Problems with your faucet? Here are a few simple fixes!
We all know that any piece of equipment is likely to have unprecedented issues at some point or the other. Regardless of how serious the problem is, even the tiniest of issues can tend to be really bothersome in the context of a faucet, as it is used every single day of our lives. We spend thousands of hours of our lifetime in the bathroom and the faucet plays an imperative role in our daily hygiene. Faucets also tend to have technical issues at times, but the good news is that you can resolve many of these problems yourself.
Let’s talk about the most typical faucet problems and a few solutions that work like a charm:
Leakage and Dripping from the faucet
For understanding the reason behind dripping or leakage, one must first understand the type of faucet they’re dealing with. Since faucets come in a wide array of styles and designs, the issues that come along with them are also different.
– Separate faucets for hot and cold water?
If you happen to have two separate faucets for using hot and cold water respectively (which are also known as pillar faucets) and you are faced with a leakage problem, all you need to do is carefully remove the washer and the seals. This is because leakage issues in pillar faucets usually occur due to a faulty washer or seal. If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution, you should take the washer or seal to your local dealer or bathroom technician and they’ll provide you with an easy replacement!
– Mixer faucets
Simply put, a mixer faucet is a type of faucet in which both hot and cold water flows through the same spout, using two separate handles. If you’re experiencing a leakage from your mixer faucet, it’s most likely an issue with the internal ceramic cartridge, which can be easily replaced at a local plumber shop.
An economic and effective way of maintenance is to rinse thoroughly and use a soft cloth to wipe the faucet dry after each use. Another way to do this is to use a damp sponge and approved cleaning product to clean the surface. We recommend never using cleaners containing ammonia, bleach and acid.
Lack of pressure from the faucets
While there are quite a few possibilities as to why your faucets may not be delivering flow with the kind of pressure that’s desirable, it is advised to always consult your bathroom technician/plumber in such cases. However, here are some suggestions from our side!
– Check your cold kitchen faucet flow
Through the cold kitchen faucet is where the water initially flows into your home! If the flow seems alright here but the rest of the home’s bathrooms have a hard time with the pressure, then there is a high possibility of an internal issue with the plumbing.
– Open the stop valves!
The stop valves must be fully open in order to ensure a smooth flow from the faucets. For the faucets to be fully open, it must be turned anti-clockwise as far as possible.
– Maybe the pipes are frozen
In the months of winter, pipes that are exposed certainly get frozen and are likely to expand after prolonged expansion. Check for evident signs of freezing on the pipes and you will be able to take suitable measures before it’s too late!
If you’re a DIY enthusiast, you will see that you yourself can resolve many of the issues that you may face with your faucets back home!