When your kitchen faucet is damaged and water does not come out it will greatly disrupt your activities at home. Therefore, steps are needed when you need to improve it. This work cannot be done by everyone, you can also use the services of water damage restoration Sydney to ensure your kitchen faucets continue to run well.
Well, here are the steps to repair your kitchen faucet if damaged.
1. Turn off the Water Source
Before you dismantle the kitchen sink faucet, make sure the water flow is ended and the tap has stopped functioning. Not only the faucets that you turn off but also water sources such as pumps or wells which are the main source of water flowing to various taps in the house. By stopping the flow of water, you will more easily repair the sink faucet without being interrupted by bursts of water coming out of the faucet pipe. This also proved to be able to save water.
2. Slowly Remove the Faucet
Take the wrench and remove the tap from the pipe. The direction of rotation may vary depending on the type of pipe installed in the dishwasher tub, but in most cases, the tap will come off by turning it counterclockwise. Turn it slowly, making sure you don’t scratch the pipe or cause a small hole that can be a source of new leaks.
3. Close the Leaking Area
The next step to install the sink faucet is to find the leaky area and cover it with masking tape and pipe glue. Check the leaking area on the faucet, if the leak hole is fairly small and the faucet can still be used, avoid buying a new faucet.
Clean the faucet using an old toothbrush. The coarse fur can clean the faucet from the mossy area and the remnants of glue along with the previous masking tape.
Clean the faucet into the hole of the pipe, rinse, and wipe until dry. After everything is dry (especially the base of the hole), wrap the tape around the base of the hole for about 7 turns.
If there is a leak in the body of the faucet, cover using tape as thick as possible and glue the end of the tape so it does not peel easily.
4. Install the Pipe
Before you fasten the faucet back to the pipe hole, apply a layer of glue that is thick enough at the base of the pipe. Rotate and tighten the faucet at the base of the pipe clockwise.
To be sure, use a wrench or wrench to tighten the tap body on the pipe to minimize the source of new leaks.
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