Your taps may need to be repaired if:
When repairing taps all the parts need to be working together to prevent any leakage not only from the outlet but the tap spindles themselves.
At Denaro Plumbing we have the right tools, skills and years of experience behind us replacing or repair your leaking taps. We always include a full tap service and replace the ‘O’ ring and spindle to ensure your tap is in sound working order.
If your tap cannot be repaired we can offer you a range of replacement options.
Locate your mains and turn it off. Test the tap by turning it on to make sure it is really off.
Even after turning off the mains, there may still be water in the pipes. To avoid making a mess turn on the tap and let the remaining water run out.
Place a cloth or plug over the drain in the sink to avoid losing any tap parts. Undo the head nut, it is usually under the cap marking the tap hot or cold. (This will also depend on the type of tap you have).
In some cases, you will be able to clearly see if the tap washer is broken or split, but it may just be worn – which is harder to spot. Remove the old washer with your fingers or a small set of pliers and replace with the new one.
If the tap spindle appears to have seized apply some tap lubricant or Vaseline on both the threads and spindle and put the tap back together.
Make sure the tap is turned all the way off and go turn the water mains back on. If your tap is still leaking you may have underlying issues and best call an expert from Denaro Plumbing.