Do you have a leaking faucet? Do you need to fix your sink’s drain? Faucet and sink repair can be done by following simple instructions and by using basic tools for plumbing. Maintenance staff on golf courses deal with these issues regularly. Educate yourself in fixing simple faucet and drain problems with some of these tips and also you can ask advice from your plumber friend.
How to fix a leaking faucet?
- Look for a handle along the pipes that will turn off the water to your sink.
- Cover the drain with a rag.
- Know what type of faucet you have, whether it’s a compression faucet, ball faucet, cartridge faucet, or a ceramic-disk faucet.
When fixing a compression faucet:
- Unscrew and remove each handle.
- Once you see the stem sitting on top of the O-ring, remove the nut. If your problem is a dripping faucet, then the seat washer, which is usually made of rubber, might be the problem.
- Take the stem off to expose the thin O-ring and the thick seat washer. If you see the leak in your handles, then you need to replace the O-ring.
- Take off the seat washer and replace it with a new one.
Fixing the other types of faucets follow the basic concept of fixing a compression faucet.
Hot to fix a clogged drain
Equip yourself with the right tool to start, such as a plunger.
- First, you need to clamp the hose and fill the sink with about 4 inches of water to keep the plunger sealed to the drain.
- Pump hardly to force water into the drain. On your last stroke, take the plunger off quickly from the mouth of the drain to add some extra pressure. Continue the procedure until the water drains.