How Do You Fix A Leaking Bathroom Tap?


  1. Turn off mains water supply, then turn on tap you are working with and let water run out. …
  2. Using a spanner, loosen body and unwind it. Remove body washer that remains on tap base and pull out jumper valve, which has washer attached to its base.
  3. Wind spindle out of body as if you are turning tap off to expose O-ring, which sits in a groove. …
  4. Wipe everything down so it’s clean, then roll on a new O-ring. Wind spindle back into body so it’s completely in (tap would be fully on).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a dripping faucet be repaired?

Fixing a leaky faucet is quick and inexpensive; even the most amateur DIYer can tackle this task. The most common sources of a leaking faucet – a worn out washer or gasket, a loose O ring, corrosion in the valve seat – can be detected and fixed easily with most faucet repair kits.

Is it possible to replace a bathroom tap?

With more efficient models on the market today, you can replace your tap with one that’s more environmentally sound and will last longer – better for the planet and your water bill! Replacing a bathroom tap requires moderate DIY skills and confidence when it comes to plumbing, as you’ll need to disconnect your water supply.

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