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Leaking Taps Repair

Leaking Taps Services AquaFlush

Do you suffer from leaking taps in your home? Is your water bill more expensive than usual? Your home might be suffering from leaks in your plumbing system. If you are in need of a professional that will assist and carry out your plumbing needs, AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services is here to help.

Leaking Taps Can Lead to Disaster

Taps are commonly located in the bathroom, the toilet, tubs, the kitchen and outdoors.  They are usually fixed to the wall. Leaking taps are simple plumbing issues. However, it can escalate from an annoying concert to a major problem that if left untreated can create severe damage to your property. Dripping taps will continue to drip even when the handles are shut off. It will eventually get worse overtime and can cause other problems to your home. 

What are the other possible consequences of leaking taps?

When a tap is leaking, water is wasted, your water bill accumulates and other areas in your home may suffer the consequences of a neglected leaking tap. Here are some of the common reasons why taps leak.

  • Growing Dripping Sound

It all begins with a regular drip every minute. As you let your taps continue to drip, or as the problem goes unnoticed, the dripping becomes more frequent. The next thing you know, the constant dripping sound is already driving you nuts and starts to annoy you, especially during your peaceful sleep at night.

  • Mould Buildup

Leaking taps can also promote the growth of bacteria on your walls, floors, ceilings and bathrooms. Moulds in your homes can cause a lot of problems too, including health issues. Allergic reactions, asthma episodes, nose and throat irritation, sinus congestion, irritations in the eye and other respiratory problems are also due to mould spores

  • Water Bill Hikes

A leaky tap can waste around 20,000 litres of water in a year. A small leak when left unattended can also have a huge impact on the environment. Continuous leaking in your taps can also impact the daily routine of the other taps in your home, Professional help is the best solution to put an end to this problem fast.

  • Structural Damages

Structural damages can occur and affect the structural integrity of your homes if you leave them unchecked. Damages on the walls, floors, and even the foundation of your homes are possible. If you continue to ignore leaking taps, you may eventually have to leave your home to be able to repair the bigger damage in your homes caused by these leaks.

What are the causes of leaking taps?

Leaking taps can be due to a number of things. Some are small enough to be addressed with a simple tightening of a nut or a DIY repair. However, this is not always the case. Some leaking taps are caused by bigger issues that need the attention of a professional.

  • Loose or worn-out O-rings

Cartridge faucets feature valve controls that regulate the flow of water into the tap spout. If the O-ring of the faucet is loose or worn-out, dripping begins to occur. The O-ring is the small rubber disc that is attached to the stem screw of the faucet that holds the handle of the faucet in place. Leaking in sink handles are mostly caused by failure in the O-rings.

  • Loose or worn-out cartridges

Leaks in taps can be also due to the cartridge itself. If this is the cause of the leaks, the cartridge should be immediately replaced. Before attempting to remove the cartridge and replacing it with a new one, ensure that the replacement is indeed an exact match to swap the old cartridge with.

  • Corrosion in the valve seat

Some leaks can originate from the spout. Such leaks can be due to the valve seat, the accessory that connects the spout and the faucet. The buildup of water sediments, due to hard water in your system can corroder the valve seat and can create leaks in your plumbing system. Regularly cleaning the valve seat can help prevent this issue.

  • Washers that are worn-out

Old, worn, and loose washers can also cause leaks in your taps. The washer is located right at the valve seat. Over time, the friction in the valve seat can wear out the washer and causes a leak on the spout area of the tap. Incorrect washer sizes that are installed in your compression faucets can also cause leaks on the tap.

  • Too much water pressure

If your faucet tends to leak during certain times of the day or if the leaks move from one area to the other, the leak may be caused by the water pressure. Changes in the water pressure can cause taps to leak.

  • Loose and broken parts

The packing nuts and the adjusting ring located in the stream screw of your faucet can lose and wear over time. A simple tightening of these parts can easily fix the issue. Broken parts, on the other hand, need immediate attention. Leaks from the pipes located under the sink can be due to broken pipes or broken fittings in the sink.

How do you stop a tap from leaking?

Fixing a leaking tap, depending on the root cause, is an easy fix for a professional with years of training such as our Aquaflush technicians. Loose nuts and screws are an easy fix and can be handled with a few tools with no experience needed. However, leaks that are caused by broken parts or other issues in the structure of your plumbing system require the help of a professional, to avoid further damage or more leaks on your taps.

Leaking taps can be easily solved, with professional help. AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services offers a wide range of services to solve any plumbing issue, especially leaking taps. Our team of professionals can easily retrofit an improperly assembled tap, address water leakage from the spout outlet, address water hammer problems and even provide mixer cartridge replacement for our clients. 

Save water, enjoy a good night sleep, and keep your plumbing system free from leaking taps and other plumbing issues with AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services. We are one of the top-rated plumbing companies located and serving the Sydney area. For leaking taps and other plumbing emergency needs, call us at (02) 9705 7806 to schedule a site visit or for same-day emergency services.

