4 signs the taps in your home may need replacing

Our household taps work pretty hard, and we don’t even think about them until they start to malfunction. Here are a few warning signs that the taps need to be checked and possibly replaced.

March 10, 2021

Drip, drip, drip

If one of your taps is dripping even though you have replaced the washer, it could be time for a new tap. A slow leak or constantly dripping tap can waste up to 9,000 litres of water a year, not to mention the annoying sound!  

Two-hand turn-off

If you find yourself having to turn the tap tighter and tighter each time to stop the water, it is time to call a plumber.

Noisy taps

If you notice clanking, clicking, or any other unusual sounds, your taps should be checked over more closely. It could be mineral deposits in your pipes, or your taps could be reaching the end of their life.

Inconsistent flow

Your tap’s water flow should be smooth. If it starts to splutter or stop and start, the best thing to do is to call in a licensed plumber.

It’s a good idea to get your taps checked out every now and again, just to make sure they’re in good working order. Your local plumber will be able to let you know when they are in need of repairs or replacement.

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