Hardware & Plumbing How To Fix Guides

The team here at FIX-A-TAP has decades of experience in home hardware projects. Here we share that wealth of information so you can troubleshoot common plumbing issues.


This Home Fix-It online resource is a beginner’s guide to DIY Home Repair, where we explain how to solve common household issues – from leaks and drain blockages to diagnosing the types of repair work and installation which require a licensed plumber.

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How to Fix a Tap

Instructions for you to fix a tap

How to Fix a Shower

Instructions for you to fix a shower

How to Fix a Sink

Instructions for you to fix a trap

How to Fix a Loo

Instructions for you to fix a loo

How to Fix Blocked Drains

Instructions for you to fix blocked drains

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Instructions for you to fix a tap

How to fix common plumbing issues

Welcome to our ‘HOW TO FIX’ resource. We have provided instructions, diagrams, and a Q&A section to get you started on fixing any minor plumbing problems you may have.  Whether it’s fixing a leaking tap or fixing a leaking toilet, we should have a guide for you.

If we don’t have one ready right now, check back soon, because we’re currently updating this section.

If you do need help from a specialist… Check out our Find A Plumber page where you can search trade listings to find a local plumber.

We hope this whole house repair guide comes in handy and we wish you all the best in your home DIY endeavours!


Browse our HOW TO FIX resource, searching for the guides to fix a tap, fix a toilet, fix a shower, Q&As and more.

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