Full Flow Plumbing & Drainage

Mixer Tap Installation

mixer tap installation

Looking for a reliable plumber for mixer tap installation?

If you bought a beautiful new mixer tap for your kitchen, bathroom vanity, shower or laundry, you might be tempted to try and install it yourself. Under Queensland regulations, however, the QBCC states that maintaining, repairing, replacing, or removing a plumbing fitting or fixture must be undertaken by a QBCC-licensed plumber. 

Not only is this a legal requirement in Brisbane, Logan, and Gold Coast, but it is also the safest and most practical option for ensuring a successful installation. Professional installation also safeguards you against warranty claims if something goes wrong during the life of the mixer tap.

Our Plumbers Can Install:

At Full Flow Plumbing and Drainage, our experienced, licensed plumbers can install:

  • Single-lever mixer taps – Operated by a single lever that controls temperature and volume. 

  • Crosshead mixer taps – Have separate hot and cold temperature controls that are operated by twisting horizontal handles in a crossing formation.

  • Pull-out spray mixer taps – Feature a hose that can be pulled out from the base of the tap for more targeted water flow like washing dishes or rinsing.

  • High-neck mixer taps – Have a high and arched spout that makes them easier to use when filling pots or washing larger dishes/items.

  • Widespread mixer taps – Have separate hot and cold valves spaced a distance apart, connected under the counter or basin by supply tubes. 

  • Wall-mounted mixer taps – These are fixed directly to the wall rather than the counter for use in space-saving designs.

  • Professional-style mixer taps – Resemble commercial-grade taps used in restaurants and cafes, often with high-arc spouts and robust construction.

Tips for Choosing a Mixer Tap

When it comes to choosing the right mixer tap for your kitchen, bathroom, shower, or laundry, there are a few things to consider. 

The design and functionality of your mixer tap can make a big difference in terms of both look and practicality. Consider the style of your sink or basin, as well as your personal preferences when it comes to design. Some popular options include gooseneck taps, pull-out spray taps, and mixer taps with lever handles.

Functionality is also important. Look for a mixer tap with easy-to-use controls that allow you to adjust the temperature and flow of water with precision. You may also want to consider a mixer tap with a built-in water filter for added convenience.

Size and fit are crucial when it comes to choosing the right mixer tap. Make sure the tap you choose is compatible with your sink or basin, taking into account the number of holes and the spacing between them. If you’re replacing an existing tap, be sure to measure the hole size and spacing before making your purchase.

Consider the height and reach of the tap as well. A tall gooseneck tap can be a great option for deep sinks, while a shorter tap may be more suitable for a smaller basin. Keep in mind that a tap that is too large or too small can affect the overall functionality and look of your sink or basin.

Maintenance Tips for Your New Tap

Maintaining and cleaning your mixer tap helps with longevity and optimal performance. Here are some tips to keep your mixer tap in good condition:

  • Regularly clean your mixer tap with a soft cloth and mild soap. Avoid using abrasive cleaners and scourers as they can damage the surface of the tap.
  • To prevent limescale buildup, wipe your mixer tap dry after each use. This will also help to keep it looking shiny and new.
  • If you notice a decreased water pressure, it may be due to a clogged aerator. Remove the aerator and soak it in vinegar for a few hours to dissolve any mineral buildup. Rinse it thoroughly with water and reattach it to the tap.
  • If your mixer tap has a detachable spray head, clean it regularly to prevent the buildup of dirt and grime. Soak the spray head in vinegar or a mild detergent solution and rinse it thoroughly with water.
  • Check the rubber seals and O-rings periodically for signs of wear and tear. Replace them if necessary to prevent leaks.

By following these simple maintenance and cleaning tips, you can ensure that your mixer tap remains in good condition and provides you with years of trouble-free service.

Why Choose Full Flow Plumbing and Drainage

Qualified Experts: Our membership with the Master Plumbers Association of Queensland is a testament to our quality and professionalism. We are a small, family owned and operated business, who cares about establishing lasting relationships with our clients.

Transparent Pricing: We’ll guide you through the installation process, discuss costs upfront, and turn up on time! No hidden costs, or over-inflated pricing.

5 Star Google Reviews: Our customers regularly give us 5 star reviews for our plumbing services, knowledge, and commitment to customer satisfaction. 

Post-installation Support: We’re just a call away for any plumbing queries, plumbing renovations, or maintenance needs.

leonie mcgregor
leonie mcgregor
30/10/2023
Fast response to my rescue of a leaking tap Good quality tap replaced, Sam was in and out within no time, great value highly recommended.
Lisa Valentine
Lisa Valentine
28/10/2023
Sam came out on a Sunday morning and sorted out our issue. . Nice guy , efficient and reasonably priced. Love your work
joshua macrae
joshua macrae
20/10/2023
Great response times, great service! Went scope and helped me with other things, highly recommend!!
Jan Timms
Jan Timms
19/10/2023
Thankyou Full Flow plumbing Sam did a great job so efficient and explained things to me. Definetly will recommend to all my friends.
Leanne Greig
Leanne Greig
10/10/2023
Awesome service, helped fix our ongoing problem. Would definitely recommend this business.
Tibor Levai
Tibor Levai
28/09/2023
On time, quick fix good value. Can't be happier. Thank you.
Anna Beech
Anna Beech
19/09/2023
Very professional, responded within minutes to my enquiry and on time attended and sorted the issue.
Ingrid Groeger
Ingrid Groeger
15/09/2023
Very happy with the professional service and quality work! FullFlow have been reliable, honest and reasonably priced, thank you

Ready to Get Your Mixer Tap Installed?

Full Flow Plumbing and Drainage are here to help. Call us today on (07) 3477 9978 or click on the button to request a quote or book a job online.