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Can I Fix A Leaking Tap By Myself?

Can I fix a leaking tap by myself?

That leaking tap in your home sure is annoying, but did you know it’s also costly? A tap that drips just once every 30 seconds adds up to over 50 litres of water each year. In addition to jacking up your water bill, it’s also an unnecessary environmental waste. Plus, the longer you ignore it, the more damage it can cause, making the repair more expensive. A leaking tap is much easier to fix than water damage. 

What causes a leaking tap?

There are several reasons why your tap may be leaking, the most common of which may involve problems with O-rings and washers. When O-rings and washers become worn, loose, or are installed improperly, they begin to leak. 

Can I fix a leaking tap myself?

It may be possible to fix a leaking tap by yourself if you have some basic plumbing knowledge. If the leak is caused by a worn washer, you can replace it yourself, but you’ll need specialized tools to do so. If you don’t already own these tools, you’ll have to purchase them as well. 

When should I call a plumber?

While you may be able to fix your leaking tap by yourself, in most cases, you should call a plumber. If you know that your leak is being caused by a washer, the repair may be manageable. However, unless you’re a plumber, you’ll have a difficult time spotting the reason for your leaking tap. Mornington plumbing experts are trained to identify the cause and can provide same-day plumbing services. 

Corrosion issues and taps that use O-rings are much more difficult to fix on your own. Making an error could cause extensive water damage to your home, leading to repairs that are much more costly than they would have been if the tap had been fixed by a plumber in the first place. 

It’s best to work with a professional, and our expert plumbers are here to provide a high-quality repair for your home. Contact our staff to get a quote today! 

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