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Fixing a Leak at the Handle of a Faucet

There are different kinds of faucet leaks that occur in different areas of the faucet. One common place that a leak occurs on a faucet is at the handle. If the handle of the faucet is leaking, then it is likely to occur because of loose parts in the mechanism of the faucet. This is where it is important to determine what the problem is with the leak at the handle.

Loose Parts

With the loose parts, it is important to determine whether you can just tighten up the parts or there is a need to replace it. The loose parts in the handle can give way to leakage at that part of the faucet. This happens as a result of using the faucet. As a result, it is going to become loose over time. The parts that make up the handle is the packing nuts and adjusting ring. Once they become loose, then they can either be tightened or replaced. If these parts are worn, then they are to be replaced.

Where to Buy Replacements

Fortunately, there are many stores that sell replacements for parts. One of the places you could go are stores that sell appliances. Among the appliances that are sold are sinks and faucets. You can get parts of faucets which include the faucet handle and the other parts that come with it.

Then you can either replace it or have a Little Rock professional replace it. It is important to make sure that the parts are right for the faucet, or else you could wind up wasting money. In some cases, you may have to replace the whole faucet if the leak continues no matter what is done to fix it.

Call a Professional

In many cases, the leak can only be fixed by a Little Rock professional plumber. Even if you manage to fix the leak, the overall effect of your work will not last as long as it would at the hands of a professional plumber.

While you can get the leak to stop by changing the parts, the plumber knows to check for all of the possible issues that could occur and cause another leak. They will tell you all that needs to be done in order to get the sink working properly and then they will give you an invoice for the work done.

Looking for plumbing assistance in the Little Rock, AR area? Don’t hesitate to give Arrow Plumbing a call at (501) 753-3838 today.


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