Faucet leaks are the nuisance of bathroom maintenance issues.
And the cost can be high. A leak that loses just one drop per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water a year.
Sometimes leaky faucets are a quick fix, but other leaks can prove more difficult and come back over time.
To get started diagnosing and fixing a leak, it’s important to know what type of faucet you have and how it’s designed.
Before you begin any maintenance, be sure to shut off the water to the sink. This will mitigate the risk of water flooding the sink while you are trying to handle your repairs.