Plumbers for Leaking Taps and Toilets
Leaking taps and toilets can cause your monthly utility bill to shoot through the proverbial roof. Such leaks can be caused by broken or cracked plumbing pipes, poor installations, cracked valve seats, or mineral deposit build-up on various internal components of a tap or toilet. It is crucial to address a leaking tap or toilet, as it can become a larger problem when you ignore it. Apart from creating a very noticeable dripping noise, such a leak can create water build-up and promote mildew growth on the surrounding areas.
How Much Water is Wasted by a Leaking Tap or Toilet?
At the rate of a single drop per second, a leaking tap or toilet can waste upwards of 10 000 ℓ of water over the course of a single year. As a result, you can expect your monthly municipal utilities bill to reflect a sudden spike in water usage because of a leak. Therefore, you must ensure that a professional and qualified plumber addresses the leak as soon as possible. This will also avoid any possible property damage that can be caused by water build-up in walls or floors because of any leaks in your plumbing system.
Useful DIY Tips
When noticing a leaking tap or toilet, it is imperative that you take immediate action. Leaks are commonly caused by a faulty interior washer or valve when it comes to taps, while toilet cistern leaks are commonly caused by worn inlet or outlet valve washers. Although it takes a professional plumber to replace such components, you can act by closing the water supply to the leaking tap or toilet. This way, you can avoid the problems that can be caused by such a leak until a plumber can address the situation and replace the faulty components.
How Do I Approach a Tap or Toilet Leak?
Alpha Plumbing is your answer to addressing plumbing leaks at your home. We operate in the greater Johannesburg and Pretoria area and its surroundings with professional and experienced plumbers available 24/7 to deal with any leaks in your plumbing system. Our plumbers are certified and only use approved plumbing components to fix leaking taps, toilets, and faulty geysers. Don’t hesitate to call on us when you are faced with any plumbing problem. We also offer leak detection services if you suspect a pipe leak in your wall, floor, or roof. Please contact us today for all your plumbing needs before it becomes a major problem and experience the service and expertise that established us as market leaders over the past 30 Years.