Common Issues and Solutions for Faucets
Why is my faucet dripping or leaking?
To determine why your bathroom faucet is dripping, you must first determine the type of faucet.
Traditional hot and cold column faucets
If you have separate hot and cold faucets, the most common reason for your leaking faucets is a faulty gasket or washer. If you take your gaskets and washers to a local dealer carefully, you should be able to find an inexpensive replacement.
For bathroom mixer faucets, a leak is usually caused by a problem with the ceramic cartridge in the faucet. If you take the cartridge to a local plumber's shop you should be able to get a replacement.
Is the faucet easy to replace?
The ease of mounting a faucet depends on the faucet and where you mount it. In general, a faucet replacement can be a relatively easy task for most DIYers.
Why is my faucet no pressure?
There can be a number of reasons why your faucets are depressurized. Below are some suggestions. In such cases, however, it is best to call a plumber who can diagnose the problem on-site.
Is the cold kitchen faucet flowing okay?
Water usually enters your home first through the cold kitchen faucet. If water is flowing well from that faucet but not in other areas of the house, there may be a problem with your internal plumbing.
Are your shut-off valves fully open?
If the shut-off valve (usually under the kitchen sink) is not fully open, it can restrict the flow of water into the house. Turn the faucet counterclockwise as far as possible to make sure it is fully open.
Check for frozen pipes
During the winter months, it is quite common for exposed pipes to become frozen. This increases the likelihood that the pipes will expand and burst. Check all visible pipes for damage or signs of freezing.
Ask your neighbors
Are your immediate neighbors suffering from a similar pressure drop? In this case, there may be a problem with the external water line. If you have any problems, you may need to contact your water utility or local authority. If not, there may be a problem with your internal installation.
Are you running multiple water systems at the same time?
If the water demand in your home is too high, it can affect the pressure. Does the water pressure drop when the washing machine is running or when the shower is on? Test this by turning on the faucet with all other sources turned off.
Look for the airlock
Air trapped in your faucet pipes can reduce water pressure. There are several ways to mount an airlock in your faucets. However, it is best to consult a qualified plumber.
What is the best way to remove scale from faucets?
There are a number of branded cleaning products that will rid your faucets of unattractive limescale, but lemon and vinegar are two cheap and effective household substances that work their magic to bring the shine back to your faucets.
Attach either a lemon or a cup of vinegar to the spout of your faucet and let it sit for about an hour (longer for more stubborn limescale). This breaks down the limescale and makes scrubbing easier. For other areas of the faucet, apply vinegar or lemon juice to a cotton pad and apply it to the affected area.
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