How Serious is Your Leaking Tap or Dripping Tap?

Firstly, when it comes to bathroom plumbing there’s nothing more irritating than a leaking tap or dripping tap. Therefore whether it’s your bathroom sink or your shower that’s dripping away. Our experienced Perth water leak plumbers can fix it the first time, every time.

Secondly, the cause of a Perth leaking or dripping tap is not always apparent, therefore it’s best to get any plumbing problems looked at by a qualified tradesman who can look at your system as a whole.

Thirdly, if your bathroom tap is still leaking even after you’ve turned it off as firmly as you can. Then it’s likely to be a worn washer, cartridge or damaged breech that’s causing your problem. Or, if the water is spurting out of other parts of the tap while it’s running. Then your issue could be more serious like a broken pipe or tapware. Big or small, our team can give trusted advice and fix your issue on the spot.

Identifying The Cause Of The Leak

Firstly, If a tap continues dripping when it is turned off, it means the washer attached to the jumper valve needs replacing. Secondly, if you get water flowing or oozing out between the tap body and spindle or out from under the cover plate when the tap is turned on, then it’s most likely the O-ring that needs to be replaced. Thirdly, the copper pipes containing both the cold and hot water feed should also be re-seated internally, removing any grooving from the internal wall, returning it to the original smooth finish, therefore it is important to use the correct tool.

Increased Water Bills Due To Leaking Taps

Should you find a sudden increase in your water bill it is quite possibly due to a leaking tap. Did you know that a leaking tap might cost you hundreds of dollars in additional water bill costs in the long run?

It does not seem to be a big problem to have a leaking tap at home. We often ignore it and go on with our lives. A leaking tap can be very expensive in the long run because at its initial stages, it can easily be fixed by a professional, but if it gets serious, then it will need a replacement and will also waste hundreds of litres.