5 Steps to Fix a Leaky Faucet: Don't ignore that leaking faucet in your kitchen or bathroom. All those wasted drops of water add up, and the solution can be simple for even an occasional DIYer.
How to Fix a Leaking Faucet or Dripping Shower
From The Family Handyman
Before you call the plumber to fix the drip, learn the anatomy of your kitchen faucet and troubleshoot everyday problems yourself.
Leaking Faucet If your outdoor faucet leaks around the handle when you turn it on, you either have a loose packing nut or a bad packing washer.
illustration of two-handled stem faucet repair
You can fix almost any drippy single-lever kitchen faucet in about an hour. The repair is a lot easier than you might think, even for a plumbing novice. So stop putting up with the annoying drip and let's fix that thing.
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.