We are the experts when it comes to leaking taps

leaking-tapsYour plumbing system is made up of many, many different pipes, fittings and fixtures. Some of the most important of these are the taps, since they actually let you access your water supply. If this function is inhibited, say, because one your taps has started leaking or has become difficult to turn, it can have a huge impact on your lifestyle. If this has happened to you, don’t let the situation get worse than it already is. Contact Metropolitan Plumbing today, and we’ll be able to get your problematic taps working perfectly again no sweat.

When you have a leaking tap, it isn’t just the damage to the tap that’s a major concern. No, the amount of water dripping from a tap can quickly add up, which not only means a lot of water is being wasted but also a lot of money is being wasted paying for it. There may also be some water damage to your cupboards, walls and flooring, which also needs to be fixed.

Here at Metropolitan Plumbing, our fully qualified, licensed tap experts are able to repair or replace your taps before any this happens, regardless of what the specific problem is or what type of taps you’ve got, so you don’t need to worry about anything except contacting us.

Tap problems don’t always happen during business hours, and they often can’t wait since it doesn’t take long for leaking water to build up or a difficult tap to become annoying. That’s why we’ve gone out of our way to make sure that our army of extensively trained tap professionals is available all 24 hours of all 7 days per week, even on public holidays like Christmas and New Year’s Day. All you need to do is contact us by phone or our online booking form, and we’ll have somebody out to your home or business within the hour.

One of my taps is leaking. What are you able to do with it?

Have you just gone into the kitchen to rinse a cup, only to discover your sink tap is leaking? Maybe you’ve gone into the bathroom to wash your hands, and your basin tap is difficult to turn? Both of these are serious problems that need to be fixed as soon as possible, so contact the tap experts here at Metropolitan Plumbing and we’ll be able to have that problem cleared up in no time. Depending on how serious it is, your attending taps professional will need to either repair or replace the offending taps, both of which are jobs we have all the skills, knowhow, experience, tools and spare parts to do for you quickly, efficiently and effectively.

Here are some details of these two jobs:

Tap repairs

Do you need a leaking tap repair?

leaking-tap-repaireHaving a leaking tap can be one of the most irritating experiences. Trying to get to sleep while listening to that constant drip, drip, drip sound soon becomes a frustration that’s too hard to handle – don’t put up with no sleep because of your leaking tap, call in a tap plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing any time of the day or night, any day of the year. We have a team of plumbers available across all metropolitan areas of Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, including all public holidays, and can fix your leaking tap on the same day that you make your booking, or within the hour* in an emergency.



A leaking tap may not seem like such a big deal, but in actual fact it is a huge water waster and can dramatically impact upon the cost of your water bills – even more so if it is a hot tap that is constantly dripping. A leaking tap can potentially waste over 20,000 litres of water per year. With water restrictions constantly in place and household bills continually rising, don’t let your leaking tap contribute to the issues. Call in a professional tap plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing for a prompt and reliable tap repair or tapware replacement service with quality workmanship guaranteed.

What causes a leaking tap?

A worn out, or incorrectly installed, washer is the most common cause of a leaking or dripping tap. But other reasons may include a loose O-ring, worn seals, corrosion of the valve seat, loose parts or broken pipes, the age of your tapware or if your water pressure is too high.

When you contact Metropolitan Plumbing we will have a plumber to your door on the same day that you make your booking to inspect your leaking tap and correctly identify the cause. You can trust that a complete tap service will be provided, meaning that your plumber will install a new quality washer, replace and lubricate the O-rings and re-seat and re-grease the spindle threads to ensure that your taps are running perfectly once again. Many people can perform a DIY tap washer replacement, but doing so may only stop the problem for the short term and usually the drip, drip, dripping will be back again in no time, which is why we recommend a tap service to give you that extra peace of mind and provide a more long term solution. If your tapware is beyond repair (due to damage or extreme age) your attending plumbing will have a range of new and modern tapware for you to choose from which they will be able to install quickly and easily for you. A new tap installation can also provide a whole new look for your bathroom, kitchen or laundry.

