3 reasons to fix that leaking tap, fast!

A leaking tap seems like a small problem. It could be one of those things you’ve been meaning to get around to fixing. Let’s face it though – you’re not just wasting water – leave it for too long, you’re wasting money… and if you leave it even longer, you could have bigger problems on your hands.

Leaking taps are a common issue in households around Australia. This doesn’t mean that you should ignore it. That drip-drip-drip sound can cost you a lot of money. A simple repair could save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. Let’s take a look at the 3 reasons why you should fix your leaking tap, fast:

  1. Save water

To put it into perspective, if every household in Australia had a leaking tap, we would waste over a billion litres every year. This is a huge environmental cost and should not be ignored. Adelaide is one of the driest places on the earth – keeping an eye on leaking taps – saving water is a must!

  1. Save money

Not only is a leaking tap a big environmental cost, but it’s a huge cost on your quarterly water bill. Think about your money literally going down the drain. A small cost now could save you hundreds further down the track. Read our blog on how to handle 3 common emergency situations, where we share our tips on what to do if you have a water leak or burst pipe!

  1. Save your health

Leaking taps can cause water damage to your house. The mould, mildew and material damage that leaks cause can be hazardous to your health. For example, if your leak is within your walls, the water creates wet conditions that can cause mould to grow. These types of leaks can go unseen for months and cause problems with the structure and foundations of your house. A constant dripping tap means there is always a pool of stagnant water sitting around, encouraging insects and bacteria to breed – yuck! Moisture also attracts termites which can cause damage to your home.


Don’t wait until your water bill is skyrocketing to fix a leaking tap. Early identification and repair can save you hundreds of dollars in water bills. If a leak is left unchecked, it can cause damage to your property.

If you think that you have a leaking tap, don’t delay. Call us today on 1300 634 308 and we’ll be able to fix that tap and save you money in the long run.