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Faucet Repair you could do personally

Posted on: June 3rd, 2014 by plumbingmurrieta

It is an important for homeowners to learn how to do some simple faucet repair. This is because problems in the faucet are common in the plumbing. We use the faucets in our home every day so it’s not a surprise that it could be damaged.

Most of the repair in faucets requires replacement of parts. Start with learning the repair for basic faucets. When you get used to repairing the basic, you will able be able to fix the troubles in other types of faucets.

Tools for the Faucet Repair

  • Different size of wrench
  • Screw drivers
  • Large slip-joint pliers
  • Penetrating oil
  • Faucet parts

Below are the Basics of Repairing the Faucet

It is important that you identify where the leak is coming from if what you face is a leaking faucet. Remember that leaks in different areas of the faucet requires different repair.

Make sure that you turn off the valve that controls the water in the faucet. This valve is often found under the sink. If ever this shut-off valve is not available, you have to close the main valve.

Open first the faucet to ensure that water is thoroughly drained. Before opening the faucet, see to it that you close the sink hole with a rag to prevent important parts of the faucet from falling into the drain.

After opening the faucet familiarize first everything that you see inside especially the orientation of the parts. With this you will not have any problem when returning everything back.

It would be helpful if you use a digital camera to take pictures as you slowly disassemble the faucet. With this, you will have something to refer to when you forget where to place a certain part when installing it back.

It would also be easier to remember the sequence of the parts when you place it on the ground in the order that you removed it. After removing the parts, clean these thoroughly and check if it is worn out. These parts should be replaced so that your faucet could function again without fail.

To loosen some mineral build-up in the parts of your faucet, you could soak it for some time in vinegar. When purchasing of new parts, see to it that you also bring the old part. With this, you avoid purchasing a part with the wrong size.

After cleaning all the parts and purchasing the new parts, install everything back again carefully. See to it that you place everything in the right place and tightly. But make sure not to apply too much force for it could break these parts.

Following this simple guide to fixing your faucet would most likely work but if ever there is still a leak, it is best that you call the service of a professional plumber. Call Murrieta Plumbing to get reliable service from professional plumbers.