Repairing a Faucet
In general, it’s always a good idea to call in a professional when any work around your home needs to be done. This is because, often, doing a job yourself when you are not experienced can result in a more costly repair in the long run.
How It Works
Even when you call in a professional, it’s good to know how things work. A leaky faucet is a common plumbing problem that can be easily fixed by a licensed plumber. If you are experiencing this problem in your home, contact a professional and, while you’re waiting for a fix, read on to find out how such a thing can be repaired.
Why It Happens
Faucets leak for a variety of reasons. In each case, it can be traced back to a faulty seal between the parts of the faucet. An insufficient seal can be due to corrosion of the parts, worn out O-rings, or mineral buildup on the inner parts of the faucet. Luckily, all of these issues can be remedied and repaired. Corroded parts can be replaced, worn o-rings can be switched out, and buildup can be removed to allow your faucet to operate in good working condition once again, without the waste and annoyance associated with leaking.
One Step At A Time
To repair a leaking faucet, there are several steps that will need to be undertaken. The first step is always to disassemble the faucet. This step is is important because it will allow you to determine the cause of the leak and, subsequently, the best course of action to take.
Before disassembling the faucet, turn off the water main. It’s essential that you turn off the water that supplies the faucet so that you don’t have a situation where water is coming out of the disassembled faucet, unchecked. Next, cover the drain to make sure that nothing gets lost.
Next, disassemble the faucet. This is why it’s important to bring in a professional. A layman may be able to disassemble a faucet. However, it’s much more difficult to put the faucet back together. And this, really, is the most important part if you want to end up with a functional faucet.
Once the faucet is disassembled, inspect the parts. This is the step where a seasoned professional will be able to see what’s causing the leak. Worn parts, a mineral build up, all of these things will be evident to someone who has worked with faucets before.
When the cause has been identified, it’s time for the fix. A professional will know just what to do.
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