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Not only do leaky faucets waste water, the sound of drip, drip, drip can certainly keep you awake at night. Fixing this yourself can save you anywhere from $50 to $75. Although this is not a difficult job, it does take a little bit of time. Follow these instructions for repairing a double-handled compression faucet.
Turn off the water supply at the shut-off valve under the sink. For double handled faucets, it's only necessary to turn off the water supply line to the one that's leaking.
Tip: If you're not sure if it's the hot or cold water that's leaking you can turn both off. Or first turn the water supply off to the cold water. If the dripping stops, then you'll know that's where the repair needs to be made. If not, turn off the hot and repair as follows:
Remove the handle by loosening the screw on top of the handle. Sometimes there will be a "button" covering the screw (it may have "H"or "C" on it). Flip it off with your fingernail, a screwdriver or a putty knife. Just be careful not to scratch the handle's finish. Tip: You can cover the screwdriver or putty knife with a piece of cloth to prevent scratching on the handle's finish.
NOTE: Do not use excessive force to remove parts, as this may damage your fixture requiring it to be replaced.
Call us and we will be happy to provide a free quote for repairs of your existing fixture. If necessary, we also carry a full line of quality replacement fixtures you can choose from.