Leaky Faucet

05 Oct. 20

Five Simple Tips on How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

Drip, drip, drip! The constant tapping sound can be crazy, especially if you’re eating lunch and trying to get some sleep. You may have enough patience to withstand a faucet that leaks continuously. But these little drops of water can add a lot of lost water, which means dollars on your next bill. Repairing a leaky faucet is extremely easy. Read on and do it yourself!

Before starting, you should choose the following tools:

  • Flat screwdriver
  • Adjustable button
  • Oil penetrates
  • Replace washers

Follow simple steps to fix a leaky faucet:

  1. Turn off the water supply.

The last thing you want is to change the problem and start the tap watering. Turn off the water supply of use from the handles to the water inlet. Close everything!

  1. Remove decorative handle hardware.

Use a screwdriver (carefully) to punch into all the decorative parts of the battery holder. Under the decorative button, some screws close the handle of the tap. Unscrew the flathead and carefully remove the handle. If necessary, loosen the hold with water-permeable oil so that it can be easily removed from the shaft.

  1. Remove the packing nut.

Unscrew the locking bolt with a wrench and remove the shaft. The spindle comes out easily. Otherwise, you will have to remove it from the valve manually. After eliminating all parts, make sure that they are undamaged.

  1. Replace the O-ring and the washer.

If the stem and handle are not damaged, check the O-ring and washer in the next step. You will find them on the valve.

O-rings and handwheels are the leading cause of crane leakage. Since he is probably at fault, change both. The new O-ring and washer must fit securely to the valve. Therefore, we recommend that you bring the old ones to the hardware store to make sure you buy a new one.

  1. Put everything back together.

It’s time to bring back Humpty Dumpty! Replace all parts of the faucet taken out: O-ring, washer, rod, nuts, screws, handles, and finally, decorative screws. When you’re done, turn the knob to see if you can fix the leaking faucet.

If the attempt to repair a valve leak is unsuccessful, the cause may be leaking connections, pipe cracks, corrosion of the valve body, and worn seals. Then it’s time to call Best Quality Plumbing.