Fixing a Leaky Faucet

We’ve all heard the sound of a leaky faucet. It’s the tell-tale drip drip drip that doesn’t stop, no matter how tight you close that valve. When you have a dripping faucet chances are great that you’ve got a bigger issue than a loose handle. It’s likely that there is something going on that will require breaking down the faucet and even looking at the pipe. This is something that can be done from home or you can hire a professional to take care of the issue. First you’ll want to make sure you have the right tools for the job. You’ll need an adjustable wrench. Most homeowners have an adjustable wrench, but some don’t. You can pick them up at your local hardware store, but be prepared to spend around $20.00. You can’t fix a leaky faucet without first owning an adjustable wrench. These wrenches come in handy for a number of around-the-house DIY jobs, so it’s worth the money spent. Once you have the wrench, you can begin taking apart your faucet. Make sure to cut the water supply, before taking anything apart. You don’t want your leaky faucet to turn into a waterfall and ruin your flooring and pipes. Make sure to take each piece apart carefully and set them nearby, keeping track of which piece belongs where. You don’t want to end up with a dissembled faucet and not know how to put it back together. At this point you may find that it’s your stem faucet that’s dripping. This is an easy fix. You simply need to replace the washer that seals against the valve seats. Oftentimes washers wear out. This happens a lot as water can naturally corrode the metal overtime. Replacing a washer on a leaky faucet is quick and easy. You may also find that this washer needs to be replaced on the hot side and not the cold side of the facet. This is due to hot water wearing down the metal faster than cold water does. In order to determine which side is the leaky side, simply shut off one angle stop under the sink. If you find out that the issue isn’t due to a corroded washer, than you may want to call a plumbing expert for advice or service. Sometimes having a friend in this business helps. Oftentimes a drip or a leak is indicative of a greater issue. If you live in an older home or have never had a plumber to your house before, it may be time to schedule service. A plumber is an expert at determining what’s causing the issue and how to fix it. They can also advice you on what regular maintenance needs to be performed, in order to ensure you don’t have an ongoing issue. Sometimes a faucet can be fixed on one’s own, sometimes it requires the skills and expertise of a professional. A dripping faucet should not go ignored for too long. In order to ensure the leaky faucet issue does not lead to greater issues, you’ll want to deal with it as soon as possible. ‘
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Carly Bradley
Carly Bradley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 days ago

Leone Plumbing was so responsive when I called regarding a clogged kitchen sink. I was able to get same day service and Jameson arrived during the service window I was promised. He was friendly and professional, up front about the cost associated with the issue, and the process to get the issue resolved. He did a fantastic job, cleaned up thoroughly, and provided some great tips so that the issue wouldn’t happen again. I will definitely be calling Leone Plumbing again when another issue arises.

Sherrie Bodnar
Sherrie Bodnar

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

I write very few reviews however, I feel as though this one needed to be reviewed. 7am on a Friday and we wake up to a leak with our tankless water heater, literally calling around leaving messages. Andy returned my call almost immediately. We talked through the logistics and he gave me a price and said he could do it same day. (no one else even had one available to do same day!) It wasn't cheap but it was necessary. As promised the boys showed up in the p.m. swapped it out and were gone by dinner time. I never, ever would have known he was handling all of this while on the road bringing his kid home from college. Honestly one of the most professional companies I have ever dealt with. You rock Andy!!!! Thank you so very much!!

Kaela Pitts
Kaela Pitts

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I unfortunately had to contact Leone Plumbing due to an unknown leak. They came out right away and found the leak was actually a water line in my refrigerator. There was so much damage and I honestly had no clue what to do. Best part about Andy is that he was able to help out with everything. He explained the insurance process to me and talked to the adjusters for me. He kept me in the loop and he was able to turn my kitchen into a brand new one. I am more than happy with their service and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND their services. They are an honest hard working company that looks out for their customers.