Kitchen faucets generally consist of the following parts: handle, valve core, packing, packing nut, gasket, valve parts, etc. A problem with one of these components may cause the faucet to leak.
1. Water leakage at the water outlet
The kitchen faucet is leaking, and the water outlet is leaking, which is caused by the wear of the faucet gasket
Solution: Use pliers to gently remove the bolt, use a clamp or directly remove the old gasket by hand, and then replace it with a new one.
2. Water leaks in the gap at the bottom of the faucet bolt
Water leakage in the gap under the faucet bolt is caused by the wear of the triangular gasket in the gland.
Solution: Loosen the screw to remove the bolt head, loosen and remove the gland, then take out the triangular gasket inside the gland and replace it with a new one.
3. Water leakage at the joint of the takeover
Water leakage at the joint of the connection pipe is generally caused by the loosening of the cap nut.
Solution: Re-tighten the cap nut or replace with a new U-shaped gasket.
In fact, sometimes the leaking of the kitchen faucet is not necessarily related to the faucet itself. Improper installation of the water hose and the faucet body can also cause the faucet to leak. Therefore, when checking for leaks in the faucet, don’t forget to look at the water hose. The water hose is aging. , The problem caused by burst is more serious.
Water leakage is caused by leakage of the water supply. Don't forget that the water supply enters your home after pressurization, so when the faucet handle is in the "closed" position, there must be an impermeable gasket to block the inflow of water. This gasket is usually formed by pressing the gasket tightly on the faucet seat. Obviously, if there is something wrong with the gasket or the faucet seat, some water can seep out and drip from the faucet mouth. To prevent this kind of dripping, you usually only need to replace the gasket or repair the faucet holder.
The first thing we need to do is to turn off the water supply. You should only need to turn off a water supply valve near the faucet to turn off the water supply, but if not every faucet in your house is equipped with a water supply valve, you have to turn off the main water supply valve to shut off all the water supply in your home.
In our daily life, we must use the faucet correctly. Don't turn the faucet too tightly when turning off the faucet, so that the life of the faucet can be maintained for 7-8 years. Leaking faucet seems to be a small matter. In fact, it is not only wasted water but also expensive water bill for a long time. You must pay attention to it and choose the solution that suits you best according to your actual situation.