How To Take Care Of A Leaking Tap
Symcorp Building Services is family owned and operated and provides professional building services, maintenance, and restoration to Gold Coast residents in Queensland. Our friendly, qualified workmen offer prompt and professional maintenance services of the highest standards, including building maintenance, electrical repairs, plumbing and garden services.
Due to the increased demand for plumbing services on the Gold Coast, Symcorp Plumbing Services was established as a division of Symcorp to specialize in maintenance and repairs related to plumbing. Symcorp Plumbing Services offers residential and commercial plumbing services by a team of reliable and fully qualified plumbers, who are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to plumbing problems.
Symcorp Plumbing Services include:
- General plumbing
- Leaking taps
- Blocked drains
- Hot water system repair and maintenance
A leaking tap is one of the most common plumbing problems in most households. A leaking tap has several causes, most of which are simple and easy to fix, so don’t ignore that dripping faucet in your kitchen, bathroom or garden as a dripping tap wastes precious water and costs you money in the long run. Leaking taps Gold Coast says, the annoying sound of dripping water can keep you awake at night and a leak in the pipes can cause a pool of water to accumulate under the sink. The nuisance of a leaking tap can turn into a more serious problem, if it is not taken care of properly.
A qualified plumber from Symcorp will be able to assess the problem and discover the source of the leak. Fortunately, most leaky taps are easy and surprisingly inexpensive to fix and may be due to a problem with the compression valve or a worn washer that needs to be replaced.
There are three different types of washers in a faucet system that may be causing the tap to leak and which may need to be replaced:
2. Body washer
3. Jumper valve
These come in standard sizes and our plumbers carry a selection of replacement washers in their well stocked tool kits. The tap will have to be disassembled to fit the new washers and a plumber will disconnect the main water supply in order to carry out the job. Once the washers have been replaced, water supply will be turned on and the plumber will check that the leaking has stopped.
If the tap continues to leak after one or more washers have been replaced, it may be necessary to re-seat the tap. Re-seating requires resurfacing the tap to provide the tightest seal around the washers. This is a job that can quickly and easily be accomplished by one of our plumbers.