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Don’t Let Your Leaking Taps Turn Into An Emergency Call Out

 

Ignoring dripping or leaking taps is never a good idea. A dripping tap will never go away…..in fact, it leaking taps repaired by Whywait Plumbingwill only ever get worse.

Because a dripping tap is a tap that is breaking and falling apart internally. That drip will turn into a running tap that you cannot turn off, no matter how hard you tighten it.

A dripping tap will easily waste up to 10 litres every hour. That’s 240 litres a day, 1680 litres a week, 7280 litres a month or 87360 litres a year.

Whywait Plumbing repairing leaking taps saves you moneyIf you look at how much that dripping tap will cost you, it’s scary. Because it’s $0.94 a day, $6.52 a week, $28.39 a month or $340.70 a year.

Now that’s a lot of water and money wasted every day. And at the end of the day, the tap will still need to be repaired or even replaced if the internal damage is too great.

Get your dripping taps fixed fast by contacting Whywait today as we fix all leaking taps from modern mixer taps, electronic sensor taps right through to the traditional spindle and tap washer taps.

Whywait Fix Leaking Taps, Fast

tap repair spare parts in Whywait Plumbing ute to repair leaking taps

Tap spare parts carried in Whywait Plumbing service truck

The plumbing technicians at Whywait will fix your taps same day, guaranteed. Remember not every tap can be repaired, but our plumbing technicians bring with them a huge variety of tap spare parts to enable us to repair most taps on the spot.

With the huge variety and amount of imported taps available in Australia sometimes we have to order in replacement parts. If your tap cannot be repaired on the spot then frequently we will carry out temporary repairs until we get the parts in stock.

The Urban Myth of Replacing A Tap Washer

The tap washer inside a traditional spindle style tap is but one part of the tap. The urban myth of, we as plumbers only need to replace the tap washer which can be done in 5 minutes is a complete and utter fallacy. No professional plumber should ever just replace a tap washer without dismantling the tap and identifying all the defects in the tap that increase with use and age.

The traditional spindle style tap has 3-5 different washers inside the tap. Besides the washers, there is a possibility that the spindle is worn and requires lubricating or the seat is pitted and requires reseating.

Only professional plumbers are trained and licensed to fix a leaking tap and undertake an accurate tap maintenance that consists of:

  1. turning off the water supply (don’t laugh many DIY handymen forget this step)
  2. dismantling the tap in its entirety to remove every washer
  3. checking the tap seat and reseating as necessary
  4. cleaning the spindle and applying new tap lubricant
  5. installing all new washers and gaskets
  6. reassembling the tap and reinstalling
  7. turning the water back on to flush the tap and test it

Is Your Mixer Tap Leaking?

Mixer taps have been available since 1972, but it’s only in recent years they have become affordable to install in new homes and renovations.

mixer tap installed by Whywait Plumbing to replace leaking tapsLike everything you get what you pay for and mixer taps are certainly a testament to that saying. Many imported mixer taps are very cheap but also they are not repair friendly with spare parts being unobtainable.

Every Whywait service truck carries spare parts for mixer taps. Increasingly we are now carrying a larger range of replacement mixer taps for the kitchen, bathroom and laundry so that we can replace your broken mixer tap immediately.

Whywait Plumbing Leaking Taps Repair

Call us at Whywait Plumbing to get that leaking tap repaired, fast and provide a solution for broken or leaking taps on (07) 5580 4311