Tap/Faucet Installation Guide

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Many homeowners in Singapore are interested in tap installation and tap replacement, but it is important to keep some details in mind to help you choose the correct one and determine the cost of a tap/faucet with installation. To properly install your tap/faucet, it is best to hire professional plumbing services. In case you are unsure about what tap, be sure to read our comprehensive tap/faucet buying guide.

Signs Your Taps Need To Be Replaced

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Inconsistent Flow of Water

Allowing mineral deposits from hard water to buildup can cause rusting and affect the flow of pressure and water.

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Stiff Handles

When the handles start to crack and discolor, and the finish begins to wear away, it is a sign to install new taps.

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Non-Stop Dripping

A constant leaking tap could result in wasting thousands of litres of water, while a slow-leaking tap makes it frustrating to carry out daily tasks.

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Squealing Tap

If your kitchen tap whistles or screams when being turned on, it could be a serious sign that your pipes are damaged. Also, residue build-up can restrict the flow of water and deteriorate the washer seat.

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Damaged Washers

Another thing to know about older taps is that they tend to erode over time. When it wears out eventually, be sure to get it fixed as it is a sign that other parts of the tap need replacing too.

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Water Hammering

 Ultimately, water hammering is caused by eroded parts in a tap, and this is a common faucet problem. This would definitely disrupt your day-to-day activities and getting a peace of mind would be impossible.

6 Things To Consider Before Installing A Bathroom Tap

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A bathroom tap is simply a sanitary fitting that functions appropriately. If you pay attention to it, look for signs your taps need to be replaced, because you will be surprised at how much it can help change the look of your bathroom.

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Another thing you need to know about taps is that before you install a new bathroom tap, you should learn about its functionality. find out how to use it and understand how to get the right hot and cold water combination, and how the lever needs to be moved.

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We need to invest in everything to help us save some space. Even when it comes to a bathroom tap, you must look for the one that can help you save space.

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You might have never noticed that different bathroom taps in Singapore come with different hole patterns like Grohe tapsKohler tapsFidelis taps, and many more. Before investing in one, you first need to decide which type of pattern will be ideal for the kind of sink you have.

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Look for water-saving bathroom taps and shower taps that allow you to enjoy a perfect experience but reduce water consumption. The perfect hand detection of such sensor taps makes use of only as much water as is necessary.

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You first need to think about who will be using the tap. If you have elderly and children at home, it will be best to opt for a single-handle bathroom tap. If you want things to be even more convenient, you may opt for the touch-sensitive tap.

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Replacing A Tap

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Reusing Old Parts

Reusing parts such as the tap washers, water tap valves made of metal is likely to cause more headaches and problems in the future as there could be misfits or the spare part will break.

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Not Turning Off Water

Be sure to turn off the main water supply so that you don’t flood your house or end up injuring yourself.

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Guessing About Parts

Guessing what sizes and parts you need can end up wasting a lot of your time. You can opt to take an old tap to the hardware store with you can help you know what you need.

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Not Sealing Threads

You might end up with water leaks that could corrode and ruin your pipes if you don’t use plumber’s putty or silicone caulking to seal the threads.

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Soldering As The Water Drips

Dry off everything from the pipes, to the sink, to the pipes, and you are less likely to blunder as they make it easier to solder together.

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Giving Yourself Inadequate Time

Replacing a tap may seem a moderately easy job, but you could end up making costly mistakes if replacing a faulty tap is not 100% perfect.

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Not Using the Right Tools

Using inappropriate tools can end up damaging your hardware. It is ideal to have a ready set of tools that would greatly help in a tap installation process.

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Over Tightened Connections

Overtightening fittings, pipes, nuts and bolts, and supply tubes when changing a tap can cause cracks on joints.

Why Is DIY Tap installation or Replacement Not Recommended

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Installing or replacing a tap by yourself requires skills and expertise. Additionally, you will need to have the right tools, but the tools needed for this kind of work are so much more expensive than having to hire a plumber. Being inexperienced in plumbing, you might now know the damage you might cause by just simply tightening the plumbing connection or using the wrong tape for the gap between the threads. DIY tap installation or tap replacement can cause serious injuries when tools are handled improperly. Inexperienced plumbers can also cause small issues into costly mistakes like structural damage from leaks. Having said that, it is still advisable to hire a professional plumber to install or replace your tap to avoid mistakes such as these.

