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Replace Taps and Faucets

Whether it is in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry area, taps and faucets play a crucial role in providing Singapore homes access to clean water. However, over time, our kitchen faucets and toilet taps may develop leaks, corrode, or become outdated in style, necessitating replacement.

In this guide, we look at when and how to replace our taps and faucets effectively, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free installation.

When to Replace Tap/Faucet

Before initiating the tap/faucet replacement process, we first need to identify signs that indicate your tap/faucet may need replacement instead of repair:

  1. Persistent Leaks: A tap/faucet that leaks incessantly despite it being fully turned off can waste water and lead to increased water bills. This may indicate malfunctioning pipes or valves, leading to potential water damage to the countertop, cabinet, or even sink.
  2. Tap/Faucet Leaking from Spout, Handle, or Base: Leaks from the handle, base, or pipes underneath suggest the need for replacement to prevent mold growth and water damage. Some leaky taps/faucets can be repaired by replacing or tightening certain parts. But often, it is more practical to replace the entire tap/faucet.
  3. Rust, Grime, or Mineral Deposits: The buildup of rust or mineral deposits from your water can compromise the structural integrity of your tap/faucet. This will lead to further tap/faucet damage, necessitating replacement.
  4. Squeaking Tap/Faucet Handle or Damaged Components: Squeaking or damaged handles indicate wear and tear, signaling the need for replacement to avoid future issues.
  5. Water Not Flowing Smoothly from Tap/Faucet: Water spitting instead of flowing out steadily indicates a clogged aerator, necessitating replacement if the clog is severe.
  6. Noises from Tap/Faucet: Unusual sounds like screeching or clanking may indicate internal damage, requiring repairs or replacement.
  7. Old Tap/Faucet: Taps/faucets typically last around 15 years; older taps/faucets should be replaced to prevent potential problems.
  8. Water Smells or Tastes Odd/Weird: Bad odor or taste may signal wear and tear in your tap/faucet or piping. A tap/faucet replacement is highly recommended to maintain water quality.
  9. Weak Water Pressure: Consistent low water pressure may indicate excessive corrosion or buildup, warranting tap/faucet replacement.
  10. Mold and Mildew Formation: Any water tap/faucet leaks can lead to the proliferation of mold and mildew. They pose health risks and require prompt replacement to prevent further damage.
  11. Outdated Design: If your tap/faucet no longer matches your home’s decor or style, replacing it can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your living space.

Common Tap/Faucet Problems

Bathroom Faucet Leaking From Spout Even When Fully Turned Off
Kitchen Faucet With A Broken Base
Kitchen Faucet With Missing Handle
Rusty Shower Mixer With Missing Diverter, Leaking When Fully Turned Off
Broken Handle Of Bathroom Faucet
Replace Old Toilet Tap
Shower Mixer Tap With Broken Diverter
Replace Bidet Tap/Spray

Choosing the Right Replacement Tap or Faucet

When selecting a replacement faucet for your home, consider the following factors:

  • Water efficiency: Opt for water-efficient taps and faucets to conserve water and reduce utility bills, in line with Singapore’s focus on sustainability.
  • Durability: Choose taps and faucets made from high-quality materials that can withstand Singapore’s humid climate and provide long-term performance.
  • Aesthetic appeal: Select a tap/faucet design and style that complements the overall look and feel of your home, enhancing its visual appeal.

DIY vs. Professional Tap/Faucet Replacement Service

DIY Tap/Faucet Replacement

While some homeowners may attempt DIY faucet replacement, it’s important to consider the following:

  • Skill level: DIY replacement requires basic plumbing knowledge and skills.
  • Tools and equipment: Ensure you have the necessary tools and equipment for the job, including wrenches, plumber’s tape, and sealant.
  • Risk of damage: Incorrect installation can lead to leaks or damage to plumbing fixtures, resulting in additional expenses, and wasted time and effort.
Benefits of Professional Tap/Faucet Replacement Service

Opting for professional faucet replacement offers several advantages:

  • Expertise and tools: Armed with the proper tools, our experienced plumbers have the knowledge and expertise to handle tap and faucet replacement efficiently and effectively.
  • Quality assurance: Our plumbing specialists ensure proper installation, minimising the risk of leaks or malfunctions.
  • Time-saving: Our professional tap/faucet replacement service saves homeowners time and effort, and provides peace of mind.
removing old kitchen faucet
Removing Old Kitchen Faucet
adjusting new kitchen faucet
Adjusting The Newly Installed Kitchen Faucet
replace with new bottle traps and piping
Replace With New Bottle Traps And Piping
plumbing tools for faucet replacement
Plumbing Tools For Faucet Replacement

Common taps we replace include:

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

If time is of the essence or if you have any queries, consider engaging our plumbing specialists at Singapore Plumbing Works.

We will first advise you if it is more cost-effective to repair your faulty or leaking tap/faucet. If not, we can easily replace your tap or faucet swiftly and efficiently, saving you loads of trouble.


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