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LOCAL CASTLECRAG PLUMBER

Established in 1995 - The Pied Plumber a trusted and vastly experienced Castlecrag name 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 Castlecrag plumber. Carrying the most up-to-date plumbing technologies ensuring all the plumbing issues are resolved quickly and efficiently.

 

Plumbing Companies Near Me?

 

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

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

 

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The Pied Plumber can assist you with the following common issues:

 

 

 

No Hot Water in your Castlecrag Home:

Lack of hot water in your home is a common plumbing issue in Castlecrag– 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 insufficient temperatures around essential wash down fixtures such as showers and sinks. We will service, repair, and install new hot water heaters. To ensure that all hot water components inside your property stand the test of time, we only use parts from your local plumbing Reece supplier.

When your Boiler systems no longer heating at optimum temperatures, it is time to call in the professionals to solve the issue as soon as possible. We do it with ease.

 

Leaking Castlecrag Taps:

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.

 

Constant Smell of Gas in Castlecrag:

We are fully licenced and insured gas fitting specialists in Castlecrag. You may notice an abrupt smell of gas odour anywhere around 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 potentially dangerous for you and your family - you should call us to assess your next move. We have all the latest testing and tracing equipment at our disposal to ensure your kitchen and heating stay operational.

 

External Castlecrag Drains Blocked:

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, as these common plumbing issues can be resolved quickly!

A blocked outside sewer service is usually caused by tree roots desperate to survive in frequent Sydney draughts. Whether you're in Castlecrag, Pymble or Roseville - 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 handle heavy runoff. Whether the downpipes are clogging in and around pits and you have overflowing strip drains, we’ll take the time to have you back in action in a jiffy along with properly assessing your problem to prevent a recurrence.

 

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.

We are always plumbing nearby Castlecrag and would love to talk with you whether this is a crisis or not!

 

Leaking and Burst Castlecrag 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 Castlecrag and we will work to replace burst pipes, fix floods, and have you back to normal fast. 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 get you back and starting again in no time.

 

Blocked Fixture Drains in Castlecrag:

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.

The most common causes of internal house blockages are excessive grease in kitchen sinks and long-haired family members clogging shower drains, causing them to stall 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. Unblocking floor wastes near baths, quickly addressing kitchen drainage issues, repairing overflowing laundry tubs, and, in some cases, removing 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 pretty, and unblocking that ensuite or main bathroom toilet without experience can cause more harm than good.

 

Shower Complications:  

Occasionally, you may encounter the feared hidden shower leaks through the nooks and crannies surrounding water taps and shower heads. We have thermal imaging equipment and can easily perform a pressure test on your shower outlet. Examining the plumbing is unquestionably the prudent first step until paying out hundreds of dollars to reseal a bath or shower assembly just to discover the problem persists!

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.

 

Need a Plumbing inspection?

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

Pied Plumber's are experts in Castlecrag who will provide you with repair, plumbing maintenance, and hot water installations. We are specialists in gas, storage, and electric hot water services.

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For after hours emergency bookings, please call 1300 13 80 80

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Castlecrag Drain Repairs:

 

Leaking or burst pipes and a damaged or blocked up drain will bring your home to a grinding halt, resulting in an endless list of issues. Whether your toilet, shower, bath or sinks are leaking, blocked or broken, we treat all drain repairs like an emergency and our Castlecrag plumbers will be there ASAP to unblock, clean and clear your overflowing drain!

The first thing you can do if you have a blocked drain caused by tree roots and debris is to contact one of our experts. Our immediate response emergency plumbing service can assist you in determining the most prevalent causes of blocked drains. Once our team arrives at your location, we'll find and repair the blockage, as well as ensure that your drains are properly configured to avoid further blockages.

 

Emergency Castlecrag Plumber:

 

We understand that plumbing problems do not always arise during the day, and that they are often prone to occur after work, while you take a shower or use the bathroom. The Pied Plumber recognises this, which is why our team is comprised of the finest plumbers in Sydney, who are available to serve our clients 24 hours a day. That is how committed our plumbing team is to you and your household 7 days a week. Therefore, the next time you encounter a plumbing problem in Castlecrag, our direct response emergency team is available to assist you at any time of day or night.

 

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

 

Try to remain calm; 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 identify areas which may be of risk of flooding, check for electrical hazards and IF any water is present around your storage hot water service - Switch off the electrical Boiler! Hot water should be labelled simply "HWS", "HOT WATER", or "HW" inside your electrical fuse box.

 

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

 

  • 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 are calling from a residential property around Castlecrag: Your water meter is almost certainly situated in 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 stems from a unit block in Castlecrag, the unit isolation valve is usually located 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.

 

Thereby, you've isolated your supplies and are about to call our assistance:

 

Whilst we have wet vacs along with cleaning equipment and consider this part of our emergency service. Having old towels on hand during emergency scenarios is a must and likely to reduce the severity of damage inside your home. Chipboard cupboards and shelves may swell if there is a plumbing crisis under a hand basin, toilet, or drain, causing lasting 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
  • 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.

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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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