Jul 02, 2022
The drip of a leaky faucet, and the tick of a clock, they´re all too familiar, a nagging sound that scrapes the inside of your brain. Luckily, Sunshine Plumbers knows how to help with the leaky faucet. There are several common causes why you can encounter a leaky faucet, so we´re here to inform you about them. We´ll even teach you a few plumber tips on how to fix some of these common issues. If you want to avoid faucet repair in the future, this article is for you.
First, determine what type of faucet you have. The most common types are compression faucets, cartridge faucets, ceramic-disc faucets, and ball-type faucets. After you´ve determined your faucet type, turn off the water supply. There should be two shut-off valves under the sink, one for hot and the other for cold. Turn them clockwise until they close. Plug the sink to make sure small parts like screws don’t go down the drain. Next, unscrew the handle that attaches to the stem and use a wrench to loosen the packing nut and stem. During this step, keep an eye out for any damage that might be done to these parts of your sink. If you see a crack or other damaged pieces, replace them. Similarly, check the O-ring and washer in the valve seat and replace them as well. After replacing all the necessary pieces, reassemble your sink and test for leaks.
If you feel that you can’t perform a faucet repair on your own, feel free to call Sunshine Plumbers for help. Our experienced workers and updated technology and tools can finish the job that you couldn’t.
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