Shower Tap / Shower Mixer

Shower tap / shower mixer Maintenance

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Like any other thing in your house, the shower tap requires regular maintenance. We want to maintain it in good condition so that we may wash it daily.

Daily Maintenance

Faucets are simple to clean regularly. You need a damp cloth and some mild soap to clean the faucet's surface and dry it with a soft cloth. This will preserve the faucet's gleaming appearance. Faucet cleaners may also be used. However, beware that strong chemicals might cause damage to the faucet's look. As a result, it is always worth reading any goods' directions and warnings before using them.

To clean matte faucets, you must first use an aerosol or liquid furniture polish cleaning. After polishing, it will give the faucet a more uniform appearance that prevents fingerprints from appearing on the faucet.

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Minor Maintenance

Today's faucets are so high-performing that they require little upkeep. However, that does not imply that the faucet does not need care at all. The components within the faucet, for example, will wear down with time, and these are located out of reach unless you remove the faucet. As a result, it is recommended to keep a few spares on hand in case the parts begin to malfunction as time goes on.

Faulty Faucet Repair

Not all faucet leaks require the services of a professional, so you don't have to call one in if you can handle it yourself. If you're comfortable resolving such issues, we've put up a how-to guide on fixing a stopped faucet. If you get stuck while repairing, get help from non-emergency plumbing professionals to assist you with it.

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Tools Needed for Tap Installation

Tools

To begin, you'll need the appropriate tools. Depending on the issue you're dealing with, you might not require all of the equipment. Check if any of the above causes for dripping faucets apply to your situation. It will take about an hour to finish the repairs if performed correctly. The following is a list of things you could require (or already have).

  • Philips head screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • WD-40 (Lubricant)
  • White vinegar
  • Replacement parts
  • Scouring pad
  • Flathead screwdriver

Turn The Water Supply Off.

Before attempting a leaking faucet repair, always turn off the water supply. You risk flooding your toilet or kitchen if the water supply is still on if you don't. Water may be shut off at the shutoff valves, usually placed beneath the sink. Alternatively, you can use the main house's water supply cutoff valve to turn it off. Confirm that the water supply has been stopped by turning on the faucet. This will also release any remaining pressure in the pipes. Cover it with a stopper to prevent tiny parts from entering the drain.

Turn The Water Supply Off.
Examine The Faucet Parts

Examine The Faucet Parts

Remove the stem and packing nut from the valve with a wrench. Remove the valve's stem by twisting or prying it away. Examine the packing nut and stem for signs of corrosion or build-up and the O-ring and washer in the valve seat. If any components are filthy, clean them as needed and set a reminder note before putting them away.

Dismantle The Leaking Faucet Handles

This is when the tools come in handy. With the flathead screwdriver, remove any decorative handles from the faucets. Then use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws holding the handle. If any of the components appear rusted or difficult to remove, lubricate them using WD-40, and they should become easier to remove. Set aside the parts and note them, so you know where each component belongs.

Dismantle The Leaking Faucet Handles
Sterilize The Valves

Sterilize The Valves

When all the components have been removed from the faucet, you can examine the valves. You should be able to see some mineral deposits or build-up around the valve. This is where the white vinegar comes in handy. Apply the white vinegar over the build-up area and allow the solution to immerse for about 10 to 15 minutes. During which the solution will dissolve the deposit to be easily removed. Take the scouring pad and clean the surface. You may remove the stopper and wash the valves with clean water to rinse away any dirt or debris.

Reasons for Leaking Taps in Singapore

Loose Handles

Faucet handles get a lot of usages, and after a while, they become loose and drip water. Over time, leaks develop, and you must replace the faucet handle.

Loose Handles
Water Pressure

Water Pressure

Faucets occasionally leak when there is a problem with the water pressure caused by faulty pipes. You must call an expert plumber to examine your faucet's pressure when there is a problem with the pipe pressure.

Poor Fittings

If you do not hire a plumber to install or replace your tap, it will almost certainly leak after a short while.

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Hard Water Build-Up

Corrosion on the rubber washers meant to prevent faucets from leaking may be present in locations where water comprises a high concentration of chemicals. This ultimately results in a leaking faucet.

Damaged Parts

Most water faucets leak due to a malfunctioning component inside the tap. This frequently happens with compression-type faucets and mixer taps/faucets that handle cold and hot water.

Sterilize The Valves

Steps to how we work

1.

Analize need and pricing.

Because each work environment and the severity of the plumbing problem are actually different,

Most of the water work requires on-site assessment to provide an accurate repair plan and cost...

2.

Materials and realization.

Once the assessment is complete and the homeowner agrees with our plumber's proposal and offer,

Immediately we will start preparing the necessary plumbing materials and tools, hen start work and get the job done.

3.

Cleaning and finish

Whether it's repairing a leaks water pipe or unblocking a blockage, when the work is completed, it is inevitable that the floor will be dirty due to the overflow of sewage,

Don't worry, our well-trained plumber will take care of cleaning up the grime for you, after that, that’s be considered job done.

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