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How to Fix a Leaky Bathtub Faucet

May 27,2022 | CASAINC.ca

Are you still bothered by the leaky faucet?


Over time, leaky faucets are not conducive to water conservation.

The accumulation of infiltrated water will increase the monthly water bill payment.

Dripping water stains can ruin the cleanliness of your bathtub or floor.

Here are some simple faucet repair guidelines to help you quickly fix a leaky bathtub faucet!



Why does my Bathtub Faucet Leak?

There are many bathtub faucet designs, such as single-hole wall-mounted, and freestanding three-hole tub faucet spouts.

The possible reason for the leak is the tub faucet stem or cartridge. When the faucet handle is turned, the faucet stem or cartridge will change with it. If the stem or cartridge has some problem that it can't block the stream of water well.

Another reason why a bathtub faucet may leak is because it has been used for too long, causing the handle to rust and break, and the water may not be completely cut off after each use.

Do you have a leaky faucet for one of these two reasons?


how to fix a leaky bathtub faucet?




💡STEP1: Shut off the Water

If your bathtub faucet is still in the state of being out of the water, turn it off. It is worth noting here that some homes allow you to turn off your water under the sink, if this option is not available you will need to turn off your home's water supply valve just like you would turn off a bathtub faucet and you are done.


💡STEP2: Bathtub Handle Replacement: Remove the Handle Screw

  • Remove the top cover and use a screwdriver to loosen the screw in the center of the faucet handle.
  • After removing the screw, pull the handle in order to remove it.
  • If the handle doesn't come off, heat it with a hair dryer to free it.
  • It's noticed that if you pull too hard, it'll break.


💡STEP3: Replace the Washer

 First, use a screwdriver to remove the seat washer screws from the stems. And then insert a new one replace the old one, and you can use some liquid thread sealant on the stem’s threadsand and put the screw back on.


💡STEP4: Put it Back Together and Test it Out

Screw the faucet handles into place and secure the handle inserts onto the faucet handles.

Once everything is done, you can start reopening the water supply valves to test that they are working properly.


If you want to try to fix your own bathtub faucet, come and try it!

Hope CASAINC CANADA sharing can help you!