A dripping tap can waste 20,000 litres of water in a year!

There are so many things that can go wrong with your taps…… leaking or dripping, hard to turn off or handles fallen off, no water from tap, leaks under the cupboard from the tap, corroded tap ware, missing buttons, leaks from braided hose on flickmixer. You may just want to freshen up your tapware for a cost effective spruce up to your kitchen or bathroom.

The good news is that Gold Medal Services can help to fix any tap with any problem and provide you with good plumbing advice.

As maintenance plumbers there is not much we have not seen and repaired. If we don’t know, we will find out.

Here are some questions that help us to do our repair:

  • Which tap is leaking – bathroom, ensuite, kitchen, laundry, basin, shower?
  • Is it a standard tap that you turn or a flick mixer with a lever?
  • If it is a flick mixer, what is the brand?
  • Is tapware metal or plastic? If tapware is plastic we recommend it is replaced with metal diecast fittings.

When Gold Medal Services does a tap service it includes reseating the brass face in the breach so that the washer has a flat surface to sit on, replacing the O ring, greasing the spindle body, installing a new spindle body and tap washer.

With garden tap leaks we generally replace the tap with a quarter turn style tap which are longer lasting.

Leaks on flick mixer taps usually mean a replacement is the most economical option. If they are not in place already, we install mini cock taps on each hose to allow for easier maintenance in the future. It also means that water can be isolated just to that fixture.

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15 drips per minute = 1 litre per day