Dripping Taps: Causes and Solutions

Drip… Drip… Dripping Taps.

The sound of a dripping tap can be very annoying, and the water wastage is equally frustrating. But fear not, because in this blog, we’re diving into the common issue of dripping taps, exploring its causes, and providing solutions to put an end to the annoying drip cycle.

Causes of Running Taps

Dripping taps are often caused by a worn-out or faulty internal component known as the “tap washer” in the case of a standard tap set or the “cartridge” in mixer taps. Sediment buildup can also prevent proper sealing, leading to leaks. If the washers have just been replaced and the tap is still dripping, the cause could be a damaged seat. This is the brass where the washer seals against. If this is damaged you should call in a professional to asses, repair and stop that dripping tap for good!

Solutions to Stop the Drips

  1. Replace the tap washer or cartridge: If you have some plumbing skills, you can replace the faulty component with a new one from a hardware store. Alternatively, enlist the help of a professional plumber to ensure a proper replacement.
  2. Tighten Loose Parts: Sometimes, a loose part can cause a drip. Gently tighten any loose nuts or screws in the tap. Be cautious not to over tighten, as this can damage the fixture.
  3. Clean Aerator and Screen: Sediment buildup can also occur in the faucet aerator and screen. Unscrew and clean them to allow proper water flow.
  4. Call a professional plumber: Call in the professionals at South Adelaide Plumbing and Gas to stop that drip for good!

Need to call in the tap experts?

Don’t let the drip drive you crazy! If you’re struggling with a dripping tap, whether it’s a kitchen or bathroom tap, our expert plumbers at South Adelaide Plumbing and Gas can help. Contact us today to put an end to that persistent drip and save water and money in the process.

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