A leaky faucet is not only annoying but costly. If you have a hot water leak, for example, this means you're also wasting the energy it takes to heat that water. Then, it's a matter of finding out where the leak originates and making sure you have the right parts. Luckily, this type of home repair is a more straightforward fix than many, because it has standard steps and can be done in a couple of hours.
If you know the make of your faucet, you can head to your local hardware store to get the replacement kit ahead of schedule. While it is tempting to just get one or two pieces, you want to get a whole kit, just in case you find other damaged parts. In addition to that, you need a Phillips- and flat-head screwdrivers, a hex key, also known as an Allen wrench, a crescent wrench, pliers, two rags, and plumber's grease.
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