How to Fix a Leaky Faucet: A Step-by-Step Guide
Leaky faucets are one of the most common plumbing problems that homeowners face. Not only do they waste water, but they can also cause damage to your home. The good news is that fixing a leaky faucet is a relatively simple task that can be done without calling a plumber. In this blog post, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to fix a leaky faucet.
Step 1: Turn off the water supply
Before you start fixing the faucet, you need to turn off the water supply. This can usually be done by turning the valve under the sink.
Step 2: Remove the handle
To access the inner workings of the faucet, you need to remove the handle. This can usually be done by unscrewing a screw that is located under the handle.
Step 3: Remove the cartridge
Once the handle is removed, you can access the cartridge. The cartridge is the part of the faucet that controls the flow of water. To remove the cartridge, you need to use pliers to pull it out.
Step 4: Replace the O-rings
The most common cause of a leaky faucet is worn-out O-rings. O-rings are small rubber rings that create a seal between the cartridge and the faucet. To replace the O-rings, you need to remove the old ones and replace them with new ones.
Step 5: Reassemble the faucet
Once you have replaced the O-rings, you can reassemble the faucet. Make sure that everything is tight and secure before turning the water supply back on.
By following these simple steps, you can fix a leaky faucet without calling a plumber. However, if you are unsure about any of the steps or if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, it's always best to call a professional plumber.
At Santhoff Plumbing, we offer a wide range of plumbing services, including fixing leaky faucets. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.