A leaking faucet can become a nightmare. The sound of dripping water has something to make you insomniac, not to mention the water bill and the major waste of our water resources.
Fixing a leaky faucet, or changing it, not only saves money on your water bill but also acts effectively to protect the planet and limit superfluous expenses. So fixing a faulty faucet is not something to underestimate.
The principle of a faucet
Traditional faucets operate on the principle of a compression seal. A threaded rod moves up or down depending on the opening or closing of the valve. The stem ends with a seal. Modern faucets adopt a system with double ceramic discs.
Repair a leaky faucet before a plumbing professional arrives
Whether you are a seasoned or inexperienced handyman, a water leak in your home must be quickly taken care of. If you do not feel confident enough, do not hesitate to call a local plumber.
But while waiting for this intervention, you must temporarily plug the water leak:
Replace your old faucet
Changing a faulty faucet is a delicate operation, but here are some tips to get the job done:
The essential thing to remember is to repair your leaky faucet ASAP. For equipment that malfunctions regularly, do not hesitate to call a plumbing professional if you are not comfortable with this type of intervention.
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