Tap Installation And Tap Replacement

Professional Tap Replacement in London

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Professional Tap Installation Service In London

Taps are an integral part of every home and are often the most used fixtures in bathrooms and kitchens. These humble accessories are essential for the delivery of hot and cold water and are used for a variety of tasks ranging from hand washing to washing dishes. However, we take them for granted despite their importance and only realise their significance when they start malfunctioning. A constant dripping tap can be akin to Chinese water torture and can gradually test your patience and sanity if ignored. It is important to ensure that your taps are operational and have a durable ceramic cartridge that will last long, providing you with a reliable water delivery source.

Leaking Taps?

When dealing with a leaking tap, it’s important to remember that this seemingly minor issue can have major consequences. Not only can a leaking tap cause unsightly stains on your bath sink or shower, leading to higher water bills if you’re on a water meter. To address this problem, it’s important to understand the components of your tap, including the cartridge and ceramic discs. Additionally, check the handles, lever, valves and connections in both the hot and cold delivery lines, as issues with these accessories can also contribute to leaks.

With a careful approach, you can address a leaking tap quickly and easily, safeguarding both your home and your wallet in the process.

Finding a professional plumbing company to change a tap washer, tap cartridge, shower cartridge, or mixer tap unit is easier today than ever. Just go onto Checkatrade or the Trustpilot platforms, and you will find a range of capable suppliers. Always choose the suppliers with the highest ratings to ensure engaging the right company. Make sure they offer top quality and durable cartridge options, such as ceramic cartridges etc.

It’s incredible how much of an impact a small drip from a tap can have on water wastage in your bathroom or the kitchen. Although it may look like a minor issue, the figures are shocking. A single tap dripping every 10 to 15 seconds can waste up to 62 litres of water every month, equivalent to around 2 litres each day or nearly 750 litres annually.

That amount of water may seem insignificant, but it could cost homeowners money if they’re on a water meter. Therefore, it’s essential to ensure that all bathroom and kitchen taps have the necessary accessories (valves/handles/cartridges) to prevent wastage. Let’s do our part and conserve water resources by fixing those pesky drips!

Constant Dripping

If you’re experiencing a dripping tap in your bathroom or kitchen, there’s no need to rush into a complete tap replacement.

  • A leaking tap can often be repaired with simple adjustments rather than replacing it. The most frequent reason for a leaking tap is a defective washer within the tap body. Adjusting the downward pressure on the washer can often resolve the leak.
  • Some taps have cartridges or ‘O’-rings, which deteriorate over time. The functionality of the tap/s can be restored by changing these two components.

Stiff Spindle or lever

When you encounter a stiff operating handle or spindle/lever, it doesn’t necessarily indicate the need for a complete replacement. Often, a simple maintenance or repair task can resolve the issue. Giving the handle or Spindle a thorough dousing in a quality descaler solution for several hours is usually sufficient to address the problem with stiffness.

A leaking tap is never a pleasant sight to behold, and it becomes even more frustrating if you can’t determine why it’s leaking. Therefore, seeking assistance from a skilled plumber is crucial when repairing or replacing the tap in your bathroom or kitchen. If your taps are old, you might encounter some difficulty with replacements since they may be considered obsolete.

However, there’s no need to worry as serviceteam has an extensive network of suppliers in and around Greater London, enabling us to source matching items quickly and efficiently. We’ve got you covered, whether accessories, ceramic cartridges, valves, cold and hot handles, or even kitchen and bath taps. Remember, a leaking bath tap can quickly spiral out of control, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Taps are usually designed for longevity, anything from 15 years and beyond. The bath or kitchen tap/s condition, i.e., dripping, seized or leaking, will typically determine whether it’s time to repair or replace.

We repair and replace Kitchen and Bathroom taps, mixer taps, mixer taps on the basin, mixer tap cartridges, shower cartridges, bath tap handles and tap washers.

Our repair and replacement service proudly offers various tap options (bath/kitchen) that cater to your specific needs. Our skilled team is experienced in repairing and replacing a multitude of taps, including kitchen taps, bathroom taps, and bathtub mixer tap. We focus on high-quality replacements such as mixer tap cartridge/s, shower cartridge/s, and tap washers. We use only the best accessories, ceramic components, and cartridges and pair them with handles that stand the test of time.

