Securing Outdoor Tap Installation in Girrawheen

by | Jun 4, 2024 | 0 comments

A homeowner in Girrawheen got in touch with PGWA when they discovered that their tap and copper pipework had been stolen. 

The homeowner lodged an insurance claim and Gregg from PGWA attended and quoted a secure solution, not just replacing the stolen items but ensuring they stay safe from future thefts.

The Problem: Tap Theft in Girrawheen

Copper theft is on the rise, but mainly on commercial projects where there is a large amount of copper to be had at once. The humble garden tap is hardly a payday for a copper thief, but opportunist thieves make the most of any and all opportunities and in this case, the tap was an easy target. This brings the obvious cost and frustration for the homeowner, so we needed a solution that ensured it did not happen again. 

Our Solution: Secure Tap Installation

Gregg supplied and installed a new tap as well as new pipework. Gregg then fortified the tap and plumbing with heavy-duty fixings. These fixings are designed to resist tampering and theft, providing peace of mind to the homeowner.

Preventative Measures for Homeowners

We don’t foresee many homeowners suffering the same fate, but if you suspect your garden tap is at risk consider the following security measures:

  • Install motion-sensor lights around the home’s exterior, especially near plumbing fixtures.
  • Use heavy-duty fixtures for all outdoor plumbing installations to deter theft.
  • Position your tap out of sight of passers-by.


At Plumbing Group WA, we understand that the security of home installations is as important as their functionality. If you’re in Girrawheen or surrounding areas and are looking for secure plumbing solutions, contact us today. 

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