When you have a leaky faucet, you may be kept awake at night by the bothersome sound of a slow drip or a steady stream of water from the faucet.
More than that, you may feel frustrated by the fact that each drop you hear coming from the sink means that you are paying more money in your water bill.
Because of these facts, you may want to get your leaking faucet repaired as quickly as possible, and there are a few steps that can be taken to fix the problem.
An Initial Diagnosis
The first step in the repair process is to schedule an appointment with your plumber for an initial diagnosis of the problem.
There are several different issues that could be causing the problem, and this means that there are several possible solutions available that may remedy the problem.
Most plumbers will be able to correct the problem for you with a single visit to your San Francisco home, and this means that if you contact a plumber today, the problem may be fixed within a few hours.
Tightening the Screws
One common cause of a leaking faucet is an issue with loose screws. The screws that fasten the faucet handles to the faucet base often can become loose with regular use, and this means that the faucet cannot fully turn the water supply off.
This problem often will become more pronounced over time, so you may find that the screws need to be tightened periodically for the best results. This is easy enough to do because you simply have to remove the face plate on the handle and use a screwdriver to tighten the screws.
Replacing the Faucet
If loose screws are not the problem, you may need to replace your faucet. This sounds simple enough to do, but some San Francisco homeowners prefer to have a professional complete this task to ensure that it is done right.
It involves turning off the main water supply to the faucet, removing the faucet, installing the new faucet, adding caulk around the faucet base and turning the water supply back on.
These steps will resolve most issues with a leaking faucet, but there may be some other steps that your plumber needs to take to remedy the issue as well. To begin the diagnostic step and to learn what is wrong with your faucet, call Magic Plumbing today at (415) 441-2255 to set up an appointment for your San Francisco, CA home.