Why fixing your dripping taps is SO important.

Dripping taps although not a serious concern can introduce an array of issues into your heating system. Although if we start closer to home, a leak can introduce mould in places where it may not be easily spotted, this can lead to respiratory problems and prompt allergic reactions. Dripping taps can also cause calcium build-up in or around the leak causing the tap to seize or force a replacement of the tap altogether increasing the cost required when changing a tap.

The average price per litre of water in the UK set to around 0.184 pence, so considering the figures above you could save 10p per day off your water bill which equates to a £36 pound saving yearly. Not to mention to costs involved not having to repair ceilings, repaint damaged surfaces or replace a faulty washer.

Here are a few commonly asked questions when it comes to dripping taps and the answers.

Adam Ryder
Adam Ryder
18:24 18 Mar 20
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S J
08:34 26 Feb 20
First Call offers a First class service. I had a leak from my tank upstairs and water was coming through my ceiling.... I called First Call who came over within an hour and diagnosed the problem and explained the cause. The tank was made safe and he returned with the part needed the next morning. Within an hour the tank was fixed.First Call will be my plumbers of choice from now on and I will use them for my yearly boiler servicing too. I highly recommend First Call. They are professional, knowledgeable, honest, friendly and reliable.read more
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Sally Hume
15:22 03 Feb 20
Absolutely brilliant service, the best customer service I have received and an honest business. They go the extra mile... with helping their customers and this should be recognised. Thank you so much for fixing my kitchen sink and stopping the leak ! Forever grateful to the two wonderful gentleman 🙂read more
Bogdan Pop
Bogdan Pop
16:17 23 Jan 20
Excellent service provided by these guys! My boiler broke down this winter and Anzar was very prompt and came several... hours after I called them. With a very competitive price he installed a brand new boiler the very next day so couldn't be happier. Very friendly, knowledgeable and good quality install. Definitely recommend them for any plumbing jobs you may need doing. Thanks again for a great service!read more
Scott Pinnell
Scott Pinnell
20:46 25 Sep 19
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Mo Sheikh
Mo Sheikh
12:25 16 Apr 19
Recently bought a new home and I was renovating, totally forgot that the radiators needed removing and I had the... plaster starting in 30 minutes. I rang firstcall and told them the situation and Anzar came within 15 minutes and removed all my radiators at a very reasonable cost. I then wanted to go more ECO and gave Firstcall a ring back to move my boiler from the utility room into my outer house. Anzar installed a megaflow system and connected it all up via the hive system. I have uploaded the megaflow system pictures as his work was very tidy.I would definitely recommend firstcall for any plumbing or servicing requirements.read more
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A dripping tap can waste anywhere up-to 20,000 litres of water per year. That’s an incredible 54.8 litres per day.

Fixing a dripping tap doesn’t need to break the bank, if you know that the problem is with the washer inside the tap then the costs can be anywhere from £10-£20. If you require a new tap however then you will need to factor in the cost of the new tap and the plumbers time

Your tap is dripping most likely due to a faulty/worn out washer. Or a damaged valve somewhere in the tap.

If you’re comfortable taking this challenge here is a great illustrated guide to help out. Otherwise please call First Call Home Services on 02476 950 595 to arrange a visit or email us here.

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