Plumbing is an important part of a comfortable house or facility. Often times we neglect to take care of what is happening beneath our feet and behind walls because plumbing is out of sight and as a result out of mind. Roto-Rooter is excited to help customers learn how to take better care of their sinks, drains, faucets, and pipes through easy to do tips and tricks. With years of experience under our belts, excellent products, and the best trained professionals available, Roto-Rooter can not only help you get your plumbing repair done fast, but done right.
Leaky faucets are an extremely common plumbing issue. You probably have several leaky faucets inside and outside of your home right now. Faucets have to be able to easily allow plenty of water to pass through while at the same time be able to close it all off. Behind the spout of the faucet and just behind the lever, lies a washer set against a seat. The washer moves to and fro to hold back water and let water pass. If for any reason the washer is offset or doesn't fit into place anymore, you will have a leaky faucet.
Ignoring a leaky faucet, even if it is a small drip, can cause serious damages over time. Just like the rivers that cut through mountains to carve valleys and canyons, water passes by the brass parts of a faucet and over time can erode the brass. If you allow your leaky faucet to go on, you may have to replace the entire thing. The cheaper alternative is to simply fix the faucet before this type of wear happens.
When you open up the faucet head, check the washer to make sure that it is seated correctly and that it fits perfectly into place. If it slides back to where it should be, then all you need to do is put the head back together and your drippy faucet will drip no more. If, however, the washer is warped for any reason, you may need to completely replace it. When buying a new washer, make sure that you take the entire head into your local hardware store where a professional can help you find the right size. With the right washer set in place, your faucet will be good as gold!
For more information about plumbing repair and maintenance, call Roto Rooter today for help!
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