Most household should have more than one water tap at home. Water tap, as the name implies, provides people with water just by simply turning it. In the past, Singapore’s water supply comes from well and rationing. However, times have changed and water supply is easily accessible via our water taps. In recent years, Singapore produces its own drinkable water either by recycling it from used water or sea water and no longer depend mainly on Malaysia for water supply.
Common Types of Water Tap in Singapore
We usually see three types of water tap in Singapore. They are the Compression Washer Tap, Ball Tap and the Disk Tap.
Compression Washer Tap
Compression washer tap is the oldest type of water tap. You can still find these taps in many other countries but less common in Singapore now. A nut which is covered by a washer moves up and down against a seat to control the water flow. Leakages is frequent for this type of tap.
This type of tap is frequently called the mixer where the single lever or handle control the hot and cold water. You just have to lift the handle up and tilt it towards left or right to rotate a ball in the tap so as to mix the hot and cold water.
Disk tap looks quite similar to ball tap from the outside and is also controlled by a lever or handle. However, the interior is different. It has two ceramic disks in the tap which mix the hot and cold water instead of a rotating ball.
The plumber who is repairing your tap must be able to identify the type of tap you are using and change the relevant parts accordingly. For compression washer tap, the change of washer would frequently solve the problem. For the ball tap, the repair may require the change of the ball, rings or washer. For ceramic tap, the plumber would usually replace the whole ceramic tap instead of repairing it as the problem commonly lies in the wearing off of the ceramic.
Tap Repair and Installation by Plumber from Handyman Singapore
Our plumbers are well-trained in diagnosing the problem of your taps and taking the necessary action to rectify them. After the repair or replacement of tap, we ensure that there are no leakages and other problems before we leave your premises. Please contact us at (+65) 6871-4005 or email us at [email protected] to resolve your tap issue.
Other than plumbing work, we will be glad to provide other handyman services like electrical work, carpentry work, painting work, door installation and repair work, aircon maintenance work and other repairs and installation work.