3 things to do if your faucet is leaking

If you are noticing water leaking from your faucet, it may be time to start repairing your faucet. If your bathroom or kitchen faucet is leaking, here are 3 things to do if your faucet is leaking.

How does a leaky faucet affect you?

If you’re in a pinch and need a water fix quick, fixing a leaky kitchen or bathroom faucet might be a good idea. Not only does it improve flow, but also pressure in that area of your home. So if you’re noticing your kitchen sink isn’t draining properly or you can’t get enough water pressure in your bathtub, here are three things you can do.

Replacing the cartridge on a kitchen faucet

Kitchen faucets tend to leak more than any other fixture in a home, and most of that water is wasted. If your kitchen sink, bathroom sink or laundry room spigot has been slowly dripping water for hours or days on end, you’ll likely need to replace a cartridge inside of it. This can seem intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple.

Replacing the washer on bathroom and kitchen faucets

Your kitchen and bathroom faucets are probably two of the most commonly used fixtures in your home. This means they are also two of most likely parts to experience a leak or malfunction at some point. To help you prepare for such an occasion, here’s a quick guide on how to fix both types of leaks, as well as tips on what to look out for when it comes to fixing other common problems that affect bathroom and kitchen fixtures. For example, one of our technicians recently told us about his first big plumbing job—he was still a trainee back then—which involved replacing a bathroom sink faucet washer (the part between the pipe and handle). He tells us that he knew nothing about plumbing but had read up on it before starting work and now feels confident enough to do any kind of repair job on his own. Not bad! We can help with all kinds of repairs too; just call USA Plumbing Plus at 314-349-7290 for assistance with everything from replacing water heaters to repairing faulty garbage disposals. We’re here 5am to 8pm so don’t hesitate to call whenever you need us! And we always offer same day service when possible. Also note: While these instructions will cover common scenarios, every fixture and every installation is different, so there may be exceptions. If you aren’t sure whether something applies to your specific situation, give us a call anyway. In many cases we can walk you through various solutions over the phone without needing to send someone out right away—saving time and money!