How to fix a dripping faucet

This guide on how to fix a dripping faucet will explain, as simply as possible, everything you need to know to complete the task quickly and effectively. It is never wise to ignore a leaking faucet or put off fixing it; by tending to it speedily you can avoid further damage, and fix it easier too. Fixing a leaking faucet will also prevent water wastage.

There have been several technological advancements in the manufacturing of bathroom and kitchen faucets in recent years. Not too long ago, an assorted pack of rubber washers would be pretty much all you needed to repair a dripping faucet.

For a dripping monobloc faucet, though, things are slightly different. Modern bathroom sink faucets predominantly utilize ‘ceramic disc technology,’ and as such, you’ll have to contact your faucet supplier to identify the right part. On a positive note, the cartridge shouldn’t become worn out for 10-15 years.

Take a look at our Ultimate Guide to Faucets for more helpful initial information on the merits of luxury faucets.

Or, for a better insight into specific faucet types, consult our Ultimate Guide to Tub Faucets and our Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Faucets.