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Leaking Taps Gold Coast

Leaking Taps

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We can repair your leaking taps quickly

If you’re wondering how to fix a leaking tap, first you need to know what’s causing the leak to begin with.

Regular leaking hot and cold taps are usually caused by washers deteriorating and tap seatings becoming cracked or gouged. Once a tap begins to drip, over tightening taps will eventually lead to further deterioration of the seating. It is best to attend to these leaks as soon as they start rather than waiting for things to get worse. If you’re on the Gold Coast, call in your local plumbing experts, DCM Plumbing and get those leaking taps fixed fast rather than risk an emergency situation.

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Leaking kitchen sink mixer tap

Leaking mixer taps often leak from their internal cartridges. Our plumbers carry generic cartridges that fit many different brands of taps and also carry good quality replacement mixer taps for those occasions that they require a full replacement like in this case where the spout had sprung multiple leaks! We are locally based on the Gold Coast so we can be there fast.

All our plumbers carry a variety of replacement parts and new tap ware to suit most customers requirements but we are more than happy to install tap ware you have sourced too. Just ask our friendly plumber to provide you with an upfront price before work begins so you know exactly what your job will cost.

For complete peace of mind and fast, courteous service, call DCM Plumbing and Drainage on (07) 5576 5305.

Leaking Taps

Leaking Tap repair

Leaky taps are usually caused by washers deteriorating and tap seatings becoming cracked or gouged. Once a tap begins to drip, over tightening will eventually lead to further deterioration of the seating.

It’s best to attend to a leaky tap as soon as it starts rather than waiting for it to get worse which can cost more and cause more inconvenience to repair in the long run.

Always get a professional plumber to attend to this type of leak rather than risk an emergency.

Flick mixer taps often leak from their internal cartridges. Our plumbers carry generic cartridges that fit many different brands of taps and also good quality replacement mixer taps for those that require a full replacement.

For complete peace of mind and fast, courteous service, call DCM Plumbing and Drainage on (07) 5576 5305.

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A leaking tap might seem like a small problem, but it can be costly in the long run. If left unattended your water bill could be much higher than expected. We recommend getting any leaking taps fixed professionally and quickly to minimise both excessive water usage and damage. However, if you are a little handy with plumbing, you might like to see if you can fix it yourself first. Take a look at our tips to fixing leaky taps here to see if this is something you want to attempt.

There are several different types of tap ware and each presents a different problem when attempting to repair or replace them. Let’s take a look at the most common types here:

Standard Hot When this type of tap ware leaks, it can just be a matter of replacing the tap washers and they are good to go again. However often it isn’t just the tap washers that are causing the leak. The seat the washers sit on inside the tap ware is likely to have gouges in it from years of wear and tear. These gouges need to be taken out using a reseating tool to give a new flush surface for the washers to sit on before a good seal can be made when turning off the tap. If your taps are stiff to turn off or drip then it’s time for them to be serviced by a professional.

Standard Hot These are a very popular style of tap ware and come in an enormous range of styles and finishes. They are most commonly used in kitchen sinks and vanity basins. These taps have cartridges inside and if they leak, they may need to be replaced. Depending on what is leaking and the quality of the mixer tap, it is often more cost effective to replace the entire tap with new.

Standard Hot These are similar to basin taps except they come out of the wall. There is pipework inside the shower wall called a breach and this is where the spindles are. When your shower head won’t stop dripping it may be just the tap ware needs to be serviced.

Your local trusted plumber will be able to fix these for you.

Standard Hot Are very similar to normal hot and cold taps but instead of adjusting each tap, the water temperature is regulated by turning the handle of a single mixer valve. If you notice water coming from the mixer valve, then the most likely cause is the internal cartridge needs to be replaced. We carry a variety of generic and brand specific mixer valve cartridges if this should be in need of replacement.

Standard Hot These generally come in brass or chrome and are fitted with a vacuum breaker to prevent potentially harmful chemicals from syphoning back into the main water supply and possibly
causing serious health issues. It’s easy to miss a leak from an outside tap, especially if a hose has been attached. Repairs and replacements of these taps are very straightforward and can be done very economically.

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