Leaking Tap

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Leaking Tap: Stop Wasting Water & Money

Do you find the incessant drip of a leaking tap or faucet unbearable? Even when tightly closed, the persistent sound of water escaping can disrupt your peace, especially during quiet moments.

But beyond the annoyance, did you know that a water tap/faucet dripping at just 1 drip per second can waste over 11,345 liters of water annually?

That’s not just water down the drain; it’s a huge waste of money too – our household water bill can actually be more than what it should be.

Consequences of Ignoring a Leaking Tap

Constantly putting off the repair of a leaking tap/faucet might seem harmless, but the consequences can be more severe than you realise.

For example, water from leaking taps/faucets can cause unsightly stains in the long run. Water seeping into your floorboards, ceilings, and cabinets may lead to decay and corrosion. 

Water leakage issues often lead to growth of mould on your walls, ceilings and furniture. To avoid allergies and health issues, we strongly recommend any water leakage be rectified immediately.

mouldy ceiling due to water leaks
Mouldy Ceiling Due To Water Leaks

Additionally, hazardous slippery surfaces are particularly risky for vulnerable groups like the elderly and children.

Prompt tap/faucet repair or tap/faucet replacement is crucial to mitigate these risks.

Root Causes of Tap & Faucet Leaks

What causes taps/faucets to leak?

While there may be various reasons, common culprits include:

  • Worn-out washers, damaged O-rings, or faulty jumper valves.
  • Corrosion or damage to the valve seat can result in leaks near the spout.
  • Loose parts or broken plumbing may also contribute to the problem.

Identifying and addressing these issues promptly is key to preventing further damage.

Signs You Have a Leaking Tap/Faucet

  1. Dripping Sounds: If you hear consistent dripping sounds coming from the faucet, there is likely a leak.
  2. Visible Leaks: Look for water pooling around the base of the faucet or dripping from the spout when the tap is turned off.
  3. Increased Water Bills: A sudden increase in water bills without a corresponding increase in usage may indicate a hidden leak in your faucet.
  4. Stained or Damaged Fixtures: Water stains or damage on surrounding fixtures, such as countertops or cabinets, can be a sign of ongoing leakage.
  5. Difficulty Turning Off: If you have trouble fully turning off the faucet or notice it continues to drip after being closed, there may be internal leakage.
  6. Mold or Mildew Growth: Excessive moisture from a leaking faucet can promote mold or mildew growth in the surrounding area. You may sometimes detect a musty, rotten, or moldy smell from cabinets/furniture damaged by the incessant water leak.
  7. Rusty Fixtures: Rust or corrosion on the faucet fixtures, such as handles or spout, can indicate water leakage.
  8. Reduced Water Pressure: A leaky faucet can result in decreased water pressure, as water may be escaping through the leak instead of flowing out of the spout.

If you notice any of these signs, it is essential to address the leaking water tap or faucet promptly to prevent further damage and water wastage.

Leaking Kitchen Faucet With Broken Handle
Kitchen Faucet Dripping Water Even When Turned Off
Leaking At Washing Machine Tap

Professional Repair of Leaking Tap & Leaking Faucets

While DIY repairs are possible if you have the necessary tools and expertise, sourcing parts and executing repairs can be challenging for many.

If you do not have the necessary tools and find it a hassle to source the right parts, why not contact Singapore Plumbing Works? 

Our plumbing specialist will be able to determine the exact source of the leakage efficiently. Needless to say, he comes equipped with all the necessary tools and spare parts. So should a tap/faucet replacement be required, it can be done on the spot swiftly.  If the leakage is due to other causes, he will be able to advise how the problem can be resolved. 

Act Now!

Don’t let a simple tap/faucet leak escalate into a major headache.

Common taps we repair include:

  • kitchen faucets
  • washbasin taps
  • bathroom shower mixer taps
  • double shower taps
  • bidet taps and sprays
  • toilet taps
  • washing machine taps

Take action today to repair that faulty tap/faucet by scheduling an appointment with our experienced plumbers. Whether it’s a minor repair or a comprehensive overhaul, we’re here to ensure your taps and faucets are leak-free and your water consumption is optimized.


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