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Upgrade Your Taps with Expert Gold Coast Tap Repairs, Replacements, Upgrades and Enhancements

Eliminate annoying dripping taps, leaking taps, faulty electronic sensor taps, broken taps, faulty mixer taps, broken filter taps, broken sink spouts, and broken shower heads are common tap repairs. Experience professional Gold Coast tap repairs, new replacement upgraded taps and enhanced water filter taps.

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Upgrade Your Taps with Expert Gold Coast Tap Repairs, Replacements, Upgrades & Enhancements

Eliminate annoying dripping taps, leaking taps, faulty electronic sensor taps, broken taps, faulty mixer taps, broken filter taps, broken sink spouts, and broken shower heads are common tap repairs.

Experience professional Gold Coast tap repairs, new replacement upgraded taps and enhanced water filter taps.


Avoid Emergency Call-Outs: Don’t let your leaking tap turn into an catastrophe 

A dripping tap will never disappear. It will only ever get worse over time!

Why? Because a dripping tap is a tap that is falling apart internally. That drip will turn into a running tap you cannot turn off, no matter how hard you tighten it.

Ignoring leaking taps can have unseen ramifications, such as damage to kitchen or bathroom cabinets that leads to water damage to internal walls, ceilings and floors.

Taqua T5 water filter tap designed to filter Gold Coast water

How Much Does A Continually Slow Dripping Tap Cost You?

Just one continually slow-leaking dripping tap or water leak will easily waste up to 10 litres every hour.

240 litres a day will cost $1.16

1680 litres a week will cost $8.10

7280 litres a month will cost $35.08

87360 litres a year will cost $421.08

These costs are for just one dripping tap, so the cost multiplies fast if you have multiple dripping taps. Now that’s a lot of water and money wasted every day.

And at the end of the day, the tap will still need to be repaired or even replaced if the internal damage is too significant.

Ignoring a dripping tap is pouring money down the drain.

Mixer Tap Repairs: Avoid the DIY Approach and Trust the Professionals

tap repairs by Nathan Parrish of Whywait Plumbing

Mixer taps are popular for their convenient design allowing you to control hot and cold water with a single handle. However, repairing a malfunctioning or leaking mixer tap is not a simple task and requires specific skills and expertise. Despite the appeal of DIY repairs, it’s essential to recognise that fixing a mixer tap is not a hobby repair.

Mixer taps often have intricate internal mechanisms, and improper repair attempts can lead to further damage or render the tap unusable. Incorrect repairs can also create safety hazards, such as water leaks into walls or cupboards, which can cause property damage and potential injury.

To avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes, it’s best to avoid the advice of well-meaning but unqualified Bunnings employees who claim you can fix your mixer tap with just a few parts.

Instead, trust Whywait’s professional plumbers, who have the expertise and tools to repair mixer taps efficiently and safely. With their experience, they can diagnose the issue and apply the appropriate solution to get your mixer tap functioning correctly again.

Debunking the Urban Myth of “It’s Just Replacing a Tap Washer”: Why it’s Never the Solution

While the tap washer is undoubtedly an essential component of traditional spindle-style combination taps, it’s not the sole factor contributing to a leaking tap. Unfortunately, the popular notion that plumbers can fix the problem by merely replacing the washer in a few minutes is a common urban myth that holds no truth.

In reality, repairing a leaking tap requires a comprehensive understanding of the tap’s internal mechanisms, as well as the appropriate tools and parts necessary for the job. While a defective washer can cause the issue, other potential culprits include worn-out valve seats, damaged O-rings, and corroded or damaged pipes.

Furthermore, attempting to replace a tap washer without the necessary expertise or tools can result in further damage and worsen the leak, leading to more extensive and costly repairs in the long run.

After 47 years, the plumbers at Whywait Plumbing are positive that replacing a tap washer is never the solution to a leaking tap. Instead, it’s best to rely on the expertise of Whywait’s professional plumbers to accurately diagnose the problem and implement the correct solution to fix the tap efficiently and effectively.

FACT: “No professional plumber should ever just replace a tap washer without dismantling the tap and identifying all the defects in the tap that increase with use and age.”

The traditional spindle-style tap has 3-5 different washers inside the tap. Besides the washers, there is a possibility that the spindle is worn and requires lubricating or the seat is pitted and requires reseating. Only professional plumbers are trained and licensed to fix a leaking tap and undertake accurate tap maintenance that consists of the following:

  • turning off the water supply (don’t laugh; many DIY handymen forget this step)

  • dismantling the tap in its entirety to remove every washer and seal

  • checking the tap seat and reseating as necessary

  • cleaning the spindle and applying new tap lubricant

  • installing all-new washers, seals and gaskets

  • reassembling the tap and reinstalling

  • turning the water back on to flush the tap and test it

“READ ENTIRE – We had Whywait come out about 3-4 weeks ago for constantly dripping shower almost to the point of running water They arrived in time frame we were available

Price was $245 inc the $66 call out I was shocked at price when I got emailed receipt later BUT they explained everything as it wasn’t a straight washer change as we thought…. the shower still dripped but we thought it may have been due to new items although it was managing to make bathroom floor wet occasionally and slip hazard due to an injury

Fast forward to Nov 9 2020 my husband phoned regarding still dropping and got Brad Bare in mind the was a late notice call to them …. Brad gave a 5hr window understandable due to short notice Our plumber turned up I think in about AN HR !! (GREAT) he was here about 20 minutes i think and fixed the issue

He was fantastic! THANKYOU, he explained about some pipe in wall and he had done what he could 1st time around and that what he has done will not fix forever but give us some time about a yr He went through what needs to be done and it will be a lot to fix

The service is good and reliable and not many ppl would come back 4wks after and fix again at NO COST TO US (thankyou again) The taps are also not as hard to turn on and off after yesterday as well.

