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Faucet Repair Gone Wrong

faucet sprayer<—Isn’t that a beautiful sprayer?

For several years, I occasionally dropped the “It sure would be nice to have a sprayer on our sink” line to my husband.  For the most part, we ascribe to the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” crowd, and a new kitchen faucet just wasn’t necessary.  But then, our faucet started getting wonky, and the water pressure in the kitchen was TERRIBLE.  And don’t even think about getting a cup of hot water for a recipe.   I could literally turn on the tap, leave the water running, and walk to the bathroom and get a cup of hot water and come back before the water from the kitchen faucet would come out hot.

Well a couple of weeks ago, much to my delight, Hubs installed a new faucet, and it came with a sprayer.  Perfect.

Until last night, when I was standing in the kitchen, typing away on my keyboard on another post and Hubs came around the corner from the living room and said, “We have a problem.”

“What kind of problem?” I ask.

“We have a leak under the sink.” He replied, then continued, “I went to get a flat rate envelope from the shelf downstairs, and they were wet.”

That shelf sits directly below our kitchen sink.  When he opened the sink cabinet, I wondered if we would be calling for a faucet repair or if it would be something simple he could do on his own.

water damage

I don’t know if you can tell from the photo or not, but the floor of the cabinet is now sunk in, uneven,  and the finish is cracked and peeling.

cabinet floor

Fortunately, it was a minor repair and just required a little tightening of the hot water hose that had become a little loose.

Unfortunately, the cabinet floor is damaged and will need to be replaced.

We were planning to redo the kitchen floors in a couple of years.  I guess we’ll be getting new cabinets, too.

Anyone want to help with a kitchen reno?

I am participating in a blogger campaign about faucet repair by Bucks2Blog and was compensated. However, the views and opinions, and under sink damage,  are all my own!

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.

Comments

  1. Sounds like a homeowners claim to me sweetie! I just tried to fix our sink a few weeks ago….hmmm…no comment here.

  2. Boy, can I relate! We had leaks under our kitchen sink-on and on! Finally got them to stop but ruined stuff also. Then we bought a new dishwasher and the hose or something leaked and was not put on right so it ruined the end side of the new cabinet. I looked at that every day till I told hubby I could stand it no more and luckily he had a piece he put in that matched and it looks perfect. Ugh, leaks are awful!
    I won’t tell you, well I will, about the water pipe in the wall that was a main pipe and it leaked and got the bedroom downstairs wet. I smelled stink for a long time and finally could stand it no more. Hubby found it and had to try to fix it but man, it never ends!

  3. Bummer! I had a leak like that one time, fixed it, and got a piece of plywood to fix the floor. Worked fine.