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: Inspect the O-ring and washer inside the valve seat.

If everything is intact at this point, you should inspect these items as 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.