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How to fix your dripping faucet

A dripping faucet is one of the most common plumbing problems in the home and Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου can handle it, if you don’t have the time to deal with it. Leaving a tap dripping for a long time does not just add an annoying noise to your daily routine. You will be surprised if you can measure how much water is wasted. It causes hugh waste of water and it is quite harmful for your pocket. So what should you do? Should you call a plumber or try to fix it yourself?

Here we will talk about what you can do by yourself. If  you do not succeed or do not have the time to deal with it, then call a professional. When a faucet drips usually the cause is the worn hose that is placed on the faucet switch. The hose wears out more easily when the tap is too tight when closing. So read in detail the steps on how to change the worn hose on your faucet.

Causes of the problem

The source of water loss may be in worn or damaged tires, which are in the faucet and must either be cleaned of salts or replaced with new ones. There is also the possibility that the faucet hose is not the right size, but is smaller or larger than ideal and this causes leakage. Also, one of the main causes for a leaking faucet is the worn hose that is attached to the faucet switch. When we tighten the tap too much when closing, the hose wears out more easily and quickly. Surely, it is correct to check on the piping of the kitchen in order to ensure its proper function.

Steps for repairing the dripping faucet

1. Turn off the water supply

The first thing you should always do is isolate the problem spot. In this case the isolation of the tap is done by closing the water supply to the specific tap. Under the sink, the bidet there is the corresponding water supply switch. If not, you need to turn off the main water supply switch in your area. This particular step is good to be done first, whatever plumbing damage you have to deal with.

2. Turn on the tap switch

So after you have turned off the water supply you must turn on the tap switch. This will release the remaining water from the pipes. There will also be complete decompression. You will then need a wrench to remove the tap head. Once the faucet head has been removed, you will be able to easily locate the faulty tire.

3. Remove the screw & replace the rubber

The rubber band you will want to change is attached to a screw. Therefore you must first unscrew the screw with a screwdriver and then remove the rubber band. You need to pay close attention to the new tire you put on. It must be exactly the same as the old one. If you have not yet purchased a tire, you can take the old one and show it to the store, so that they can give you exactly the same new one. Put the new rubber band in place of the old one. Tighten the screw that secures the hose and with the wrench insert the tap head.

4. Check that your tap is no longer dripping

The last step after you have reassembled your faucet is to make the final check that everything is working properly. Turn on the water supply and see if the problem persists. If not, you made it! If again the problem is not solved, then it would be good to call Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου. They will come to your home immediately to repair the fault in your faucet. They serve all over Athens and their experience guarantees a perfect result. Do not hesitate to call them for any problem you have!

5. Put everything back in place

Once you have fixed what you needed to do so that your tap does not drip, it is time to pack your things and check the results. Carefully re-screw the faucet head and turn on the main switch again. Turn the tap a few times to restore flow. When the water flows smoothly you must notice if the problem persists or you have succeeded. After you have done all this process, it is a good opportunity to do a good preventive cleaning at your kitchen sink drain.

If at night in your sleep you hear this annoying noise again, do not think about it anymore. Contact a professional who will solve the problem easily and immediately. Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου provides you with the best services in the field of unclogging and disinfection in Athens and throughout Greece. They provide the best services at the most competitive market prices.

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