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LOCAL PLUMBER ELANORA HEIGHTS

With more than two decades in the trade, The Pied Plumber are a premier local Elanora Heights plumbing company offering affordable prices for a wide range of plumbing services.

We recognise that you anticipate prompt, professional, and courteous service from your Elanora Heights plumber. Using the very latest in plumbing technology, we will cater for your plumbing emergencies without fuss.

 

Plumbing Companies Near Me?

 

Absolutely! We are on time and on budget with no hidden costs or residual problems!! Simply notify us and a Pied Plumber will be sent to your location as soon as possible.

At The Pied Plumber, we take pride in our work and place a high premium on customer satisfaction. Our Elanora Heights plumbers can repair it, replace it or unblock it.

 

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FOR ALL YOUR PLUMBING SERVICE NEEDS

 

Here are some common issues The Pied Plumber can help you with:

 

 

Toilet trouble:

A leaking cistern can, in some cases, contribute to extensively high-water bills! You may even experience external toilet drips and leaks in and around the bowl or pan. If this is of concern, all toilets can be isolated below. We can even remove your old toilet and replace it with the one you've always desired-you'd be shocked how much a new toilet installation can change the look of a space.

Whether or not this is a crisis, we are always plumbing near Elanora Heights and would love to chat with you!

 

Shower Complications:

Occasionally, you may encounter hidden shower leaks through the nooks and crannies surrounding water taps and shower heads. We carry thermal imaging equipment and can pressure test your shower outlet with ease. Checking the plumbing is undoubtedly the safest first measure before shelling out hundreds of dollars to reseal a bath or shower assembly just to find the issue remains!

We even replace old rusted shower heads with new top notch multi-function heads and install adjustable shower on-a rail dispensers for those odd couples that have significant height differentials.

 

Constant Gas Smell:

We are fully licenced and insured gas fitting specialists in Elanora Heights. You may notice an abrupt smell of gas odour anywhere around your appliances; Such as areas around your gas heater, gas stove, BBQ, gas meter or even start noticing a faint egg odour occurring under your floor or house - these are all signs of a possible leak!

Gas leaks can be extremely dangerous to you and your family; you should contact us to determine your next course of action. We have the most up-to-date testing and tracing equipment to ensure that your kitchen and heating remain operational.

 

Blocked External Drains in Elanora Heights:

On occasion and some more frequently than others; you may experience gurgling around drains usually within bathrooms and even areas of sewer overflow outside.  It is critical to address these issues as soon as they arise, as these common plumbing issues can be resolved quickly!

Outside sewer service blockages are frequently caused by tree roots desperate to survive in Sydney's frequent draughts. Whether you’re in Elanora Heights, Frenches Forest or Mona Vale - these main line choke matters are prevalent around Sydney and all nearby regions. Branch line obstructions, boundary trap or shaft matters are our specialty –  The Pied Plumber uses the latest in both high pressure jet blasting and CCTV inspection drain clearing equipment for us to clean, detect, and locate precisely where the problem is so that your drainage waste water system can be fully unblocked.

This also applies to stormwater drains that are unable to cope with heavy rainfall. If your downpipes are backing up in and around pits and your strip drains are overflowing –  we’ll take the time to have you back in action in a jiffy along with properly assessing your problem to prevent a recurrence.

 

Leaking and Burst Pipes:

Burst water pipes can occur anywhere on your property, usually near electric wires and other hidden locations, possibly resulting in extensive water damage and a hefty high water bill. We always have a 24-hour emergency plumber near Elanora Heights on call, and we will act effectively to replace burst pipes, repair floods, and get you back to normal. The Pied Plumber has worked with everything from broken hoses under sinks to a split copper pipes in the garden and those dreaded breaks under the pavement or above the water meter. We'll quickly bring you back up and running.

 

No Hot Water

Elanora Heights area:

Lack of hot water in your home is a common plumbing issue in Elanora Heights call the experts and have it resolved quickly for your family! Hot water leaks can be simple to repair, but if you leave it too late, it could lead to a hot water unit failure. In some cases, a faulty hot water tempering device may result in inadequate temperatures around essential wash down fixtures such as showers and sinks. We can service, repair, and install new hot water systems. Our parts are solely sourced at your closest plumbing Reece supplier to ensure all hot water components within your property stands the test of time.

No heat? When your Boiler is no longer heating at optimal levels, it is time to call in the experts to fix the problem fast. We do it all, without any hassle.

 

Blockages With In Household Drains around

Elanora Heights:

A common occurrence for most Sydneysiders. Whether that be a result of children leaving their toys behind, or 'that’ close relative arriving over Christmas leaving you in a pickle.

