Asked on Jul 15, 2020

How do i keel water from going down back of faucet?



I hate my faucet! The water trickles down the back of faucet and on back of vanity. If the kids leave it on to long everythjng on my vanity gets wet. Or it has even gotten all over my floor. How hard is it to change a faucet. Or is there anything I can do to get this to quit. Thank you!

15 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Jul 15, 2020

    OMG that's awful! I wonder if its a flaw in the design or an actual problem with your specific faucet? Most faucets you can remove the filter where the water comes out by unscrewing it and popping it out - i think that would help a lot and be a good place to start. You may need to just replace it.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Jul 15, 2020

    Could you perhaps get a new faucet installed with a better design? Or have the kids leave a towel behind it or tell them to soak it up after each use?

  • It may just need a new cartridge. Here's a link:

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 15, 2020

    It seems there is something loose or the faucet is faulty. Has it always been that way? Try cleaning the filter in the end of the faucet and tightening back as tight as possible. That may be the source. If not, I think I would replace it. It isn't terribly difficult and you there are many tutorials on youtube to help out. Along with manufacturer's directions.

  • Morgan McBride
    Morgan McBride
    on Jul 15, 2020

    Hmm does it need some caulk?

  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Jul 15, 2020

    It looks like it may be partially blocked. Does the little screen come out? What makes me think that is we had a brand new faucet that had virtually no water pressure and the stream looked odd. We took the faucet apart, and there was some gritty sediment clogging the little screen. I scrubbed it with an old toothbrush, flushed the line just by running the water out the faucet at full flow, put it back together and it was great! If there is a cartridge or other part that the water runs through, I would check or replace that. Dirt and grit does happen, sometimes after working on the waterline, when fire hydrants get flushed, etc. If that doesn't work, it may be time to replace it. Good luck!

  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Jul 15, 2020

    it could be something as simple as a washer that needs replacing in the faucet-

  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Jul 15, 2020


    You could also go to Home Depot or Lowes with a photo of your faucet and they will help you find the size and tell you exactly how to do it. It is a pretty simple fix as long as no pipes are leaking

  • Flipturn
    on Jul 15, 2020

    This suggestion does not directly address the cause of the leak, but if the kids are not able to shut off the tap sufficiently tight after use, then you might consider switching it out for a motion sensor faucet. It can always be replaced again for a regular faucet when the kids get older.

  • Simple Nature Decor
    Simple Nature Decor
    on Jul 15, 2020

    you should use a silicone caulking gun to fill the leaks

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 15, 2020

    Hello. I would suggest taking a mirror and looking at the under side where the water aerator is. Sometimes they can become crusted with lime buildup particularly if you’re if you have hard water. I’ve had to chip away at mine or do a vinegar soak as well as use a lime away on the bottom stopper that has discolored do to mineral build up.

  • Cindy
    on Jul 16, 2020

    I agree that it might be the screen filter. Try unscrewing the tip where the water comes out. Your problem might need a simple solution. Try cleaning the little round screen filter. Then just replace it. And remember, lefty lucy and righty tighty. I hope this helps you. Good luck.

  • William
    on Jul 16, 2020

    Looks like the faucet isn't turning off completely. You need to replace the cartridges like Ann suggests.

  • Redcatcec
    on Jul 16, 2020

    The water is triinkling down the faucet probably because the washers or cartridge is worn and not shutting off the flow completely. You will need a faucet repair kit from a diy store, they will help you in the plumbing section. Take a picture of your faucet to the store.

  • Dee
    on Jul 16, 2020

    Try putting in a new washer and filter. If that does not work look at your warranty, it seems the design is at fault. Try to send it back to the company or bring it back to the store where you purchased it.

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