists at strange angles.

Replace the faucet’s end with a matched or universal aerator by unscrewing it. The fixture must be replaced if the faucet has cracks or other damage that causes water to spray out in other places.

Zero Water

The water operates if there is water in the other sinks but none in the one where it is not flowing. As a result, the valves inside the faucet probably prevent water from flowing and are to blame for the problem. 

This is more common with older faucets than with more recent faucet models. Remove the tap and clean each chamber to fix the lack of water.

Broken Faucet

Top of the list of potential issues is the leaky faucet. A leaking faucet can drain more than 3,000 gallons of water yearly with just one drop of water each second. 

That much water is equivalent to the annual water waste from approximately 200 showers. A worn-out or misplaced faucet washer is the most frequent reason for a leaky faucet. 

To stop water from leaking from a faucet, washers are plastic rings sealing. Unfortunately, over time, these plastic components deteriorate and become stiffer. 

To prevent a more serious issue, a corroded, leaky washer must be replaced as soon as possible.

Distracting Sounds or Noises

When the faucet is used, there may be a loose washer or a problem with the water supply valves if it makes a howling, whistling, or pounding noise. A plumbing specialist should be consulted if loud noises are coming from the pipes so they can examine and fix the issue. 

You might need to add a water hammer arrestor to stop the noises.

A typical home has twenty gallons of water used daily by each occupant. Therefore, maintaining clean, functional faucets is simpler and less wasteful than doing otherwise. 

Even though faucet problems can initially be minor, they will eventually become much more serious difficulties if they are ignored.

With some fresh rubber washers, rotating tap noises can be easily fixed. After unscrewing the handles, look for a flat rubber washer between the handle and the valve. 

This type of seal is only found on older faucets. Therefore, another option for permanently resolving the noise issue is to replace the bathroom faucet fully.


The best way to prevent water faucet issues is to maintain them and ensure they are clean and debris-free regularly. Additionally, checking for leaks regularly and having a plumber check your faucets if you suspect any problems is important.

You can turn to Bromac if you need a faucet or water line repair. We offer hot water heating and boiler installations, bathroom and kitchen installations, emergency services, and more. Contact us right away for plumbing and heating solutions!

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