Have you got that irritating dripping tap that never stops? Something that could start little can turn into money being wasted once left unnoticed.
It’s time to do your research, gather some information and get things fixed!
If you’re looking for the best and fastest solution, then you have to hire a licensed Boston MA plumber for the job. It’s hassle-free, no-fuss, quick and guaranteed. However, if you’re a DIY handyman and you’ve got some free time to handle the mess, then go for it! Read on if you want to get a quick fix!
Here are the things you will need:
- Adjustable wrench
- Flat-head screwdriver
- WD-40 or CRC
- Replacement washers and O-rings
Here’s what to do:
- The most important step before starting any plumbing job is to make sure that your main water supply is turned OFF. You don’t want to risk flooding your kitchen and getting all wet, do you?
- Remove any decorations from the faucet (like fancy handles) You will then see how the basic faucet looks like. You will notice some knobs once the top part is removed. Under those knobs, you will see the screws that mount the handle to the stem. Remove these and slowly take off the handle with the flat-head screwdriver. You can apply some WD-40 or CRC (oil) to make loosening easier so you could remove the faucet handle from the stem.
- Loosen the nut by using your wrench. While doing this, you will also see the stem and take this off too. Some faucet stems can get taken off quickly, while others (depending on the faucet model) can be twisted off. Ensure that you check if you’ve damaged any parts that you’ve removed.
- Check the O-ring and the washer because these could cause the leak. Remove these and put a replacement. It’s vital that your new washers or O-rings fit accurately. If you are NOT certain, find out if the sides would be able to fit a washer that is cone shaped or flat, so you can buy the right kind. Go to your local home depot or hardware, show them your old O-ring. That way, you can’t go wrong.
- Slowly put together the parts, then turn the knob to test if water will run. Once working, check to see if you’ve fixed the annoying drip.
If, after all this time, you’ve failed to fix your leaky kitchen faucet, don’t waste more time and call in our expert and insured plumbers in Boston to take care of all your leaks!
Call us today at 877-755-0157 to schedule a service!