Leaking Faucet

Faucet Repair and Sink Solutions

When it comes to expert faucet repair and sink plumbing, you can count on the same day friendly service you receive from Orchid Plumbing Company
We can help you with:
Fast Faucet Repairs – If you have a faulty, leaky faucet or broken faucet we can repair or replace it today.
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Leaking faucet

If you have a leaking faucet, you can follow these steps to troubleshoot and fix the issue. Keep in mind that the specific steps may vary based on the type of faucet you have (e.g., compression, ball, cartridge, or ceramic disc).

Materials Needed:

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Screwdriver
  • Replacement parts (washer, O-ring, cartridge, etc.)

Steps to Fix a Leaking Faucet:

  1. Turn Off the Water Supply:
    • Locate the shut-off valves under the sink or for the specific fixture. Turn the valve clockwise to shut off the water supply.
  2. Plug the Drain:
    • Place a rag or sink stopper in the drain to prevent small parts from falling down.
  3. Determine the Faucet Type:
    • Identify the type of faucet you have. This will help you understand the internal mechanism and what replacement parts may be needed.
  4. Remove the Handle:
    • Use a screwdriver to remove the handle. You may need to remove a decorative cap or set screw first.
  5. Inspect for Damage:
    • Examine the components inside for any visible damage. Common issues include a worn-out washer, O-ring, or other parts.
  6. Replace the Washer or O-ring:
    • If you have a compression faucet, replace the rubber washer. For other types, check and replace the O-ring.
  7. Replace the Cartridge or Valve:
    • For cartridge or ceramic disc faucets, if the leak persists, you may need to replace the entire cartridge or valve. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific faucet model.
  8. Reassemble the Faucet:
    • Put the faucet components back together in the reverse order of disassembly. Make sure everything is snug but not overly tightened.
  9. Turn On the Water Supply:
    • Slowly turn on the water supply and check for leaks. If the leak persists, double-check that all components are properly seated and tightened.
  10. Check for Additional Leaks:
    • Turn on the faucet and check for leaks around the handle and spout. Tighten any loose components if necessary.
  11. Replace the Faucet:
    • If the leak continues despite your efforts, it may be time to consider replacing the faucet altogether, especially if it’s old and worn.

If you’re uncomfortable or unable to perform these steps, it’s recommended to contact a professional plumber for assistance. They can diagnose the issue and provide a more comprehensive solution if needed.

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