The most common thing we find is corroded O rings, gaskets or valve seats that cause bathroom faucets to leak. Together, these components are what hold back the water until the bathroom faucet is opened.
So if one of them is corroded, you’ll get a leaky bathroom faucet.
To stop a bathroom faucet leak, shut off the water to the sink and open the bathroom faucet to let the water drain out.
Next, use a screwdriver to remove the bathroom faucet handle. If it has a nut holding the internal parts in place, check to see if that’s loose – tightening it with pliers may be enough to stop the leak! If not, remove the nut and disassemble the faucet (just make sure you can put it back together again!). If the bathroom faucet contains a cartridge, don’t take that apart – just replace it with a new one.
Inspect all the components of your bathroom faucet – you should see a washers, O-rings or seals and possibly springs – and figure out exactly what you need to replace. Find the precise parts at a hardware store and put the bathroom faucet back together. If all goes well, your bathroom faucet should be back to normal.
If these steps seem too difficult for your you, contact us.
At Emergency Plumbery we have been confronted to all sort of situations. We know how to deal with bathroom faucet leak in St Maarten.