How to Fix a Dripping Tap: Guide for Mixers, Pillar Taps and Leaky Spindles

A dripping tap being turned off by a person
Knowing how to fix a dripping tap can save you money (Image credit: Getty)

Knowing how to fix a dripping tap requires some DIY skills and a few tools. 

Fixing a leak can be surprisingly inexpensive if you know how to do it yourself and is far cheaper than buying a new tap. Once you understand how to do it  for both mixer taps and pillar taps, it is also a problem that can be fixed quickly, without expensive labour costs.

Emma Downer

Emma is a UK-based DIY educator and director of the social media brand DIY With Emma, whose primary mission is to help more people get into DIY through sharing DIY hacks and how-tos. The DIY influencer, whose videos have received millions of views, has recently renovated her 19th-century cottage on a tight budget, has also created DIY content for Homebuilding & Renovating.