Our tap plumbers carry a range of tap sets, including; basin or sink mixers, bath or shower mixers, pull out/pull down or swivel sink mixers, twinner basin mixers, cross basin or wall basin tap sets, basin/bath or shower tap sets through to freestanding bath fillers so you can trust that we will have the tapware that you want; but you are also more than welcome to purchase your new tapware from elsewhere and we will still be more than happy to install this for you.

If you require a leaking tap repair – don’t leave it until your water bill comes in and you see the increase your dripping tap has caused. Have your leaking tap repaired upon the first initial drip by a tap repair expert from Metropolitan Plumbing.

Tap replacement

Do you need a tap replacement?

leaking tap repairWhen you have a problem with your taps, the last thing you want is to have to hunt around, trying to find a respectable plumbing company. That’s why you should contact us here at Metropolitan Plumbing. Our trustworthy, fully qualified taps experts are available 24/7, even on Christmas, Easter and all other public holidays. We have a team of fully qualified plumbing professionals situated across all metropolitan areas of Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane offering a same day plumbing service and can even be knocking on your door within an hour* of your call in a gas or plumbing emergency any time of the day or night. If you need a plumber available on a weekend to repair your annoying dripping tap, have a plumbing emergency on a public holiday or have a burst hot water heater at 2am – never fear, Metropolitan Plumbing have a local plumber near you ready and waiting to assist.



If you require a leaking tap repair, or need new taps installed it is best for this to be completed by a trained plumbing professional. With so many different pieces, parts and connections, it can be confusing trying to install or repair tapware yourself – enlist the services of a qualified plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing and we can have your new taps installed or old leaking taps replaced or repaired with minimal downtime or stress to you and quality workmanship and customer satisfaction guaranteed.

Whether we’ve assessed your existing malfunctioning tapware and concluded that a replacement is the way to go, or you’ve simply decided yourself that you want a new set of taps in the bathroom, kitchen or laundry we’ll be able to source and install the tapware for you. We have the expertise, experience and equipment to be able to install any type, make or model of tap set, so regardless of what you choose to purchase, we’ll be able to supply, install and have your water running perfectly in no time at all.

New tapware supply and installation

mixer-tap-installationIf there’s one thing you never want to be without in the home or business, it’s water. Simple tasks like showering, cleaning the dishes and washing clothes become extremely difficult, if not impossible. This is why you need to contact Metropolitan Plumbing as soon as any problem presents itself. Our tapware professionals have the skills, knowledge, experience and tools to be able to carry out any work needed to fix your taps, including a full replacement should your malfunctioning tap not be able to be repaired. We can also organise a replacement if you want to switch to a different kind of tap, such as a mixer tap. Our plumbing professionals have a wide range of tapware for you to choose from, or we can install any tapware that you have purchased yourself from elsewhere.

Your attending taps expert will be able to walk you through your options to help you decide on which type, brand and model of tap is correct one for your situation, then organise a purchase. Once that’s been done, they’ll retrieve your new tapware set, then come straight back to install it for you on the same day, that way you aren’t without water for any longer than absolutely necessary. Here at Metropolitan Plumbing, we believe in giving our valued customers only the very best, fastest, most competent and most reliable service available for all those tap replacements or brand new tap installations.

What kinds of tapware can you work with?

Not all taps are the same. Taps in your bathroom are different from the taps in your kitchen, which are different from your taps in the laundry, and so on. Here at Metropolitan Plumbing, we understand this full well, which is why we’ve made sure all of our taps experts have been extensively trained and experienced in working with all of the different taps they could ever encounter in a home or business. If you have a leaking kitchen mixer tap, a difficult to turn shower tap or a problem with any other tap, we’ll be able to have the right person out to you who will have the very best solution for your situation.

The following list will give you some more information on these different types of taps, as well as the problems they can have:

Wall mounted taps

taps which come through the wall, such as bath taps and shower taps are more difficult than the standard tap setup to fix. Since the breaching piece, which is the T shaped pipe that supplies the tap with water, is concealed behind the wall, tiles and wall sheets need to be removed so the tap can be accessed. This is definitely a job for a fully qualified taps expert from Metropolitan Plumbing. We have skills and experience with all types and brands of wall mounted taps, and can do any job needed to get them working perfectly again. You will need to contact a tiler or other tradesperson to repair the wall.

