Dripping Taps PDF Print E-mail

You have several options:

  • Do nothing The down side is annoying, expensive as the tap will be ruined due to the seat being eaten away requiring a costly replacement and if its hot water leaking there will be energy lost which is expensive. If you have a water meter you will be paying for the water as well.
  • Repair the tap as soon as possible

A cheap repair compared to item 1. Replacing a tap washer is easy. The hard part is turning the water off, if the valve can be found, and it works. Taking the tap apart is also hard some times. How ever most times it is easy. If it is a hot water tap you can turn off the hot water at the hot water cylinder.



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  1.    Replace water guzzling toilets with more efficient models
  2.    Repair faucet leaks! 1 drip per second wastes 10,000L of water a year
  3.    Fully load your dishwasher before using it
If you think you have a water leak in your home. Turn off all the taps. Monitor you water meter for 5 to 10 minutes. If the meter has moved in that time you do have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.

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