A leaking tap is one of the most common repairs we make here at iSpecialise, and that’s because our customers know the risk of not having it attended to.
For those of you thinking, ‘it’s just a leaking tap, what risks could it possibly present to warrant me paying a plumber to come and fix it?’, this article is especially for you. You see, a leaking tap may just be a leaking tap now, but it can be a sign of more significant issues and can lead to damaging impacts on your home and health.
Continue reading to discover why you need to get that leaking tap repaired right away.
It could be a sign of a more serious plumbing issue
If you’ve been following our blog, you would have read in an earlier post that pipe issues can lead a tap to leak. So, while you assume a simple washer just needs replacing, its something completely different, and much more serious. Cracked, corroded, and damaged pipes can cause the water pressure to fluctuate, and when this happens, the water needs an escape. Hence, you have a dripping tap.
If you’re replaced the washer and you still have a leaking tap, then it is reason enough to call in the leaking tap repair specialists, iSpecialise.
It could cause damage to your home
If the tap is leaking from the valve seat or from the base of the tap and not the spout, then water will inevitably seep into the vanity, causing damage to the cabinet, along with the silicon seals which prevent germs from festering.
Don’t leave it to the point where you say, I should have just got the tap fixed. The cost of leaking tap repair in Auckland is a lot cheaper than removing a water-damaged vanity, replacing it with a new one, and then having a plumber come to install the fittings again.
You will save a lot of water!
Do you know know how much water is wasted each day by a leaking tap? Have a guess. According to the Queensland Government, a slow-dripping tap can waste as much as 9,000 litres of water a year, or around 33 litres of water PER DAY as the Auckland City Council reports. Other sources state that a leaking tap can waste as much as 20,000 litres of water a year! This is insane!
There is a super handy drip calculator on the Fix-a-Drip website which can calculate you how much water your leaking tap is wasting.
It’s cheaper to get it fixed in the long run
I’ve already touched on the cost savings in having to replace a water-damaged vanity, but there are further cost savings in your water bill. If we look at the figures above, a dripping tap is likely to waste at least 14,500 litres a year, on average. That equates to a decent water bill increase of around $60 per year; similar to the cost of having a leaking tap fixed!
If you have a leaking tap in Auckland, don’t ignore it another day. A leaking tap is something to be concerned about, not ignored. Though it may not seem like a big deal, it can present many risks, to both your home and health.
Fixing a leaking tap will prevent more serious piping issues from going unnoticed, can potentially save your vanity from water-damage, will save you around 14,500 L of water per year and approximately $60 per year in excess water charges.
So instead of putting up with the annoying dripping sounds, pick up the phone and give iSpecialise a call on 09-889 9553. We have a reputation for being the ‘go-to’ plumbers in Auckland for leaking tap repairs; we’re prompt and efficient, charge no call-out fee, and provide an upfront fixed-price quote on all leaking tap repairs in Auckland.