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Leaking, dripping and broken taps are annoying. You can see your water being wasted in front of you, running down the drain before your eyes. Whether the tap is dripping from the faucet or from the handles, you don’t need to put up with witnessing this waste of your water and your money. If you’re in the Toowoomba region, JH Plumbing can fix your leaking tap and repair it good as new. Even better, we can get it done fast without putting you out of pocket.
You can try and fix your own leaking taps using a bit of know-how (or a Google search) but your best bet is to put the task in the hands of the pros. JH Plumbing are plumbing professionals in the Toowoomba area and we can fix it for you good as new. Give one of our friendly customer service pros a call today in order to get started.
How to stop a dripping tap immediately?
find the shut-off valves under the sink and turn them off
Just remember to turn them back on again when you need to use your tap
To stop your tap from dripping permanently contact JH Plumbing
How It Works
Don’t put up with an annoying leaking tap any longer! Contact JH Plumbing, Toowoomba’s plumbing professionals, and get your tap working as good as new again.
We’ll complete all tasks with professionalism and efficiency. And if you need a few more jobs completed while we’re over at your house fixing your taps, we’re happy to combine jobs in the same visitation
What causes a leaking tap?
There are some common reasons why a tap in your home may start to drip or leak. These include:
WORN OUT WASHER
This is the most common culprit behind a leaking tap. Each use of the tap causes the washer to rub against the valve seat and the ongoing friction causes it to wear out eventually. A poorly fitted washer can also lead to this outcome.
While there’s not much you can do about washers wearing out with time, only closing the handle until the water stops running rather than over-tightening it can go a long way towards prolonging the life of the tap.
WORN OUT O-RING
The O-Ring is the little ring attached to the stem screw, which holds the handle of the tap in place. Like the washer, this tends to wear out with time over the course of regular use.
In the compression mechanism, this is the all-important place where the spout meets the tap. Unfortunately, this is a vulnerable area and the accumulation of water in it can cause corrosion around it and leakage around the spout as a result.
The cartridge is the part of the tap that regulates the temperature and flow of the water. Like the other parts of the tap, this part can get worn out from years of usage.
One of the potentially less expected causes of a leaking tap is damage to the pipe. Pipes can leak, crack and become damaged by accidents. However, this usually has other effects that are more likely to occur than a leaking tap, such as odd smells and water discoloration.
THE TYPE OF TAP
Even the type of tap you have in your home can be an indicator of whether or not it’s going to cause a problem by leaking. For instance, ball type taps have a lot more working parts inside them and can be inclined to wear out more easily.
Whatever the cause of your dripping tap woes, JH Plumbing can offer you a solution.
How to stop a dripping tap immediately?
To stop a dripping tap immediately, find the shut-off valves (also known as stop valves) under the sink and turn them off. Just remember to turn them back on again when you need to use your tap.
To stop your tap from dripping permanently and to have it back as good as new, contact Jh Plumbing. Read on for all of our contact details.
Jh Plumbing – your tap repair professionals
Whatever your plumbing problems are, JH Plumbing offer solutions. That includes solutions for leaking taps! We’re here to provide tap repair solutions for the people of Toowoomba whether it’s fixing a leaking washer or something more complex. We aim to be a reliable, dependable and affordable option for the people of Toowoomba.
When you hear about leaking taps, it’s common to think of the taps in your kitchen or bathroom first. Yet JH Plumbing can fix the faucets anywhere in your home whether they’re the taps in the bathroom, the kitchen, the laundry, the garden or even the tap behind the toilet.
We’ll complete all tasks with professionalism and efficiency. And if you need a few more jobs completed while we’re over at your house fixing your taps, we’re happy to combine jobs in the same visitation.