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If you have a dripping faucet in your home and you don't fix it promptly, it could lead to water damage, mold growth, and a lot of waste. To learn how to fix your dripping faucet, this post by Daniel's DKI in Palm Desert can help.

When you have a home of your own, you want everything in it to work perfectly, so you can keep it pretty, functional and safe for you and your family. If you have a dripping faucet, however, all of that can go away. This is because a dripping faucet is not only incredibly annoying, but it can lead to water damage and mold growth that can destroy your belongings, your home, and even your health. Moreover, the constant dripping of water is extremely wasteful, which can take a toll on the environment and on your wallet. For these reasons, it's imperative that you promptly fix a faulty faucet if you have one in your home. In reality, doing so is a simple undertaking that you can perform on your own. To learn how to go through with it, you should continue reading the post below.

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How to Fix a Faulty Faucet

Stop the Dripping Water from the Faucet

While you begin the faucet fixing process, you need to take care of the water that's still dripping from it to avoid waste and extra damage. To that end, you should first put a container directly under the drip, to collect those droplets. Then, you should shut off the water supply for that faucet while you work on it.

Get Everything You Will Need

To do a good job at repairing your leaky faucet, you will have to get everything you will need. Said supply list should include: a container (for the dripping water), a wrench, a screwdriver, and a new washer and O-ring. These should match your current ones exactly, so be sure to take them to the hardware store so that you don't make a mistake.

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Take the Handle Off

To begin the actual repair process, the first step you will have to take is to take the handle off. To that end, you will have to use the screwdriver to unfasten the screws. It's imperative that you take good care of those screws, as you will need them to put the faucet together again. Keep them in a safe space while you work.

Separate the Stem and Packing Nut

The fixing process involves removing piece by piece of the faucet. That's why, the following steps include separating the stem and the packing nut from the rest of the faucet. As you're going through those components, take some time to inspect them. If you can see they're not in great shape, replace them before moving forward.

Replace the Damaged Washer and O-ring

Something to consider is that, a lot of the times, a faulty faucet happens because of a damaged washer and o-ring. If this is what has happened with yours, you will have to remove the old, damaged ones from the seat, and replace them with the new ones.

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Put the Faucet Back Together

As you probably gathered, a lot of the faucet fixing process is to simply put the faucet apart. For that reason, to finish off the process, you will have to put it all back together in order: washer, O-ring, stem, packing nut, screw, and handle. Be sure to place everything  correctly and to fasten it effectively.

Test the Work You Did

Last but not least, you will have to test the work you did to ensure that the problem is fixed. To test it, you will have to reopen the water supply and try to use the faucet. In case the problem wasn't fixed, it's suggested that you call a professional plumber who can look into and repair the problem in an expert manner.

Water damage and mold growth can really take a toll on your property. If your home has gone through them, call Daniel's DKI at (760) 320-2128 if you require professional property restoration in Palm Desert.