If you're a homeowner, there will likely come a time when you run into issues with one or more of your home's faucets. Fortunately, many common faucet problems can be handled with simple repairs that you may not even need a professional plumber to perform. On the other hand, if you feel uncomfortable performing a faucet repair, it's never a bad idea to call a professional for that added peace of mind.
Maintain Your Sanity
While this isn't a permanent fix to a leaky faucet, it's a "hack" that every homeowner should be aware of. If you have a leaky faucet that's dripping and the sound is driving you up a wall, take a long piece of string (a shoelace will also do the trick) and tie it to the faucet itself. From there, each drop of water will begin to leak down the string silently rather than drip-dropping directly into the sink. You'll obviously still need to address the cause of the leak, but this can buy you some time and save your sanity.
Soak Your Diverter
If your kitchen sink faucet suddenly seems to have a weak spray/stream, there's most likely build-up on the sink's diverter that is causing this problem. By removing the handle assembly of your faucet and taking out the diverter (you might need a screwdriver to do this), you can address this issue. Simply soak the diverter in a bit of water and white vinegar before rinsing it and re-attaching it to the faucet handle. You should be back in business in no time.
Replace Your Aerator
Clogged aerators are another common cause of faucet issues, so if your kitchen or bathroom faucet is suddenly spitting water abruptly rather than releasing in a steady stream, this is probably the culprit. You should be able to easily unscrew the aerator from the faucet itself, run it under water (or scrub with an old toothbrush) to remove built-up deposits, and replace it in a matter of minutes. If you can't seem to get rid of all the build-up, you can also purchase new aerators for cheap at your local home improvement store.
These are just a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to dealing with common faucet issues in your home. Of course, if you still need assistance in repairing your faucet, your best bet is to call a professional plumbing company like Arnold & Sons_Plumbing Sewer & Drain Services.Share
4 March 2018
When you go to work everyday, do you dread working with difficult customers? If you are like most people, you might have your least favorite folks picked out by name. Fortunately, you can avoid being "that guy" for your plumber. There are a few things that you can do to make your plumber's job a little easier, including cleaning out under the sink and staying away from the chemical drain cleaner. It might not seem like much of a contribution, but a few changes can go a long way for your plumber. Read through my blog to find out more helpful tips!