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DIY Hamilton Fix Leaky Faucets

Have you just had another sleepless night or it’s 3AM right now and you can’t take it anymore… that dripping sound… why can’t I stop the noise… it can make a person feel crazy can’t it?! Sometimes the smallest of things turn into bigger things and due to the disruptive nature of a drippy faucet, this is one of “those things”. Did you know that you can fix that leaky faucet on your own? If you know anything about Plumb Pros Hamilton, then you are already aware Our Company works hard at sharing any plumbing knowledge wee possibly can. So we’re taking the time to say you may well be able to fix this annoying situation all on your own! One of the main reasons a faucet drips is because the compression faucet needs to be replaced, and it’s truly not as daunting as one may think. Below are some step by step instructions on how to fix this issue – good luck!

Instructions on Fixing A Drippy Compression Faucet Turn The Water Off This may seem obvious but to many it is not so we’re including it; if you don’t you’re going to experience an unwanted shower and it’s gonna be cold LOL! Look under your sink and you will see a valve; it’s the one that shuts the water on or off for that particular valve- turn it all the way to the right and then turn on your actual kitchen tap to ensure no water is coming out. Faucet Cap Removal Look closely at the top of your faucet handle; you’re going to see there’s a cap of sorts there – it may be just one straight colour, or have a decorative flower on it or something. Use a flathead screwdriver and you’ll be able to pick/peel it right off of the handle. You’ll be left staring down at a screw that holds the handle in place. Handle Removal About that screw/packing nut is another name for that piece – undo it and then pull the stem of the handle off; depending on what make you have it will either pop right off or you may have to twist it. It might be stuck on there pretty tight; if that’s the case then use something to loosen it up such as WD-40. O –Ring & Washer Removal You will now be looking at the O-ring and its accompanying washer. Take note of their position and remove them. Take the new ones and place them exactly as you saw the old ones sitting. Work In Reverse It’s just like retracing your steps when you’ve lost something: everything you just did to take apart that handle, you must do in reverse in order to reassemble your faucet together. If you turn your faucet on and off and note there are no more drips: Congrats! You Did it! No more drips! However, if you are still suffering from this issue then yes, you may well have a bigger plumbing issue that will require professional attention. Give us a call at Plumb Pros Hamilton and we’ll send one of our happy and qualified Hamilton plumbers to you as quickly as we possibly are able. No need to lie awake in bed all night from one wee drippy faucet – call today and we’ll take that annoying noise away for good!