Commercial facilities often use a significant amount of water because there are numerous people using the bathroom, kitchen, or other facilities over the course of a day. The more people use these facilities, the higher the likelihood of a leak occurring. Faucet leaks are one of the more common types of plumbing issues, with the culprit usually being a worn or damaged rubber sealing washer.
Rubber washers are items used to create a watertight seal in the faucet to prevent leaks. When a washer gets worn out or if it’s incorrectly sized, the seal will fail and the faucet will leak. However, there are many other more troubling causes of faucet leaks.
Faucet leaks can also be associated with problems in your plumbing. These problems can include pipe corrosion, high water pressure, clogged drains, drastic temperature changes, and more. You may not realize it immediately, but that leaky faucet could be causing your building serious damage.