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Emergency Plumbing & Drains has been called out many times over the last few months to dripping taps with customers expecting a plumber to be able to fix them in a matter of minutes. We would like to say that in plumbing nothing is ever as easy as it seems, and there are many occasions when taps can not be repaired and in fact need to be replaced.
Old fashioned taps are the easiest to repair as they contain a simple mechanism inside with a tap washer that moves up and down to allow the flow of water through the tap spout.
Unfortunately, many of the newer taps have a much more complex cartridge system inside which although are more expensive are much more common in the Chiswick W4 area.
Whilst we endeavour to fix all dripping taps as quickly and as simply as possible it is sometimes easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the taps altogether.
We need to remember that some old taps are held together with limescale and once we begin work on them we break the seal of the limescale which potentially can make the dripping worse. At this stage if changing the washer doesn’t work then we will discuss the options of new taps with the customer.
We also carry out all plumbing repairs and are based locally in the Chiswick W4 area close to Kew Bridge.
If you require any advice or would like a set of sparkly new taps on your bathroom basin then give us a call today!