DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Plumbing Forum > Multiple faucets in house suddenly leaking

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-21-2012, 05:54 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Default Multiple faucets in house suddenly leaking

Hi there,

We have suddenly developed 2 faucet leaks in the house at the exact same time. one is the water purifier connected with the kitchen sink on the 2nd floor of the house and the other is the bathtub faucet on the 3rd floor. They both began leaking the same day and their leaks have only continued to worsen over the last 5 days with the water drips coming out faster and faster each day. While it is possible it is a coincidence that they both started the same day and are worsening at the same pace, it makes me wonder if there is a bigger underlying issue in the house? Could it indicate a water pressure issue or something more serious? Thanks for any ideas:-)

emles is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 01:02 PM  
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hartfield VA, VA
Posts: 2,004
Liked 271 Times on 214 Posts
Likes Given: 77


City water? It's the pressure relief valve in the line.
Is it the hot water line, cold water, or both.
Hot water then somethings wrong in the thermostat and the waters getting to hot.
joecaption is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2012, 03:13 PM  
Certified Lunatic
Redwood's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Olde Tyme, Connecticut
Posts: 887

I would suspect that you are seeing the results of a increase in pressure, by code the water pressure in your home needs to be less than 80 psi.

High pressure is controlled by a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) when needed you may have one that has failed or, not have one installed and need one.

Additionally sometimes a closed system is created by a check valve or, PRV and measures to control thermal expansion from the water heater heating cold water must be used. These measures would include a thermal expansion tank or in some areas of the country Mid-Atlantic in particular relief valves are used. If you have one of these devices it may have failed.

Expansion from a run away water heater is very unusual as several safety devices would have had to fail mainly the Thermostat, ECO, and T&P Valve, also you would have probably noticed the extremely hot water.

In any case I would use a pressure gage to check the pressure and troubleshoot the problem if high pressure is noted.

The faucets will also need to be repaired with either a new cartridge or, new washers and seats depending on the brand and model faucets you have.
Redwood is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
bathroom faucet suddenly stops sisyphus Plumbing Forum 4 02-02-2013 01:58 PM
Washing machine faucets leaking. Avila034 Plumbing Forum 6 11-05-2012 09:08 PM
Please advise water leaking into brick house amyoyo Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 3 10-25-2012 01:54 PM
Lights suddenly tripping breaker MontyP Electrical and Wiring 3 11-12-2011 10:40 AM
Leaking house on slab NIGHTMARE Extrinsicdin Framing and Foundation 2 03-16-2007 12:04 AM

Newest Threads