How to Repair a Bidet Faucet
A bidet faucet is a type of faucet that is installed in a bidet bowl. Low water pressure or non-stop, intermittent, or loss of water supply makes an inefficient bidet faucet. When the bidet faucet loses its efficiency, it means that it is time to check what is causing the problem and repair it. You only need a basic plumbing knowledge to repair or replace a bidet faucet with a new one. Here are some instructions on how to repair the device.
Step 1 – Check the Aerator
If the bidet faucet does not have enough pressure or little water is coming out of its opening, there may be a problem with the aerator. The aerator filters the water that comes out of the opening and may have been clogged with solid debris. In order to fix the aerator, it needs to be removed first. To do so, turn off the faucet. There is no need to turn off the main water supply. To remove the aerator, simply turn it in a counterclockwise direction until it comes off.
Pull out the debris from the interior of the aerator using a finger. In order to remove the build-up in the filter, soak it in white vinegar for about ten minutes. Use a toothbrush afterward to dislodge the build-up. Rinse the aerator thoroughly before placing it back. Never tighten too much when screwing it back to avoid damage.
Step 2 - Check the Water Supply Lines
If there is no water coming out of the faucet, this means that there may be a problem with the water supply lines. Check if the valves are open and inspect if there are any leaks. Leaks may cause the water pressure to drop and therefore cause the water pressure coming out of the faucet to drop even when fully opened.
Step 3 – Inspect the Handles
Loose or broken faucet handles can cause water to flow continuously. If the handles become damaged or loose, it is time to remove the stems and replace them. Turn off the water supply first. Remove the protective cap on top of the handles and remove the screw that holds the stem. Pull out the stem and purchase a replacement. Install the new handles and turn on the water supply.
Step 4 – Replace the Entire Faucet
If problems persist even after a couple of repairs, then it is time to replace the entire faucet with a new and more efficient one. Purchase a replacement from a plumbing store. To install the new faucet, first turn off the water supply. Remove the old faucet using a wrench. Install the replacement afterward by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Turn on the water supply and test the newly installed bidet faucet.
If the faucet is still not performing as expected, it is time to call a professional plumber to check the plumbing system.