“Help, I turned off the valve for my bathroom faucet, but the faucet is still leaking.” This was one issue a recent customer at Ro’s Plumbing encountered. They called our office and within a few hours one of our technicians was on site. Leaking fixtures can be caused by faulty valves or by fixtures that have run their course. The fix might be a tightening of a loose bolt or a complete replacement of a part.

Here are some general tips to help you troubleshoot and fix a leaking faucet:

Identify the Type of Faucet: Faucets can be either compression, cartridge, ball, or ceramic disk. Knowing the type of faucet will help you understand how it operates and how to disassemble it for repair.

Turn Off Water Supply: Before you start any repair work, turn off the water supply to the faucet. This is usually done by shutting off the valves located under the sink.

Inspect the Faucet: Look for visible signs of damage or wear such as corrosion, mineral buildup, or damaged parts. Determine where the leak is coming from (e.g., the spout, handles, or base).

Not sure of how to resolve this problem or do not want to try it yourself; you can call our office and we will send out one of our trusty technicians to not only diagnose it, but to come up with a solution.