Posted on June 20, 2014 at 9:00 am.Written by Shamrock Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Inc. Why is my faucet dripping? Water faucets are relatively simple devices that usually work just as expected. But, over time things can deteriorate inside the mechanism that leads to dripping. Depending on the cause, dripping faucets can be continual or sporadic and replacing the entire faucet assembly may be necessary. Eroding connections can also be a problem, especially when it is an older faucet or uses flexible screw-on lines and connectors. It is important to call a professional plumber to fix all your faucet issues. Faucets that still use washers can often be a problem, but many newer models do not implement washer technology. However, the center cartridge is still susceptible to erosion or breakage in some situations. High water pressure is the culprit many times in this situation. Sometimes it may be a good idea to have a plumber check the water pressure on a troublesome leaky faucet and inspect the working components for potential internal damage and signs of problems in the future. Factory connections or components in some models may be defective from the very beginning of use. This is not common, but it does happen. Any faucet under warranty should be reported to the manufacturer or store before having a full repair session by a plumber. Replacing parts on a new leaky faucet is rarely a good idea, although it can be done. Faucet stems and ball-type outlet valves can also be defective from time to time. Many individuals procrastinate in repairing a leaky faucet until it is absolutely necessary. Regardless of the cause of the drip, waiting to repair the damage can also lead to damage for other components of the water release system. This can possibly result in complete breakdown and leakage that may be detrimental to both your home and your wallet. The time to fix a leaky faucet is as soon as it is noticed, beginning with inspecting all connections before disassembling the unit. Is your Orlando home in need of a faucet repair? Call Shamrock Plumbing today at (407) 292-8881 for immediate solutions!