Fixing a leaky faucet can save plumbing expenses!
A leaky faucet can cause constant dripping sounds and high water bills. To fix this issue, it's crucial to understand the cause of the faucet's dripping sound and find a solution. By addressing the issue, you can lower your water bill and enjoy a more comfortable night's sleep.
Different faucet types in bathrooms and kitchens have single or double handles and various opening patterns. To fix a faucet, first shut off the water supply, as this will make leaks easier to fix. Whether you choose to have the faucet repaired or fixed yourself, it's crucial to follow proper maintenance procedures.
To disconnect your home's water supply, locate the valve under your kitchen and bathroom sinks. If there are no individual valves, switch off the entire water supply. Turn on the faucet and let the water flow until it is emptied into the sink. If there are no valves for each point, disconnect the entire water supply.
Take out the handle
The ways to remove a handle depend on the type of faucet you have. For example, in case your handle has a screw behind it, a hex key or Allen wrench should do the trick. Insert it into the screw and then remove it by turning. In situations where the handle includes a top screw cover, you can use a screwdriver to take it off, and then use another head screwdriver to make the screw loose below the cover. Once this is done, separate the handle. If you’re looking to take out the handle of a shower faucet or bathtub, then you would have to follow a few more steps. For example, in case your handle includes a cap, take it out first with a screwdriver, and then unscrew it. Take out the faceplate near the shower wall, and in case there are threads, unscrew the faceplate first. Locate the metal sleeve and then unscrew it once you snap it off. In situations where your shower has a locking clip, take it out with a screwdriver or a needle nose plier.
Shut off the water in your home
Bathroom faucets feature a cartridge, a part that differentiates between hot and cold water. To remove the cartridge, use a wrench and loosen the packing nut. Pull apart the parts and remove them from the assembly, ensuring they are separate from the faucet stem.
New cartridge To replace a leaky cartridge, first determine the cartridge's shape and size. Find the manufacturer and model of your previous cartridge. If unsure, visit a hardware store. Clean the handle area, and check O-rings and other damaged parts. Place the new cartridge in place, making sure the alignment is proper. If the leak is not resolved, bring the old cartridge to a hardware store for guidance.
Place the faucet handle back To ensure a clean faucet, attach the new stem or cartridge, turn on the water line, and remove any debris. Run hot and cold water through the sink to check for clogs, especially in the aerator, which is latched onto the faucet spout's end. If a clog is found, remove it easily and clean it.
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