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A faulty faucet is an annoying and wasteful issue at home that, if left to its own devices, can also cause mold growth and water damage to your property. If you're currently dealing with a faulty faucet, in this post you'll learn how to deal with it.

How to Fix a Faulty Faucet

  1. First, you'll need all of your supplies: a wrench, a screwdriver, a container, and a replacement washer and O-ring that matches the ones in your faulty faucet exactly. You can take the originals to the hardware store to compare.
  2. To avoid being wasteful, place the container under the faucet to deal with the dripping. Then, shut of the water supply for that faucet.
  3. Next up, remove the handle (with its screws) so you can detach it from the rest of the faucet. Look at the screws so you can grab the right screwdriver for the job.
  4. Then, you will have to use a wrench to separate the stem and packing nut from the faucet. It's a good idea to inspect these items. If you notice they're in bad shape, replace them.
  5. In many cases, the washer and O-ring are to blame for faulty faucets. That's why, you need to change them up. Simply take the old ones from the seat in the faucet, and put the new ones in.
  6. It's now time to reassemble everything in this order: the washer, the O-ring, the stem, the packing nut, the screw, and the handle.
  7. Last step is to test that you fixed the problem. Re-establish the water flow and try the faucet. If you notice that it works as intended, then your problem has been fixed!

If you have water damage, mold growth, or another similar problem at home, Zott Construction DKI can help you deal with it. Call (845) 227-4141 if you require professional property restoration in Stormville, NY.