How Much Does It Cost To Install or Replace Water Taps In Singapore?

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Metal faucets typically use stainless steel or brass that is more durable and expensive compared to plastic faucets. The actual cost of the tap installation includes the following:

  • The cost of the tap selected and the other materials needed for the installation
  • The cost involved using equipment for the tap installation, especially if drilling is required
  • The cost of removing the existing tap
  • The cost of installing a new tap
  • Basic charges of a plumber, including transport expenses for visiting the customer’s premises
  • Charges for removing the debris and other waste material generated during the tap installation

Cost To Install A Tap

The thing you need to know about taps is that their cost depends on multiple factors like the design, finish, material used, warranty offered, and brands such as:

Before installing a tap, it is ideal to have a read about tap buying guide to ensure that you purchase the perfect one.

Tap Faucet City Singapore is your 1-stop supplier and installer for all tap and faucet services whether it is new installation, replacement or leaking water taps. We carry a wide range of water taps for Basin Tap, Basin Mixer Taps, Bathroom Tap, Bidet Tap, Faucet Tap, Kitchen Tap, Kitchen Mixer Tap, Shower Tap, Shower Mixer Tap, Mixer Tap and Water Tap Valve services. Our highly experienced team of plumbers and tap installers is guaranteed to deliver quality workmanship and genuine brands, to cover all your tap and faucet needs in Singapore. Whatsapp at +65 8241 0032 about any tap and faucet services today!

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Choose Tap Faucet City Singapore

Here at Tap Faucet City Singapore, we install and replace different types of faucets and tap in both residential and commercial areas in Singapore.

We specialize in helping our clients choose the perfect faucet and tap, basin tap, basin mixer taps, bathroom tap, bidet tap, kitchen tap, sink mixer taps, shower tap, water tap valve, and mixer tap, for their bathroom or kitchen that not only complements their interiors, but also comes with several useful features.

