Tap And Shower Cartridge Replacement

Tap & Shower cartridge replacement in London

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Cartridge replacement in London.

Are you familiar with a scenario where you jump in the Shower only to be met with an icy blast of water in your bathroom? Or, you turn the knob, and nothing happens. The water comes out hot or shockingly cold? No doubt about it, these are signs that it’s time to replace your kitchen or bathroom cartridges.

Over time, tap cartridge valves can become worn down and damaged, leading to leaks and other problems. We have all experienced a dripping tap; it’s annoying, to say the least. It can also be a waste of water. A worn-out cartridge is a common cause of a dripping tap.

There are several reasons why these cartridges fail, but the most common cause is wear and tear. Over time, the seals and o-rings inside the cartridge wear, allowing water to leak and seep out. Whether you’re looking for a simple repair or a complete replacement, we have the perfect solution.

Reasons for cartridge failures are as follows;

  • Worn out o-rings
  • Age
  • Cold mineral deposits
  • Dirt and grime buildup
  • Incorrectly installed washers

The cartridge is a vital component of any shower, and keeping it in good working condition is essential for a comfortable, relaxing shower. When choosing a replacement cartridge valve, be sure to select one that is compatible with your shower model.

Serviceteam professional plumbing engineers do all types of tap and shower cartridge valve replacement in London and will match the cartridge to the shower make and model.

  1. Shut off the power
  2. Isolate the water supply
  3. Lay a drop cloth in the Shower
  4. Dirt and grime buildup
  5. Remove the shower handle
  6. Unscrew the plastic cover
  7. Inspect the area
  8. Pull out the cartridge
  9. Install the new cartridge
  10. Turn the waterline back on and test

If you’re unfamiliar with what a shower cartridge is, it’s a bath and shower component that regulates the flow and temperature of the water. Over time, mineral deposits can build up inside the cartridge, causing the valve to become less effective. In some cases, the valve may become completely blocked, preventing water from flowing through it completely.

However, if you’re not comfortable working with plumbing, it’s always best to call a professional plumber because a damaged or worn-out cartridge can cause plumbing problems. With a new cartridge, you can enjoy a refreshing bath or Shower once more.

Don’t worry! Our professional plumbers will install the new cartridge valve, ensuring your Shower works as efficiently as possible. So, if you need tap or shower cartridge replacement in London, contact serviceteam to arrange for a plumbing engineer to diagnose the shower or tap problem. Our qualified plumbing engineers provide a 24/7 service for all types of plumbing repairs in London and its surrounding areas.

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What's included in this service?

When you need a shower cartridge replacement in London, our team of experts at serviceteam are here to help. We have literally years of experience replacing bath/kitchen cartridges in all types of valves and fittings, so we know exactly how to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

A Fixed Price: We will always provide a fixed price for your authorization before we proceed so you know where you stand.

Quality Experienced Workmanship: being five star Which? trusted traders & part of the federation of master builders you can reply on our trades person to provide the high quality finish you expect.

What will it cost:

  • We would budget in the region of £150 - £250 + Vat to supply and install a new cartridges. However, in this case, it's impossible to be sure hence the relatively large range without 1st identifying the cartridge.
  • If this falls within your expectations, we would be pleased to arrange a site survey to remove and photograph the cartridge from all angles so we can share it with a range of suppliers to try and identify the part. A shower site survey costs £65+VAT and is payable at the end of the visit.
  • On rare occasions the cartridges can be seized in position and thus removing them can risk damaging the shower or cartridge further your engineer will discuss this if it happens on-site.
  • On rare occasions, the cartridge may be an obsolete part, in which case we would look to provide you for a quote for a new shower valve completely. In this eventuality, our charge for the initial survey would remain payable.

What's not included in this service?

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

Q: Are all tap cartridges of different sizes?

While all taps may look similar, there are significant differences in the size and shape of the cartridge. Most cartridges are made of ceramic or metal and come in various shapes and sizes. The size and type of tap cartridge you need will depend on the make and model of the bathroom or kitchen tap. If you’re unsure which tap cartridge you need, it’s always best to consult a professional before making a purchase.

Below are the most common ceramic disc cartridge sizes:

  • 25mm, 35mm, and 40mm
  • A single lever or joystick operates all cartridges.

Q: When should I replace my tap cartridge?

If you notice that your tap is no longer functioning as it should, it may be time to replace the cartridge. The same applies to shower cartridges, which can also become clogged with mineral deposits.

If the water flow is weak or erratic, that’s a sign that the cartridge might be partially blocked.
Any unusual noises coming from the tap or shower could mean the internal seals are failing and water is letting by.

So if you’re noticing any of these signs, it’s definitely worth considering replacing your tap or shower cartridge.

Q: Can I clean a cartridge myself?

It depends on the tap design.
If it is a tap with a single lever, it is probably impossible to dismantle it and clean it yourself. If, however, you have a tap with two handles (one for hot water and one for cold), it is relatively easy to remove the tap cartridge and give it a good clean. All you need is a few essential tools and a bit of time.

Q: Do we have the same Tap cartridge for hot and cold water?

The quick answer is no.
Most people believe that the tap cartridge for hot and cold water is the same, but they are not! The tap cartridge for hot water is designed to withstand higher temperatures and pressure, while the cold water tap cartridge is more durable and designed to last longer. If you’re unsure which tap cartridge to use, consult serviceteam; we would be happy to assist.

Q: Do I need to turn off the water supply when changing a cartridge?

You should first turn off the water supply to avoid any potential leaks and make the job much easier. If you change a washerless cartridge, you will not need to turn off the water supply. However, if you are changing a washer cartridge, it is advisable to turn off the water supply before starting work.


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