Plumbers Tips for Faucet Repair and Installation

Plumbers Tips for Faucet Repair and Installation

Are you having trouble with your faucets dripping? Are there incessant sounds coming from your kitchen or bathroom? Perhaps you need to contract the services of one of the Norristown PA plumbers at Roto-Rooter. Our technicians exude experience and professionalism. He or she will arrive at your home in a van or truck stocked with all the necessary parts needed to fix any faucet problem you have.

Faucet repair

Faucets are one of the most common plumbing problems in a home. The reason is simple; they are used every day! Like any other mechanical device, faucets will eventually wear out and need to be repaired or replaced.

Unless the faucet housing is completely corroded and worn out, the fixture can usually be repaired. There are two areas that a faucet will leak from—out of the nozzle or from around the base of the handles. Sometimes the water supply tube that feeds the faucet will leak, but that problem is normally caused by a loose water supply fitting rather than a worn part. All leaks from a faucet can usually be repaired.

You will need a screwdriver and a pair of pliers. Shut the water supply to the faucet off. This valve is located under the sink. Be sure to turn both the hot and cold water supplies off. Remove the valve stems by unthreading them from the faucet housing using the adjustable pliers. You will have to remove the faucet handles to expose the stems.

Remove the setscrew holding the rubber seals in place. The seals are located at the base of the valve stems. Replace the seals with the same size parts. Replace the o-rings on the valve stem. Examine the valve stem seats located at the bottom of the recessed area where you removed the stems. Make sure there is no damage to the seats, such as nicks or cracks. If you notice damage to this area, then it is best to replace the faucet housing rather than try to fix the valve seat.

Faucet Installation

Our Norristown PA plumbers are trained in all the modern plumbing best practices and techniques. This ensures that each customer will get the best plumbing service and it will be done correctly. Your Roto-Rooter professional will review and discuss all the newest faucets available for your bathroom or kitchen. He or she may suggest types that will compliment your décor and which can be installed with your particular type of vanity or countertop. He or she will answer any questions you may have and will help in making sure the installation meets your budget needs.

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