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Decorating or remodelling your bathroom? We can help you choose when it comes to deciding what bath taps will work best for your bathroom upgrade. When you update your bath taps, bath shower mixer taps, or any taps inside or outside of your home, there are a few things to consider. A professional plumber can advise you on if bath and shower mixers need replacing or repairing, if you need to take water pressure into consideration and any other details that might affect your bathroom planning.
Does Your Bath Tap Or Bath Shower Mixer Tap Need Repairing?
How quickly your bath taps become worn out and start leaking depends on how regularly they are used. A regularly used bath tap is most likely to need repairing or replacing sooner than one that is seldom used. However, an unused or rarely used bath tap or shower mixer can become stuck completely.
A dripping tap is one sign that you need to call a Plumber. Especially if that bath tap is hard to turn on or off. Another symptom of worn out bath taps is water pooling around the tap base. This can happen gradually as it can be caused by a couple of things. It could be that the seal at the base of the tap is damaged or it could be a slow drip that is running from the spout to the base instead of visibly dripping into the bath itself. Look out for water on the edges of the bath and also small brown stains appearing on the ceiling below. The latter can happen when the seal around the bath is also worn away and water from the faulty taps seeps through unseen and drips behind the bath.
Bath shower mixer taps can have similar signs of problems. It is not uncommon for the hose to come loose at the base or shower head, causing water to spurt all over the bathroom. Shower mixer taps can also become loose as they tend to be handled more than a standard shower unit. Leading to increased chances of accidental damage.
Repairing Leaking Bath Taps
Repairing leaking bath taps is a reasonably quick job for a professional plumber. They will be able to quickly diagnose the issue that is creating the symptoms and then advise you on what they can do to fix it. Stronge Plumbers will also check the bath seal to make sure there is no risk of seepage.
Replacing Bath Shower Mixer Taps
When it comes to replacing bath shower mixer taps, there might be a chance that only part of it needs replacing. Our plumbers are trained to assess the scale of damage or wear on sight and will advise you honestly about your options. If the whole bath shower tap needs to be replaced, our local plumber will advise you on what replacement taps are available and which best suits your household needs.
Choosing Suitable Bath Shower Mixer Taps
Water pressure is something to take into consideration for bath shower mixer taps. Some larger shower heads for example will need better pressure to work effectively. Irish households generally have low water pressure, so get that checked before buying a new bath-shower mixer tap.
Equally important is flexibility. Bath shower mixer taps have a range of hose lengths. Check how high you will need your shower to reach.
The design of bath shower mixer taps has come a long way over the last 20 years. We are far from the limited one or two choices on offer in the past with literally hundreds of mixer tap styles on offer. There is a style to suit every decor; slim and sleek for compact bathrooms, tropical waterfall taps for that added spa feel, wall mounted for space saving and every finish of chrome and polish you can dream of.
Pro plumber tip: Keep the receipt if you buy your bath or bath shower mixer taps before you talk to a trained Plumber. If the taps you have bought are the wrong size or unsuitable a good plumber, like a Stronge plumber, will not fit them for you. Instead they will recommend similar, but suitable, taps.
For all bath taps and bath shower mixer tap repairs and replacements, we have local plumbers ready to help in every area. For a free quote, contact Stronge Plumbing & Heating on (01) 5312220 or 085 855 6111.