To fix a leaky bathtub spout, pull out the handle insert, remove the faucet handle, replace the faucet washer, put back the handle and handle insert, and then turn on the water to test the spout. Shut off the water supply to the tub before you begin working.Know More
Shut off the water supply to the bathtub, and use a pocket knife to remove the handle insert from the faucet base in order to expose the handle screw. Loosen the handle screw, and remove the handle from the stem. If the handle does not come out after removing the screw, pour hot water over the handle to loosen the bond, and slide out the handle.
Remove the old washer, and replace it with a new similar one. Place the faucet handle back onto the stem, secure the handle with handle screw, and replace the handle insert. Take caution not to overtighten the screw to allow easy opening of the water faucet.
Turn on the water supply to the tub, open and then close it the tap. If the spout still leaks, check the spout for the problem, and fix the problem or contact a plumber.
Leaky shower faucets are usually fixed by replacing worn out parts in the shower faucet valve such as the cartridge in single handle shower faucets. Shower faucet valve parts get worn down in time due to regular use, corrosion and hard water stain buildup. While the fix for leaky shower valves may vary depending on its design, basic steps in replacing the parts are the same.Full Answer >
Repair a leaky faucet by shutting off the water supply, removing the stem and replacing the washer. Reassemble the faucet by reversing the steps and turning on the water. The process requires an exact replacement washer, but only takes minutes to do.Full Answer >
Repair a leaking sillcock by rebuilding it with a repair kit. The process requires shutting off the water to the outlet, dismantling the sillcock, installing new parts and reassembling the unit. This process should take less than 30 minutes.Full Answer >
To repair a leaky shower head, inspect the washer or O-ring on the inside for signs of wear, and replace it if necessary before putting the shower head back on. Taping the threads of the pipe stem also eliminates a possible source of leaks.Full Answer >