Pittsburgh’s Trusted Plumber Mr Rooter Offers Expert Plumbing Advice On Cleaning A Pull-Out Spray Faucet
A pull-out spray faucet is a hand-held sprayer the user can pull out from the main or auxiliary spout on the kitchen faucet. “Indeed,” says Mr Rooter, “in many sinks so equipped, it is the faucet spout.”
“This type of faucet head has evolved quite a bit over the years. Older models had a large heavy brass check valve in the line (to keep water from flowing backward) and these would chatter,” says Bob Beall, the most referred plumber in the Pittsburgh area. “If your pull-out-chatters, replace it.” Newer models feature a check valve made as a small plastic one-way button in the bottom of the handle.
According to Mr Rooter, offering free expert plumbing tips daily, helps the homeowner save money. Plumbing repairs can be costly, and according to Beall, some things just don’t require a plumber. “All pull-out models work the same: leave the head in place as a spoiut or pull it out and use its push-button as a sprayer,” says Beall. Like all sprayers, they sometimes have to be cleaned.
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Tip #1 Start by pulling out the sprayer, unscrewing it from its hose, and setting it on the counter.
Tip #2 Using the countertop for leverage, unscrew the screen with an adjustable wrench on the side of the screen, use a pliers. (Wrap electrical tape several times around the jaws to avoid damaging the aerator.)
Tip #3 There are ony two places to clean – the aerator screen and the check valve on the hose end. Check for debris in the screen and clean it out if necessary.
Tip #4 The hose end of the sprayer should have a check valve, a small plastic spring-loaded button. Use a needle and pick to see if it pushes in and out without hanging up on sediment.
Tip #5 It should work fine as long as you have the debris cleared from it. If it heeds cleaning, use a cotton swab.
TRADE SECRET: Remove the sprayer from the hose and lay it down on the counter. Unscrew the screen with an adjustable wrench or pliers without scratching it. Look at the reverse side of the screen and remove any debris. You could use a safety pin to clean out any stubborn holes. Push on the check valve with a pick or miniature screwdriver to make sure it’s clear and moving in and out smoothly.
Beall ‘s goal is to provide affordable costs to homeowners for any of the services they may need, many of which might occur unexpectedly. Mr Rooter coupons help to achieve this goal, as well as expert plumbing advice offered daily to homeowners. Mr Rooter prides itself on excellent customer service. Fast, courteous and front line services is what you should expect. We guarantee that is what you will get and our customers know the price before we start.
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