Easy Fix-It With Mr. Plunger
Save Money On Your Own Faucet Problems and Repairs
You know that most faucet problems are easy to fix... yeah, I said easy to fix. And you know you can save money and time by making these simple repairs yourself. Replacement parts for faucet repairs are inexpensive and you can find them at your local hardware store or large box home centers.
Techniques for repair vary, depending on the faucet design. But remember if a badly worn faucet continues to leak, even after repairs are made, the faucet should be replaced. You can easily replace an old, problem faucet with a new model that is designed to provide years of trouble free service.
Lets look at some problems...shall we?
Faucet drips from the end of the spout, or leaks around the base Repairs: Identify the faucet design, then install replacement parts. When you remove the part, watch how you take it out, and that’s how you put it back in.
Problem:Old worn out faucet continues to leak after repairs are made. Repairs: Simple, just as I mentioned in the introduction. Replace the old faucet with a new modern faucet.
Problem:Water pressure at spout seems low, or water flow is partially blocked. Repairs: Clean faucet aerator. Replace corroded galvanized pipes with copper.
Problem:Water pressure from sprayer seems low, or sprayer leaks from the handle. Repairs: Clean sprayer head. Fix diverter valve. ( Note ) Everything you remove should go back in just as easy.
Problem:Water leaks onto floor underneath faucet. Repairs: Replace cracked sprayer hose. Tighten water connections, or replace supply tubes and shut-off valves. Fix leaky sink strainer.
Problem:Hose bib or valve drips from spout or leaks around the handle. Repairs:Take valve apart and replace washers and O rings.
Mr. Plunger always says that the work is much easier when you are actually doing the work.. So get to it!
© 2011 Frank Atanacio
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