Tap changes are sometimes your first clue that something might be wrong with your pipes. It’s important to pay close attention to determine what the problem is.
In some cases, it’s not serious. But, in other cases, you may need to call your local Buzz Plumbing experts to ensure those tap changes aren’t an indicator of something worse.
Noticing Tap Changes
Tap changes are pretty easy to notice. When you turn on your shower or faucet, you should have a steady stream of water. When you’ve got a problem, the water pressure starts to decrease. Sometimes, the tap changes from steady to just a trickle overnight.
On the other hand, a leaky tap could mean your water pressure is too high. It could also mean that water isn’t draining properly after you’ve turned it off. Either way, a leaky tap is annoying enough that you can’t help but notice.
Troubleshooting At Home
Tap changes don’t always mean there’s a major plumbing problem. For instance, minerals in your water may gradually clog the screens inside your faucet and shower head. If you have a filtration system in place, this could also mean you need to change your filter immediately.
If possible, clean out your shower head and sink aerator. These usually just unscrew for easy cleaning. Soaking them in vinegar overnight helps to dissolve mineral deposits.
For leaky taps, you may have a broken valve in your shower head or faucet tap. If replacing them doesn’t help, then you may have a more serious problem.
Time To Call A Plumber
When cleaning or replacing your tap doesn’t solve the problem, it’s time to call a plumber immediately. You could have serious issues, such as:
- Leaky pipes
- Clogged pipes
- Damaged water heater
- Burst pipe
Leaky taps aren’t something to ignore either. If you can’t determine the cause, a plumber is necessary to help you avoid costly water bills. Also, the dripping can lead to damaged pipes if it goes on for too long.
Noticing tap changes and aren’t sure what’s wrong? Call the plumbing services Sydney residents can rely on to solve tap changes quickly.