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The Local Plumber is here to help with professional tap repair services for the locals of Melbourne. Our Emergency Plumber team will perform all types of tap repairs & installation on any tap at any time of the day. From resolving noisy taps to fixing leaking faucets, each plumber will work at their best to have the repair job done as efficiently as possible. No matter if it is a common tap problem or the most difficult tap issue we will operate fast, safely and professionally. We also offer up to a 5 year warranty on all tapware and we offer premium brands.

What Makes Our Tap Repair Services Different?

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On Time Plumber - Or It's Free!

We believe in honesty and integrity — and that means being on time. If we're not, then you don't pay us for the time spent waiting. We understand the urgency of an emergency, and that is why we proudly offer the guarantee of an on-time plumber or we work for free.

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Same Day Services

We understand that you need to get your plumbing fixed quickly, and our local plumbers in Melbourne are here to make it happen. We proudly offer 24/7 and same-day services. This means we can be at any location at any time.

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5 Year Warranty On All Materials

We believe in providing our customers with the best quality products and services at a fair price. That’s why we only use and supply the best plumbing materials with a 5-year warranty so that you can rest easy knowing your plumbing will last for years to come!

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Licensed & Insured Plumbers

Every one of our plumbers is fully licensed and insured as per Consumer Affairs Victoria, so we can provide top-quality service. We are proud to offer you the best local plumbers in Melbourne for all your plumbing needs.

What are Common Tap Repairs?

Our plumbers will perform any type of tap repair & installation service for our fellow Melbourne locals, but here are the more common ones people will experience with their taps:

Leaking Taps Melbourne

Leaking taps are one of the most common issues and there are many different reasons why the tap may be leaking, here are the main reasons:

  • Tap washer – the tap washer is the small rubber ring that sits at the end of the water pipe to stop water from flowing when the tap is not in use but if it is corroded then water can leak from the tap
  • O-ring – this is placed in the tap handles and is there as a waterproof seal but if they come loose or damaged then water can leak from the handle
  • Cartridge – this part is what controls the temperature and the flow of water so if it becomes damaged then leaks can easily happen from the tap
  • Valve seat – the valve seat is where the spout connects to the tap and can easily be affected by mineral build up and wear and tear leading to leaks
  • Loose parts – any loose part in the tap can make it easy for water to travel and leak through
  • Water pressure – if the water pressure is excessive, such as from cracked internal pipes, then the water cannot properly flow within the tap system causing it to back up and out of the tap
  • Tap type – some taps are more likely to leak than others so finding the right one is important to prevent this

Our plumbers will find out what is causing the tap to leak using professional leak detection methods and then address the problem using the right tools and techniques to have the job completed on time and effectively.

Noisy Tap Issues

The tap can sometimes make noises that it should not be and this is a sign that there is an issue going on with the tap. There are many ways the tap can be damaged that leads to it making sounds, here are some of the more common causes:

  • Blocked aerator – if the aerator of the tap is blocked then water cannot easily flow out of the tap making a sound
  • Faulty tap washer – when the tap washer is damaged or faulty then when water flows from the tap noises can occur
  • High water pressure – if there is a sound coming from the tap and the water pressure seems higher then this is why the noises are occurring
  • Blocked tap – if there is a Blocked Drain either in the pipes or tap then when water tries to flow through it it will struggle and make sounds
  • Older systems – older taps can sometimes create unusual sounds simple due to wear and tear and their age


It is important that the source of the sound from the tap is found to decide on the best tap repairs to perform which is how our plumbers address these issues. To know more about noisy taps, we encourage reading our blog ‘how to fix a noisy tap’ for easy to follow and useful steps!


Water Pressure Problems

Low and high tap water pressure can happen to one of the taps or to numerous of them around the home. Low water pressure with the taps often occurs when the water flow is restricted, often due to a blockage in the pipes or valves. High water pressure mostly happens when there is stress on the taps and pipes while leaks can cause this issue as well. 

There are many other reasons for low and high tap water pressure so it is important for our plumbers to know what water pressure imbalances there are, what is causing them to happen and then utilize the best methods to resolve the problem. 


Other Common Tap Issues

Here are some other common tap issues people face:

  • Stiff tap – when the tap handle is stiff and hard to move then this can be from a stuck rubber seal due to it wearing out or from fault tap washers
  • Brown water – if brown water flows from the tap then this is often due to rust and sediment build up in the pipes 
  • No water – if no water comes out of the pipe suddenly then parts may have broken in the system or the pipes have frozen

How Much Does it Cost for a Tap Repair?

Tap repairs can vary in price but the approximate cost for a minor tap repair is around $60 to $120 and for a major tap repair and installation from $250 to $500. Our plumbers will make sure that no matter if it is a minor or major tap repair to always work with professional tools and techniques and operate swiftly.

Trusted Tap Repairs & Installation for Melbourne

Any local in Melbourne who needs 24 hour tap repair installation services can always rely on The Local Plumber. Our fully qualified plumbers arrive fast and work swiftly to ensure the tap can be repaired as soon as possible. Each service is completed safely as well to prevent any further issues from developing. We are here for South Melbourne to North Melbourne, trust The Local Plumber for reliable tap repairs of any kind!

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