Follow our easy Step-By-Step Guide to easily change your ceramic tap cartridge and fix and stop your leaking or dripping tap. Changing your tap cartridge is easy and straight forward to do yourself just with a few simple tools and without the need to call a plumber out. We are available for technical help queries should you need any help or advice at any stage..
STEP 1: Turn off your Water Supply. You can either do this with your isolation valves under the sink or at the mains. Once you have shut your water off; open and close your tap, to ensure no water comes out before proceeding. Put the plug in so you don’t lose any little screws.
Tap Handles with a Hot Cold indicator on the end of the handle:
STEP 2: You first need to remove your tap handle. Tap Handles all remove in different ways. Below are some images detailing different tap tops / handles / heads / and how they are removed. These are just some examples. If you are unsure on removing your handle please email some photographs of your tap to us and we will be able to offer you further assistance.
To remove the end Screw covering cap you will need to use a small flat bladed screwdriver.
When this is removed you will be able to see a screw. Unscrew this with appropriate screwdriver and you will then be able to pull the handle off.
Tap Handles with a screw underneath:
Most Kitchen Lever taps have a grub screw underneath.
Occasionally there can be a small chrome screw cover which needs to be removed first.
Pull the the lever towards you so the grub screw is positioned at the back then it is easier to undo.
You will need an allen key to remove the grub screw. We sell a kitchen allen key pack in our spare parts section with the two sizes commonly used in handles. Click here to buy an allen key
See bottom image, there may be a shroud or cover which you will need to unscrew to remove.
You can view our video here of how to remove the tap that looks like the bottom image.
If you want to change your conventional / compression washer style tap gland over to a ceramic quarter turn cartridge you can watch our video here