Got a Leaky Tap in Sutherland Shire? Curran Plumbing Has the Fix
Then there’s also a large amount of water that’s wasted with a leaky tap. In fact, even just a minor leak can lead you to waste about 11 litres of water per day.
There are several reasons why your tap might be leaking. Depending on the issue, you can try some DIY fixes at home. However, a persistently leaky tap problem would be best resolved by a professional plumber.
Here are some common causes of a leaky tap:
- Bad O-ring
- Worn-out cartridge
- Corroded valve seat
- Washer problems
- Worn-out seals
- Loose parts
- Broken parts
- Water pressure
Since the possible root cause of a leaky tap can be any of the ones mentioned above, each one also requires a specific approach. However, if you plan to tackle a leaky tap on your own, here are some steps you need to follow:
- Find out what kind of tap you have. Is it a ball tap, cartridge tap or a ceramic disk faucet (or something else)?
- Make sure you turn off the water supply. To do this, you need to find a handle that runs along the pipes underneath your sink.
- To avoid losing any parts during disassembly, plug the drain with a rag or sink plug.
- Detach any unnecessary parts from the handle knobs. Locate a screw mounting the handle onto the stem; unscrew it and then remove the handle.
- Using a wrench, loosen the packing nut, as well as the stem. Inspect these for any signs of damage.
- Then check the O-ring and washer encased within the valve seat. Put the washer back and see if doing so fixes the problem.
- Reassemble all parts securely, and test the tap.
Time to call Curran Plumbing
Most homeowners prefer to try fixing problems at home on their own, and there’s nothing wrong with that, especially for minor issues. However, a leaky tap that persists is not something you should delay resolving.
For leaky taps in Sutherland Shire, be sure to call Curran Plumbing professional plumbers.
We’re fast, responsive, and reliable.