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How to fix a dripping tap

Dripping taps aren't just an inconvenience, they can waste a lot of water. Here's how to fix one of the most common causes.


Why it's important to fix dripping taps

A slow drip may not seem like a big problem, but it can add up to a huge amount of wasted water – up to 10,000 litres per year. That’s more than a full bathtub each week.

While a dripping tap can have a few different causes, most of the time it's due to the washer becoming degraded over time. Replacing the washer can be a simple fix.

Sometimes the signs of a leak in your home are obvious but sometimes they’re not as easy to detect.

If you think you may have a leak, you can follow these steps to check if there's a leak in your pipework and what to do next. You may even be entitled to a leak allowance.

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