To fix this issue, begin by shutting off the water supply to the faucet. To do this, find the shut-off valves under the sink and turn them to the right until they are completely closed. If your plumbing doesn’t have separate shut-off valves, you may have to temporarily turn off the main water supply to your house.
After turning off the water supply, open the faucet to let out any water that is still in the pipes. Doing this step is very important because it helps you avoid making a mess while you are working on the repair.
To remove the faucet handle, you may have to unscrew a decorative cap or pry off a cover, depending on the type of faucet. After removing the handle, you will see the cartridge, valve, or seat and spring. These parts are often the cause of the leak. Please examine these parts carefully to check for any damage, corrosion, or signs of wear.
If you find a part that is broken, it’s time to get a new one. You can usually find them at a nearby hardware store.
Once you have replaced the damaged parts, carefully put the faucet back together, making sure that everything is in the right position.
After completing the task, you can turn the water supply back on. Then, gently open the faucet to see if there are any leaks. If the leak has stopped, then you have successfully repaired your faucet. If the problem continues, it’s a good idea to ask an Alliston professional plumber for help.