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Plumber, Northfield, Teaches You How to Replace a Ceramic-Disk Faucet

We asked a local Northfield plumber how to replace a common, but more complicated faucet type that many homeowners often have trouble with, the Ceramic-Disk faucet. This faucet the is often found in kitchens with large sinks and can be a little tricky to take care of if you are inexperienced. This how-to guide will teach the basics of how to take care of this complicated process without having to hire a plumber to do it for you.


First, you want to make sure that you turn the water to your faucet off by giving a the valve under the sink a clockwise twist until it is fully off. Next, a Northfield plumber pro-tip, make sure you clog your drain with a plug or a wet rag.


Next, unscrew your faucet and remove the handle. After you remove that, remove the escutcheon cap that sits directly beneath the handle and is usually made of metal.  Next, our plumber says to unscrew and remove the disk cylinder.


Pry out the seals and clean the cylinders. Our Northfield plumber suggests that you use white vinegar for this, especially if you have hard water in your home.


Next, replace the seals if you cleaning does not work and reassemble the handle. Make sure that when you turn the water back on, you turn it back on very slowly. With this, your leak should be fixed!


If your facet is still having problems, call your local Northfield plumber at Kisby Shore Plumbing & Heating. (609)-344-3264