Tracy had a leak under her kitchen sink. Small at first, but growing over time. Towels she used to catch the water grew soggy. Bowls she tried to use didn't seem to catch the water. Using a flashlight, she saw the water was coming down the pipe but also splashing over the cupboard walls and running down the other piping. She could not locate the source of the leak.
The source was a small washer in the pull-out hose on the faucet. It took less than a minute to tighten and stop the leak and a $75 plumbing bill. Could she have fixed it herself? Sure - if she knew where to look.
North Collin County ReStore Handyman Class Thursday, September 20 features Ken Freedman, house flipper, who will explain plumbing, how it works, how to fix it and when you need to call a professional.
Class begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner from Cowboy Chicken followed by the presentation. A children's class will also begin at 6. Please make reservations for dinner by calling the ReStore at 972-548-9112, extension 134, by Wednesday, September 19 at noon.
The classes are free and sponsored by State Farm. The ReStore is located at 2060 Couch Dr. in McKinney and sells new and gently-used building and construction material, appliances, furniture, electrical and home decor at prices up to 75% off regular retail. Proceeds benefit North Collin County Habitat for Humanity.