Faucet Repair

Faucet repair how-tos and advice to fix any faucet in your home.

How to Replace a Faucet and Waste Line

Replacing a bathroom faucet and waste line can quickly get complicated. Learn the shortcuts and tricks that professional plumbers use to make difficult installations go smoothly.

Faucet Repair projects

  • Faucet Repair: Fix a Leaking Faucet

    Repair a leak around a faucet stem by tightening the packing nut or replacing the packing washer. Both are simple fixes.

  • Outdoor Faucet Repair: Fix a Noisy Faucet

    A dollop of plumber's grease is the best bet for curing the squealing that eventually develops on older, outdoor frost-proof faucets.

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  • Cool Tool: Wrench for Removing Faucets

    Buy this cool tool, a special faucet nut wrench, to simplify faucet removal under those hard-to-reach sinks. It works quickly and easily and you…

  • How to Repair a Noisy Outdoor Faucet

    An unusually noisy outdoor faucet may be due to something as simple as a worn-out washer. To find out, disassemble the faucet from the outside,…

  • How to Repair a Single-Handle Kitchen Faucet

    Repair a drippy ball-type faucet using these pro tricks to deal with stubborn screws. You may have to replace the handle, but not the entire…

  • How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

    You can fix almost any drippy single-lever kitchen faucet in about an hour. We'll show you how. The repair is a lot easier than you might think,…

  • Fix a Leaking Frost-Proof Faucet

    A leaking frost-proof faucet can waste a lot of water, but fixes are simple, whether the problem is the faucet stem washer assembly, the vacuum…

  • Fix a Leaking Faucet

    Fix a dripping laundry faucet by replacing the faucet washer or the valve stem O-ring. You can replace both in ten minutes with a wrench and…

  • How to Repair a Leaking Tub Faucet

    You don't have to put up with the slow drip from a leaky faucet, nor with the growing stain it often leaves in the tub or shower. Fix it now and…

  • How to Clean and Repair a Clogged Faucet

    Aerators are found on almost every kitchen and bath faucet, and if water flow slows or becomes uneven, clogs inside the aerator are usually the…