Taps might be the last thing you think about breaking in your house but like everything, even taps have a natural life cycle. so why not learn how to fix and replace a tap just in case yours breaks. There are three types of taps installed in homes:
• screw with gasket
• ball valve
• cartridge (single control)
If you have a screw with a gasket tap that breaks, then it cannot be repaired and must be replaced as it is no longer possible to stop the water flow. If you happen to have the second type of tap, the ball valve, if the control lever can no longer rotate or water always drips when it’s rotated then it will also need to be replaced. However, the single-control type tap will only need to be changed when, even if you change the ceramic cartridge, you can’t mix water or control its flow. When it comes to removing the taps to replace them with brand-new ones, it’s important to note they require different processes and disassembling procedures dependent on the type of dispenser and installation (e.g. in the kitchen sink, in the bathroom sink, on an external fountain). Let’s look at the three classic cases.