Fix a compression faucet leak

Determine Which Handle is Leaking
If you don’t already know which handle is leaking you can easily determine that by alternately turning off the hot and cold water valves underneath the sink. If the link stops then you know the leak is in the associated handle. If you do not have individual shut off valves you need to service both handle assemblies. Continue reading Fix a compression faucet leak

Fix a ceramic disk faucet leak

Remove the Cap and Handle Housing
Before proceeding be certain the water to the faucet is shut off at the valve underneath the sink. Using a small knife or screwdriver, carefully pry of the trim cap off the top of the handle. Next, use a screwdriver or hex key to remove the screw so you can lift of the handle housing. You should now be able to remove the ceramic disk. Continue reading Fix a ceramic disk faucet leak

Fix a rotary ball faucet leak

Remove the Handle and Cap
Before proceeding be certain the water to the faucet is shut off at the valve underneath the sink. Using a small screwdrive remove the retaining screw in the base of the handle and lift the handle off. Next unscrew the cap, either by hand or using a pair of adjustable pliers with the ends wrapped in a heavy tape. Continue reading Fix a rotary ball faucet leak

Hands free faucet

If you’ve been impressed with the automatic faucets in public restrooms, you can get the same convenience at home.

The EZFaucet can attach to your existing faucet and is turned on or off when an infrared sensor detects movement.

EZFaucet claims you can save up to 70% on water usage due to the reduction in water use when people are soaping up, lathering and drying their hands.

Understanding faucet prices

It can be puzzling to look at the array of faucets in the hardware store and try to pick out the best one. Prices are all over the place, but there is a reason for that. Although many faucets look alike, they’re not created equal on the inside. Faucets made of better materials, such as copper or brass, will carry a higher price. But they also offer better performance and a longer life.

Styling can also effect the price. Just like you will pay extra for a flashy new car, you will see the prices of the more stylish lines are higher than their more humble cousins. But you can also expect that the flashy designs carry top-rate parts. So take a close look at what you’re paying for and make sure you do spend a little extra to get a durable fixture.