Do you have leaking taps and toilets that need to be fixed? Whether it’s fixing a leaky toilet, shower, or sink to find and repair problematic hidden leaks in your pipes, our Leaking Tap Repair Sydney plumbers repair them correctly once and for all.
Our leaking tap repair Sydney plumber always has a stock of major spare parts, which means we can handle 85% of leaks in one visit. When you have drip faucets, depending on the brand, it may sometimes be more beneficial to replace the faucets. Remember that you will save money if you have the taps there ready to be changed.
A toilet leak is a very common problem, as is a leaking shower around the bathroom, sinks, and hand basins. These are all plumbing problems that we fix daily. So you can be sure that we have the experience to solve them quickly. We can also advise you if you need more in-depth work. For example, it is not useful to replace a silicone gasket if your bathroom moves. The seal will break again in a few days or weeks.
We also have experience in detecting hidden leaks that cause damage to your home. These can be under the floors or on the walls. In addition to causing damage worth thousands of dollars, these types of leaks can easily waste thousands of gallons of water per year if they are not resolved.
If you need help repair a toilet, shower, or drip leak in Sydney, call us today at 0407 294 487.
What to do if you find that you have a leaky toilet
It is not uncommon to feel a toilet leak at one time or another. In fact, toilet leaks are probably the most common cause of water leakage in the home. If you have a leaky toilet, the first step to solving the problem is to observe where the leak comes from. Once you have determined where the water is filtering, it is enough to close the water supply to the toilet, which is usually placed just under the tank, to stop the flow of water until the problem can be solved correctly.
Some of the most common causes of toilet leaks include:
A toilet that leaks from the bottom
A toilet that leaks from the bottom – often indicates that the wax seal that attaches the toilet to the floor has worn out or dropped. Simply check if your toilet is connected to the floor using closet bolts. If so, slightly tighten one screw, first, then tighten the other screws with an equal amount of pressure to reset the toilet and anchor it to the floor. If this still does not prevent the toilet from leaking, then the wax seal may need to be replaced.
A toilet that leaks between the toilet and the drain hose
A leaky toilet between the toilet and the drain pipe – means that every time the toilet is rinsed, water can seep into the floor, which can lead to significant damage if not properly cared for. Usually, loose pipe joints cause these water leaks in this area. Therefore, you will need to inspect the pipe fittings to see if they are loose and water seeps through them. If so, it will be necessary to tighten the joints of the pipe to see if it stops the leakage.
A toilet that leaks from the cistern
A toilet that flows from the cistern, most likely means that it has a corroded bolt seal. In this case, you will need to replace the gasket, as well as the rotation valves, which attach the tank to the container, with new ones to see if this solves the problem. Otherwise, it may require more complex troubleshooting, with which a professional plumber can help.
What to do if you find that you have a leaky shower
A leaky shower, like most water leaks, if left over time, can make your water bill very hefty. Therefore, if you notice the noise of water flowing from your shower, or if you actually see that the water is leaking from the shower, it is worth approaching the problem as soon as possible before it becomes more expensive. Once you find out the source of the shower leak, simply close the main water supply until the problem can be solved.
Some common causes of a shower leak include:
Water leakage from the shower head
Leakage of water from the shower head could mean that dirt has accumulated in the shower head, which over time can impede the proper flow of water, which can cause leakage. First, remove the shower head and let it soak in a suitable cleaning solution. Then use a toothbrush to gently remove any accumulated dirt and dirt in the shower holes. Replace the shower head and turn on the water supply again. Try the shower head to see if it is now working properly. If this still does not solve the problem, you may have a faulty O-ring or washer that needs to be replaced.
Water leakage from the shower valve
Water leakage from the shower valve usually indicates a worn seal, worn washers, or a worn valve stem seat on the inner part of the valve, which will need to be replaced to restore the efficiency of your shower.
Water leaks from the shower drain
Water leakage from the shower drain is a common problem with fiberglass and plastic bathtubs. Because these bathtubs are made of softer material, they can shift around the shower, which can eventually break the seal surrounding the hole of the cap or drain, allowing water to seep into the ground.
Water leaks through the tiles
Water flowing through the tiles can drip into the floor or accumulate behind the walls, which can eventually cause damage. In fact, some signs that your tiles drip include loose tiles, fallen tiles, or mold present on the tiles. Leaky tiles are often caused by damaged grout or silicone, which provide space for water to leak every time you use your shower.
A leaky shower tray
A leaky shower tray can be the result of several factors; however, the most common causes tend to be loose or cracked grout or a gap between the shower tray and the wall, which can also make water penetrate into the floor similar to a shower drain. In fact, because they have the same signs, we recommend that you test the shower tray before testing the drain to see if it is the source of the leak because it is often easier to fix.
To test the shower tray, make sure the shower drain is tightly sealed. Then fill a bucket with water, and then pour the water into the shower tray. After a while, look at the floor around the shower, as well as the shower, to detect signs of water leakage. If you notice a water leak, then the shower tray is the source of the leak, which means that it will have to be repaired to stop the leak.
How we can help solve your leakage problem in the toilet or shower
We have seen and repaired leaky toilets and showers over the years and have not yet experienced a problem that we have not been able to successfully solve. If your toilet or shower is leaking, or if you experience a shower tray leak, our professional plumbers will inspect your shower or toilet for worn seals, washers, and other worn interior parts, then replace all worn parts with new parts, if necessary, for an airtight seal to keep water from leaks.
As part of our thorough inspection, we also observe loose or damaged caulking fastening, and then apply new caulking, if necessary, to restore the hermetic seal around its fittings. If we find that your water leak is due to loose pipe fittings, we can tighten and seal the joints to prevent water leakage. In the most severe cases, where the leakage of the shower or toilet is caused by damage to the accessory itself, we will work with you to select a new accessory that fits your budget and needs, as well as to install the new accessory according to the manufacturer’s specifications. As with all our repairs, we only use professional-quality supplies to make your repair durable and your replacement is as beautiful as the day you received it.
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