Internal house blockages are usually a result of excessive grease in kitchen sinks along with long-haired family members causing your shower drains to slow and in some cases overflow.  The Pied Plumber has certainly gained their fair share of experience in these areas over the last two decades. Unblocking floor wastes adjacent to baths, swiftly attending to kitchen drainage strife, fixing overflowing laundry tubs and in some cases even removing dried cement from shower drains left by your last tradesman.  We take the time to properly repair your drainage problem, and our goal is to leave you with prevention knowledge.

Let's face it: drains aren't always pretty, and unblocking the ensuite or main bathroom toilet without professional assistance can do more harm in the long run.

 

Leaking Taps in

Elanora Heights:

Dripping faucets will drive you and your family insane! Everything from leaking kitchen or hand basin mixer tap cartridges to "that" bathroom shower that keeps the family awake at night is covered under this popular plumbing issue. In all Sydney suburbs, worn and broken washers may result in increased quarterly water bills, which is why The Pied Plumber takes the time to repair and/or fix your leaky pipes, whether new or old, washer or quarter turn – we do it all.

 

 

Need a Plumbing inspection?

For all after hours, public holiday and emergency service. The Pied Plumber will take care of it!

If you're searching for specialists in repair, plumbing maintenance, and hot water installations- The Pied Plumber has you covered. Call us for a quote on gas, storage, or electric plumbing installations.

 

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Drain Repairs:

 

Leaking or burst pipes, as well as a faulty or clogged sewer, can bring your home to a halt, likely to result in an overwhelming number of problems. If your toilet, bathroom, bath, or sinks are flooding, blocked, or damaged, we consider all drain repairs as an emergency, and our plumbers in Elanora Heights will be there as soon as possible to unblock, Jet-Blast, and clear your overflowing drain!

The first thing you can do if you have a blocked drain exacerbated by tree roots or paper is to contact one of our specialists. Our after hours emergency plumbing service will assist you in understanding the most common causes of drain blockages. When our team arrives, we will find and repair the blockage, as well as ensuring that your drains are installed to standard to avoid any future blockages.

 

Emergency Service:

 

We know plumbing issues don't only occur during the day, and more often than not, they happen after work, when you go for a shower or use the toilet.  Our plumbing team is available to you and your family 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So, the next time you have a plumbing problem in Sydney, our direct response emergency team is able to assist you, even if it is night time or very early mornings.

 

What To do In an After-Hours Emergency:

 

Don’t panic; help is only a call away. Emergency situations are always apparent; what is not always obvious is your safety! Stop for a few seconds to recognise areas at risk of floods, look for electrical risks, and there's any water present around your storage hot water service - turn your electrical hot water circuit OFF! Hot water should be clearly marked as “HWS”, “HOT WATER” or “HW” inside your electrical meter box.

 

What do I do if a pipe bursts in my toilet, kitchen, laundry or ensuite?

 

  • Generally, politely requesting a pause would not resolve burst lines. Prior to our arrival, attempt to find your water metre and, if practicable; Determine if the leak is caused by cold or hot water to ascertain what to isolate. Otherwise, the water meter will exhaust all available supplies.

 

  • If you’re phoning from a house property in Elanora Heights: Chances are your water meter is located at the front (facing the street) usually in line with your house hose tap. Ensure that your meter tap is turned clockwise and then open an outdoor hose tap to confirm that your water services are in fact ‘OFF’. This will also enable the remaining house supply water line to safely discharge elsewhere!

 

  • If your emergency is from a unit block in Elanora Heights; You’ll usually find your unit isolation valve either under the kitchen sink or laundry tub. Unfortunately, there is no defined parameter for evaluating the final location of common property isolation valves. As a consequence, The Pied Plumber firmly advises all unit owners to always be mindful of the given position of the component.

 

So, you've isolated your supplies and are about to call The Pied Plumber:

 

Although we have wet vacs and cleaning supplies, we believe this to be part of our emergency response. Having old towels on hand during an emergency is important and will certainly reduce the severity of damage inside your house. If there is a plumbing issue underneath a hand basin, toilet, or sink; chipboard cupboards and shelves can swell, causing irreversible damage. Whatever you do, never use hot air fans to relieve the situation, as this will escalate the damage before we arrive. Allow us to save your plumbing!

 

 

WHAT OUR LOCAL CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US

  • I could not be happier with your expertise and promptness in solving my problem. In future you will always be my plumber.
    Owen, St. Ives
  • I am very impressed by your excellent service and will be more than happy to recommend your company.
    Jane B, Redfern
  • I was very pleased with the advice and the work carried out for me. I am a very satisfied customer.
    Gwen, Kingsford
  • Sam did an excellent job. I am talking about the Pied Plumber non-stop!
    Viv, Cremorne

PLUMBING TROUBLESHOOTing

Fortunately, you're not alone. This is an extremely common problem in Sydney households. Most of the time this is either due to hot water cylinder rust or cast-iron pipe supply issues. (if in older properties)

Open your taps independently to check whether the discolouration occurrence is on both hot and cold sides. If your issue is predominantly from the hot side - your hot water heater is asking for a check-up.