Additionally, we ensure quality delivery and availability of spares as needed. Our professional team can provide reliable, efficient, and affordable tap repair and replacement solutions to your tap needs.


In the United Kingdom, pillar taps are commonly installed on a basin or bath. A lever or spindle/crossbar mechanism may turn it on and off. They come in various designs, from modern to contemporary to traditional.


Traditionally, mixer taps typically consist of two separate pillars—one for hot water and the other for cold water—enabling the delivery of both hot and cold water through a single spout. This configuration ensures a consistent and stable temperature blend.


Wall-mounted taps are installed on the wall and protrude over the sink or bathtub. With this type of installation, there is one big disadvantage, the plumbing connections are behind a stud or solid wall, making replacement work intensive and costly.


As the name suggests, these taps combine hot and cold water together. These types usually have a lever to adjust the water temperature and flow by pulling or pushing them.

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These taps feature a pillar tap that turns with a spindle crossbar. They are easy to change once the water has been isolated.


This is a tap-lever-equipped combo. The temperature may be adjusted from left to right, while water flow can be adjusted by moving it up and down. It may only require replacing the cartridge (ceramic) to fix a leak, not the whole tap.

  • Our service is fast and reliable. You receive a 12-month warranty on parts and workmanship. We’ll offer you a free, no-obligation quotation for a tap replacement within the hour. Just supply us with a few photos, a description and your preferred tap, and we will respond.
  • Skilled plumbing engineers to manage your tap/s project.
  • Skilled plumbing engineers to manage your tap/s project.
  • Online bookings are easy, and you may be eligible for an online discount.
  • When you’ve booked your service, you will receive your 3-hour arrival slot – no more waiting all day from 9 am – 5 pm!
  • Alternatively, call us directly and speak with a team member to book your service.

Our plumbing engineers regularly install tap cartridges, repair leaks, and install every kind of bathroom, kitchen or utility room mixer tap daily. Whether you need a new tap installation, tap repair or shower repair, our team has the knowledge to guide you through various shower cartridges, valves, lever/tap, mixers, shower spares, and much more.

Contact our helpdesk today and book one of our London-qualified plumbing engineers for your next installation.

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What's included in this service?

  • Step 1 – Book a plumbing engineer. Choose a convenient appointment time and day that suits your busy schedule.
  • Step 2 – A job holder will contact you in advance to discuss your requirements, explain your options, help you choose your new tap and agree if you or serviceteam will supply it.
  • Step 3 – The engineer will assess the works once on site and provide an accurate estimate. We are waiting for your approval before commencing work.
  • Step 4 – Installation. If authorised to proceed, our engineer will:
  • – Isolate plumbing supplies to the tap using existing valves or draining the system.
  • – Disconnect your existing bath/kitchen tap, un-box and check the new product.
  • – Connect the taps to the existing water supply lines.
  • – Test the tap to ensure it functions correctly per the manufacturer?s specifications and industry standards.
  • – Perform a safety check.
  • – Remove redundant materials and packaging.

What will it cost:

  • Our price assumes access to the plumbing supplies are reasonably possible & that isolation valves and present and working. Our office based maintenance advisers will contact you in advance of the service to request a photo & if there were any concerns we would highlight these before proceeding.
  • We charge a fixed labour price starting from £91 + Vat for a Tap replacement.
  • If you need your tap(s) replaced and would like an instant quote, simply send us a photo of your existing tap with a brief description of what your preferences are, and one of our advisors will prepare your equote.

What's not included in this service?

  • Any Congestion Zone or parking charges (unless a parking permit for the duration of the visit is provided). These charges will be added at cost to the final bill.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it easy to replace a tap?

Yes, if you’re a keen DIY-er knowing how and where to isolate the water into the property. You may also experience an airlock, which can be frustrating and time-consuming when removing it from the system. This is the sort of hassle you could do without. Therefore, let the serviceteam manage all of that for you.

Q: Why do you need a professional plumber for a tap repair or replacement?

Because you want it fixed the first time or on time and want it to last for years. Plus, with serviceteam, you are covered by our 12-month warranty on parts and workmanship, giving you peace of mind.

Sometimes a keen DIY-er takes a punt with a seemingly simple tap repair/replacement, only to find it’s more tricky than first expected. Why put yourself through this? Just give the job to serviceteam, who will get it right in one visit!


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