How to fix a leaking tap

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How to fix a leaking tap
One of the most annoying sounds is that of a leaking tap. The first reaction is to squeeze the handle harder and harder as time goes by. Calling a plumber to rectify the leaking tap can cost anything from $50.00 to $ 80.00.
 
Let’s try to do these ourselves and save that hard-earned cash!
Shown here is one of the most common types of tap. Tools required for this project:
  • Tap repair tools
  • Nylon washer
  • Rag to clean up
  • Thread seal tap
  • Adjustable spanner
 

Major work such as Electricity, Gas, & Water works should be carried out by a qualified professional. Do not attempt to do this work yourself, it is very dangerous. If your not sure, contact the Professionals.

Here’s how:

Step one: Turn water mains off
Step two: Remove the tap button nut
Step three: Remove handle and flange
Step four: Remove tap bonnet with an adjustable spanner
Step five: Remove the whole body, make sure not to damage any washers
Step six: Remove damaged washer and replace it with new
Before refitting, make sure the body is clean, remove the old thread seal if needed, and replace it with new one. Refit in reverse order. Close the tap to off position, and then turn the water mains on, easy as that.
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If you require help, call BRS General Contracting

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Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Brian is the owner operator of BRS General Contracting. He has set up two other businesses. Brian is also a qualified Motor Vehicle Technician and owns BRS Autos.

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