Kitchen Sink Faucet Services: Leaks & Repair


One of the most-used rooms in every home is the kitchen. We prepare and enjoy food, wash our hands, and clean the dishes there. The sink is crucial to cooking and cleaning, so it must be in working order. Of all kitchen plumbing repairs, this is one that must be done immediately when you notice something is wrong. Otherwise, you won’t have a place to wash dishes and produce, or take care of other food-related tasks. Here are some things to know about your kitchen faucet:

Faucet types

There are four main types of faucets. The internal mechanisms that allow water to travel through them are what make each one unique. The types are disc, cartridge, ball and compression. When a plumber prepares to fix a faucet, his or her first step is to identify what kind it is. An easy way to gain this information is to identify how many handles the fixture has. Single handles that control both cold and hot temperatures are disc, cartridge or ball faucets. Those with two handles, one for each temperature, are most likely compression faucets. A Roto-Rooter plumber can take apart the inner workings of any faucet to easily identify what the issue is and how to fix it.

Faucet Leak repair

You may be able to repair your kitchen faucet leak yourself. The best way to prepare for this is to learn about the faucet parts and how they function together, just as mechanics study the inner workings of a vehicle. It is important to understand what the individual parts of your kitchen faucet do before you try to fix a leak.  If you need help or think the leak is too complicated to fix yourself, call Roto-Rooter. We’ll send a plumber to help as soon as possible.

Fixing a Leaky Kitchen Faucet Can Save Money

Leaks are typically caused by faucets that have become loose through daily wear and tear. Often, a simple tightening of a packing nut or the addition of a new O-ring can stop a leak that is coming from the faucet handle. Sometimes a sealant fails, requiring a replacement on an inlet or outlet.

Our plumbers carry commonly needed parts such as inlets, outlets, O-rings and other sealants to enable them to easily fix a leak. Some kitchen faucets require specialized parts, which may involve some time to replace. If you call a Roto-Rooter plumber to fix your kitchen faucet leak, he or she will establish what parts are needed and order them for delivery as soon as possible so your family can get back to regular use of the kitchen sink.

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