Are you wondering, ‘Why is my tap leaking?’ A leaking tap can be caused by a variety of issues, and understanding them can help you prevent future leaks or know when to call in the professionals.
One common cause is a worn-out tap washer. Over time, the washer can deteriorate, leading to a dripping tap.
Another potential issue is a faulty tap valve. If the valve isn’t sealing properly, water can escape, causing a leak.
Even the tap handle can be a culprit if it’s not functioning correctly. Alternatively, you may have tried to reseat the tap but it is still leaking.
Leaks can also occur from the tap spout or at the base of the tap, indicating a need for a more comprehensive tap repair or replacement.
While some minor leaks can be fixed with a DIY approach, more complex issues often require the expertise of professional plumbers. If you’re dealing with a leaking bathroom or kitchen tap, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for expert leaking tap repair services. We’re also available for emergency tap leak repairs, ensuring you’re never left in a lurch with a leaking tap.
We can assist with any of the following types of taps in your home or business:
- Pillar Taps: These are traditional taps with two separate taps for hot and cold water
- Mixer Taps: These taps mix hot and cold water, allowing you to control the temperature with a single handle.
- Monobloc Taps: These taps have a single handle that controls both the temperature and flow of the water.
- Bib Taps: These are outdoor taps, often used for garden hoses or washing machines.
- Bath/Shower Mixer Taps: These are dual-purpose taps that can divert water to a bath tap or a showerhead.
- Wall Mounted Taps: These taps are mounted on the wall, often used in bathtubs or large sinks.
- Deck Mounted Taps: These taps are mounted on the deck of the sink or bathtub.
- Single Lever Taps: These taps have one lever that controls both the temperature and flow of the water.
- Dual Lever Taps: These taps have two levers, one for hot water and one for cold water.
- Swan Neck Mixer Taps: Also known as Gooseneck taps, these taps offer curved lines and sleek designs, comprising of a single handle for mixing hot and cold water.
- Pull Out Spray Taps: These kitchen taps have a spray head that can be pulled out for more flexibility when washing dishes or rinsing the sink.
- Touchless Taps: These are sensor-activated taps that start and stop the flow of water when they detect the presence of hands.
- Thermostatic Taps: These taps allow you to set a specific temperature for the water, which the tap then maintains.
- Kitchen Mixer Taps: A versatile tap that combines hot and cold water into a single stream.
Each type of tap has its own unique features and may require different methods for repair and maintenance.