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Many households have some or the other issue with water leaking from different taps in the house. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, tub, laundry, or garden tap, a leakage or drip is a waste of extra water which is going to cost you money. And you don’t want to leave the leaking tap unattended for extended periods otherwise you will not only waste a lot of water but also end up paying high water bills. When it comes to taps, there can be big and small plumbing problems that occur and we often get a lot of questions every day on this subject. So, we thought we ‘d put together some of the most frequently asked questions along with a few solutions and expert tips to help you out and share some information. Let’s look through all the issues and solve some of these problems. Some questions we answer the most are:

  1. Why are my taps dripping or leaking?
  2. Are taps easy to replace?
  3. How can I change the taps?

We never probably give taps a second thought, that is until they become problematic and demand attention. And when things start turning southward it’s time to get them fixed, without any delay. Tap solutions are relatively quick and non-invasive and should always be done by a licensed and experienced plumber. Tap repair and replacement jobs should be carried out immediately and a DIY job can cost you more if not done professionally and properly.



Most of the time, a leaky, dripping, or hard to close tap is the result of a broken or completely worn-out washer.  Not only is it a total waste of water, but it’s also annoying. No matter how hard you turn them, you cannot escape the drip. Replacing a broken or worn-out tap washer in a leaky tap yourself isn’t too complicated. If your tap uses a washer and has been dripping or become very hard to close, then you may want to replace the washer. However, if you are not 100% confident about what you’re doing and how you’re doing it, we recommend you call a plumber to get the job done right the first time.


Need to replace a broken tap? Or planning to give your bathroom a new contemporary look by changing tapware? Follow these steps for If you’re thinking of replacing a tap because it’s dripping, think about trying to repair it first. Replacing a sink tap, whether it’s in your kitchen or bathroom, is easier than a lot of other tap plumbing jobs and can be done yourself with some expert tips. The first thing to do is turn off the water supply and to find out the number of holes in the tap. The easiest way to tell which type of tap you have already is to look under the sink. You’ll be able to see the number of holes from the bottom.  Get under the basin and use a wrench to undo the screws and remove the old tap. Get the new tap and connect the threaded post to your tap, then feed into the basin hole. Make sure the tap sits snugly. Screw the nut tightly onto the threaded post. Your tap is now gripped onto your basin.


If this seems like a task and you want professional tap fitting that lasts you years, call your local plumbers to help with tap replacement Adelaide. Horncastle Plumbing professionals are Adelaide’s best plumbers and we specialize in repairing and replacing all types of taps and tap-ware. Call us today to discuss your tap problems. We carry all the tools, parts and equipment necessary to get the job done fast and efficiently. If you need replacement or repairs of your taps Adelaide then Horncastle Plumbing is the plumbing service you call.