That endless dripping of your faucet is also money going down your drain. How much water does a dripping faucet waste?
A faucet that drips 60 drips per second wastes about 5 gallons of water a day… 2,082 gallons per year. That could mean around $20 a month spent, so that you could hear”drip drip drip”.
What Type of Faucet Do You Have?
There are 4 common Kinds of faucets to choose from: Compression, Ceramic, Cartridge and Ball
A Compression Faucet is most basic type of faucet and has 2 handles, one of for hot and one for cold. The other 3 types only have 1 handle and do not use washers.
How Do You Fix a Dripping Compression Faucet?
1. Turn off the water into the sink.
2. You will want to make certain that you don’t lose any small parts down the drain. Put a stopper in the sink drainage, or use something nearby such as a towel.
3. Eliminate each handle by prying off each cap, unscrewing and then taking off the handle
4. Once you can see the nut, then use a wrench to remove it and pull the stem. The O-ring and washer ought to be visible. Your dripping is probably being caused by that worn out washer.
5. Take the washer to your local home improvement shop to match the size. When you are there, look at picking up a small amount of plumbers grease. You will need that if you install the new washer.
6. Coat the new washer using the newly bought plumbers grease, and then put the parts back together in reverse order.
7. When you have succeeded in replacing the washer and parts, and your faucet is back in working order, you’re ready to turn your water back on.
8. Unstop the faucet drainage and attempt the faucet. Is your leaking a thing of the past?