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This DIY money saving plumbing fix will save you money and a headache, no need to call the plumber! Disclosure– I am not a plumber, I am a home owner who has learned little tricks a long the way. This is a simple fix and may not be permanent.
DIY Money Saving Plumbing Fix
When you are a home owner (or actually, even a renter) situations can arise that leave you needing to call a service man. Which can also mean waiting for hours for them to arrive and then receiving a large bill. A lot of times the situation is something simple that takes just minutes and a few dollars to fix. For example.. our DIY plumbing fix, the leaky faucet.
Fixing the leaky faucet
There are many different types of faucets, but for the most part they are all built the same inside. The last thing the water touches before coming out into the sink is a screen and gasket or O ring, a small rubber circle. In time the O Ring can get brittle and fall apart, causing a leak. Same can happen with the screen. So, if you have that annoying drip happening, this is most likely the cause.
A drip is a simple fix. To replace the screen or O ring, simply use a pair of pliers to unscrew the cap (where the water flows out, I am not a plumber so this is probably not the technical name for it).
Once you remove that piece, a screen is either sitting in it or just inside the pipe. Under the screen is the O ring. Simple take them out, bring to your local hardware store. Match them up to find the right size, replace the same way you took apart.
NOTE* Always pay close attention when taking something apart, it always goes back together the same way and will save you a lot of heartache!
That is our DIY Money Saving Plumbing Fix, 15 minutes and down!
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