How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

Whenever you’ve got a faucet that’s leaking, it is important to fix it. Not only because the noise can be bothersome, but a broken or leaking faucet is going to waste your water and your money. A leaky faucet is the most common do-it-yourself repair done on faucets.

Want to know how to repair your faucet?

The steps to fixing a leaky faucet are basically the same whether your faucet is KOHLER®, Moen, Pfister or any other brand.

When performing a DIY repair on your own faucet, there are a few strategies to consider to help make the process run smoothly. For starters, before you begin taking your faucet apart, be sure to turn off your water valve under the sink. Then, turn the water on with the faucet handles and let the waterlines drain. Be prepared with a towel, so that you can clean up any water that is drained out.

Be sure not to scratch the metal once you unscrew the faucet handles with a screwdriver. Make sure you don’t lose any pieces to the faucet when you are taking it apart, so close and cover the drain with a towel.

Typically, when there’s a leak it’s because the o-ring, washer or valve seat is damaged and needs to be replaced. Here’s a tip: As you are analyzing each the bits make a note, take a photograph or put out the pieces in order to make it much easier for when it is time to put it all back together.

If you discover you need to replace a part of your faucet, such as a washer, bring it with you to the DIY hardware shop so you can be sure you get the right size. Whichever kind of faucet you have, out of KOHLER®, American Standard, Delta, etc., follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual and take your time if you need to replace the entire faucet.

If when you have made your fix and the faucet is still leaking, it’s advised to call us for some assistance.