How to Fix a Leaking Tap

There are many reasons to fix a leaking tap fast. The sound of drip, drip, drip is not only wasting precious resources but also costing you unnecessary money. A frustrating and annoying noise, a leaking tap (also known as a spout) contributes to mould and mildew in the home and can damage pipes and taps long-term. This page is designed to help you fix any tap spout leaking problems quickly and easily.

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Have an Issue With a Leaking Spout?

  1. Symptom
    Water leaks and drips from the tap spout outlet.
  2. Problem
    Tap valve washer is damaged.
  3. Solution
    Install a new tap valve, for leak free operation.
  4. Product
    Visit FIX-A-TAP® tap valves for premium products you can rely on.

How To Fix a Leaking Spout

Fixing a leaking tap is easy if you follow these simple steps.

  1. Turn off the water supply.
  2. Remove the faucet handle (the screw might be hidden under a decorative cap).
  3. Using an adjustable wrench, unscrew the packing nut, which is located under the handle.
  4. Carefully remove the stem or cartridge. Depending on the design, you will either pull or unscrew it.
  5. Examine the o-rings and sink washers on the stem or cartridge. Using a flathead screwdriver, remove any that are damaged or ageing.
  6. Apply plumbing grease to the new o-rings and washers before installing them.
  7. Reverse engineer the steps you took earlier – be careful not to tighten anything too forcefully as you might damage components.
  8. Turn the water supply back on and slowly turn on the taps for a quality control check.

Follow these easy steps and any tap leaking from spout issues should be over!

Why use FIX-A-TAP® Tap Valves?

Need to fix a leaking or dripping tap? We have a variety of tap valves available to suit every household situation. All of our jumper valves are watermarked and made to Australian standards.

Stop Spout Leaking With These Tap Valves

  • Soft Turn Tap Valves – Australian-made and require less force, making them ideal for young children and the elderly.
  • Delaware Tap Valves – a heavy-duty and long-lasting washer that’s great for everyday use.
  • Sealtite Tap Valves – ideal for those suffering from arthritis given the dome profile, which is easier to turn on and off.
  • Dexine Tap Valves – entry-level copper valve for general use.
  • Duro Tap Valves – copper jumper valves with an industrial-grade washer.
  • Leather Tap Valves – made specifically for cold water taps only.
  • Leaklock Tap Valves – feature patented leak-free technology ensuring a seal at two points.
  • Nylon Tap Valves – terrific economical valve that suits most hot and cold water taps.
  • Premium Nylon Tap Valves – comes with a premium sealing washer.

Rely on premium parts from FIX-A-TAP to stop your tap dripping from the spout.

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