Do your taps need replacing?

September 10th, 2015

Modern plumbing is one of the most life-changing innovations of all time, and we often take the ability to wash our dishes or hands at a kitchen sink for granted. While we don’t usually think much of it, when things go wrong with the tap, we tend to take notice. The best time to fix a damaged tap is now, and these signs indicate you may have a problem that needs addressing.

Auditory Signals

Using your ears, you can often pick up on an audible warning signs that your tap needs replacing. If you notice clanking, clicking, or any other mechanical sounds, the tap should be checked over more closely. While these kinds of noises could indicate a larger problem with your pipes, it’s a good idea to check for an easier fix first. This is especially true if the source of the sound seems to be coming directly from the tap. To test your theory, try taking the tap apart and inspecting for cracks. It also helps to ensure the unit is tightened well.

Inconsistent Water Flow

Your tap should be predictable when it comes to water flow. However, if the tap suddenly starts to display an inconsistent flow, you likely have an issue with your tap. It could be the case that you simply need to flush any lime or mineral deposits until the screen is clear. However, if this fails to yield the desired results, you may need to purchase a replacement tap.

Other Warning Signs

There are numerous signs that your tap needs replacing, and, as a homeowner, you owe it to yourself to be able to identify them so you can save yourself money and protect your home. Things that could cause a problem include:

  • A worn-away finish and/or discolored or cracked handles
  • Threads that are worn out or corroded
  • Worn out internal pieces including O rings, screws, clips, and valves

It Could Be an Ezyfix

If you have noticed any of these warning signs, you don’t have to worry about expensive plumbing bills. A damaged tap normally doesn’t take much work to correct, and you can replace it easily on your own with Ezyfix’s DIY tap kits.

Whether your problem lies in the kitchen, bathroom, or laundry, Ezyfix has a tap kit to suit your needs. These can be purchased online or at a variety of locations, and they include all the materials necessary to make the fix as well as detailed instructions to guide you along the way. Ignoring problems often makes them bigger with time, so getting to the root of your issue now will save you time, money and frustration later on down the line.