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  • Writer's pictureBenjamin Horton

The Pipes, The Pipes are Calling: Easy Tips to Solve Sink/Faucet Leakage

Are you tired of finding water leaks in your kitchen or bathroom? Don't let this frustrating situation get the best of you and don't pull out the checkbook just yet! Instead, take control and fix the leak yourself with these 2 easy stages.

Stage 1: Identification

First, identify the source of the leak by using a flashlight, dry hands, and a clean rag. Check your drain pipes, feel for any moisture, and examine the water lines and the shut-off valve. Once you've found the source, it's time to tighten the connections. Below are possible leaks you may be experiencing.

Drain-Pipe Leak: Shut-Off leak:

Water Line Leak:

Stage 2: Resolution

To tighten the connections, you will need two crescent wrenches and a 6-in-1 screwdriver. Run hot water over the drainpipe and hand-tighten the connections. Be careful not to over-tighten or break the drain line. If it's a water line, use your crescent wrench to tighten the nut that threads onto the shut-off valve. Don't forget to check the screw holding the handle of the shut-off valve and tighten it too. If it's leaking where it meets the water pipe, use two crescent wrenches to tighten it and provide counterpressure on the water pipe to prevent leaks behind the wall. If required, remove the faucet's water lines before turning off the shut-off valve.

In Summation

By following these simple steps, you can fix the leak without spending hundreds of dollars on a professional. However, exercise caution while providing counterpressure to avoid breaking anything. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, hire a professional. Take back control and say goodbye to water leaks!

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