Relax – we are here to help. Our Ashtonfield Rapid Response team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our emergency plumbers are just a phone call away, giving you peace of mind, in an emergency. We will aim to get the job done as soon as possible, offering 24/7 emergency assistance for all plumbing or gas services, to eliminate any inconvenience. Our emergency plumbers have all your plumbing services covered, whether you have a burst water pipe or a blocked toilet.
All our tradesmen are fully licensed plumbers, drainers and gas fitters and are fully equipped with the highest quality tools and materials that may be required in an emergency. Our emergency plumbers identify the severity of the issue and keep you up-to-date throughout the entire process of the job. We provide upfront pricing and cost-effective solutions so that there are no surprises in payment.
Have one of our licensed plumbers come to your home to explain possible solutions and act immediately. For your convenience, we have a portable eftpos machine available as another method of payment.
It’s only when our pipes are out of order that you realise just how much we need them.
Our emergency plumbers count on the sinks and drains in our homes to properly perform for our personal hygiene and general cleanliness. Your family flushes thousands of litres of water along with waste, toilet paper and grease down the drain each day.
What are the main causes of this plumbing problem?
1. Grease and Fat
Fatty and grease material mostly comes from the food residues and soaps that are washed down the drain. As the dirty water goes down the drain, the fatty and greasy matter solidifies, and due to their sticky properties, they collect to the walls of the pipe to form a mortar that’s difficult to remove and creates an awful smell. Draining hot water or mild homemade drain cleaner regularly can help in preventing drain clogs.
It may seem too delicate to cause a major clog, but hair build up can create a huge problem for homeowners. If you’re used to shaving in the bathroom and then washing the hair down the drain, then that may be the cause of the regular stubborn clogs. Hair clogs mostly become tough as they combine with other material such as the grease and fat. When the hair is washed down the drain, it collects on the walls of the pipe where it starts building up slowly. Best prevention is to prevent hair going down the drain in the first place.
3. Foreign Object
Most of the common foreign objects that can block the drain system include the nappies, soaps, too much tissue paper, and sanitary items. If you’ve young children in the house, there is the likelihood of them flushing toys and other substances down the drain. Most of them will not block the drain completely but can cause the build-up of other substances washed down the drain to cause a serious clog.
4. Trees and leaves
If you have trees on your property and mostly along the sewer line, then you are likely to experience blocked drains pretty regularly. First, falling leaves are washed down the drain and can cause a build-up in the sewer line and this will definitely result in a blockage. The second and most tough to deal with are the tree roots in the drain. Tree roots may get into your drain by cracking the pipe in search of moisture. Flushing down chemicals that kill tree roots is one of the best ways to prevent their growth into the pipe.
5. Poor Workmanship
The quality of your drain system also contributes a lot when it comes to blocked drains. If the pipes are extremely fragile such as with clay pipes, they are prone to damage that can lead to a blocked drain. In some cases, the quality of the plumber can also be the cause of the problem.
We use a Three step process to locate the cause of the problem.
Our emergency plumbers insert a small CCTV camera into your sewer or storm water line. The CCTV camera combined with a locating device are used together to provide our plumbers with a visual of the inside of your pipes. It also allows us to see in real time what has caused the blockage and exactly where the blockage is underground.
After our plumbers have investigated the condition of the pipes and have confirmed the location of the blockage, we safely clear the pipes with a high pressure water drain cleaner otherwise known as a jett blaster. In most cases, no further steps will need to be taken. However, should the blockage prove more stubborn, Our emergency plumbers attach an electronic cutting nozzle to our machine to break down the material so it can pass.
If the plumbing problem is more serious for example, tree roots have not only blocked your drain the have caused damaged to the pipes in the process, Our emergency plumbers will provide you with the most cost-effective option to either repair or replace the pipes. Our reliable plumbers will also provide you with advice and preventative measures to make sure that the blockage doesn’t happen again.
We are committed to giving our clients the best type of service to resolve your blocked toilet and drain issues. Get in touch with our friendly team today.
The first decision you’ll need to make is the heating method: electricity, gas, solar or heat pump?
The next decision, after heating method, is whether you go for a system with a tank, or one that heats water as needed. Whatever your need in Ashtonfield, Our emergency plumbers have you covered.
