Shower and Sink Tap Leaks

Shower and Sink Tap Leaks

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Do You have Shower and Sink Tap Problems?

The same as a blocked sink, leaking taps are a common household problem that most people hold off and decide to fix last minute. Well, that’s inviting bad news. Leaving leaking taps alone can often bring in more problems than solutions to your table. And some of those problems are excessive water bills, floods and wall and floor damages. 

There are simple DIY solutions you can do to fix the problem, or you can rely on the plumbing experts to do it for you. Mr Drains is always there for you to help with your tub and shower plumbing, sink plumbing and other bathroom plumbing needs.

Have a friendly team member visit, check and fix your plumbing issues. Book an appointment with us to dial 02 9986 1234 for emergencies.

The Common Causes of Leaks

Leaving a leaky shower or sink tap is both irritating and expensive. It’s irritating because you’ll hear an endless loop of that “drip, drip, drip” all night long. Meanwhile, it’s costly because the leaks waste hundreds of litres of water every week, increasing your water bill.

With that being said, what causes the leaks in the first place?

Sink Taps

Among the common causes of sink tap leaks are the following:

  1. The Washer or small rubber is corroded and damaged. This commonly happens because of improper installation or wear and tear.
  2. The O-Ring is damaged.
  3. Your cartridge is damaged due to wear and tear. 
  4. The valve seat has mineral buildup or is damaged because of wear and tear.
  5. There are loose parts attached.
  6. Your area is currently experiencing high water pressure, which can also cause pipe issues.

Shower Taps

Among the common causes of shower tap leaks are the following:

  1. There are loose nuts.
  2. Washers are worn out because of wear and tear.
  3. Improper installation of washers.
  4. Washers are of poor quality.
  5. The washers installed are in the wrong size.
  6. Worn out o-rings because of wear and tear.
  7. There is mineral build up.
  8. The inlet and outlet seals are damaged because of wear and tear.

For both the sink and shower taps, the common causes of damage, which result in leaks, are old age and wear and tear. As the owner, we advise you to know how old your pipes and drainages are and consult with your reliable plumbing service provider for tips and recommendations, which can help prevent problems in the future.

Call The Bathroom Plumbing Experts

Our team is dedicated to fixing the root of the plumbing problem, providing solutions that will benefit you in the long run!

Mr Drains can help you in the following:

  • Kitchen Tap Repairs and Installations
  • Bathroom Tap Repairs and Installations
  • Washing Machine and Laundry Tap Repairs and Installations (in case placed near or within the bathroom)
  • Outdoor Shower Repairs and Installations

From installations to repairs and replacements of taps or even the whole plumbing system, Mr Drains can take care of it. We pride ourselves on our work process and guarantee that we always get the job done!

Mr Drains’ Work Process and Guarantee

We always assure our customers that our plumbers are always prepared before heading to your residential or commercial area. We follow a process so that everything is organised and covered.

After arriving at your area, we’ll do an inspection of your bathroom — or other locations in need of inspection — and plumbing system to find the root of your shower and tap leaks. After that, we provide a quotation with upfront pricing, but if you’re a pensioner or Senior Cardholder, we grant a 10% discount on the bill. On the other hand, we charge additional fees if the situation needs additional equipment. Our vehicle is always fully stocked with the latest plumbing tools and equipment needed during the process, lessening unnecessary trips to get supplies.

Once everything is agreed upon, we can proceed with the installation or repairs and testing to ensure everything is working properly. After this, we clean up the area and provide maintenance advice for your newly installed or fixed shower and sink taps. We’re also open to provide support after the service if ever you come across problems.

Get your shower and sink taps fixed. Reach out to us by booking an appointment or reach out to 02 9986 1234. We service any drain emergency 24/7.

FAQs

Why do I have low water pressure from my shower?

Low pressure in a shower can be caused by several issues such as a clogged showerhead, a worn-out mixing valve, closed valve, leaking pipe, or even a faulty water heater. Don’t get overwhelmed though, call Mr. Drains Plumbing Services now for a free quote on (02) 9986 1234.

How do I stop a leaking shower?

