How To Fix A Leaky Shower Faucet

Fixing a leaky shower faucet is crucial to keeping a sane mind as well as keeping your water bill down. It should only take 5 steps to address the leaky faucet, turn off the water supply, open the faucet and let the water drain, cover the drain with a towel, remove the faucet handle and take apart the working to see what needs repair. A good indicator of a leaky faucet is If you notice that your water bill has slowly been going up month over month, check your faucets to see if any of them may be dripping or leaking. If you don't notice that your faucets are leaking or dripping, it's possible it's something else and you'll need to contact our expert plumbers.

Step 1 -
Turn off the water supply to the leaky faucet. In newer homes, water shutoffs are often located under the sink. In older hoes, there may only be one shutoff for the entire house.

Step 2 -
Open the faucet and drain out any access water within the pipes.

Step 3 -
Cover the drain with a plug or a towel. As you take apart the faucet, many of the parts are small, and you don’t want to lose pieces down the drain.

Step 4 -
Remove the faucet handle. Most handles are attached with a screw hidden by a decorative cap.

Step 5 -
Take apart the workings of the faucet and determine which part is in need of repair or replacement.

While some home repairs may be easy to find and fix on your own, others may take a great deal of time out of your busy day or weekend. Consider calling Quality First Plumbing & Heating to help keep your home in top shape, and avoid water waste and higher utility bills with a simple home maintenance schedule.