Leaking Tap Repair

At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, we have extensive Leaking Tap Repair experience.

Established experts

Have a Leaking Tap in Your Brisbane Home?

Leaky faucets are not only annoying, but they can waste enormous amounts of water & cause higher water bills. In fact, a faucet that drips at the rate of one drop each second wastes over 3,000 gallons yearly. That’s enough water for over 150 showers! 

At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, our licensed technicians have expertise to accurately diagnose the underlying causes of leaking taps. We use advanced diagnostic tools to repair and restore watertight seals for all tap types. We’ll make sure to prevent tiny leaks from escalating into major headaches down the road.

What Causes Tap Leaks

There are a few common underlying reasons taps gradually become leak-prone despite initial tight closes:

  • Normal wear and tear - Everyday usage slowly degrades rubber washers and seating surfaces enabling drips. Industrial and commercial taps may see faster deterioration from heavy use.
  • Loose joints or connections - Repeated torque eventually loosens secure joints if pipe braces fail or designs are outdated.
  • High water pressure - Excess municipal supply pressure strains components forcing water through seals.
  • Mineral buildup and corrosion - Hard water deposits limit mobility while rust erodes parts over decades.
  • Freezing temp damage - Ice expansion in pipes can crack delicate elements. Bibs and valves require insulation.

Rest assured, we’ll find the root of the water leak problem so we can deliver fast leaking tap repair!

Signs of a Leaking Tap

A leaking tap somewhere in your home isn’t always obvious. Here are some signs you may have one: 

  • Visible dripping when a faucet is turned off
  • Spiking water bills that can’t be attributed to anything
  • Rust accumulation around water fixtures
  • Musty odors from moisture

If you notice any of these signs, give us a call. 

We service Brisbane and all surrounding suburbs

The team at S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting are locally-owned and based in Brisbane, servicing all surrounding suburbs.

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Leaking Tap FAQs

Can taps start leaking over time even if nothing is visibly worn?

Yes, undetectable pitting and indentations in seating surfaces develop allowing water to pass through what originally seemed like tight seals requiring faucet reconditioning.

Why is my newly installed kitchen faucet already dripping?

Yes, pro models found in restaurants can work for large families needing added grinding capacity and horsepower. We ensure electrical loads and drainage volumes get properly accounted for during professional grade installs in homes.

Can mineral deposits make taps leak?

Yes, calcium and limescale deposits limit the mobility of internal parts from moving freely to completely stop water flow when closed. Water softeners can help avoid hard water damage.

My kitchen faucet handle needs to be really tightened to prevent dripping – why?

In most single-handle faucets, worn or flattened washers prevent handles achieving full closure to stop flow. Replacing aged washers restores watertight seals without needing to overly crank handles shut.

24/7 Plumbing and Gas Emergencies

Have an emergency? As Brisbane’s top emergency plumber, S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting is available 24/7/365 for those unexpected emergencies.

Whether day or night, you can call anytime.

Contact S&J Plumbing. 

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