SEP 29, 2015

A leaking faucet is enough to drive most homeowners up the wall. The average faucet is made up of various parts and gaskets, any of which could spring a leak over time. If you are facing this issue, there are several options.

Fix or replace your faucet?

If your faucet is old and you don’t really enjoy looking at it anymore, faucet repair might not be the ideal option. However, if you want to keep your faucet and believe a minor repair could solve your issue, you might as well fix it.

DIY or professional help?

Whether you decide to replace or repair your faucet, you’ll need to determine whether you want to try to take the job on yourself or call professional.

If you’ve got a good set of tools and little know-how when it comes to taking on home projects, you should be able to take care of the issue yourself. Make sure to take the proper first steps.

  1. Turn off the water supply to the sink.
  2. Put some tape around your wrench so you don’t damage or scratch the faucet.
  3. Pick a specific location to lay out all the parts.
  4. Keep some distilled white vinegar handy. This is great for cleaning crusty deposits from your faucet.

You will also have to determine what type of faucet you have. The most common are compression, cartridge, ball type and ceramic disk.

With compression faucets, the seat washers are a common source of leaks. Ball-type faucets have more parts than compression faucets, so finding the source of the leak can be a challenge.

If at any point it feels like you might be in over your head, don’t hesitate to call in a professional. At Donley Service Center, we have a fully staffed plumbing department ready to help at a moment’s notice. We serve Mesa and the entire Phoenix area.

One of the primary benefits of hiring a fully licensed and bonded contractor is the peace of mind that comes with knowing the job gets done right. We also guarantee the quality of our work, so if you have any issues with your faucet repair or replacement, just give us a call and we’ll come check it out.

Tell us what’s going on

Still have questions? Give Donley Service center a call today at 602-870-6840 and tell us what’s going on. We can handle any of your plumbing needs. Call today to find out about our specials. You can also connect with us on Facebook.