There are several types of faucet problems. A leaky faucet is quite easy to fix. But the bathroom and kitchen faucet might present some different type of challenges. So here are a few tips on how to fix a cranky faucet without having a hired professional come in.

  • It’s best to first determine whether you need to fix your faucet or just replace it. When should you replace it? When the finish is going away and the handle is discolored or cracked. It might be time to just replace it.
  • A screeching faucet is usually a good indicator that the rubber washer needs to be replaced.
  • If you hear a clanking or clicking sound, you might need to take the faucet apart and examine it for cracks, and then reassembled and tighten it well.
  • When the handle is making a squeaking noise, the best way to correct this is to remove the handle and coat the threads with some grease. If the flow on the faucet is not flowing freely, remove the lime and mineral deposits in the aerator. It might be best to just swap the aerator with a new one if cleaning it doesn’t work.

These are just a few tips on how to deal with faucet issues and if you apply these tips you’ll be well on your way to fewer faucet problems.