Eliminate Leaking Bathroom Faucets in Less Than 15 Minutes

Seeing water drip from my bath faucet made me take action. Not to mention the wastefulness of seeing water just go down the drain and paying higher water bills. You might think it's hard to fix this type of leak but it's not bad.
And you can do it yourself in less than 15 minutes with just a pair of channel locks.
Of course it will depend on the type of faucet you have but in most cases the handles can be removed by hand or by unfastening a set screw that holds them in place. You'll need a set of hex wrenches to unfasten set screws.
Modern day faucets have cartridges and you can find replacements at hardware stores for $10-15. The cartridge seals tend to break down over time and allow water to drip from the faucet. Some faucets have rubber seats and springs that can be replaced, too. You'll have to look at your particular setup.
My latest blog post tackles how to replace a Moen bathroom faucet cartridge that went bad. If you want to learn how to do this yourself and save money click on this link http://www.homerepairtutor.com/repair-leaky-moen-bathroom-faucets/.
Do you have additional bathroom faucet repair or replacement tips you'd like to share with the Hometalk community? If so leave a comment :)
Repair a Leaky Moen Faucet in Less Than 15 Minutes
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  • Con3131823 Con3131823 on Nov 28, 2015
    I have a delta will this be different or the same type of repair?

  • Jack Walsh Jack Walsh on Mar 03, 2017
    There is no set screw on my bathroom faucet, the fixture looks just like the one in this picture. I think it's a moen. How do I remove the handle to get to the inside? Thanks in advance.

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  • Quinton Pearson Quinton Pearson on Jan 03, 2017
    do you have too cut off main water or should there be cut off valves

  • John Smith John Smith on Mar 23, 2018

    A leaking shower faucet will cost you money on your water bill. This was so easily explained and your photos made the job very easy to follow! Thank you for this valuable info.

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