Many of us have been there -- we're trying to go to sleep or watch a movie in silence only to have that slumber interrupted by an incredibly annoying 'drip...drip...drip' coming from one of the faucets
in the house. Now, sometimes turning that water-flow knob (very hard, I might add) takes care of the problem. Other times, it does nothing. In those older homes with decades-old water fixtures, trying to stop a leaky faucet without replacing an entire sink infrastructure can be maddening.
I won't even get into the huge water waste that can happen by a leaky
faucet if not fixed for months -- or even years. If you've never fixed a leaky faucet, you'll never believe how easy this simple repair generally is. Metal pieces generally hold up very well even over decades of use, but those plastic and rubber bushings and washers wear out -- in in most cases, that is the leaky faucet culprit. The 'cold water' side -- which receives the most use in almost every household faucet -- is usually the one that leaks. Sound familiar?
View the video below and you'll be surprised how easy a fix for this can be (in almost every case). Requirements? A few screwdrivers, a new rubber washer and perhaps a few minutes of your time. Tip: remove the old washer and take it with you to ensure you match it 100% at the local home repair superstore or hardware supplier.