If you've got a leaky tap, that drip-drip-drip sound can drive you insane — especially at night time. Here's an easy way to keep it quiet.
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Leaky taps can be difficult to discover during the day, but if you lay down to bed and realise your tap is in need of a plumber, you'll need a quick fix to get you through the night. In addition, homes in warmer areas aren't usually protected against the occasional cold snap, and purposely letting your tap drip can keep those pipes from freezing until the weather gets warm again. Either way, you'll want to quiet it down when you go to bed at night.
This is just about one of the simplest home fixes we can think of: all you need is a bit of string. Tie it around the head of your faucet and let it hang down so the end of the string touches the bowl of the sink. The water will cling to the string and not make any sound as it drips down to the drain! Of course, it's not an actual fix, so if your tap is dripping against your will, you'll want to call a plumber and get it fixed.