It can be hard to find the right direction to help a leaky faucet in your home. Here are some tips to fix a leaky faucet. You can also contact us to arrange for a plumber to repair your faucet.
What Tools Will I Need?
You will need a few tools to fix your faucet: an adjustable wrench, C-wrench and a Phillips/flat-head screwdriver, depending on what type of screws you have, WD-40, and replacement washers and O rings.
What are the steps?
- First, make sure you don’t mess up by turning off your water supply. You could make a huge mess. The handles and other decorative parts will need to be removed. Simply remove the handles with a flat-head screwdriver. That’s it. Next, loosen the handle and gently lift it off with your flat-head. WD-40 is a good choice.
- Next, you will need to use the wrench in order to loosen the packing nut. The stem should then be removed. You should see the stem, which should pop out. If it doesn’t, you might need to gently pry off or unscrew.
- Next, check the O-ring/washer located within the valve seat. These are most likely the source of the leak. If necessary, remove and replace.
If you’re worried that you might not be able to follow the steps above, or if you’ve completed them and still have a leaky faucet, you can simply pick up the phone to call A1 Best Plumbing.