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With more than two decades in the trade, The Pied Plumber are a premier local Erskineville plumbing company offering a wide range of plumbing services with pricing to suit your budget.

We understand that you expect promptly professional and courteous service from your local Erskineville plumber. Using the most up-to-date plumbing technology, we'll take care of your plumbing emergencies without fuss quickly and effectively.

 

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Absolutely! We are on time and on budget with no hidden expenses or lingering issues!! Simply contact us and your nearest Pied Plumber will be there ASAP.

We take pride in our work at The Pied Plumber, and customer satisfaction is our highest priority. No matter what your issue is, one of our skilled local Erskineville plumbers will unblock it, repair it or replace it.

 

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Here are some of the most popular plumbing issues that The Pied Plumber can help you with

 

 

 

 

Blocked and Clogged External Drains:

On occasion, you may hear gurgling around drains, usually in kitchens, and even sewage floods outside, some more often than others. It is critical to address these issues as soon as they arise because routine plumbing issues can be resolved quickly!

Tree roots, desperate to survive in the frequent Sydney draughts, typically cause a blocked outside sewer service. Whether you're in Erskineville, Alexandria or Pyrmont - these main line choke points are common in Sydney and the surrounding areas. Branch line obstructions, boundary trap or shaft matters are our specialty –   The Pied Plumber employs cutting-edge high-pressure jet blasting and CCTV inspection drain clearing equipment to clean, identify, and pinpoint the exact location of the problem, allowing your drainage waste water system to 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 get you back in action as soon as possible, as well as adequately analysing the problem to prevent it from happening again.

 

Leaking Erskineville Taps:

Dripping taps can drive you and your family crazy! This common plumbing problem ranges from leaking kitchen or hand basin mixer tap cartridges to ‘that’ bathroom shower that keeps the family up at night. 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.

 

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 on call near Erskineville, and we'll work quickly to replace burst pipes, repair floods, and restore normalcy. Whether it’s a burst hose under a hand basin, a split copper pipe in the garden to those dreaded breaks under the concrete or near the water meter – The Pied Plumber has more than certainly dealt with it! We'll quickly bring you back up and running.

 

Blocked Erskineville Fixture Drains:

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 typically caused by excessive grease in kitchen sinks and long-haired family members clogging shower drains and causing them to slow and in some cases overflow. The Pied Plumber has definitely had a fair share of expertise in each of these matters throughout the last 20 years. Unclogging floor waste near toilets, fixing kitchen plumbing problems effectively, cleaning overflowing wash tubs, and, in some cases, scraping dried cement from shower drains left by your previous tradesman. We take the time needed to truly address your drainage problem, with the goal of arming you with preventive knowledge.

Let's face it, drains aren't always attractive, and without prior experience, unclogging an ensuite or main bathroom toilet can cause more harm than good.

 

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 replace your old toilet with the one you've always wanted—you'd be amazed how much a modern toilet installation can transform the look of a bathroom.

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

 

Strong Gas Scent In Erskineville:

We're fully licensed and insured experts in gas fitting in Erskineville. You might find a sudden smell of gas odour closest to your appliances; Such as areas around your gas heater, gas stove, BBQ, as well as gas meter, or even if you begin to notice a faint egg odour under your floor or house-all of these are indications of a possible leak!

Gas leaks can be dangerous for you and your family, so call us to discuss your next steps. We have all of the most up-to-date testing and tracing equipment to ensure that your kitchen and heating remain operational.

 

No Hot Water with in your Erskineville Property:

Lack of hot water in your home is a common plumbing issue in Erskineville– call the experts and have it resolved quickly for your family! Hot water leaks can be straightforward to repair, but if you wait too long, it may lead to a hot water unit breakdown. In some cases, a faulty hot water tempering device may result in insufficient temperatures around essential wash down fixtures such as showers and sinks. We can service, repair, and install new hot water systems. Our parts are sourced exclusively from your local plumbing Reece supplier to ensure that all hot water components in your property last 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.

 

Shower concerns:  

At times, you may discover the dreaded concealed shower leakage through the nooks and crannies around 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!

Additionally, we replace rusted shower heads with updated multi-function shower heads and instal personalised shower on-a-rail dispensers for those odd couples with significant height differences.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you're looking for professionals in Erskineville for repair, plumbing maintenance, or hot water installations, we've got you covered. The Pied Plumber specialises in plumbing installations including gas, storage, or electric hot water.

 

 

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Erskineville Drain Repairs:

 

Leaking/burst pipes and a broken or blocked drain can bring your household to a crashing halt, causing you to have problems to no end.   If your toilet, shower, bath, or sinks are flooded, blocked, or damaged, we treat all drain repairs as an emergency, and our plumbers in Erskineville will arrive promptly 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 plumbing service can help you understand the most frequent triggers of drain blockages. When our staff arrives, we will locate and remove the blockage while also ensuring that your drains are well designed to prevent any unnecessary future blockages.

 

Emergency Erskineville Plumber:

 

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.   The Pied Plumber understands this, which is why our team is made up of the best plumbers in Sydney, who are available to our clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That is how dedicated our plumbing staff is to you and your family! Therefore, the next time you encounter a plumbing problem in Erskineville, our direct response emergency team is available to assist you at any time of day or night.

 

What To do In an After-Hours Erskineville Plumbing Emergency:

 

The key is 'calm'; help is only a call away. Emergency scenarios are always prevalently obvious, what may not be 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 - disconnect the electrical heating system! Inside your electrical fuse box, hot water should be simply labelled "HWS", "HOT WATER" or "HW".

 

What do I do if my bathroom, kitchen, laundry or ensuite has a burst pipe?

 

  • 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 cold or hot water so that you know what to separate. Otherwise, the water metre would deplete all sources.

 

  • If you’re phoning from a house property in Erskineville: Chances are your water meter is located at the front (facing the street) usually in line with your house hose tap. Verify that your metre tap is turning clockwise, then open an outside hose garden hose to validate that your water utilities have been turned off. This also allows for the safe discharge of the remaining house supply water pipe!

 

  • If your emergency stems from a unit block in Erskineville, the unit isolation valve is usually located under the kitchen sink or laundry tub. Unfortunately, there is no set parameter for sourcing the final location of common property isolation valves. As a result, The Pied Plumber highly urge all unit owners to always be mindful of the particular orientation of such components.

 

So, you’ve isolated your supplies and about to have us attend:

 

Although we have wet vacs and cleaning equipment on hand, we feel this is a necessary component of our emergency response. Having old towels on hand during an emergency is critical and can almost certainly mitigate the extent of any damage to your home. Often when a plumbing problem occurs under a hand basin, tub or sink; Chipboard cupboards and shelves can swell resulting in irreversible damage. Whatever you do, never place any hot air fans to alleviate as this will exacerbate your damage before we even arrive. Let us salvage 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
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  • 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!
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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.

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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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