Just a washer problem?

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      My husband and I have just bought a flat in a block which is about 20 years old. We’ve noticed that after using any of the taps in the place, they have to be turned very tight to stop dripping. That is, the water doesn’t seem to turn off immediately.

      As it affects the whole flat, could it be an issue with the water supply to the entire block? Or just isolated incidents of leaky washers?

      The agents which managed the property when it was let out had the washers changed recently, and even if the problem may have improved, it’s not really satisfactory.

    • #286556

      Hi Linda, Get the agent to hire a bonifide plumber not some Jack leg idiot handyman bloke.

      A bonifide plumber would not only change the bloody bibb washer BUT check the tap seat to make sure it has no imperfections like scoring of the seat or possible bibb washer retaining ring damage.

      Dont let the agent get away with telling you that a tap has to have a lot of pressure to close it.

      The plumber who makes this repair should have the common decientcy of also using a key grease on the spline and spindle threads so this faucet willl operate very easily. Good luck



      SylvanLMP

    • #286557

      Hi Linda,
      There is a great new product that stops leaking taps permanently, as well as making them extremely easy to turn on and off. It’s called the Aqualoc Tap Valve, and it’s recently won the Gold Medal in Geneva for best new plumbing product. Contact Aqualoc Tap Valves on 1800 78 1994

    • #286558

      Hi Linda,
      There is a great new product that stops leaking taps permanently, as well as making them extremely easy to turn on and off. It’s called the Aqualoc Tap Valve, and it’s recently won the Gold Medal in Geneva for best new plumbing product. Contact Aqualoc Tap Valves on 1800 78 1994

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