Single Lever Bathroom Faucet Repair Tips

Single lever bathroom faucets are generally less expensive and more popular than traditional bathroom faucets. Since these faucets have more parts than other types, they are more prone to leak and need repair. Usually, repairing your single lever bathroom faucet is simple. Keep these tips in mind and you'll repair your faucet like a pro!

Before You Start

It’s best to gather all tools and materials you need before attempting to take apart the faucet. It’s also a good idea to pull the sink stopper and place a rag or other cloth over the drain. This will keep you from losing small parts that may roll down into the sink.


Most hardware or home improvement stores can set repair kits for the ball style (or single lever) faucets. A good kit will include the Allen wrenches and spanner wrenches necessary for this repair. It should also include rubber washers and nuts. Be sure you are getting a complete kit, and you won’t have to worry about running back to the store.

Protecting the Finish

It’s easy to mar or scratch the finish on your faucet during a repair. You will be using wrenches to get to hard to reach places. You may want to keep a sturdy cloth to wrap around the faucet to protect the finish while you are using your tools.