How to Fix a Leaky Faucet: Compression Faucets

How to Fix a Leaky Faucet: Compression Faucets

We get it, hiring a plumber for a repair is often an unexpected and unwelcome expense, so you may be searching online trying to find out how to fix a leaky faucet on your own. If you're going to try to do it alone, we want to make sure you have complete and accurate information, easily available in one place (right here), and without advertisements and distractions that could lead to damaging and costly mistakes. In this post, we're going to explain how to fix a leaky faucet, specifically leaks in a two-handle compression faucet. In addition to the information in this post, you can also download a diagram and checklist of steps to repair a leaky two-handle compression faucet for free here. If you don't know what type of faucet you have,…
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How to Test for a Water Leak in Your Home

How to Test for a Water Leak in Your Home

Well, I just got my water bill, did you? We know that your water bill always seems expensive, but did you have an unusually high water bill this month? If so, it may be due to a leak. If you’re not sure if you have a leak, there are a few tests you can easily run to find out. Check your home’s water usage. To check to see if your home has a water leak you can either read your meter before going to bed for the night and read it again in the morning to see if the reading changed or turn off all fixtures and appliances that use water and check the leak detector indicator (the red triangle on your water meter) for movement. There is a leak…
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