$99 Tap Service, inc GST Includes
* Tradesman Fee
* Replace All Gaskets
* Replace All O-rings
* Replace All Washers
* Re-home the surface
* Thoroughly test
* In rare cases Stainless Washers and Spindle Extensions
In some cases your leak may be a a broken tap, if this is the case we will not charge for the service and instead provide you with a no obligation quote to replace it.
Consider Upgrading If you have an older tap, rather than outlaying the cost for a service you could consider an upgrade. It will not cost too much more and will make the area much nicer as well as increase the value of your property. We supply and install nice gooseneck mixers from $190 or new flick mixers from $150.
Convert your tap set to a mixer Converting tap sets to mixers is also very popular and may not cost too much if there are no tiles to modify. We have reliable, everyday taps and mixers starting at $40 as well as a range of much more bespoke mixers that you can choose from if you let us know beforehand.
Flick Mixer Tap Service Specific parts will likely be needed to repair a flick mixer tap. Once we know the make and model of the flick mixer we can give a fairly accurate price. In some cases however we would recommend a replacement as it would be cheaper.
Leaks caused by Wear and Tear on Parts Parts like washers and O-rings will perish over time and cause a leak. Simply replacing these will stop the tap from leaking. However a lot of the time they are perishing much quicker because the surface that the washer pushes down on scratches them.
Leaks because The surface is rough When you turn a tap, the washer pushes down onto the surface to prevent water flow. Over time the surface becomes uneven and will not completely seal causing a leak. This is the main reason for a dripping tap, re-homing this surface flat and replacing the old washer will make the tap as good as new.
The assembly is cracked A cracked assembly is very rare and typically only happens to taps which are over 20 years in age or taps that were damaged on initial installation. Unfortunately once the assembly is cracked, the tap will require replacing. If the assembly is built into the wall, it will also need the wall to be cut and potentially tiles be replaced.
Can I stop the tap leak myself? We would not recommend it as it is a little bit involved. But yes, legally you are able to and many people have. Firstly, you will need to turn off your water supply to the tap using an isolation valve or water meter. Next, take the tap off its spindle and remove the washer, o-ring and gasket and replace them. You can take these to Bunnings or a trade outlet and show them to the staff. They should easily find a match for you to reassemble your tap with. If you plan to lubricate the surface make sure to get an edible lubricant, do not use something like WD40. Lastly make sure the surface that you place the washer back on is smooth it will quickly become damaged again.