Fix a Leaky Faucet
LESLIE: Robert in New Jersey is dealing with a leaky faucet. So, you want to stop wasting water? What’s going on?
ROBERT: Yes. I have a leaky, bathroom faucet and I’d like to know how to fix it.
TOM: OK. Well, probably what’s happening is the valve is not seating properly and you need to replace the O-ring. Do you know who made the faucet?
ROBERT: No, I don’t.
TOM: Yeah. It’s hard to get replacement parts sometimes if you don’t know the manufacturer. Even though you can go to the hardware store and buy one that looks a lot alike, if it’s not exactly the right size, it probably will continue to leak. Now, the good news is that replacing a faucet is a pretty inexpensive thing to do and if the faucet is in any way worn besides the leak, it might be just easier, Robert, just to replace it.
ROBERT: OK. It sounds very good. Thank you very much.
TOM: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.