How to Replace an Outdoor Faucet Handle

Outdoor water faucet
What You'll Need
New faucet handle
Pipe wrenches
Working gloves

It is easy to replace an outdoor faucet handle, in case there is a leak or it is worn out. A faucet that is in good condition is easy to use and prevents the wasting of water. When replacing damaged devices, make sure to use quality faucets and always check that they are fastened in place to avoid water leakage.

Step 1 - Remove the Faucet

Turn off the water supply to the faucet and use a wrench to remove the handle used to shut and open the faucet. Loosen the screw that holds it in position. Remove the handle and use pliers or wrenches to remove the nut.

Step 2 - Inspect

outdoor faucet spraying water

Inspect the exposed parts of the faucet. Check for corrosion, rust, and any blockage before cleaning the area using a small stiff brush. Some faucets have plastic discs that hold them in position. Check whether they are in good condition and replace them if necessary.

Step 3 - Replace the Faucet

Start by fastening the retaining nut with wrenches. Replace the handle and tighten it using screws. Fasten them and turn on the water supply.