A dripping tap can be annoying to more than your ears

A single faucet can waste an incredible 20,000 litres of water per year. That’s more than 50 litres a day just slowly going down your drain. 

One of the most common questions we get asked each week is – do I need to completely replace tap ware or could I have our existing set repaired?

Let’s take a quick look at the most common scenarios to help you decide what tap repair solution is best for you. 

Repairing leaking taps

Quality taps can easily be repaired a number of times before you need to go to the full expense of replacing them. In the plumbing trade, this is called a tap rebuild. Plumbers should be offering this as your first choice to fix a leaking tap.

If budget is on your mind, a tap rebuild is the most cost efficient option. Be sure to check out our tap rebuild offer. Or if you have multiple leaking taps, give us a call for a quote. 

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Replacing your tapware


A leaking tap can be a great opportunity to update your fixtures.


A word of caution, after installing thousands of taps – be sure to pick a quality tap from a reputable supplier. That way, you can be confident that the product is WaterMark certified and that the work can be fully compliant with building and safety standards. 


What’s even better? You can drop into your local Reece or Tradelink store and check out the taps available. Make sure they fit your hands (particularly important for anyone who experiences challenges gripping and turning handles), and that you love the look and feel.


Once you’ve made your selection, the team at plumbers at Pipe Monkey can then work with these providers to sort out the best price available and have your new taps fitted.


Quality fixtures are an investment and can save you money.


Call Travis at Pipe Monkey Plumbing today, we can walk you through the best solution that suits your budget and needs.