The faucet may seem like an inconspicuous cleaning utensil in your life, but take a second to think about how often you wash your hands, dishes and vegetables throughout the week. The answer is: constantly. When a faucet is in working condition, the equipment barley crosses your mind. However, once the faucet begins to become dysfunctional, one will take immediate notice. If the sink is leaking there is more than just the annoyance of dripping water to be concerned with. Watch as your wallet deflates and your water bill inflates from the continuous leaking.
Find out the exact amount of water wasted in your home by visiting the site below, which provides a way to calculate the leakage and convert it to money lost, based on a per day or annual percentage.
Once you understand the amount of water being wasted, it’s time to conserve the precious supply and protect your wallet.
Restore your faucet functionality by reviewing these directions .
- If you are unable to find the main handle, call your local water company who can guide you through the process of shutting off the valve.
The basic steps are as follows:
1- Remove the handle(s).
2- Break out the adjustable wrench again to remove the nut around the handle.
3- Take out the stem, leaving the exposed O-ring, which needs to be replaced if the handles were the leaky culprit. Be sure to grease the new rings prior to reinstallation.
4- Now you can remove the seat washer and replace it with a new one.
Note: Bringing the seat washer to the hardware store with you will drastically assist you in finding the correct one to purchase.
5- After these procedures, you can put together each piece back in the proper alignment.
To determine if the leak is completely fixed, check your water meter and write down the number. Wait two hours and check the number on the meter again. If the number is altered in a drastic amount you have identified a leak from underneath the sink.
If the problem persists don’t hesitate to contact your local plumber.
Anyone notice the similarity to Jonathan_GR's post on fire prevention in the Kitchen section?This message has been edited. Last edited by: GardenSprite,
Yup, we've got fire and we've got water. Can only expect that next up is some tips on digging in the dirt. Spamtastic!
Fire, water, ... and earth, air, and wind ...
This new spammer has tackled two of these elements. Should we watch for more (probably) plagiarized commentaries on earth, air and wind next?
Yes, Jaybee, I suspect we'll be treated to a commentary on how to use shovels, followed by a primer on air filters (or maybe something more basic such as how to breathe properly), and more excellent advice on the use of wind as alternative power (copied from some legitimate source).
At least this spammer has some sense of the mystery of the elements, albeit brought down to earth in a commercial manner.
Or maybe he's just a Dan Brown fan?This message has been edited. Last edited by: GardenSprite,
to see if you fixed the faucet leak, check the water meter in two hours. priceless advice! or see if the water level in the basement is up another foot.
If you have boat races in the basement... you MIGHT have a leaky faucet!
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
i am lazy. instead of walking all the way out to the meter.. i just look at the faucet. if it drips...not fixed!!! if it doesnt drip...fixed
Flood, fire, oh no what's next locest, and plague.
The end is near repent my son.
Watch for another spammer to present solutions for locusts and plagues. They have all the answers, you know.
dont look back,, you'l turn to stone
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