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Faucet repair - Tips for repairAlthough taps are always cheaper, it is a pity to replace them immediately when they drip or not look so pretty.
Often they can be easily repaired with little effort and low cost and then last for years.
Tips for fixing a dripping faucet
In older fixtures are often still seals made of rubber, which naturally become porous over time and get cracked. Such seals are very cheap and often available in an assortment of different sizes and thicknesses so that there is always a suitable seal in the house for each purpose. Seals on the rotary handles for opening and closing the faucet can be exchanged by pulling off or unscrewing the rotary handles, but in this case it is essential to close the corner valves on the wall or the main faucet in order to prevent flooding.
The newer fittings usually have no rubber seals more, but ceramic discs that serve the same purpose. In this case, a drop of the faucet is then usually caused by calcium deposits, which can be solved with some vinegar or a lime cleaner.
A mixing nozzle, which adds air to the water, helps to save costs. However, it settles quickly with lime or other impurities and should therefore be cleaned regularly. you
can unscrewed with pliers and then for
be placed in vinegar or a special descaling agent for a short time. After the lime has dissolved, it is rinsed off and screwed back onto the tap.
Very important for the proper functioning of a faucet is also the seal that is located between the faucet and the washbasin. If it is missing or does not fit, the faucet is very likely to leak and lose a lot of water. In case of problems with leaks should therefore be looked up in this area.
Repair without optical damage
When handling with pliers, the valve scratched very quickly. This can be avoided by wrapping the pliers with a rag and then releasing the part of the fitting that is to be repaired. For a beautiful surface of the faucet either a bathroom cleaner, but occasionally it can also very well a means for stainless steel are used, with which the surface is brought back to a shine.
Tip from the editor
- At some point, but also a tap is used up and must be replaced by a new one. Then when buying a new fitting in addition to the desired appearance, especially care should be taken whether a high pressure or a low pressure fitting is needed so that there are no problems with the installation of the new faucet.