Why is only a small quantity of water flowing via my basin tap?

Hi. Only a small quantity of water is flowing via my basin tap. Why is this and how do I fix it (if I can fix it DIY of course)?

Asked by Elly on 11th May 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"You may have an airlock. Have you got tanks in the loft by any chance?"
Answered on 21st May 2024 - Member since May 2024 - report
"Well it’s hard water build up of lime scale over time you need to replace the tap insert you can buy these from Wickes you just need a tap wrench don’t forget to turn your water off at the stop tap under the sink down stairs"
Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
"Hi there,
It’s seems like the washer or tap cartridge may need replacing. Over time due to wear and tear, the washer/cartridge wears out and doesn’t fully open to allow water through.
I would suggest just getting the whole cartridge replaced as it would be less of a hassle and doesn’t cost that much.
Depending on what type of tap you have, it might be straightforward however I would suggest getting a plumber in.
You could however have a look on YouTube as see if it’s something you want to attemp.
Kind Regards, Hussein, HJ Plumbing LTD"
Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
"Washer issue or body has seized depending on style"
Answered on 13th May 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"Sounds like a new tap insert is required fairly easy fix depending on the age of the tap"
Answered on 24th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
"Could be a number of reasons, but I would say to begin with that if it's a screw-down tap, then the rubber washer has detached from the valve jumper on the tap valve and is stuck on the water entry point inside the tap. The small amount of water probably trickling through the hole in the washer.

You would need to isolate the water supply, remove the tap head (usually pozi drive screw), remove the valve (usually 17mm ring spanner) if no washer is attached to the valve then it's probably still in the hole where the valve was. Fit new washer or replace valve or fit new reviver kit."
Answered on 13th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
"Hi, this could be that you have an airlock on the cold.
It's because usually, the cold feeds on the upstairs bathrooms are fed from the cold water tank in the loft, therefore can coarse airlocks .other reason if it's just on the basin it could be that it sucked up dirt or grit in the nozzle or lastly could be that you have a high-pressure tap and only have low low pressure coming into the tap.hope this helps,will be glad to help if you look us up .harrow plumbing and harrow Homes maintenance"
Answered on 11th May 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"May be tap washer came loose or lime scale build up block the tap"
Answered on 13th May 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
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