Simply follow these easy steps to fix your leaking shower head;

  1. Turn off your water supply - Before you get started, turn off the water supply to avoid any unpleasant surprises later on.
  2. Clean the shower head - Remove your showerhead from the hose, taking care not to lose the O-ring or rubber washer, then soak your showerhead in vinegar for at least 30 minutes. Rinse it with water and use an old toothbrush to remove any stubborn dirt, grime and limescale, paying close attention to the individual nozzles. Rinse it again, then set the showerhead aside.
  3. Check for a worn seal - Your O-ring or rubber washer is the component that prevents water from leaking between your showerhead and hose. Check to see if it looks worn or damaged and if so, replace it with a new one.
  4. Reattach the showerhead and turn on the water - Put your showerhead back together, reattach it to the hose, turn the water supply back on, and turn on your shower to flush out any remaining dirt and grime. Hopefully, this has done the trick and your showerhead has now stopped leaking, but if not, move on to step 5.
  5. Turn your attention to the valve - If you’ve followed all these steps and your showerhead is still leaking, there is likely a problem with a valve in your shower taps. If you have two separate taps – one for hot water and one for cold water – you'll first need to identify which one is leaking by feeling the temperature of the dripping water (you’ll need to turn the water supply back on to do this and turn it back off once you’ve determined which tap is faulty). If you’ve followed all these steps and your showerhead is still leaking, there is likely a problem with a valve in your shower taps. If you have two separate taps – one for hot water and one for cold water – you'll first need to identify which one is leaking by feeling the temperature of the dripping water (you’ll need to turn the water supply back on to do this and turn it back off once you’ve determined which tap is faulty).
How do I stop a leaking shower?

Simply follow these easy steps to fix your leaking shower head;

  1. Turn off your water supply - Before you get started, turn off the water supply to avoid any unpleasant surprises later on.
  2. Clean the shower head - Remove your showerhead from the hose, taking care not to lose the O-ring or rubber washer, then soak your showerhead in vinegar for at least 30 minutes. Rinse it with water and use an old toothbrush to remove any stubborn dirt, grime and limescale, paying close attention to the individual nozzles. Rinse it again, then set the showerhead aside.
  3. Check for a worn seal - Your O-ring or rubber washer is the component that prevents water from leaking between your showerhead and hose. Check to see if it looks worn or damaged and if so, replace it with a new one.
  4. Reattach the showerhead and turn on the water - Put your showerhead back together, reattach it to the hose, turn the water supply back on, and turn on your shower to flush out any remaining dirt and grime. Hopefully, this has done the trick and your showerhead has now stopped leaking, but if not, move on to step 5.
  5. Turn your attention to the valve - If you’ve followed all these steps and your showerhead is still leaking, there is likely a problem with a valve in your shower taps. If you have two separate taps – one for hot water and one for cold water – you'll first need to identify which one is leaking by feeling the temperature of the dripping water (you’ll need to turn the water supply back on to do this and turn it back off once you’ve determined which tap is faulty). If you’ve followed all these steps and your showerhead is still leaking, there is likely a problem with a valve in your shower taps. If you have two separate taps – one for hot water and one for cold water – you'll first need to identify which one is leaking by feeling the temperature of the dripping water (you’ll need to turn the water supply back on to do this and turn it back off once you’ve determined which tap is faulty).
Why does my toilet keep running?

There are a few reasons that your toilet keeps running after you have flushed it;

  1. You need to lower the float - Among the most common causes for a running toilet is overflow water leaking down into the bowl from the tank via the overflow tube. This happens when there's too much water in the tank. You can adjust the water level by adjusting the height of the float. To lower the water in a toilet with a float arm, loosen or tighten the screw until the float arm lowers. To lower the water in a toilet with a column float attached to the fill valve, loosen the screw or clip, push down the float, and tighten everything back up again.
  2. The flapper is leaking and needs to be replaced - The most common reason for a running toilet is an old flapper that needs to be replaced. Remove the old one by detaching the chain and taking the flapper off the pins on the side of the overflow tube. To attach the new one, connect the chain and attach the sides to the pins. Tip: Drain the water from the tank before you replace the flapper. Shut off the water supply to the toilet, and then flush the toilet to drain the water.
  3. You need to shorten the refill tube - Another cause behind your running toilet could be that the refill tube is always pumping water into the bowl, and this happens when the tube is too long and isn't positioned properly in the overflow tube. To shorten a refill tube, pull the tube out of the overflow and hold it just above the opening of the overflow, trim it off there, and clip it to the side of the overflow tube to keep it in place.

Not confident to do this plumbing work yourself? Mr. Drains is here to help. Call us now on (02) 9986 1234 and a member of the team will be able to assist.