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How to Tackle a Leaking Tap without a Plumber

Posted in Leaking Tap on April 28th, 2007

It’s nice when the man of the house is a jack of all trades. Knowing a little carpentry, knowing about electrical issues, and being able to perform a little plumbing is a great asset. However, some men aren’t as handy as others, and a plumbing problem such as a tap leak can send you running straight for the telephone to call a plumber.

Having a leaking tap is very terrible! What if all the plumbers were out for a vacation during summer? Would you wait for the next season before your leaking problems be fixed? Of course not, and the bottom line is that you could probably handle this yourself regardless. Maybe it’s time to put down the phone and learn a little bit about handling the small jobs yourself.

If you have never experienced fixing a leaking tap your whole life, this is the perfect time to practice. Remember to be patient, especially if this is your first time doing this. You can’t expect to transform into a plumber at the drop of a hat.

If you don’t have a clue on how to fix a leaking tap, look for old books in your house. There might be some easy and quick steps on how to fix it yourself. It would be better to look for the pages with illustrations in it so you can go through it properly and follow the procedures at once.

Here are some simple steps that might help you fix that leak. You need to have some equipment such as screw drivers or wrenches. You will also need a new washer to replace the old one. Patience is the last thing that you need in order to successfully manage that leaking tap.

First, find a shirt that is not your favorite. Of course plumbing is not a very clean process so you should wear a shirt that is used only at home. Find something that is comfortable. Be ready to face dirt and all slime and indulge in a bath later.

Now, turn off the main cork. Be ready to get things started. Next, you should take a spanner and uncork the top of the tap. If you have finished removing it, remove the damaged or the broken washer and replace it with a new one. The replacement you will be using should be durable and with high quality. Now you can cover it again and you should tighten it with a spanner so that it will not leak again.

Now your job is already done and it was fun and easy right? Now, if that tap leaks again, you can easily do it next time without the help of the plumber.