I had some real winners move out of an apartment-- I was in the unit a week
before the left.. Right after they left, the kitchen sink faucet was const
antly dripping and a steady pace- moving the hot and cold knobs and nothing
happened. I had to turn the water off at the shut off valves..
Any ideas? There is a salad sprayer attachment...
Well, you need to repair the faucet drip. Different faucets are
repaired in different ways, so you need to know how to repair your
I kinda doubt that the tenants could have caused the leak. That's not
something they could do without taking the faucet apart themselves, and
few tenants would do that. The other thing is that the faucet may have
been dripping for months, it's just that you didn't notice the drip when
you were in that suite earlier.
If you're wanting an explanation so that you can claim the tenants
caused the leak, you're out of luck. I myself am a landlord of over 25
years experience, and I can't think of anything the tenants could do
intentionally to cause a kitchen deck faucet to leak.
Never heard of a salad sprayer. I've seen dish sprayers though, but I
guess you could use it on salad.
It is the hot or cold dripping? Depending on the type of valve, it
may need washers or cartridges Does it work when you open the valves?
The more information you give, the better reply you will get.
The hot and cold cartridges in the faucet AND the sprayer should be in
good condition so that none of them leak. I can't see how anything with
the sprayer would result in either the hot or cold cartridges in the
That is, a blockage in the sprayer would result in the sprayer not
working, but it wouldn't cause the hot or cold cartridges in the faucet
starting to leak.
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:57:43 PM UTC-4, nestork wrote:
Typical sprayer problem is that the diverter valve gets stuck and it
no longer works full force. It won't result in a dripping faucet.
I'd check and make sure the sprayer works properly. If it doesn't
and the faucet is leaking too, I'd go with a new faucet, unless this
one is a real quality one. If the sprayer works, and it's otherwise
in good shape, likely it can be fixed with a new cartridge.
Well-- I found out what was wrong- the aerator was clogged, and tenants left the water on. When I came behind them, I turned the knobs and nothing happened because the pressure that had built up... Thanks
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