Outside Taps


Fast and Efficient Outside Tap Repair in Wallsend, United Kingdom

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Running water is a vital part of everyday living. If your outdoor tap is broken, it will affect the efficient delivery of water and can even increase your utility bills. That’s why you should not ignore a leaky tap.

Some tap leaks only require a simple fix. However, for bigger or more complicated plumbing jobs, Wallsend Plumber is your local plumbing expert. We are the leading plumbing company in Wallsend, United Kingdom. We proudly serve all residential and commercial areas throughout HeatonWalkergateNorth ShieldsCullercoatsWhitley BayForest HallKillingworthAnnitsford, and Dudley, England.

We also offer sink repair, tap repair, tap installation, soil stack repair and renewal, radiator installation, shower installation, toilet repair, outside taps, and emergency plumbing repair. If you’re looking to get something new installed or replaced, our specialists can help you out. 

For all your outdoor tap repair needs in Wallsend, England, and the surrounding area, you can trust our team. We’re proud of our 17 years of service in the community.

Skilled Outdoor Tap Repair

Most taps work on compression technology, and the rubber washers can wear out and fail over time. When tap problems result in a leak, we provide 24-hour emergency service. You don’t have to risk damaging the finish by trying to fix it yourself. Our trained plumbers have the experience and skill to repair your leaky tap without causing any damage or affecting the fixture’s functionality.

Choosing Your Outdoor Tap

At first glance, taps may appear to be simple devices. However, they have a surprising number of options and features. When choosing a new outdoor tap, it’s important to understand everything that differentiates one style and model from another.

Finish Materials

At one time, most outdoor taps had a chrome finish. However, today’s outdoor taps are available in various finishing materials, such as bronze, nickel, gold, brass, stainless steel, and physical vapor deposition.

Spout Height and Reach

The height and reach of the spout have aesthetic and practical applications. Today, several homeowners prefer a “swan’s neck” tap style for appearance and functionality. 

New Technology

Newer taps offer various convenient features. You can enjoy hands-free operation, faster fill rates, a greater range of motion, and spot resistance.

Professional Plumbing Company in Wallsend, England

Wallsend Plumber provides outdoor tap repair services because we understand that taps aren’t limited to the indoors. Outdoor taps can also become damaged and start leaking. This can lead to flooding, high water bills, and potential water damage. They are also prone to damage over the cold winter months.

In extreme cases, when your outdoor tap leaks, it could be due to a cracked or damaged pipe in the water or sewer lines that run through your property. In that situation, the professionals at Wallsend Plumber will perform emergency sewer repair services. While traditional sewer repair involves digging out the yard or driveway to access the sewer line, our team can perform trenchless sewer repair using state-of-the-art technology.

Types of Outdoor Tap for Your Home

Below are some of the different types of outdoor taps and handles for your home.

Traditional Compression Valve or Spigot Tap

Traditional compression valves are the ones that everyone has seen before. They allow water from your house to pass through the tap’s opening once you turn the handle to the left. Turning it in the opposite direction will close it and stop the stream.

Frost-Proof Outdoor Tap

These taps are an excellent choice if you live somewhere extremely cold. Traditional compression valve taps can’t handle harsh snow, frost, and cold wind. That’s why the frost-proof tap was invented.

Frost-proof outdoor taps stop the water from turning to ice and damaging your pipes or valves by implementing a metal tube that reaches into your house or building.

When the tap is off, the valve keeps the water inside the warmer environment to stop it from freezing. As long as it’s properly positioned, the water will drain towards the outside so there isn’t any water left in the pipe to cause damage. 

Hose Bib Tap

Hose bib tap is also known as a spigot. It is generally put on the side of all homes as the industry standard. However, this tap can be pretty faulty, especially if you live in an extremely cold area. It works just like a traditional compression valve.

Ball-Valve Tap

This tap uses a ball that stays inside the valve chamber. The ball has a single hole drilled into it to let the water through. You won’t get as much control over the flow compared with traditional compression valves, but this tap is the best choice if you only need water to be on or off and not somewhere in between.

