A leaky faucet can be very irritating. The sound of the dripping water, the constant water in the sink, the spray from the dripping water that may splash on surrounding areas, as well as the damage the constant water has been causing to your sink or other areas, can all be irritating and a nuisance. If you have a leaky faucet, there are things you may be able to do yourself to make the repair to your faucet. Read on for helpful information.
Find Where The Leak Is Coming From
You need to figure out where the leak is coming from on your faucet. is if coming out of the head of the faucet, or from somewhere else on the faucet itself. It may be leaking down the handle or through the area around the faucet head. If your faucet is leaking, no matter where it's coming from, you need to have it repaired to prevent any further damage to your faucet and to your sink. Once you find where the leak is coming from, you can make the necessary repairs.
Remove The Faucet Head Or The Handle
Turn off the water to your faucet before you attempt any repairs. Once the water is turned off, remove the head of the faucet if the leak is coming from the head, or remove the handle if it's leaking around the handle. Remove the faucet head and clean it out thoroughly to remove any sediment inside. Then place the head back on to be sure it's tightened and doesn't allow for any leaks. If the leak is in the handle, remove the handle and replace anything broken inside. If there's a broken washer, replace the washer. If it's a broken nut, replace the nut. Find the replacement parts at your local hardware store and make the repair as needed. You may want to replace the opposite handle as well if you have a two-handled faucet, as the other faucet handle may be just as worn out.
Call A Professional
Call a professional plumber to make the necessary repairs for you to your faucet. If you aren't sure where the leak is coming from or how to make the repair, you should hire a professional plumber to make the repairs for you. Not everyone is comfortable in making plumbing repairs, or in taking apart the faucet. If you aren't comfortable with this, you should hire a plumber to help you.
If your faucet is leaking, use the information above to help you make the repair. To find out more, contact plumbing services today.