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How to Repair a Leaky Faucet

Posted on November 30th, 2016 by Jupiter Tequesta

plumber jupiter fl | jupiter-tequesta air conditioning plumbing & electricLeaky faucets are a common home plumbing problem, but did you know that a leaky faucet can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year?  That’s the equivalent of more than 180 showers!

It’s time to finally set some time aside to fix those faulty faucets. Not sure how? Follow these steps for a DIY fix.

How to Fix Your Faucet Leak:

  • Turn Off The Water – First, you’ll want to turn off the water running to your sink. There should be a water shut off valve under your sink — or you can turn off the main water valve to your home.
  • Check the Cap and Adjusting RingTake off the handle and screw cover. Then, take a look to see if the faucet seems to be leaking from the cap. Try tightening the adjusting ring.
  • Replace the Seats and SpringsIf tightening the ring doesn’t fix your leak, you’ll need to replace the faucet’s seats and springs. You can do this by unscrewing and removing the adjusting ring, pulling out the round metal stem (which may need to be replaced if this is where your leak is coming from), and looking into the valve for the seats and springs. Remove and then insert your new set into the holes.
  • Put your faucet back togetherReplace the ball assembly, the valve, and screw the cap on the valve. Replace the adjusting ring and tighten. Reinstall the handle.

Not looking to go the DIY route? Give us a call! Our professional plumbing technicians are here to help you with all of your home plumbing, cooling and electric needs.

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