A Roto-Rooter plumbing customer recently inquired about a pressure problem associated with their bathroom sink faucet. When they turned on their faucet the hot water pressure dropped almost instantly to a mere trickle and the pipes would begin to clatter. It's one of those problems, that is annoying but not annoying enough to fix instantly; something you've always wondered how to fix.
Surprisingly, it is one of the easiest plumbing problems to fix. This is one of the many bathroom plumbing solutions that may be applied to almost any faucet. It works with the hot or cold; temperature makes no difference. Below are steps to follow:
1. Turn off water to whatever side applies.
2. Dismantle the faucet by removing the handle of the side you are working on. Includes- bonnet nut and side stem (shuts off water by compression)
3. Next, at the end of the stem there should be a rubber gasket- check the condition of the gasket, it may need to be tightened or replaced if damaged.
4. Finally, after gasket tightening or replacement reassemble stem.
The rubber gasket is usually the culprit of this faucet issue. If the screw is loose the water flowing by causes the rubber washer to flap and make noise. By following these four simple steps you too can achieve faucet pressure peace.
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