Cartridge faucets are an exact type of faucet. Faucets are also called as water taps and water valves. Cartridge faucets are the most commonly used cartridges nowadays. For assistance in the preservation of water, it is important to use properly functioning faucets. Just like you shop top brands in electronics, you should also shop for the top brands in cartridge faucets. Only when you use properly functioning faucets, it will be easy for you to maintain and you can repair it yourself in case of any problems. Cartridge faucets are of two types, they are single handled and double handled cartridge faucets.
Nowadays, sinks are being widely used by many people are living both in the cities and towns. Using the sinks in not the matter and you has to maintain the condition of your sinks and you have to keep your sinks clean and neat. And also you have to check your sinks daily and you have to repair the damaged parts of your sink. This means that you have to inspect your sinks in the meantime and if you find any damage in your sink immediately you have to take necessary action in order maintain your sink. There are many faucets available in market and you can fix your faucets by yourself. Follow the steps given below for fixing the faucets by yourself.
First, get the required tools for fixing the faucets. The tools which help you in this process are screw driver, wrench and stem puller. You must have experience in shutting off the water and you have to know, how to install the faucet.
And the first thing that has to be done in order to fix the faucet is you have to shut off the water and then you have to remove the cap from the handle, for this you have to remove the decorative cap first and then loosen the hex screw using the hex wrench and then remove the screw and then remove the handle from its place. For this you have to unscrew the cap. If the handle is attached to it, then first analyze how it was designed and then remove the handle from its position. You have to do this because you have to replace the handle back in its position.
Generally, many manufacturing companies manufacture the faucets with single cartridge. Here, you have to simply pull off the cartridge from its position and for this you need the pliers.
And then remove the spout from the faucet and then check for the ‘o’ rings. If you found any ‘o’ rings damaged, then replace those ‘o’ rings with the new ones and it is recommended to apply grease for it. And then replace the spout again back in its position.
And then replace the ‘o’ rings and the cartridge back in its position. If the cartridge is not greasy, then remember to apply the grease to the cartridge and then place it back to its position and then fix the handle and all the removed external parts.