If you’re faced with a bathtub leak, you’ve probably either noticed water damage on the ceiling below or a persistent drip from the faucet. Unless you’re a licensed plumber, it’s probably best to call the professionals to diagnose and fix the former issue as soon as possible.

Fixing a Dripping Faucet

Dripping faucets are often caused by a worn or damaged washer. To check this, turn off the water, remove the faucet, and replace the washer.

If replacing the washer doesn’t work, there may be an issue with the brass seat behind the washer. While you can repair this yourself with the proper seating wrench, you’ll probably want to contact a plumber for this fix.