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How to Fix Leaking Drain Pipe And Shower Faucet Repair

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In today's global village, the modern gadgets have changed the lifestyle of the people and provided them with all comforts of life for better living. People have best, sanitation in almost every part from big cities to small towns and majority of the people are living in urban areas due to availability of heath facilities. Most of the cities and towns are connected with a network of pipes that act as modes for transferring the wastage's from houses to sewer plants for processing. However, sometimes the drain pipes may get blocked or often leaks and needs a proper repairing to stop such leaks which may damage our property and can cause outbreak of diseases. The water line repair may cause agony to you, but there are several ways through which you can fix the problems of leaking drain pipe as well as shower faucet with ease.


Ways of fixing the leaking drain pipe


The drain pipe and shower faucet are installed in most of houses and play an important role to carry the waste and pure water in and out of the house. Both drains and shower faucets need cleaning to ensure their proper working, you can fix most of the leaking water pipe with replacement parts available at the hardware stores and other home centers. A plumbing distributor can also be helpful in providing most of the essential parts to stop the leakages.


Shut the water supply off for drain cleaning pipe, before starting a repair work. Open the valves to the drain to remove the excess water that may fill the area above the pipe. A heat gun will help you to evaporate the moisture. Clean the area with alcohol and buy some glue that especially comes for water pipes. Add a thick layer of glue to fix the leaking. Do not turn the water on for next 24 hours until it is completely dried and fixed.


Buy some putty that is effective in stopping leaking water pipe, clean the pipe with sand paper and then dry with alcohol. Mix the putty and then apply it on the leaks, stop water from next hours until the leaks are fixed to stop water from oozing out. The problems of kitchen faucet can also be solved by either removing the faucet and repair it in the hardware store to to get the same that fits your kitchen sinks.



How to fix shower faucet repairs


You can fix the leaky shower faucet with the replacement parts that are available in the hardware stores. The shower faucet parts are available in the market and you can purchase a proper part to replace the leaking one.


Depending upon the age of the shower faucet, where it is attached to the stem. The brass holds the faucet and you can open the valve stem and seal the broken or damaged part. If the damage is too big, then you can remove that part from screws and change it.


Replace the old seat washer with new, grease the new washer and then reinstall it. Pull off the old bonnet washer and apply pipe joint compound and bonnet threads to install it.


Apply the pipe joint compound to the bonnet threads and reinstall it in the faucet body. Grease the handle splines and replace the escutcheon handle.


These methods are also effective in repairing the kitchen faucet, sink faucet and tub faucet. There is always an emergency plumbing repairs available at home when you want to repair the leaking pipes or shower faucets.


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