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How to fix that leaking tap

Fixing that dripping tap is just one of the ways you can make sure that you make every drop of water count around the house especially when we have a water shortage. Here is how its done;

While there are a number of taps on the market, most have the similar internal workings.

Here is how to do it:

  1. Turn off the water supply at the main entry point to the property.. If you cannot find the tap, ask a neighbor (if their house layout is similar) or if its leaking contact your mains water supplier ie Thames Water or call Chiswick handyman for help.
  2. Use a small screwdriver or a spanner to remove the hot or cold indicator.
  3. Use a screwdriver or a spanner to undo the screw then lift off the top of the tap .
  4. Unscrew and remove the cover cylinder.
  5. Use a spanner to remove the tap spindle assembly .
  6. Use a spanner to remove the nut holding the washer to the jumper  and remove and replace the washer.
  7. Replace the retaining nut, then screw the spindle assembly back into the body remembering to replace the new fibre washer. 
  8. Replace the cover cylinder, top of the tap and the hot/cold indicator. 
  9. Turn on the water again.

If you have any problems call Chiswick Handyman. He can arrange to come and fix tap washers on ordinary taps for you. 

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