Quick and Easy Steps to Fix a Leaky Faucet

Here’s an easy to follow steps on how to fix a leaking faucet.

Step 1

Make sure your water supply is turned off.  Turn faucet handles to the “on” position to release any remaining water.

Step 2

Remove the handle knobs.  You may need an Allen wrench. Then remove the bonnet, ball and cam assembly.

Step 3

Remove the springs with pliers.  Remove the spout from the faucet face.

Step 4

If everything is intact at this point, inspect the O-ring and washer inside the valve seat, they could be the reason for your leak. Remove the washer and put a replacement inside the seat.

Step 5

Reassemble all the parts in the following order:

  • Washer/O-ring
  • Stem
  • Packing nut
  • Screw
  • and Handle

Test the running water and check for leaks.

If you feel more comfortable hiring a plumber and you are a resident of Scottsdale Arizona, please contact Scottsdale Plumbing Company, Belsito Plumbing.