hat the faucet drips is one of the most common domestic plumbing problems, which involves a great waste of water and therefore of money, which we lose drop by drop down the drain. Fixing a dripping faucet is not extremely difficult.
Generally, the problem of dripping is due to deterioration of the shoe or seal of the closure. This rubber is the one that is pressed when you close the stopcock and is the one that prevents the water from coming out of the tap.
To replace this rubber with a new one, we must disassemble the tap. Before doing this, we must close the stopcock tightly and let all the water in the pipe go out through the faucet.
Start by lifting the plastic colored lids with a knife, which conceal the screws. With a screwdriver that enters the hole, remove the screws and remove the keys by pulling them out tightly because they are difficult to remove.
By assisting with a wrench the nut holding the key, the head, loosens, which will allow the internal mechanism to be removed. Do not use jaws or pliers, because they would scratch the chrome of the nut.
Once you have located the shoe or deteriorated rubber, it is best to go with it to a hardware store to provide exactly the same model or one compatible with your tap.
At first, this action should solve the problem, although there are other reasons why your faucet can lose water, such as deterioration of joints, base, handles, etc.
Caloryfrio.com Advice: Remember that before attempting to fix any household appliances ourselves or if we are not sure whether they are qualified to do so, it is advisable to contact a trusted installer.