Fix indoor leaks now before your money goes down the drain.

Drip! Drip! Drip! It’ll drive you nuts. That small, little irritation keeping you up all night will never go away unless you fix it. So fix it now before it becomes a problem. Do it yourself or call a plumber. Water is being wasted and your money is going down the drain. Even a small drip can waste as much as 170 gallons of water each day, or 5,000 gallons per month.

Note: Your water meter tells you how much water you are using each month. You can monitor your meter yourself to check for leaks in your water system.

Tools needed:

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Replacement washer
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Towel
  • Awl

Faucet DiagramSteps to fix your faucet leak

Step 1 
Turn off water under the sink or the customer shut-off valve.

Step 2 
Remove the handle screw and the handle.

Step 3
Remove the packing and stem nuts.

Step 4
Unscrew the stem (by hand).

Step 5 
Inspect stem threads for wear; replace if needed.

Step 6
Replace worn washers.

Step 7
Check seat for roughneses. If so, redress or replace it.

Step 8
Put it all back together and turn on the water supply. Check for leaks.