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What to Do with Broken Faucet Handles

At Ben Franklin, we find that broken faucet handles are a nuisance for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, a broken faucet can also be leaking. Other times, they simply don’t function the way they are supposed to. Luckily, a broken handle is often a simple fix. Many times, all you need to do is tighten down the handle to stop a leak. What should you do if your faucet handle won’t tighten?

Check Your Parts

A plumber in may be able to come out and look at your faucet handle to identify the real problem as to why it won’t tighten. However, this is also something you can try on your own first. You might need to take apart your faucet to find the problem. There are different kinds of faucets, so you will need to identify your faucet type to take it apart properly. Oftentimes, the problem may be that there is a broken part, or a seal is not sitting properly. A quick adjustment or replacement may be all you need to fix the issue.

Replace When Necessary

On the other hand, part of the issue of broken faucet handles that won’t tighten could be that replacing the faucet is necessary. The good news is that if you know how to take apart your faucet already, you may also be able to replace it. Finding the right parts can be as simple as taking your faulty parts to the store and making sure you get the right replacements. If you have any issues or questions, or need the help of a professional plumber, don’t hesitate to call us.

Broken faucet handles are a nuisance, but they can be taken care of simply. If you have examined and replaced your faucet only to still suffer from problems, contact Ben Franklin. We’ll be happy to help you identify and fix your leaky faucet problems.