Faucet & Leak Repair

Faucet Repair Tips And Techniques

Faucets must be kept in working condition because they are an inseparable part of the home and they are used almost every day.

However, faucets can be plagued by various problems such as leakages or making some noise. Therefore, faucet repair is a vital part of every home.

A leaking faucet is a very common plumbing problem and one of the easiest problems to fix. Ignoring a faulty faucet only worsens the problem over time and may become very frustrating in the long run.

For faucet repair, you need to determine whether you need to call a professional or whether you can repair the faucet on your own. Therefore, if you have all the necessary tools and equipment such as pliers, screwdriver, and wrench, you can take up the task on your own.

If you feel that the task will be difficult for you in any way, you can seek the services of a professional plumber to undertake the task of faucet repair.

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Steps for Faucet Repair

  • In case there is any leakage you need to shut the water supply completely before removing the faucet. The water supply can be shut by shutting the main valve of the home or the valve in the sink. After that, it is important to ensure that the air pressure is released and the water remaining in the water line is drained completely. This will help save the water that could have been wasted due to the leakage.
  • After all the water has been drained, you can start dissembling the faucet parts.
    Open the lever very carefully and remove any fragments from the faucet.
  • Examine the washer for damage and replace it with a new one. You can also replace screws in case they are damaged or too old. Always ensure that you buy screws that are of good quality in order to ensure that they will be durable.
  • Use lubricants like grease to lubricate the thread. This will help you get rid of noises made by the faucet.
  • Lastly, turn on the water and open your faucet in order to ensure that the leakage has been repaired properly.