A dripping tap is not only annoying but also costly, particularly since the introduction of water charges in Ireland. This task is not as difficult as it sounds, and our guide will help you get it done efficiently.
Turn off both the hot and cold water supply under the sink. If this is not possible, you may need to turn off the water from your hot press or from the mains. Allow the tap to run until the water drains from the pipes.
Place the plug in the sink to prevent small fixings from falling down the pipe as you work. Place a basin under the sink to collect any dripping water while you work. Use your adjustable wrench to remove the nuts that connect the water pipe to the tap.
Locate the back nut under the sink that holds the tap in place. Remove this using your wrench while holding onto the tap to prevent it falling and causing damage. The tap can now be removed.
Place your replacement tap in the position of the old one, and secure it with all the fixings it came with.
Connect the water pipe to the new tap and place some plumber’s tape around the connection to secure it and prevent drips or leaks.
Turn the water supply back on.