With summer approaching, many people will be outdoors and in their gardens a lot more over the coming weeks, and for many, an exterior tap is a great way to make life convenient. But can they be fitted at most properties?

Answer: Yes. An outside tap can be fitted to pretty much any property, even if the current pipework is not close to where the tap needs to be. It is, of course, an easier job if the water feed is close by, but a feed can be connected to run to a water supply in the house. This is best done either internally within the walls, or under the floor and to the outside.

Considerations of an outside tap

You, or your plumber, will need to make sure that a non-return valve is fitted. You should also keep in mind that care should be taken so that the tap and exterior pipes are not too exposed to the elements or they may freeze over in those winter months. Taps and pipework can be insulated where possible, but it is not a good idea to run metres of pipe work around the outside of the house if there are other alternatives.

Fitting an outdoor tap is an advanced home improvement project, because countless unexpected issues could arise. At Synergy Plumbing Services, we have installed hundreds of exterior taps in the local area, so we can get the job done quickly and efficiently, with minimum fuss. Installing a tap requires plumbing know-how, and also needs the proper tools to get the job done to a satisfactory standard. Synergy Plumbing Services can make sure that you avoid costly mistakes, and we can help you to choose the best and most attractive tap to go right along with the style you are looking for.

Benefits of an outside tap

Of course, the benefits of an outside tap are endless. From washing muddy pets before they enter the house, to rinsing the car down, or watering the plants, setting up sprinkler systems, and many other uses. You’ll wonder how you every managed without one! If you do want to take advantage of the summer period and get an outside tap installed, a quick call to Synergy will put you on your way. Our friendly local engineers in Loughborough, North Leicester, Shepshed, Hathern, Kegworth, Quorn and surrounding areas can take care of the project from start to finish,

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