Mixer taps

unlike the traditional system of two taps and a separate spout, the modern mixer tap setup uses only a single lever that’s most often connected to the spout. This lever can be turned to hot and cold, and can also mix the two to create any temperature you want. Mixer taps don’t have washers, but instead have a far more complex cartridge insert that controls the flow of water. Our Metropolitan Plumbing taps professionals are able to fix your problematic mixer taps for you, regardless of what type or brand they are. If a replacement cartridge can be sourced, we’ll be able to repair your existing tapware. If it can’t, or the tap is too far gone, we’ll be able to replace it with a brand new one.

Basin and sink taps

when you have a leaking or difficult to turn off basin tap or kitchen sink tap, you need to contact Metropolitan Plumbing straight away. Not only is a leaking tap annoying, but it can also cause damage to your surrounding cupboards or vanity unit. Depending on whether it’s the washer, the T piece inside the sink or basin, the spindle or the valve seating, we’ll be able to repair or replace your basin tap or kitchen sink tap in no time at all. Either way, though, you can rest assured you’re getting the best service around from our extensively trained taps professionals.

Laundry taps

regardless of whether you have a mixer tap, a wall mounted tap or a standard hob tap, Metropolitan Plumbing will be able to carry out any work you need done to get your laundry taps working perfectly again. If your laundry taps aren’t too damaged, we’ll able to repair them by replacing washers, cleaning the spindles, replacing the cartridge in mixer taps, and completing a full service. However, any taps that are too old, rusted or damaged will need to be replaced, which we can also do or you. Our taps experts have easy access to a full range of popular laundry taps in all types and brands, so we can install whatever you want.

Shower taps

shower taps, like many other types of tapware in the home and business, can be either mixer taps or the traditional two tap setup. However, it doesn’t really matter what kind of shower taps you’ve got, because all of our Metropolitan Plumbing taps professionals are fully trained and experienced in working with them both. We’ll be able to quickly and easily repair or replace your problematic shower taps, depending on what’s wrong with them and how old they are. Contact us now, and we’ll be able to have one of our taps experts around t you in no time at all, and that leaking or difficult to turn shower tap fixed perfectly.

Garden taps

if your garden tap is leaking or difficult to turn, you need a full qualified, licensed taps expert from Metropolitan Plumbing to help you out. Garden taps generally fail because they aren’t used often, so the washer, spindle and other parts have time to rust and decay. If this is the case, we may need to replace your garden tap rather than repair it, but we can most certainly carry out a repair of the situation calls for it. All of our tap specialists have a huge range of spare parts in their vans at all times, and can access all of the most popular brands of full tapware, o we’ve got you covered for any eventuality.

Spouts and shower roses

in addition to the taps themselves, our Metropolitan Plumbing taps professionals are able to repair or replace your shower roses, as well as spouts for all areas in the home and business. As part of their permanent van stock, our extensively trained taps experts carry a standard type of basin, sink, shower and bath spouts, and a standard type of shower head, so any replacement can be done quickly. However, we can also source any spout or shower rose you’d prefer, so you don’t need to do anything except contact us.

Quarter and half turn taps

designed for easy and efficient use, quarter turn taps and half turn taps are a little more difficult to repair than standard tapware. Like a mixer tap, a quarter or half turn tap doesn’t have a washer, instead functioning with its own special cartridge. In order to repair a quarter turn or half turn tap, the cartridge will usually need to be replaced in addition to going through the normal service, but these cartridges can sometimes be difficult to get. By fear not! Our Metropolitan Plumbing taps experts have you covered, as always! If we can source a new cartridge for your tap, we’ll be able to repair it for you. Otherwise, we can quickly and easily replace your quarter or half turn tap for best results.

Water filters

water filters are becoming more and more popular these days as people realise that they can get bottle quality water at home. If you’ve decided you want a water filter installed, contact the taps experts from Metropolitan Plumbing and we’ll be able to get the right person around to you with the right solution for your particular situation. We have training and experience with installing most types of water filters, and can also source our recommended model for you if you don’t which one you want.

Can you work with all the different brands of tapware?

