Common Plumbing Problems YOU can fix (Part Two) - Parker & Sons

In our last blog, we introduced the topic of common plumbing problems that YOU, the everyday homeowners or renter can take handle on your own. While we do want you to feel empowered and enabled when it comes to doing home plumbing jobs, we don’t want you to feel as if you are getting in over your head. If you ever feel like you are out of your depth, or you are unsure about a job, please call Parker & Sons at (602)273-7247 and we will take care of all your plumbing needs. Without further ado, let’s fix a few more common plumbing problems.

Leaky/Dripping Faucet

There is not much more annoying in this world than a dripping faucet. The incessant, never ending, plink-plink-plink-plink of little water droplets hitting the bottom of the sink will haunt you even in your nightmares. The sound is inescapable. It will worm its way into your mind and follow you even when you leave the house. So, rather than slide gradually into a slow state of insanity, why not fix it? You might not even need the help of a professional plumber!

Fixing a leaky faucet could be as simple as tightening a washer or it could be as complicated as having to replace the entire unit. It is tough to diagnose unless you get in there and start looking around. Prepare yourself by gathering the following tools: needle-nose pliers, screwdriver, and 1/8th-inch Allen wrench. With these tools handy, you should be properly prepared. For a handy guide to fixing a faucet, just follow THIS link.

It provides intuitive, step-by-step instructions to repair or even fully replaces a leaky faucet. By now you are probably feeling a bit like a professional plumber. Check back soon for part three of this blog series on common plumbing problems YOU can fix.

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