Rafidah David
Rafidah David
06:24 14 Nov 22
Fast and efficient responses by Lorraine and Cyndi. They found a slot on the same day and arranged their plumber to come. Their plumber, Raj, was professional and gave us advices on after care too. Services highly recommended!
Tey
Tey
23:48 13 Nov 22
Called for replacement of dipping tap and was service by CSO -- Mr Kelvin. Received good service and fast response from him on supporting my issues and schedule my appointment.The technician - Mr Mahfuz, arrived my place as scheduled. He was quite experience and fixed my problem within very short period.Overall experience was great. Will continue to engage this company again if I encounter any problem in future.
Raizal A. Jalil
Raizal A. Jalil
10:49 06 Nov 22
My kitchen faucet has been humming for the past 2-3 weeks. Contacted Tap & Faucet City Singapore's Jinky, Mike & Casmir. They quickly despatched helped. From call to problem solve was within 24hrs. Fast and effective service
Janice Lim
Janice Lim
04:28 30 Sep 22
CSO Cora and Technician Mani was awesome! Prompt replies from Cora and Speedy work from Mani! Thank You for fixing my leaking tap ☺️ reasonable pricing as well!! Thank you so much!! Will use your services again in the future 🙆🏻‍♀️
Ragam Maruthan
Ragam Maruthan
15:23 28 Sep 22
Very prompt and fast reply. Was able to make appt on the same day. Thank you cso Dessa and technician Ladi.
Casper Ng
Casper Ng
02:51 25 Sep 22
Quick, efficient n affordable services as usual. Thanks to Cyndi n Donna for the immediate replies on whatsapp n Khan for arranging to come earlier to solve the leaky tap! Kudos & will have you guys first on mind for future works.
Laura Chan
Laura Chan
01:54 22 Sep 22
Called them on Monday later afternoon, and the plumber arrived on Wednesday 9am sharp. The plumber was very efficient, knowledgeable, responsible and took 10 minutes to complete the job. Thumbs up to technician Khan and CSO Ellaine and Cyndi. I will recommend this place to friends.
Kelvin Lim
Kelvin Lim
01:25 20 Sep 22
Technician Khan and CSO Cyndi has been professional and helpful. Faucet issues settled within 5 hours, from initial enquire till completion of replacement.
ChlG
ChlG
01:43 14 Sep 22
Responsive and helpful. CSO Dessa given me a qoutation within minutes after enquiry via WA. Was scheduled for an appointment on the next day. Plumber Mahfuz did an excellant job! The process was fuss free. Thank you!
Abhijit Sonawane
Abhijit Sonawane
09:16 10 Sep 22
Quick service. Neat job.
wang yingchoy
wang yingchoy
10:43 31 Aug 22
Customer service reply promptly and in detail, technician Ladi was patience with his professionalism workmanship, will introduce the good company to other user👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Lan Nguyen
Lan Nguyen
04:10 28 Aug 22
Had a leak in my shower that required a replacement. Good service and prompt responses from CSO Crichell, the plumber (Ladi) was also fast and courteous.
E Chong
E Chong
14:13 26 Aug 22
Quick & good service from technician Mani and CSO Crichell! Crichell's responses by WhatsApp were prompt and my leaky faucet was replaced the next very day by Mani. So far so good!
Sylvia Ang
Sylvia Ang
12:05 19 Aug 22
Prompt response from their CSO (Jinky and Kevin), manage to arrange somebody to come and fix my leaky tap on the day I whatsapp them. Technician (Ladi), arrived on time and swiftly fixed my leaking tap. So far so good.
CJ Loh
CJ Loh
09:14 11 Aug 22
Overall good experiences dealing with Technician Ladi & CSO Crichell. Will engage your services again.
Amanda Foo
Amanda Foo
06:08 07 Aug 22
Technician Raj was early for his appointment and did his job fast and promptly within 15 mins..👍🏻
Wee Loong Kuan
Wee Loong Kuan
16:32 01 Aug 22
Engaged via Mr. Plumber for tap replacement; flawless and fast service. Would like to commend technician Khan and CSO Cyndi for their great service!
Karate Karate
Karate Karate
10:51 24 Jul 22
Kuma and CSO Cora were both detailed ,efficient and very professional . Tks !!!!
Tianyi Wang
Tianyi Wang
01:55 24 Jul 22
I needed to change my washing machine tap and sought help from Technician Ladi ; CSO Cora and Dessa. They managed to replace the tap in 10mins! Really fast and efficient service. It was an overall very pleasant experience working with Tap & faucet City.
Tommy He
Tommy He
04:59 22 Jul 22
Mijan, Kevin and Cyndi is professional throughout the whole process. Thanks.
Hui Ping Chu
Hui Ping Chu
13:46 18 Jul 22
CSO Marc was very prompt and professional at answering my enquiries, even on a Sunday. Technician Mahfuz was also also very professional, he identified the problem spot on and did the replacement of the tap quickly. My third time getting the services, will greatly recommend to everyone.
maharani bala subramaniam
maharani bala subramaniam
04:31 17 Jul 22
Prompt response to call, quick to schedule and professional job…clean job. Thank you!
Jay Chauhan
Jay Chauhan
00:31 15 Jul 22
Came round the next day. Super helpful and polite over whatsapp and competitive pricing too.