Everybody has their preferences when it comes to taps, and this includes brands and models. Here at Metropolitan Plumbing, we most certainly understand this, so we’ve made sure that all of our fully qualified, licensed taps professionals have the skills, experience, tools, spare parts and knowledge to work with all of the most popular brands of tapware found across Australia. It doesn’t matter what’s gone wrong with your taps, what needs dong to them to get them working perfectly again, or even what brand or model they are, we’ll be able to have one of our taps experts on your doorstep who’s ready for any situation you might throw at him. Don’t hesitate, contact us now!

These links will take you some more information on the brands of tapware we can work with:

I’m located in outer suburbs. Can you still fix my taps?

We most certainly can! It makes no difference to us here at Metropolitan Plumbing where you live or work, since our army of taps professionals is able to take callouts in most major capital cities across Australia. What’s more, we also have the resources in each state to be able to offer our extensive tapware services citywide, from the city centre right out to the remotest, quietest suburb. So, if you reside in one of the following cities and you need a repair or replacement done to one of your taps, you can rest assured that we’ve got everything we need to get to you quickly and easily.

Here are the cities we work in:

Taps in Adelaide

Adelaide may be only the fifth largest city in Australia with 1.23 million residents, but that’s still a lot of leaking taps, and a lot of people who need a difficult to turn tap fixed. Unley, Burnside, Marion, Enfield, Stirling, Glenelg, Mt Barker, Woodville, Elizabeth, Port Adelaide, Morphett Vale, Seaford, Norwood, and many more Adelaide suburbs, Metropolitan Plumbing will be able to fix your problematic tapware perfectly wherever you are. All of our taps professionals have the highest levels of training, skills and knowledge possible, so you’re in good hands.

Taps in Perth

Iluka, Midland, Cottesloe, Joondalup, Fremantle, Bayswater, Rockingham, Victoria Park, Scarborough, Osborne Park and every other suburb of Perth, we’ll be able to have one of our Metropolitan Plumbing taps experts out to your home or business to fix that irritating leaking or difficult to turn tap. Perth might be one of the most isolated cities on earth, but we don’t think that’s a very good excuse for having a bad tap repairing service. We’ve made our mission to make sure our valued customers receive only the very best tapware fixing service available.

Taps in Melbourne

the jury is still out on whether or not Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia, but it’s definitely in on the amount of leaking and difficult to turn taps. With 4.25 million residents, there are a lot! If you’ve found yourself with a problematic tap in Melbourne, you need to call Metropolitan Plumbing, the professionals more people trust. We can come to every suburb of Melbourne, including Kew, Altona, St Kilda, Sunbury, Footscray, Caulfield, Essendon, Ringwood, Werribee, Dandenong and Geelong, just to name a few, so we’ve got you covered no matter where you are.

Taps in Sydney

for all those leaking taps in Sydney, there’s only one name you need to remember. Metropolitan Plumbing. Our Sydney tapware plumbers are fully qualified, licensed and ready to take your callout to anywhere in this busiest of cities. No matter whether you live or work in the city centre near Darling Harbour or in the furthest suburb from it, we can have a Sydney taps expert to Ryde, Thornleigh, Fairfield, Lindfield, Liverpool, Guildford, Parramatta, Chatswood, Sutherland, Marrickville, Berala and Penrith, among many other suburbs.

Taps in Canberra

Canberra, the nation’s capital, the city of roundabouts, the seat of federal government, and, just like any city, home to lots of leaking taps! Metropolitan Plumbing is your local tapware expert in Canberra. Our fully qualified, licensed tapware plumbers are available 24/7 in Acton, Melba, Mawson, Manuka, Deakin, Weetangera, Bruce, Lyneham, Mitchell, Gungahlin, Isabella Plains, Fadden, Conder and every other suburb. If you’ve got a leaking tap or a tap that won’t turn in Canberra, look no further! Contact us right now, and we’ll be there and have that issue fixed quick smart.

Taps in Brisbane

Brisbane is hot enough without having a leaking tap putting extra sweat on your brow. Petrie, Taringa, The Gap, Carindale, Cleveland, Moorooka, Springwood, Albany Creek, Browns Plains, Bracken Ridge, Ascot and many, many more suburbs, our army of Brisbane taps experts from Metropolitan Plumbing is able to take a callout to anywhere in Brisbane to have your tapware fixed up in no time. It makes no difference which of your taps is leaking, what’s causing it or even what the time is, we’ve got you covered for every eventuality.