Advertisement

Maintenance

How to fix a leaking tap

How to fix a leaking tap

Most of the time, if a tap in your home is leaky, dripping or hard to close it's the result of a broken washer. While it's possible that your leaking tap's a 'washerless' tap (i.e. one with a ball, cartridge or ceramic disc mechanism - see the 'Types of taps' article linked below), it's a lot less likely that these taps will be leaking like this. You can usually tell if you have a ceramic disc type tap because it'll only need a quarter or half turn to fully open the tap.

Advertisement

Learn more about

Kitchen

Kitchen floors

Kitchen floors need to be able to take quite a beating - but they also need to be forgiving on your feet, knees and ankles. Find out what sorts of flooring options fit the bill best for use in kitchens.

Bathroom
How to choose a bathroom vanity cabinet

How to choose a bathroom vanity cabinet

How to choose a vanity that looks good, which contains adequate storage, and which has enough basins and bench space.

Plumbing

Septic systems

Not all houses can be connected to a sewage network. In some cases, houses will instead have their own septic systems to deal with effluent. Find out more about how septic systems are used to treat waste.

Advertisement