Our plumbers carry basic spare parts in their vans. It means that leaks on most dual-lever and compression valve taps can be fixed without needing to order specific parts.
Single-lever operated mixer taps that use ceramic cartridges aren’t as straightforward to fix. The cartridges are usually specific to a single manufacturer and our plumbers don’t carry them as spares – there are far too many different types. Fortunately, with our huge network of plumbing suppliers throughout London, our plumbers can order, collect and fit replacements within a day or two.
A tip from us
If you’re going to try and repair a leaking tap yourself make a careful note of the steps you take to disassemble the tap. This will help prevent any problems putting the parts of the tap back together.
Depending on the type of taps you have, fixing leaks can be relatively straightforward. A set of basic tools are needed. Replacement rubber washers, ceramic discs and O-rings for dual-lever and compression valve taps are available from DIY stores.