Tap Washers Spare Parts

Tap washer spare parts can be made from a variety of materials, including:

  • Polythene
  • Fiber
  • Leather
  • Plastic
  • Rubber

These items are placed just inside of the tap body cover and when your tap begins to leak, this should be the first item that you replace. Since these items are used to seal the water in the tap, they are slowly damaged through their contact with the water and once they are unable to seal the water in when the tap is closed, you will have to replace. This process will only take a few minutes and you can do it yourself without calling in the services of a professional.

Tools for Replacing Tap Washer Spare Parts

When you need to replace your tap washer spare parts, the first thing you will need to do is gather all of your tools together. These tools include a screwdriver, 2 wrenches, a cloth and replacement washers. You can purchase an entire set of washers from B&Q for about $2.50. These items come in packs of 4 and they differ in sizes, making them perfect for almost any faucet.

Turning off the Water Mains

In order to start replacing the tap washer spare parts, you will need to ensure that you switch off the water mains before you begin. You can turn off the main water supply in your home by the switch that is usually located outside or you can switch off the water supply beneath of basin itself.

You will need to ensure that you place the plug into the sink hold before you begin working, as there are many small parts that might slip from the tap and slide down into the waste trap. By plugging up the sink in the beginning, you can work without worrying about losing any of these important components.

Unscrewing the Tap

In order to get to the washer beneath the tap, you will need to unscrew the tap and remove it from the basin. You can do this by removing the tap covers and unscrewing the screw that holds the tap handle to the body of the tap. If the tap has a body cover, this will also need to be removed so that you can access the washer underneath. You will need to hold the tap using the wrench while you remove the washer (which might be kept in place with screw). Once you have removed the old washer, you can slip the new one in place.

Monobloc Tap Cartridges

If you have a monobloc tap, you will have to purchase a tap cartridge since these items do not work with washers. The process of replacing this item is very similar although you will have to ensure that you are aware of what a tap cartridge looks like so that you will be able to recognize it when you pull of the body of the tap.

Tap Washer Spare Parts and broken Valve Seating

Once you have replace the tap washer, you will need to turn the water on and test the tap. If the leak continues to persist you will need to look at replacing the valve seating as this might be causing the problem.

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