Plumber recommended methods for fixing a Leaky Faucet
A small leak, such as from a dripping faucet in your Sacramento home, can seem like a minor problem and may be easy to overlook. However, a slow leak can turn into a more significant issue, such as a steady stream of water flowing from the faucet.
All faucet leaks can result in wasted water, which can add unnecessary cost to your water bills until the issue is fixed. With this in mind, you may be wondering what it will take to fix the leak and to stop the flow of water. There are a few steps that plumbers may recommend homeowners to take to remedy this issue.
Tighten the Screws
One of the easiest steps that you can take that may fix your leaking faucet is to tighten the screws on the handles. You can easily pop the face plates on the handles off with a flat object, such as a Phillips screwdriver or even with your own fingernail in some cases.
Underneath each face plate, you will see a screw. Use the screwdriver to tighten the screw, and the flow of water from the faucet may immediately stop.
Install a New Faucet
You can also fix a leaking faucet by replacing the old faucet with a new fixture. This will require you to turn off the main water valve to the faucet and removing the fixture. Then, you can install the new faucet, caulk the feature and turn the water valve on again.
When you turn the main water valve on, you should notice that the leak is no longer an issue. If it is, you may need professional assistance with the repair of the leak.
Request Professional Plumbing Assistance
Some Sacramento homeowners have a knack for do-it-yourself projects and may be able to easily repair a leaking faucet on their own. This may be particularly true if the problem is caused by something easy to fix, such as a loose screw in the faucet handle.
However, other homeowners are not comfortable fixing water features in their home, and some issues may be too complicated or significant for a homeowner to fix. The skills and experience of a plumber may be needed to repair some leaking faucets.
If you have noticed that your faucet is leaking and you are unable to fix it on your own or if you are not comfortable making the fix yourself, turn to a Sacramento, CA plumber for assistance. Call VanGo Rooter at (415) 755-7405 today to request an appointment with a plumber for your leaking faucet.