How to fix a leaky faucet: Cheap and Easy – DIY Home Repairs
In this video we are going to show how to fix a leaky faucet cheap and easy! Total expense of this repair is under $3.00 and it is so easy that you won’t have to hire a plumber!
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So you have an old leaky faucet that you’ve been thinking of replacing but are delaying doing it because your whole bathroom needs a makeover? No worries, there are a lot of us out there! There is absolutely no need to get into another home repair project if you don’t have to.
Sometimes all you need is to replace a washer inside the faucet and your leaky faucet would be fixed in no time! Most of the time the repair is so minimal that you can do it yourself in under an hour. As you probably already learned, buying a home is often times a lot easier than owning a home!
Step 1: Turn OFF water supply
In order for you to take apart your old faucet, you have to turn off water supply. Most of the times, it is located behind the bathroom in a closet. Find it, open it and turn it off to avoid causing even more damage!
Step 2: Remove the faucet knob/handle
Remove the leaky faucet knob so you can get to the guts and find your faulty washer!
Step: 3: Take it apart
Once the faucet knob is off, take the guts out so you can take it apart, replace old washer with new and fix your leaky faucet.
Step 4: Take old washer off
Old washer comes off nice and easy. If it is too slippery or too tight to take it off with your fingers, gently remove it with a flat screwdriver.
Step 5: Install new washer
Same way you took the old one off, install the new washer. It really costs only about $2.50-3.00 at Home Depot or Menards.
Step 6: Lubricate
Make sure to lubricate all of the parts so they are working nice and smooth.
Step 7: Use sand paper to smooth the edges of the Seat
This is a very important step that is often times missed! If the seat has cracks or scratches, you will keep having leaky faucet problems!
Step 8: Put it all back together!
Now its time to put everything together the same way how you took it apart!
Step 9: Test your leaky faucet!
Once it is all said and done, test your leaky faucet and make sure nothing leaks.
To fix a leaky faucet should take you under 1 hour unless it has more problems than just a washer!
Not sure how each part is called? No problem! Here is a picture that shows names of all faucet parts!