How to Tell if Your Outdoor Tap Needs Repair

Outdoor taps are designed to last for many years. So, if your newly fixed outdoor tap is not functioning properly, it’s time to contact Wallsend Plumber. Below are some of the signs that your outdoor tap needs repair.

Abnormal Water Pressure

When your water pressure is abnormally high or low, it can put you in a very stressful situation. You likely end up blaming your taps for it. Truth be told, your taps have little to do with water pressure. 

Changes in water pressure can indicate other problems such as clogged pipes, water leaks, lack of water supply, etc. However, one way in which your tap may be responsible is because it’s not fixed properly. An experienced plumber can detect and repair any seams or fixture issues.

Dripping or Leaking

Have you noticed any water dripping from your tap even when the handle is turned off? Perhaps, does the water leak from the base of the tap steam? These are signs that you cannot afford to ignore. A dripping or leaking tap in your home will not only result in higher water bills but also waste hundreds of gallons of water. Sometimes, high water pressure in the water lines can lead to ripping or leaking of your tap. This problem will persist even if you get a new tap so it is best to get an experienced plumber to repair the tap instead.

Noisy and Irregular Water Discharge

When you notice water coming out of your tap from different angles, it’s time for a tap repair by a skilled plumber. Irregular water discharge like water bubbling can be frustrating because it spills water everywhere. This unusual flow is due to a faulty aerator or a worn-out diverter valve and replacing them can make your tap work well once again.

Squeaky Handles

When your tap is a little old, you may notice squeaky sounds every time you move the handle. This is due to the worn-out threads at the stem of the tap that results from wear and tears in its interior structure. Fortunately, this problem doesn’t need replacement. It only needs repair by a good plumber to make the handle work smoothly again.

How to Know if Your Outdoor Tap Needs Replacement

A timely tap replacement can increase your tap’s efficiency and save you from all the troubles caused by malfunctioning taps. The following signs indicate that you need to make an appointment with a professional plumber in Wallsend immediately to get your tap replaced.

Rust & Corrosion

Have you recently noticed rust around your tap stem? If your answer is yes, then it’s time to get rid of the tap. Rusts and corrosion happen when the plumbing fixtures lose their protective coating over time. This goes on to damage the parts of a tap making it difficult to use and ugly to look at. If you don’t call a plumber in the Wallsend area to replace it on time, you may also risk the quality of water coming out of a rusted tap.


In case you forgot to get your leaking tap repaired on time, be prepared to see molds around your tap. These molds destroy the design of a tap and make them unpleasant to look at. 

There is no way to repair molds if they appear so a replacement is your only option to deal with this problem.

Scratches & Cracks

You may use chemical sprays all you want, but the scratches and cracks will last on your tap regardless. Ceramic ages poorly which are why any repairs of cracks will either fail or not last long. If a chipped or physically damaged tap is unbearable for you, then you should contact a plumber for tap replacement.

Loose & Leaking Handles

When the tap handles start leaking despite a regular repair, it’s a sign that it’s time for you to replace the tap. Old taps tend to wear down over time due to friction which causes the gasket sealing to start leaking. This eventually leads to water damage near your tap. A repair may only solve this issue temporarily which is why you should consider replacing the loose tap altogether.

Mineral Deposits

You can easily detect mineral deposits by noticing if there is a build-up around or inside the plumbing fixture of your tap. Mineral deposits may result from hard water supply and can damage parts of your tap such as filters, metal, flanges, and gaskets. Repairing will not completely solve this problem which is why you should resort to getting your tap replaced.

Wallsend Plumber

Give Us a Call Today!

If you would like some general advice or estimate, simply send us an email at info@wallsendplumber.co.uk or call us at +441917439878. We proudly serve all residential and commercial areas throughout HeatonWalkergateNorth ShieldsCullercoatsWhitley BayForest HallKillingworthAnnitsford, and Dudley, England.