Dripping Tap ( Recurring Problem )

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Our kitchen tap is a Franke Ascona which frequently drips from the spout ( cold side ). I've replaced the ceramic valve a couple of times which cleared the problem up for a while before it recurred. It started dripping again about 4 weeks ago so I removed the valve & cleaned it. Solved, but it started dripping again yesterday.

This tap has been fitted for about 7 years. Before it we had an Ikea mixer which had to be replaced because of dripping ( the ceramic valves were non - replaceable ).

My pet theory is that our water supply ( normal mains ) is prone to getting sediment in it which gets into the ceramic valves. We've had no problems with the upstairs bathroom tap. The mains water pressure seems very high. ( Makes for a great shower ).

I've been wondering if some kind of water filter fitted before the cold tap would help?

Any advice / thoughts appreciated.
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do you live in a hard water area?
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No, the water here is about as soft as it gets.
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You could try fitting a Y strainer, with in-line valve, as you would need to clean it regularly if you do indeed have a lot of sediment in the water.
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Thanks Andy. I'll check that out.
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ya can get inline filters for scale and that at screwfix may be of some help like
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Thanks fin, I'll have a look at them.
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