Tips for bathroom faucet repair


The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in our homes to keep functioning at its best. It is where we go to clean up and well, just feel better. It’s imperative to maintain it in the best possible condition. Being the place where we clean ourselves, it should be clean in the first place. Leaky pipes sometimes make it damp and maintaining its cleanliness becomes difficult. At other times the taps seem to have blocked and you may not know what the cause is. Bathroom faucet repair gives the bathroom a new lease and you don’t have to replace them. Simply have it repaired.

After years of use, bathroom faucets tend to get blocked which causes water to run at a very slow rate. Scrubbing it may not remove any of the deposit that has blocked it. If you suspect the tap is blocked, repair will involve removal of the deposit. Go to the faucet screen. For bathroom faucets, it is mostly located on their ends. Unscrew the end and remove it. Pliers will help in the removal. Do this carefully so as not to cause damage to the other hardware by putting a piece of cloth around the tap head.

Once you have removed the end, turn it over and carefully look inside it to see whether there is any build up of calcium deposits. This will just scrap off most of the times. If the pipe is very old and the deposit is firm, soak it overnight in a calcium deposit remover solution. Once the deposit is out, screw back the end and tighten it. Check to ensure it is working properly and there are no leakages.

If the faucet is leaky, the repair will involve fixing the leaking point. The design of the faucet will influence the method that will be applied. For a compression faucet, you require a screwdriver, washers, a razor knife and an adjustable wrench. Drain the faucet and open it up. Pull out the old washer and replace it with a new one. Cut the O-ring off and use heat-proof grease to coat them. Arrange them in the tap and install the nut, handle and screw.

For a ball-type faucet, you will require a repair kit, channel-type pliers, a utility knife, an Allen wrench and a screwdriver. Loosen the handle using the wrench after turning off the water supply, tighten the adjusting ring. Replace the handle and turn on the water supply. If there are still leaks, remove the handle again. Unscrew the cap and remove the washer, the cam and the ball using the channel-type pliers. Remove the valve spring and seats. Remove the spout by twisting upwards. Replace the old O-rings by new greased ones. Reinstall the spout, cam, spring, washer and ball. Screw the cap on and reinstall the handle. Test whether there are leaks.

Repairing your bathroom faucet is not always an easy process. If you can’t do it yourself, go for professional plumbers who will fix it on your behalf. Your bathroom will be restored back to its former proper condition. You contact us and we’ll get the job done for you.



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