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Why is my outdoor faucet backing up into my basement?

Question: Why is my outdoor faucet backing up into my basement? Help, please! It’s fine when I run the outdoor faucet without the hose, but when I attach the garden hose, I can’t stop the water from flowing into my basement. Answer: It is possible that your hose bib froze in the winter, causing the

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Why is my outdoor faucet running?

Question: Why is my outdoor faucet running? I turned off the faucet, but it won’t stop running. Answer: If your outdoor faucet is still running even though the faucet is off, you might need to replace your gasket or the valve seat. The seat is the metal opening that the gasket seals. Leaking water in

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Why is my outdoor faucet not working?

Question: Why is my outdoor faucet not working? The water pressure inside the house is fine, but my outdoor faucet is not working. Answer: It's most like that there is something lodged in the faucet, jamming the opening. What You Can Do Take off the bonnet nut and the handle, unscrew the stem, and inspect

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Should I hire a plumber to repair my leaking faucet?

Question: Should I hire a plumber to repair my leaking faucet? Answer: Feel free to try this relatively simply plumbing project on your own, but realize that a plumber will be able to do this job in a very short period of time, with no problems at all. The plumber will also quickly identify if

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Why is my faucet cartridge leaking?

Question: Why is my faucet cartridge leaking? Answer: The are several possible causes of faucet cartridge leakage, including water quality, type of cartridge, and the age of the faucet. Water quality is a common factor, as is type of metal. Your water is full of calcium and minerals, which can become a problem when the

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How can I tell if I need to replace my bathtub faucet?

Question: How can I tell if I need to replace my bathtub faucet? Answer: It may be time for a new faucet if your faucet is constantly dripping. If you have turned the water completely off and it is still dripping, something is wrong. It may feel minor but over time those drips add up,

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Faucets

Frequently Asked Questions About Faucets Click on the questions about faucets presented below to reveal answers provided by experienced plumbers. How can I tell if I need to replace my bathtub faucet? Why is there white build-up on my shower head and faucet aerators? Why is my faucet cartridge leaking? Should I hire a plumber

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Why Are My Cold Water Faucet Filters Clogged?

faucet filters clogged with little beads

Why Are My Cold Water Faucet Filters Clogged with Small Yellow and Orange Balls? If your water faucet aerators are clogged (and the water is coming out slowly), you may be surprised when you replace the filters to find tiny colored balls inside the filter. What are these little colored beads and why are they

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Why does my bathroom faucet drip when I flush the toilet?

Question: Why does my bathroom faucet drip when I flush the toilet? Answer: If your faucet drips when the toilet is flushed, you probably have high water pressure. What's happening is the water pressure in the main water supply has gone over 80 psi, forcing water through an old seat washer whenever the toilet is

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