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Identifying a Damaged Faucet Part

If your faucet is leaking, it's likely one or more parts are damaged. The damaged part will need to be replaced for the faucet to work properly.

Why Do Faucets Leak?

Modern faucets have many parts, while older faucets or basic styles only have two. When one or multiple parts of your faucet get cracked, scratched, dented or damaged in some way, the faucet can start to leak.

How to check for a damaged faucet part

  • Try tightening your tap. Most of the time when a faucet drips, the hot and cold taps just need to be shut completely.

  • If you can see it dripping after you tightened the taps, feel the water. Is it warm or cold? This will tell you whether the hot or cold side is leaking.

  • Turn the tap on and look at the base of the spout while the water is running. If you see water seeping out from the base of the tap, then the o-rings are leaking and need to be replaced.

If you're still stumped, consider other issues that cause leaky faucets.

What To Do If a Part in Your Faucet is Damaged?

Once you sort out which part is the culprit, you'll need to replace it to fix the leak.

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