How a $90 Shower could Turn into a $500 Cost

November 9th, 2016

Plumbing can be a major expense, and nowhere is that more apparent than in simple repairs such as replacing a showerhead and taps.

You might be tempted to think, “Well, why not just purchase a tap at Bunnings for under $100, install it myself and be done with it. After all, the tap is under warranty and I may not even be here in 5 years.”

Warranty Woes

This seems simple enough – and it would be – except most warranties are void unless a plumber installs your shower or tap. And in the case of replacing an existing basin or shower tap, the cost will be double, since the licensed workman must do both the removal, and the installation, if you want your warranty in full effect.

So, how much could this possibly cost, you ask? The typical cost of having a tap either removed or installed, is around $180, so double that, plus the cost of your tap for a neat $440 initial installation for a start. Now consider that this warranty only covers the least expensive part of the repair, the tap itself, and the fact that inferior parts have a habit of wearing out within a year or two, and now you’re looking at $440, plus $360 to have it replaced in two years, and additional $360 two years after that.

Since your warranty is only five years, on the third replacement, you are on your own and will have to undergo the total cost again, and start the cycle over. Not to mention price increases! So, what’s a homeowner to do when it comes to getting a good deal on quality plumbing? After all, you’re handy, you could do the job yourself if it weren’t for the pesky warranty.

Score a Warranty Win!

With a tap from EZYFIX, you get the best of both worlds. With our “no excuses” 5-year warranty, you’re covered. Even if you install it yourself. Simply follow the instructions, and you’re covered for 5 years! just remove it, contact EZYFIX or take your part back to your retailer, and EZYFIX will cover the replacement costs. It’s that simple.

Not only is EZYFIX a simple, guaranteed solution for the HOME RENOVATOR, we also happen to carry one of the best lines of showers and taps in Australia, designed by an Australian designer and manufactured to our exact specification. The best part? High quality, Australian designed EZYFIX taps are available at Bunnings, right next to the plumber install version that will cost you an arm and a leg over time!

EXYFIX can also be delivered straight to your door, Australia wide. Not sure if you can carry out the repair? No problem, just call the DIY hotline for tips and advice. Not sure it will fit? It’s guaranteed to fit any existing plumbing, quick to replace, and we sell tapware styles to fit all of your other plumbing too!


NOTE: Not an EZYFIX shower pictured above (ours will make you even happier!)


*please check your relevant state laws before undertaking DIY plumbing repairs.