Do you ever wake up at night to the sound of dripping water? Do you find that when your neighbors turn water on that your faucet starts to leak, too? Are you tired of paying high water bills each month when you try to be careful with your usage? Leaky and drippy faucets are a common problem in many homes that often times go unnoticed until they are very much out of hand. Here at Roto-Rooter, we are the experts in home plumbing. Whether you need help fixing a leaky faucet or replacing an entire pipeline, we are the solution. For those days, however, when you want to try being handy by yourself, here are some tips for faucet repair in Baltimore.
First off, it is important to realize how erosive water is by nature. Rivers over the course of time cut large valleys, canyons, and ravines into the earth. As water passes by, it takes particles with it, bit by bit. The same is true in your plumbing. It is only a matter of time, basically, until water erodes something to the point it starts to leak. In the case of leaky faucet, the sooner you fix it the better. It turns out that as water starts to seep through a leak in a faucet head, the longer it goes unnoticed, the harder it will be to fix.
Leaky and drippy faucets also waste a lot of water. Did you know that each leaky faucet could waste up to $25 a month in water? Multiply that number by however many drippy faucets you have in your home and you can see it is certainly worth your time to take care of the problem.
So we've told you all about the problem, but what about a solution? Fixing a leaky faucet head really isn't too difficult. If you have a set of wrenches you can use, use the appropriate size to loosen the nut that holds the faucet head in place. Make sure to turn off the water to that faucet, or you'll get a face full of water. Also, make sure to use a cloth between the wrench and the faucet head so as to avoid excessive scratching of the brass work. Next, take a look inside at the sealant washer. It is set firmly against a seat where it moves back and forth. Take the faulty washer out and replace it with a new one that fits in perfectly. Now, replace the faucet back to the wall.
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