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How wasteful is it to see that you’ve turned off the faucet but it’s still dripping? Indeed, you have done your share in trying to save Mother Earth but apparently, the faucet itself does not want to cooperate. Luckily, here are some tips on how to fix a leaky tap. Please be advised that this is only an article about faucet repair tips step-by-step and it is highly recommended to call a licensed plumber for faucet repairs and plumbing services required. 

Follow the step-by-step guide tips below:

1. Find which handle is causing the dripping. 
If you own a faucet with two handles, then you should determine which handle has a bad seal. 

To test the left handle’s seal, you need to turn off the water in the right handle. To do this, you should check under your sink and you will locate two valves that connect the water lines to each handle. Turn off the right handle by turning the right valve to the right until it locks. Then test the right handle in the faucet to check if there is dripping after you turn it off. If you do see leaks, that means the left handle is causing the dripping.

2. Dismantling the faucet handle.

To do so, you must unscrew the base of the tap handle. For most handles, you can do this by hand. Just turn the base to the direction where you feel it loosening and keep turning until it is taken off. After that, you will see a brass nut that holds the cartridge in place. Loosen the nut by using channel locks. Turn the nut to the left and keep doing this until it unlocks. You will then see a cartridge. This was where the brass nut was attached. Now, take the cartridge off by using channel locks. Bring it to your local home improvement store such as Lowes, Rona and The Home Depot stores and purchase a the same exact cartridge. 

3. Reinstalling the handle

Now, after buying a new cartridge, place it where you took the old cartridge. Lock in the brass nut by again using the channel locks. Turn it to the right until it locks. Make sure the brass nut is very tight. Otherwise, it might cause a complication. After, reinstall the handle the same way it came off.

Turn on and off the faucet after. Check if the problem is solved. If it happens that the faucet is still dripping, maybe your brass nut was too loose, the cartridge was not placed well or the faucet handle is not too tight. Try and check which of the steps you missed and redo the process. If the tap still keeps on dripping, call your local plumber.

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