CStelle
CStelle
04:47 10 Jul 22
Fast, speedy response from Lorraine on our enquires and quotation.Great service from the technician, Mani to do our service yard tap installation. He's punctual and the installation was done really fast.
Raymond Singh
Raymond Singh
07:07 06 Jul 22
Technician Ladi and CSO Dessa provided good attentive service, and was very fast to repair the problem. Will recommend to anyone with plumbing issues.
Serene Lek
Serene Lek
01:37 30 Jun 22
Very Happy with the service provided.There's some miscommunication on the service address given and Technician, Mahfuz is understanding and head straight to the location given thereafter. Thank you so much.
Jo Tan
Jo Tan
16:55 29 Jun 22
Our trusted Plumber. Technician Casmir did a great job and the Customer Service Officers Marc and Mike was very helpful and responsive. Thank you 🙏🏼
Eli Alias
Eli Alias
01:45 27 Jun 22
Needed to find someone to fix the two leaky taps at home and chanced upon Everyworks online. CSO Jinky was very prompt with replies, helpful with questions, and quickly connected me with Technician Shafikul who replaced both taps in less than 30 mins on day of arrival. Thank you for the good service!
Dave Han
Dave Han
10:06 14 Jun 22
Punctual, Skilful and Efficient.Technician Ladi is polite and patient to listen for problems and observant to details. He quickly identify the issues and get the job done within mins.The liaCompany service officers Marc and Kelvin are helpful and quick response to questions and liaison with me to get an appointment asap to get the job done.Great service !
Jiesheng Foo
Jiesheng Foo
09:21 14 Jun 22
Technician Ladi and Haze, Jinky helped me throughout your fix my tap. Thanks
Andre Chen
Andre Chen
10:47 12 Jun 22
Installed a showerhead + split tap to existing piping system. Professional, no-fuss, polite, good worksmanship. Will recommend to anyone looking for a fixer upper.Customer Service's name was Kevin and the tech was Raj, I believe. Good lads, both.
lorenzo bercasio
lorenzo bercasio
00:32 09 Jun 22
Kudos to technician khan and cso cora for the good service provided
Run L
Run L
06:38 07 Jun 22
Thank you Marc and Caro
River Barrett
River Barrett
16:10 03 Jun 22
Service was surprisingly prompt. The technican was also very nice and managed to repair my taps quickly. 5 stars for them.
Chang Xun Guo
Chang Xun Guo
01:33 03 Jun 22
Outstanding tap installation service! Would definitely call them again.
M CCA
M CCA
11:57 24 May 22
Prompt and professional work by the plumber in installing the kitchen faucet! Well recommended! Will use Everyworks services again!
Tao Li Ling
Tao Li Ling
00:53 28 Apr 22
I called this company to obtain a quotation as I was experiencing a really bad kitchen tap leak. Luckily, the support team responsded really quickly and sent over a handyman to do the needed repairs with new kitchen tap. He came within an hour and solved everything within minutes. Nice job guys!
Miller Chiam
Miller Chiam
20:46 27 Apr 22
This service provider's response time was really fast and the technician who were tasked to resolve my tap issues did so immediately.
Kevin Li
Kevin Li
09:37 25 Apr 22
CSO (Marc and Jinky) was quick to the response and arranged for technician to come. There were no hiccups to the appointment and appointed technician knew exactly what to do.Job was attended to by technician (Raj). Came punctually and knew what to do and quickly resolved the issues.Kudos to the team 👏
sharifah raja omar
sharifah raja omar
08:26 25 Apr 22
Thank you to technician Shafikul and Yaesin for changing the Bathmixer of my bathroom. Also thanks to CSO Cora , for attending to all my enquiries.Satisfied with their Good service 👍🏻
Benson Tan
Benson Tan
05:12 18 Apr 22
Technician Mani helped me to replace my leaking kitchen mixer tap and was very fast and experienced. It was also very easy to get a quotation and arrange for the technician to come down to do the plumbing repair.
Tan Choon Lang Jackson
Tan Choon Lang Jackson
05:25 15 Apr 22
This is my second time using their services and the standard of services is excellent. Lorraine their CSO was prompt in responding to my message and asking me all the right questions. Ability provide a very fast schedule for the technician to come change my tap is an plus point. Technician Ladi was early, he is very polite and professional in his work. Did a very clean job when changing the tap. Very satisfied with the excellent work and services support that I am getting. Highly recommended
Umar Mas
Umar Mas
07:07 12 Apr 22
I am very happy with the service provided to replace my leaking bidet. The technician Ladi was very fast and consultative while the customer service team, Dessa and Kevin, were very responsive and attentive. Would highly recommend!
Steven Choo
Steven Choo
06:38 06 Apr 22
I would like to thank Dessa Cso who arrange the technician Mr Raj that replace my Kitchem tap mixer He is professional and I am happy and satisfied with the good job .
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