Finding this on both sides? It's a likely supply issue.

Discolouration can range from a slight cloudy white tinge to black, brown and orange water supplies. To check, simply fill a clear cup sample and focus notibly on the bottom for sedimentation.

On occasion, even a Sydney Water street mains break can affect surrounding property supply so in the meantime, continue using your plumbing and after a day or two - if the problem persists, have this looked over.

Otherwise, give us a call! We would be more than happy to help. 1300 13 80 80

Short answer; check your cleaner packaging before use. Anything bleach based when used inside your cistern can chemically deteriorate internal rubbers and valve parts. If your cistern cleaner is bright blue in particular - this voids most manufacture warranties of cistern components.

Quick tip from the boss: If you're one to use cleaners inside the toilet rim; look into dissolvable stick-on products rather than hanging manifolds. You'd be doing yourself a huge favour as you'd be surprised how many call outs Plumbers obtain from foreign objects caught down the dunny when flushed. Some can involve fairly significant works to retrieve.

Just remember - bleach for the pan, not your cistern!

Always happy for a chat if you're experiencing any issues.

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Here at The Pied Plumber - We love resolving your issues. Some seemingly more urgent than others.
We'll arrive for a leaking tap and then get that question on the way out: "OHHH while you're here. We have this bathroom which we barely use that smells!"

While in these cases you may in fact have underlying plumbing issues - The most common here is that all your plumbing around the property will require regular use.
In areas where (for example) an ensuite bathroom is used every 6 months - what occurs in these cases is that the water levels in the traps around the sinks and floors slowly drop as they evaporate. This leads to water seal loss allowing odour to then travel into the area from the sewer service.
There is an easy fix!

Make sure you run water services in the room at least every few weeks whilst making sure that water always reaches the floor wastes. You may otherwise be a victim to poor plumbing design where these floor wastes may require manual top up.
Make sure the room is well ventilated and if the problem persists - We're a call away!

We know design! Call the expects if you're still stuck!

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At The Pied Plumber, we understand that knowing how to lower your water bills in Sydney will go a long way to helping families manage their budgets in a tough climate.

Never fear! There are ways that you can reduce your water bills whether this be installing water efficient appliances and fixtures or by ensuring that leaks are isolated and fixed promptly. Not only will these actions help you to save money on your water bills, but by conserving water we can all help to save our our dams during drought seasons.

5 strategies for saving money on your water bills in Sydney

  1. Check your toilet for leaks: Add a few drops of food colouring into the cistern and wait for 30 minutes. If the cistern is leaking into the pan, you will see the coloured water in the bowl.
  2. Install a dual flush cistern: This can save you up to 5 litres of water every time you flush the toilet, which can add up to thousands of litres per year.
  3. Check fixture flow rates: Our family plumbers will check the flow rates of your shower heads, bath, vanity, kitchen and laundry taps and install water restrictors, which reduce the flow rates to save you money.
  4. Repair leaking taps: One or more dripping taps can add up to a lot of wasted water and higher than normal bills. So whether these are indoors or outdoors, the prompt repair of leaking taps is essential to conserving water and saving money on your water bills in Sydney.
  5. Hidden underground leaks: Often, the first time you realise that you have an insidious underground water leak is when you receive an abnormally high water bill. Leaks from underground mains water pipes however, can be difficult to locate, which is why our electronic pipe locating equipment comes in handy. Our family plumbers will quickly and efficiently locate the source of your underground water leak and repair the pipes, helping you to save money on your water bills in Sydney.

Lower your water bills with a water leak claim form

When you have a concealed water leak underground and have promptly acted to fix the problem, you can claim a credit for the additional water charges from the council. As licensed family plumbers in Sydney, we will issue you with a water leak claim form, which you submit to the council, once we have repaired your water leak. This helps to lower your water bill in Sydney following a hidden leak.

We're here if you need us: 1300 13 80 80

Whatever the scenario. Whether this be servicing a tap, toilet or even in the event of a dreaded burst pipe - Try not to panic.

Firstly, what service do you wish to isolate?

If it's your hot water: You'll find a control valve usually with a black, green or blue handle at the lower end of the storage heater.  Turn off clock wise to isolate.

If you require turning off the property at the meter or main control valve:

  • House owner: Usually these will be street facing around the front fence boundary. If obstructed and unobtainable, try and source the front hose tap and focus your efforts to track in-line towards the street. Most meter's you'll find a T-shaped brass handle to turn clock wise for ÓFF'.
  • Unit owner: On occasion such isolation taps can be difficult to source as there’s no real clear-cut standard as to where they're require to be located. The most common areas are: Below laundry tubs, kitchen sinks, common corridor service doors, carparks and standalone wall valves. If unsure, call your strata and have them confirm its location.

Remember, your mains water isolation valve is the most important tap around the property. ALL property owners should have knowledge on their where abouts.

 

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