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I have a dripping kitchen tap which is gettign worse - hot

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Hi there, I have a dripping kitchen tap which is gettign worse - hot tap on a mixer tap. I am pretty certain. it just needs a a washer on the tap, but I am still social distancing for health reasons and would like to delay getting a plumber. My question is, will it do any harm to turn the isolator screw under the tap to just cut the tap of for a couple of weeks? Just wanting to check this doean't cause any problems.( I have other hot water taps and a kettle so can do without short term) Advice welcome - thanks! Anne
JA: What's the brand and model of your faucet?
Customer: don;t know!
JA: What have you tried so far with your faucet?
Customer: Do you mean the tap?
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I am pretty sure the tap just needs a washer as it I put a little pressure on top, it stops dripping, so I basically just would like to know if I can cut off water flow temporarily without other problems?

Good afternoon Anne

It’s perfectly alright to close the isolating valve – that’s what it’s for. No harm will come from doing that :-)

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Many thanks - just thought it was safer to check!

You're welcome. It's better to be safe than sorry :-)

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Apologies - I have a further query - when I looked again I was uncertain which screw was the correct one and one seemed to be linked to electrics - I wonder if you can advise from photo? thanks and happy of course to pay again for this new query - photo won't attach here but hopefully will when reconnected

No need to pay again. Just attach the photo and I'll tell you.

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