How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

Written by: Milan Rosan

Diy Specialist
Save time and money by following these easy steps for fix a leaky faucet.

  • Tools/Materials
    • Crescent wrench
    • Channel locks
    • Knife
    • Philips screwdriver
    • Allen wrenches

You can typically fix a leaky faucet by simply replacing the cartridge. This is a fairly simple fix that you can do yourself following these five steps.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Pop out the button that covers the screw.

Step 2
Use your screwdriver or Allen wrench to loosen the screw. You'll need to remove the bonnet and handle to expose the inside.

Step 3

The cartridge will be exposed, so look for the sediment or hard water, both of which can cause blockage.

Step 4

Some cartridges have a nub that lines up with a slot on the faucet. Replace the cartridge.

Step 5

Replace the retaining nut, but don’t overtighten. Also replace the bonnet, faucet handle, screw, and button.