Are you finding that your household usage is higher than normal? You may find that you are experiencing a leaking tap. Check for a leak in these 3 locations.

Leaks from the stout

This is the most obvious and visible leak as it is when the tap starts dripping or running. You may notice that the handle needs to be turned a little tighter each time you turn the tap off. You can test to see if the tap is dripping by drying the sink up after using the tap and placing a paper towel or bowl under the stout.

If you come back later to find the paper towel wet or the bowl contains water, you may need to change the washer on the tap to repair the leak.

Leak around the base of the tap

This leak may be hard to identify due the excess water caused when people wash their hands. To check for a leak at the base of the tap, you will need to start by drying up the water around the base. Then turn either both handles on or turn it in both directions for a single handle, and check to see if the water leaks around the tap.

Leak under the sink

If you suspect you have a leak under the sink, it is best to locate it and repair it immediately before it causes any water damages. Start by removing everything from under the sink and drying it all off then run a bit of water to see where the leak is coming from- make sure you are checking from both the hot and cold sides.

These tips will help you to locate that leak and guide you in repairing your tap. If you are having any trouble with a leaking tap, call Omega on 1300 674 797