faucet design. Thursday , February 22nd , 2018 - 22:02:24 PM
Faucets begin to drip when washers, o-rings, or seals inside the faucet are dirty with sediment, covered with mineral deposits, or just worn-out. Fixing a faucet is fairly easy, but varies depending on the type of faucet you have (see below for specific description and instructions). Once you know your faucet design, you can properly disassemble the faucet, locate the source of the leak, and then replace the worn parts or clean dirty parts.
To disassemble unscrew the bonnet from the faucet, using slip-joint pliers. Remove the valve stem, keeping in mind this has reverse threads, so unscrew it by turning it clockwise. Older compression faucets may have corroded handles that can be difficult to remove. Most hardware stores and rental centers have a specialty tool called a Handle Puller which makes the job easier.
Important: After making repairs to a disc faucet, it is imperative the handle in the ON position, then open the shutoff valves slowly. The ceramic discs can be cracked by the sudden release of air from the faucet. Once the water is running steadily, it is safe to close the faucet.