A leaky faucet can be more than just an annoyance; it can also waste a significant amount of water over time. But don’t worry, with a few simple steps, you can fix the issue yourself1.

Identify the Problem: The first step is to identify the source of the leak. It’s typically a worn-out O-ring or washer within the handle2.

Remove the Handle: Start by removing the faucet handle. This usually involves prying off a decorative cap and removing a screw3.

Inspect the O-rings: Once the handle is removed, inspect the O-rings around the housing. If they appear damaged or worn out, they’ll need to be replaced4.

Replace the O-rings: Remove the old O-rings using a utility knife. Make sure to coat the new O-rings with nontoxic, heat-proof plumber’s grease before installing them5.

Reassemble the Faucet: After replacing the O-rings, reassemble your faucet. If your faucet was dripping before, it should now be functioning properly6.

Remember, regular inspection and maintenance of your faucets can prevent leaks from occurring in the first place.