Fixing Leaky Faucets Saves you Money and Conserves Water

Fixing Leaky Faucets Saves you Money and Conserves Water

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A persistent faucet leak quickly adds up to gallons of water waste each day. Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service would like to provide you with some basic information about faucet leaks and repairs.

Faucet leaks are costing you more money than you realize, whether it’s on a sink, bathtub, shower, wet bar, kitchen or laundry room. Many older faucets still utilize basic washers and seals that can often be matched up at the local hardware store. But many of today’s best-selling faucets are designed with replaceable cartridge systems containing multiple O-rings and seals. Some faucet cartridges are simple to replace while others may require special tools to remove. The good news is that most brands publish parts schematics on their websites to give you a roadmap for making repairs and identifying the parts that make up the faucet.

 The better news is that a few brands, like Moen, guarantee their faucets for life and they will ship you repair parts at no charge if you call them with the model number and describe the problem. So what’s the bad news? While the faucet companies may supply parts diagrams and replacement parts at no charge, they do not pay for the labor required to have them fixed. This means you’ll either have to do the work yourself or call in a plumber to do it for you.

Most faucets require a few basic tools if you’re going to do the work yourself. You’ll need a slot headed screwdriver, a Phillips head screwdriver, a pair of good pliers and possibly a crescent wrench.  Many kitchen sinks will require specialized tools for removing cartridges so be aware of these needs before starting a DIY project on the kitchen sink.

For the DIY-challenged homeowners, Roto-Rooter will repair or replace any brand or type of faucet. Roto-Rooter plumbers are licensed, insured and they have the faucet repair experience to fix any faucet quickly and efficiently so they won’t waste your entire day. Call Roto-Rooter Plumbers at 1-800-768-6911 for immediate assistance with any faucet repair.

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