Natural gas is a good option if you have the connection for it. It’s cheaper than electricity (though gas prices are rising) and because gas rates don’t vary through the day, gas hot water systems can heat water as needed. Most systems use a storage tank, a four-person household needs a tank of about 135–170L.
These systems have an energy efficiency star rating. Both storage and instantaneous systems can have a pilot light, which uses a small amount of gas. Electric ignition is more economical, but in a blackout you can lose your hot water supply. Liquid petroleum gas (LPG) bottles are an alternative to natural gas – but can cost significantly more and you need to regularly order delivery to ensure you don’t run out.
These systems are usually relatively cheap to buy and install, but are often the most expensive to run, especially if it’s on the continuous (full day) rate. Running systems on off-peak electricity are cheaper but require a larger tank as the water heated overnight has to last you all day. Off-peak electricity isn’t available to all homes.
A four-person household typically needs a 125–160L tank for a continuous system or 250–315L for off-peak and can be installed indoors or outdoors. Electric instantaneous water heaters are also available.
Consisting of solar collector panels and a storage tank. A four-person household typically needs about four square metres of solar collector area (two panels) and a 300–360L tank. You need a large tank to allow for days with less sunlight (or more hot showers than usual).
If your panels can’t be installed in an ideal location, they may be less efficient requiring a larger collection area. The storage tank usually has an electric or gas booster element to keep the water hot on days with less sunshine.
Comparatively expensive and time-consuming to install, but a well-chosen system will pay for itself in the long run due to very low running costs. Government rebates and other incentives may be available to help offset the purchase cost.
Most electric, gas, solar and heat pump hot water systems use a tank. Mild-steel tanks can corrode over time; maintenance every few years can help prevent this. They usually have five- to 10-year warranties. Many tanks have one or two “sacrificial anodes”. This is a metal rod inside the tank which attracts minerals and other impurities that would otherwise corrode the tank; the anode corrodes instead, ‘sacrificing” itself. Get a plumber to check the system and replace the anode every five years (or as per manufacturer instructions); doing this can add years to the life of the tank.
Stainless steel tanks are more expensive, but generally last longer and don’t require as much maintenance as mild-steel tanks. They usually carry a 10-year warranty, but still require occasional maintenance (such as replacement of valves and seals).
Local water quality may dictate which type is best for you; check with the installer. Tanks are insulated, but there is always some heat loss over time, so it’s good to install them in a sunny spot or in an insulated space.
Also often referred to as continuous, an instantaneous system heats only as much water as you need, when you need it. Most models use gas, but electric models are available. As there are no heat losses as with water stored in a tank, they’re often cheaper to run than storage systems.
Electric models will use the full electricity tariff for whenever they are in use, so running costs may be higher than for an off-peak tank, but less than a continuous tank system. The size you need (flow rate in litres per minute) depends more on the number of hot water outlets the heater has to serve than on the number of people in the household. As a general rule, for a two-bathroom house you need a flow rate of about 22–24 L/min. Our team can advise you on the right capacity for your home.
They need to be installed in a well-ventilated area – usually outdoors. The compressor on the unit can be noisy, like the outdoor unit of an air conditioner, so you can’t install them too close to a neighbouring home. They tend to work best in warm and temperate regions, but there are models designed to work well in cold climates too, and most systems have a booster element for days of cold weather or high demand.
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Let our licensed plumbers install, repair and maintain your hot water systems for you. With us, you are guaranteed a safe and efficient hot water system in your Newcastle and Hunter Valley property. Contact us today!
Research shows that homeowners, depending on the age of their home, will call a plumber once every three years! To some this may seem like a lot, but to others they might get a visit from a plumber every year.
General maintenance includes all the little jobs that seem straightforward but are best left in the hands of a licenced plumber. Whether you have a leaky tap that needs replacing, or peeling paint, mould formation or damp patches can indicate that the piping behind, has begun to leak, our team at Green Planet Plumbing will provide you with cost–effective upfront pricing and only use material from trusted suppliers.
Our emergency plumbers offer a range of services in Ashtonfield, that can restore your bathroom, laundry and kitchen plumbing fixtures to ensure a smooth, running home. Our services in Ashtonfield include:
In the majority of cases, leaking taps and toilet repairs or replacements are fast, simple and inexpensive when carried out by a licensed plumber.
Our team at Green Planet Plumbing will provide you with cost–effective upfront pricing and only use material from trusted suppliers. Making it an affordable and easy option for you and your family. If the water leak is left unattended for too long, it can result in expensive damage to your home. Not to mention, thousands of litres of water can be wasted resulting in high water bills.
