How to Fix a Leaky Faucet: A Step-by-Step Guide

Water dripping out of faucet

Are you tired of the constant drip-drip-drip of a leaky faucet? Not only is it annoying, but it can also waste a significant amount of water and increase your utility bill. Fortunately, fixing a leaky faucet is a relatively simple DIY task that can save you money in the long run. In this blog post, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to fix a leaky faucet.

Step 1: Turn off the water supply

Before you start working on your faucet, make sure to turn off the water supply. This can usually be done by turning off the valve under the sink. If you can't find the valve, turn off the main water supply to your home.

Step 2: Remove the handle

Use a screwdriver to remove the handle of your faucet. This will give you access to the inner workings of the faucet.

Step 3: Replace the O-ring

The most common cause of a leaky faucet is a worn-out O-ring. This is a small rubber ring that sits inside the faucet. To replace it, simply remove the old O-ring and replace it with a new one.

Step 4: Replace the washer

If the O-ring is not the problem, the washer may be worn out. To replace the washer, remove the screw that holds it in place and replace it with a new one.

Step 5: Reassemble the faucet

Once you have replaced the O-ring or washer, reassemble the faucet in the reverse order that you took it apart.

Step 6: Turn on the water supply

After you have reassembled the faucet, turn on the water supply and test the faucet to make sure that it is no longer leaking.

Contact a Professional

Knowing how to fix a leaky faucet can save you time and money on your utility bill. However, if you're not comfortable doing it yourself, don't hesitate to call a professional plumber who can help you save in the long run. At Spokane Plumbing and Heating, we offer a wide range of plumbing services, including fixing leaky faucets. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.