How do I know if I have a leak?
Not all leaks are obvious, and they can be secretly burning a hole in your wallet. One of the easiest ways to test for a hidden leak is to turn off your entire water supply. If your water meter continues to rise, then you know there is a leak hidden somewhere.
There are some common household areas you can check regularly for leaks to avoid unwanted water charges. For example:
Toilet — Remove the cover over the cistern and listen closely. Leaks tend to be accompanied by a low hissing sound. Also check to see if there is leaking down the back of the toilet bowl itself.
Shower — Shower heads can become clogged and actually hide evidence of a leak until they overflow. Remove the head regularly to clean it and check for unwanted water back ups.
Outdoor Taps — If your outdoor taps are leaking you will often find growth around it. This will be especially noticeable when the weather has been dry. If your tap is surrounded by grass or other foliage, this is a sure sign of leaking. Double check there are no holes in your hoses or irrigation systems.
Many things can cause leaks, but copper pipes tend to cause even more issues because they can become brittle and weak over time. If you continue to experience leaks you may want to look into replacing your pipes with something more sturdy, like plastic pipes. Contact us for a repair quote today.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book a plumbing appointment or get a quote?
You can call us 24/7 on 1300-655-827 or book online by sending a request online through our website and one of the team will be in touch to schedule a time for a plumber to visit or to chat through pricing and quotes.
Do you charge a callout fee?
No! We don’t charge a callout fee during normal business hours.
Where are you located and what areas do you service?
Our HQ and administration office is located in West Perth however we have team members located all across a range of suburbs and no matter where you are, we’ll have a plumber near you.
Do you offer after-hours and emergency plumbing services?
Yes in most cases! If you need an urgent, emergency or after-hours job it’s best to call us ASAP on 1300-655-827.
If you have a water or gas leak please turn off that service at the meter immediately.
Our Service Offering
Does your local plumber:
- arrive on time?
- call in advance to confirm your booking?
- provide a guarantee on their work?
- provide a no call-out-fee service during business hours?
- provide an up-front price before starting work?
- have the buying power of a national company behind him?
- provide an in home warranty?
- allow you to book a plumber online?
Tap Doctor plumbers are members of the Master Plumbers & Gasfitters Association which means you can rest easy knowing that you’re using a licensed plumber.
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