When your tap stops working as it should do, leaking even when it’s off or your mixer tap is constantly dripping, you need to call in a professional plumber. Don’t try to do the job yourself and risk causing further damage to your system that will inevitably cost even more money to repair, get it right the first time and hire an experienced tradesman to do it for you. Not only will it save you a lot of time and unnecessary stress, but it will probably end up cheaper too.
The actual job of replacing a tap varies depending on the type of tap and fixtures you want, but a brief outline of the steps are:
- Make sure the water supply is turned off, this can be either from the mains or through the use of an isolation valve.
- Disconnect all supplies from tap to ensure it doesn’t get in the way or is damaged.
- Loosen, replace or repair all nuts surrounding the tap. The amount will depend on the mechanism of the old tap and the new – some have push fit whereas others are compression fittings.
- Take the old tap away and replace with the new one, making sure all fixtures are safely installed and the necessary pipes are reconnected.
Replacing your tap when you already have a sink fitted is a notoriously fiddly and difficult job, but a skilled London plumber from UKOOA will be able to do it perfectly for you. This is because they have undergone a great deal of training, have the required skills and will come equipped with all the right tools for the job.