I think b4 ppl complian about the company look at what u are getting done they are RELIABLE & HONEST “

Natasha Lancaster

 Fast and Efficient Tap Repairs: Our Service Trucks Are Fully Stocked for the Job

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​At Whywait Plumbing, our expert plumbing technicians guarantee same-day tap repairs or replacements to fix your tap leaks promptly.

Typically traditional hot and cold leaking taps are commonly caused by tap washers deteriorating and tap seats cracked or gouged. Once a tap begins to drip, over-tightening of the taps will eventually lead to further deterioration of the tap seat, creating a worse drip.

On the other hand, Mixer taps leak commonly from their internal cartridges. Therefore, our plumbers carry generic cartridges that fit multiple brands of mixer taps manufactured in China.

While not every tap is repairable, but our plumbing technicians bring a wide variety of tap spare parts to enable us to repair most taps on the spot.

With the wide variety and amount of imported taps available in Australia, we sometimes have to order replacement parts. If your tap cannot be repaired on the spot, we will frequently carry out temporary repairs until we get the parts in stock.

Whywait service trucks are stocked with a range of high-quality taps that have as standard a FIFTEEN-YEAR WARRANTY for those instances where the tap cannot be repaired, and replacement is required.

“Nathan, the plumber we had come to our home was on time, very respectful and eager to ensure the job was completed to our satisfaction. A rare quality today.”

Pat Cahill

Expert Tap Repairs by Licensed Plumbing Professionals

Tap repairs can vary from fixing a simple leaking tap to replacing a broken one. In addition, clogged mineral deposits in the spout aerator filters can cause tap spouts to suffer from low water pressure or water spitting. But sometimes, a spindle assembly tap maintenance can solve the problem, and our licensed plumbers at Whywait can easily handle this repair.

On the other hand, a damaged mixer tap that continuously flows with water can be a severe issue that can cause more significant problems if not attended to quickly. In such situations, turning off the water at the meter is advisable until a plumber arrives.

At Whywait Plumbing, we offer comprehensive tap repair services to resolve any tap issues quickly. Our licensed plumbers will diagnose the problem and provide the best plumbing solution with upfront pricing. So no matter the issue, whether it’s a minor repair or a complete tap replacement, you can trust us to deliver prompt and reliable service to fix your leaking taps.

Gold Coast tap repairs from Whywait Plumbing

Fast and Reliable Leaking Tap Repairs with Whywait Plumbing

​Leaking taps can result in litres of wasted water in a short period and can cause severe damage to your home or business. Even a single slow drop of water per second can waste up to 20,000 litres in a year, which is enough to fill a domestic swimming pool.

Apart from wasting water, leaking taps can also damage cabinets, walls, ceilings and flooring, causing expensive repairs. Continually dripping water can even leave hard-to-remove stains on porcelain and stainless steel surfaces.

It’s crucial to address leaking taps immediately to prevent further damage and save water. At Whywait Plumbing, our professional plumbers can fix your leaking taps promptly and efficiently, using high-quality parts and expert workmanship to ensure lasting results.

Don’t wait until the damage becomes more severe. Call us today to schedule a tap repair service and save yourself the hassle and expense of dealing with a more severe issue down the road.

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Common Leaking Tap Guidance & Advice

How Much Does A Tap Dripping at 1 Drip Per Second Cost You?

If you look at how much that tap dripping every second will cost you, it’s scary. Because it’s $1.16 a day, $8.10 a week, $35.08 a month or $421.08 a year. Now that’s a lot of water and money wasted every day, especially if you have three or more taps dripping. And at the end of the day, the tap will still need to be repaired or even replaced if the internal damage is too great.

Mixer Tap Repairs

Mixer taps have been available since 1972 and were expensive. However, they have become affordable to install in new homes and renovations in recent years.

Like everything, you get what you pay for, and mixer taps are undoubtedly a testament to that saying. Many imported mixer taps are very cheap but are also not repair-friendly, with spare parts being unobtainable.

Every Whywait service truck carries spare parts for mixer taps. Increasingly, we are now taking a more extensive range of replacement mixer taps for the kitchen, bathroom and laundry so that we can immediately replace your broken mixer tap.

Should I Turn The Water Off?

If you do have a broken tap and as a result there is an unstoppable loss of water it is best to turn the water off.

Choose Whywait and Consider it Done

Whywait Plumbing is a leading plumbing service provider specialising in tap repairs on the Gold Coast. Our team of experienced and licensed plumbers are well-equipped to handle all types of tap repair needs efficiently, effectively and without causing any damage to your property.

We understand that tap problems can occur at any time, and that’s why we offer 24/7 emergency services to ensure you can access our services at any time of the day or night. We use the latest technology to identify and fix your tap issues, reducing the need for multiple call-outs and minimising the overall cost of the repairs.

At Whywait Plumbing, we pride ourselves on providing transparent and upfront pricing, so you know exactly what you’re paying for without any hidden fees or surprises. Our professional and respectful plumbers will always clean up after themselves to leave your home in the same condition as when they arrived.

Our focus on customer satisfaction, quality workmanship, and attention to detail make us the reliable and trusted choice for all your tap repair needs on the Gold Coast. Choose Whywait Plumbing and experience efficient, effective, and hassle-free tap repairs.

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