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Fix leaking faucets yourself

Always rember , anyone having problem with leaking water faucets,for example a bathroom sink faucet is leaking,you don't have to go and buy a new one.save youself some money,buy putting new washers in,and if that don't stop it you will need to change the set that the washer seat agains't.
the way to do this first,you would need a screw driver and take off
off the knobs off the faucets,then you will see the washer you would
replace ,but the water has leaked so long you would need to change the
copper set to do this you need a wrench that you can remove the copper
seat then reassemble the faucet and to make this fix last.
always rember don't tighting the knob just enough to stop the water
from leaking and the washer will last alot longer.doing this yourself
you have saved alot of money.

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bathroom faucet is dripping constantly....


If this was a totally new installation, there is debris from the water lines. If you disassemble the unit, just crack the 2 supply lines just enough to get water flowing with valves removed, it should clear the debris in a few seconds. You may want to close the sink drain in the event any small parts dislodge. If it is a chunk of teflon tape, or small streamer it can get caught inside the stem.

Then just inspect each stem closely for damage or debris that has hooked a seal and remove it or repair it as needed and reinstall.

They are factory tested so any leaks are the result of debrs from your plumbing lines. It is a common occurance. It is not always possible to "police" every bit of plastic or copper that may be created in the process of a faucet installation.

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If you live in a hard water area, you probably have some buildup on the seals. You might be able to clear it by just running water through it, but most of the time, you might have to take the faucet off and soak in vinegar or replace the seals/cartridge.

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Take the strainer off the spout and check to see if there is any dirt or rust buildup in the strainer. This happens when repairs have been done. It usually collects at the first place the water comes out of.

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Hi, W/D here.
Almost always, the shutoff valves are at the wall where water is supplied to the faucet. If the problem is with the drain piping, and the faucet valves don't leak, you don't have to shut off the water. Simply replace the drain piping and tighten it up. If you need any repair parts, you can get them from any hardware store. Please repost if there is anything else that I can help you with.
Good luck, and best regards,
--W/D--

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