With all the challenges that seek to take away all of our free time on a daily basis, going to the trouble of having a plumber check your slow leaking tap may seem a like a low priority… but you would be surprised at the stress it might save down the line.

If you find that your tap is leaking, perhaps there is water escaping very slowly from the base of the fixture, or it is dripping from the head of the tap itself, this could be an indication of more serious issues ahead. Whilst taps around the house may look like simple bits of kit, in truth they are actually quite complex and have many parts. Inside the tap you are likely to find rings, bolts, valves and springs. If there is a fault inside the tap, the water supply will begin to find the easiest way out.

Often, problems with taps begin with corrosion. As the parts get worn down by the constant water flow, they become more brittle and are less reliable at keeping the water sealed inside. Initially, a small leak or a trickle of water around the sink might not seem like such a big issue, but if the tap is not fixed by a professional plumber, trouble could be right around the corner.

As the parts inside the tap begin to fail, more and more water will escape. The water you see above the sink may be one thing, but it is highly possible that water will also escape under the sink where it cannot be seen. Often, leaks under the sink go on for some time before being detected. Once the water travels under the sink it can play havoc with flooring and lino, and will soak into wooden cupboards casing them to swell. This will mean that cupboard doors may no longer close, and other equipment like integrated dishwashers and washing machines no longer fit as they should.

Fortunately, it really doesn’t need to get to that stage. Synergy Plumbing Services see multiple tap failures each week and we know that there are a range of possible solutions to get you back on track. Once you book an appointment, one of our highly skilled engineers will assess the tap and make a recommendation. In some cases, you may just need a replacement part, and in other cases it may be wise to replace the entire tap. Either way, fixing a small leak now will save you having to deal with a more significant unwanted waterflow in the future.

Synergy Plumbing Services are the locally trusted team in the East Midlands. We can serve Loughborough, Hathern, Shepshed, Kegworth, Quorn and many surrounding areas so get in touch today.

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