Why does My Tap Dribbles After Turning Off -DIY SOLUTION!

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If your tap dribbles after turning off then it could be the design of its sprout. Some sprouts are designed to do that. Is the top of sprout a long horizontal run that causes water to exit that when the vertical drop is disturbed? Then it isn’t a fault with it so get on with it.

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The simplest way of stopping that would be to get an aerator (BUY ON AMAZON) on end of sprout. If you can’t find one that fits your tap, you might try contacting the manufacturer.

An Airator helps the left over water to hold in the spout.

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New kitchen Faucet Drips after Shutoff, then Stops

The thing is this – any water above the level of the outlet in the faucet end is going to drip out after shutoff.

The same thing happens with many of the new “high arc” faucets out there. That is because the water is past shut off valve and standing in the hoses and lines.

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There is likely no practical way to prevent it.

Tap Dribbles After Turning Off

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The issue here is likely due to the design/style of the faucet. A lot of water there has no place to go and changing it to a similar design by another manufacturer may exhibit similar problems.

Author: Howard S. Baldwin

My name is Howard S. Baldwin. I am a work-at-home dad to three lovely girls, Jane + Hannah + Beauty. I have been blogging for the last 3 years. I worked for other Home and Lifetsyle blogs, did hundreds of product reviews and buyers’ guides. Prior to that, I was a staff accountant at a big accounting firm. Needless to say, researching and numbers are my passion. My goal is to be an informative source for any topic that relates to DIY life and homemaking.

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