Many bathrooms suffer from leaks🇧🇷 This type of problem can cause major inconvenience if the repair is not carried out as soon as possible, as waste of waterexcess humidity and even flooding of the room.
Check below how fix the most common bathroom leakswithout necessarily calling a plumber:
What this article covers:
1. Determine the type of faucet that is leaking🇧🇷 Repair varies between compression, ball, cartridge and ceramic disc models. Here we will deal with the most common model: the comprehension model.
2. Cut off the water supply by turning a valve between pipes under the sink.
3. Unscrew and remove each handwheel.
4. With a spanner, turn the screw. Once this is done, it is possible to find a rod, which is at the top of the sealing ring, considered the likely culprit for the leak.
5. If the leak happens between the handles, just replace the sealing ring.
6. If what is leaking is the faucet, then it is recommended to replace the washer with a new part. This item can be found at any hardware store, but it must respect the size of the old piece. Before installing the washer, grease it with plumber’s grease.
7. Finally, reassemble the flywheels.
1. With a spanner, unscrew the shower head.
2. Remove the gasket from rubber that exists inside the shower🇧🇷 If it is releasing a black residue, it needs to be replaced.
3. Place the new rubber ring inside the shower, making an effort to position it correctly.
4. Pass a sealing tape around the shower pipe threads until the threaded part is completely covered. Use about two turns of tape.
5. Screw the shower head back into place, turning it by hand until you are sure it is tight and secure.
6. Test to see if there is still a leak.
7. If the leak is fixed, use the wrench to tighten the pipe to the shower head.
1. If the toilet has any kind of leak, it could be a sign that the discharge valve needs to be exchanged.
2. Close the general water valve so as not to get more water in the toilet🇧🇷
3. Use a screwdriver to open the drain bolts.
4. Remove the screw and the plastic that is inside the discharge, being careful that the spring does not jump.
5. Using the adjustable or 24 socket wrench, remove the valve screw.
6. Assemble the new parts, respecting the same sequence used for disassembly. Remember to change the valve rubber, as it is certainly worn out.
7. Regulate the amount of water output with clockwise or counterclockwise movements.