Want a new Alfresco dining spot to spend a summers day or winter evening?
Do you enjoy the warmth of a flickering flame on a cold winter’s night, but don’t want to install a chimney?
Our highly experienced Ashtonfield team can assist you with a new gas connection, moving a connection or replacing one. Our tradesmen are licensed with both LPG and Natural gas system and keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and designs. Green Planet Plumbing specialise in gas heaters and provide yearly check-ups to protect the safety of you and your family.
For enquiries about a new gas connection, moving a connection or replacing one give us a call today!
Natural gas is praised as one of the safest and cleanest-burning fossil fuel sources. However, a fault with installation or lack of ventilation can cause a gas leak and lead to serious consequences for your loved ones and your home.
Improve the efficiency and comfort of your home. Save money and prevent emergencies by having one of our licenced plumbers come to your home and make sure that your plumbing systems are working properly and efficiently. Call our friendly team today!
Using a beautiful, functional bathroom can be a little like taking a holiday: luxurious and relaxing.
Want to bring your Ashtonfield kitchen into the 21st Century? Aside from improving your day-to-day life, a new or updated bathroom, kitchen or laundry, will increase your home’s value and saleability. If you are planning a renovation, extension or upgrade to your home or business, our specialists in Plumbing Services in Ashtonfield aim to make your dreams come true. Regardless of how big or small your Ashtonfield project is, our highly experienced team work with you to achieve your desired look at an affordable price.
Our team aspires not only to meet your needs but also to exceed all your expectations. Our emergency plumbers give you creative freedom, discuss your ideas and designs and offer our honest expert advice. Our specialists provide upfront pricing and keep you up-to-date throughout the entire process of the work. Our emergency plumbers understand a perfect home is incomplete without flawless plumbing. That’s why we take the time to make sure everything is just right.
Whether you are renovating to give your home the “wow” factor before you sell or to provide the ideal setting for your family ‘s needs; renovating these areas provides an endless array of benefits for you and your family. It can make your home more luxurious, spacious and enjoyable. Take the opportunity to dramatically increase the energy efficiency and value of your property.
If you want to give your home or business a more modern & appealing aspect don’t hesitate to contact us. Call our friendly team today!
Successful businesses can’t afford to be out of action for long. Whether your company needs maintenance completed, emergency works, or a new site built our objective is to improve your company’s productivity & profitability.
Our licensed tradesmen are highly experienced and very familiar with the codes and regulations within the Commercial sector. With the latest technology Our emergency plumbers are prepared to assist companies of all shapes and sizes and aim to exceed your expectations with all projects we complete. Our purpose is to give your company the opportunity to achieve its long-term goals by getting the job done as soon as possible. Our emergency plumbers achieve this by having flexible working hours to ensure that there is minimum disruption to your day-to-day operations. With our quick and efficient service, we can analyse and fix your plumbing problems before they create additional issues or lead to significant downtime.
Rest assured, knowing that your plumbing works were completed by experts. If the plumbing work you require is not listed above, call our friendly team at Ashtonfield Plumbing and ask if we can assist.
Our Ashtonfield team will provide an upfront, obligation free, written quote for larger jobs. Green Planet Plumbing will keep you up-to-date throughout the entire process of the job with comprehensive communication so that you have an accurate completion date. Plumbing Services in Ashtonfield provides the following services for your commercial plumbing needs:
Guttering, downpipes and roofing can last for many years – however, they don’t last forever and, even cared for, they eventually reach their use-by date. If water gushes out over the top of gutters, out from underneath the eaves of the house or is escaping through holes in the walls of the gutters, then you’ll know your gutters and downpipes aren’t working.
Clogged gutters and down pipes, preventing your stormwater from flowing away smoothly, is often caused by leaves and debris from nearby trees. If you have a rainwater collection and storage system, it is vital to maintain your guttering and downpipes. A good start is to clean out missing toys, balls etc and the associated leaf backup they cause in your gutters.
Gutters and downpipes left uncleaned are also prone to corrosion of the metal components. Over time, the gutters eventually rust out and holes occur, allowing water to escape close to the house. This has the potential of undermining or destabilising the foundations of the house.
Our Ashtonfield plumbers can expertly replace gutters downpipes should they have arrived at their use by date.