How to Fix Dripping Faucets

Don’t let faucets continuously drip, there are simple steps that you can do yourself to check and replace your faucet.

Here’s how to fix a leaky faucet

  1. Turn off the water beneath the sink and drain the faucet by opening it.
  2. Disassemble the faucet by removing the handle screw and handle as discussed below.
  3. Pry or pull off the escutcheon or cap if it has one.
  4. Pull out the cartridge, threaded spindle, ball, or disc.
  5. Check seals, washers and O-rings and, if necessary, replace.
  6. Reassemble the faucet and turn on the water supply
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