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I think you have a beautiful sink in your beautiful kitchen. Maybe a faucet makes you sink, gorgeous in every aspect.
If your faucet is leaking, then this is an embarrassing situation.
Time to time, a faucet can leak for different types of reasons and factors. Without knowing these no one can fix a leaky kitchen faucet properly.
Corrosion is the main culprit, which cause this problem. A leaky kitchen faucet becomes a nightmare to the homeowner.
Even it can soil all the area of your kitchen which not only bad but also dangerous for your children.
So, realizing your problem I’m going to describe the main steps and procedure to fix leaks of the most common types of faucet.
This is the first step where you need to find out the actual problem of your kitchen faucet. You have to find out the source of the leak.
In many reason and many places can be the spot. Most of the faucet leaks from the aerator, the base, the handle, and the spout. So, check this spot first.
You have to observe every part by turning on the faucet. It will be a wise decision to look out for these stains. This is also a great culprit for the leaks.
There may be one or more spot you will identify that are leaking.
Now it’s time to turn off the main source of the water supply of the faucet. It’s not only to repair the leaks easily, but also prevent from any further leaks.
You can also disconnect the water supply line for the plumbing system. After turning off the water supply line, proceed to turn the faucet to drain away any residual water.
There is some residual water in the kitchen pipes. Otherwise, there is a chance of getting soiled.
To avoid this kind of situation with the plumbing equipment drains away all the residual water.
You also need to seal the drain of the sink. Using a sink stopper will be best to seal the drain.
If there no sink stopper in your house, then use any other material that can prevent the flow of the water. It is necessary to do the subsequent task.
Now it’s time to dismantle the affected parts. If you can, then try to dismantle the entire field. It will give you more room to replace the affected parts.
You may need some other tools like Spanners, bolts, screwdriver. These are the appropriate tools to do the replacement task. While you are doing this do not rush.
Do it as gently as you can. Otherwise, there is a chance to damage other parts of the sink or the faucet. Maybe it cost you more than replacing the damaged parts.
Keep it in mind that what parts you exactly need to detach or disconnect. Remembering the detach process will help you to reassemble the parts later.
Taking photographs or video can be the coolest step to remember the thing. Later you will reassemble all the things perfectly, quickly and easily.
Use a transparent plastic bag to secure all the components and parts from being damaged. After identifying the parts that are affected, replace with the brand new one.
These parts are very easy to find in any kind of hardware shop. But before you buy the new parts make sure that you are buying the right one that matches the specification that you need.
Otherwise, there is a chance to face, the loose or tight connection problem or need to change the part again.
In this step, you have to reassemble all the parts of the faucet. You have to do it systematically. Reassembling the faucet will be easy if you know what parts install first and what later.
In this stage, that picture you have taken or the video footage will help you to make the installation process easy. Turn on the faucet as a test basis.
If there any kind of leak exists, then you will find out easily. Otherwise, you are done with all the process and the faucet is ready to use.
A leaking kitchen faucet is an irritating problem you need to face at least once in your life. It doesn’t matter how much expensive and latest technology adopted for your kitchen faucet.
So, it’s better to be prepared to solve the problem after arising it as quick as possible. For that knowing all the process which is very much easy to do will help you.
A leaking faucet also causes higher water bill. Why you have to pay more? Identifying the types and the necessary tools can help you to fix the problem.
You can fix a leaky kitchen faucet yourself instead of calling a professional plumber.