Leaking Taps
Water stains on the basin? Dripping taps keeping you up at night? Possible leaks within a shower wall?

Leaking taps are the most common plumbing problem encountered in domestic and commercial dwellings. They can be caused by a number of plumbing faults including:

1. Failed mixer cartridges
2. Broken or worn tap washers, O-rings and giber washers
3. Failure and corrosion on the brass seat where the washer sits
4. Incorrectly sealed tapware

It is often one of the most overlooked plumbing issue that can be discovered in your home. Delaying this small plumbing repair can cause more problems and increase your water usage – sometimes resulting in an excess water bill! In fact, a leaking tap can waste up to 20,000 litres of water per year. This is significant especially as Townsville continues to be water wise.

It may be tempting to try and fix this issue yourself, however you may risk further damaging the tapware or brass seats without the correct tools and skills. We recommend using a licenced plumber when operating on your tapware to ensure the job is completed correctly and attracts a workmanship warranty.

What can be done?

Generally, most traditional tapware can be serviced replacing all the working components of the tapware and relubricating the existing tapware spindles. If the tapware is deemed beyond economical repair, it may be time to upgrade your existing fixtures to new. Top to Bottom Plumbing can help in both situations! Please see our supply and installation pages if you think refreshing your tapware may be the best way forward – we have a huge range of premium Caroma tapware available at very competitive supply and installation prices.
What sets Top to Bottom Plumbing aside from the competition?

We install five-year warranty tap washers in all serviced and new tapware – that means – we have you covered for any leaks from the outlet for a period of five years! That’s right – five years – guaranteed no leaks or we fix it for free! We are one of the only companies within the Townsville region to use this technology to provide a hassle-free solution to all tapware servicing and new tapware installations.

To schedule an appointment with one of our friendly plumbers or discuss your repair, testing or maintenance requirements, give Top to Bottom Plumbing a call now on (07) 4779 7722

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