Hi Everyone!

Quick question: Can a dripping faucet ruin a bathroom sink if not tended to right away?

My bathroom faucet was dripping, warning me that it needed new washer/cartridges. The new cartridges were installed and everything seems fine. I have city water, so there was no gunky build up; the installation was routine. The water dripped maybe once a minute, hitting the drain stopper and splashing on the surrounding area of the sink. (I didn't actually stand there and count, so I'm not sure how often it was!)

A friend had told me that I should quickly get the washers replaced because the dripping water could ruin my sink, which I assume is porcelein. Is this true? I have city water and live in Michigan. I never heard of this before, except in areas with well or hard water.

I'm just curious.