Leaking Taps Services AquaFlush

Do you suffer from leaking taps in your home? Is your water bill more expensive than usual? Your home might be suffering from leaks in your plumbing system. If you are in need of a professional that will assist and carry out your plumbing needs, AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services is here to help.

Leaking Taps Can Lead to Disaster

Taps are commonly located in the bathroom, the toilet, tubs, the kitchen and outdoors.  They are usually fixed to the wall. Leaking taps are simple plumbing issues. However, it can escalate from an annoying concert to a major problem that if left untreated can create severe damage to your property. Dripping taps will continue to drip even when the handles are shut off. It will eventually get worse overtime and can cause other problems to your home. 

What are the other possible consequences of leaking taps?

When a tap is leaking, water is wasted, your water bill accumulates and other areas in your home may suffer the consequences of a neglected leaking tap. Here are some of the common reasons why taps leak.

  • Growing Dripping Sound

It all begins with a regular drip every minute. As you let your taps continue to drip, or as the problem goes unnoticed, the dripping becomes more frequent. The next thing you know, the constant dripping sound is already driving you nuts and starts to annoy you, especially during your peaceful sleep at night.

  • Mould Buildup

Leaking taps can also promote the growth of bacteria on your walls, floors, ceilings and bathrooms. Moulds in your homes can cause a lot of problems too, including health issues. Allergic reactions, asthma episodes, nose and throat irritation, sinus congestion, irritations in the eye and other respiratory problems are also due to mould spores

  • Water Bill Hikes

A leaky tap can waste around 20,000 litres of water in a year. A small leak when left unattended can also have a huge impact on the environment. Continuous leaking in your taps can also impact the daily routine of the other taps in your home, Professional help is the best solution to put an end to this problem fast.

  • Structural Damages

Structural damages can occur and affect the structural integrity of your homes if you leave them unchecked. Damages on the walls, floors, and even the foundation of your homes are possible. If you continue to ignore leaking taps, you may eventually have to leave your home to be able to repair the bigger damage in your homes caused by these leaks.

What are the causes of leaking taps?

Leaking taps can be due to a number of things. Some are small enough to be addressed with a simple tightening of a nut or a DIY repair. However, this is not always the case. Some leaking taps are caused by bigger issues that need the attention of a professional.

  • Loose or worn-out O-rings

Cartridge faucets feature valve controls that regulate the flow of water into the tap spout. If the O-ring of the faucet is loose or worn-out, dripping begins to occur. The O-ring is the small rubber disc that is attached to the stem screw of the faucet that holds the handle of the faucet in place. Leaking in sink handles are mostly caused by failure in the O-rings.

  • Loose or worn-out cartridges

Leaks in taps can be also due to the cartridge itself. If this is the cause of the leaks, the cartridge should be immediately replaced. Before attempting to remove the cartridge and replacing it with a new one, ensure that the replacement is indeed an exact match to swap the old cartridge with.

  • Corrosion in the valve seat

Some leaks can originate from the spout. Such leaks can be due to the valve seat, the accessory that connects the spout and the faucet. The buildup of water sediments, due to hard water in your system can corroder the valve seat and can create leaks in your plumbing system. Regularly cleaning the valve seat can help prevent this issue.

  • Washers that are worn-out

Old, worn, and loose washers can also cause leaks in your taps. The washer is located right at the valve seat. Over time, the friction in the valve seat can wear out the washer and causes a leak on the spout area of the tap. Incorrect washer sizes that are installed in your compression faucets can also cause leaks on the tap.

  • Too much water pressure

If your faucet tends to leak during certain times of the day or if the leaks move from one area to the other, the leak may be caused by the water pressure. Changes in the water pressure can cause taps to leak.

  • Loose and broken parts

The packing nuts and the adjusting ring located in the stream screw of your faucet can lose and wear over time. A simple tightening of these parts can easily fix the issue. Broken parts, on the other hand, need immediate attention. Leaks from the pipes located under the sink can be due to broken pipes or broken fittings in the sink.

How do you stop a tap from leaking?

Fixing a leaking tap, depending on the root cause, is an easy fix for a professional with years of training such as our AquaFlush technicians. Loose nuts and screws are an easy fix and can be handled with a few tools with no experience needed. However, leaks that are caused by broken parts or other issues in the structure of your plumbing system require the help of a professional, to avoid further damage or more leaks on your taps.

Leaking taps can be easily solved, with professional help. AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services offers a wide range of services to solve any plumbing issue, especially leaking taps. Our team of professionals can easily retrofit an improperly assembled tap, address water leakage from the spout outlet, address water hammer problems and even provide mixer cartridge replacement for our clients. 

Save water, enjoy a good night sleep, and keep your plumbing system free from leaking taps and other plumbing issues with AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services. We are one of the top-rated plumbing companies located and serving the Sydney area. For leaking taps and other plumbing emergency needs, call us at (02) 9705 7806 to schedule a site visit or for same-day emergency services.

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