Having issues with your hot water, leaking pipes, blocked drains, burst pipes, gas leaking or roof leaking?
We are here to help so you can relax. Our Thornton Rapid Response Team is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We will give you peace of mind in an emergency, with just a phone call. To eliminate any inconvenience, we offer 24/7 emergency assistance for all gas and plumbing services and aim to get the job done as soon as possible.
All our tradesmen are fully equipped with the highest quality tools and materials that may be required in an emergency and are fully licensed plumbers, drainers and gas fitters.
Whether you have a burst water pipe or a blocked toilet, we have all your plumbing services covered. We will keep you up-to-date through the entire process after identifying the issue. We provide cost-effective solutions with upfront pricing, so that there are no surprises when the job is finished.
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.
We 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. It’s only when our pipes are out of order that you realise just how much we need them.
Why do drains get blocked?
1. Foreign Objects
While most foreign objects that can block household drain systems, will not block them completely, they will cause the build-up of other substances, causing a serious blockage. Objects often cleared from drains include, sanitary items, too much toilet paper, soaps and nappies. Young children in the house love to flush toys and other things down the toilet, increasing the possibility of a severe blockage.
2. Trees and Leaves
Love the idea of a green vista surrounding your property? Be prepared for falling leaves being washed down the drain, causing a build-up in the sewer line. This is amplified if trees are growing along the sewer line, when it is likely that tree roots grow toward and into the sewer drains, via cracked pipes. One of the best ways to prevent this growth is to flush chemicals down the pipes that kill the tree roots. Otherwise you will suffer blocked drains regularly.
3. Grease and Fat
Who loves washing up the dishes? Especially after eating greasy food? The problem comes from washing grease and fat together with soaps down the drain. As the dirty water goes down, the grease material joins together, turning hard and sticking to the walls of the pipes. This sticky hard substance is very smelly and hard to remove. You can prevent clogged drains by regularly washing down hot water and a mild homemade drain cleaner down the drain.
4. Poor Workmanship
The quality of the plumber can cause issues if quality materials are not used. Having modern appropriately sized pipes as opposed to fragile clay pipes can lead to a blocked drain as they are prone to damage from cracking. Ensuring that the pipes drain away correctly also makes a difference.
Having beautiful clean hair is always a plus and personal grooming is very important. However, hair clogs mostly become tough as they join with other material such as fat and grease. Regular clogs can be caused by shaving and then washing the hair down the drain as well as washing hair in the shower. The hair collects on the pipe walls and starts to build up slowly. The best prevention is to stop the hair going in the drain in the first place. Brushing your hair before entering the shower will prevent a lot of hair from entering the drain.
We use a Three step process to locate the cause of the problem.
We 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, we 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, we 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!
Firstly, you’ll need to decide on the type of 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. If you live in Thornton and have a plumbing issue, we have you covered.
While electric hot water systems are falling further and further out of favour due to rising electricity costs, as well as their substantially negative impact on the environment, some manufacturers these days are devoting money and time to the design and production of high-efficiency models of electric hot water systems. There are certain things you can do, to decrease these concerns, such as choosing the right tariff.
If you need to have a new electric hot water heater installed and you want to talk through these things with a hot water systems expert, contact Thornton Plumbing. We’re happy to help you make the right choice, then retrieve and install your desired appliance. We can also repair your faulty electric hot water system, so we’ve got you covered for any situation. Electric instantaneous water heaters are also available.
As water pumps around the system, this heat energy is transferred into the water. The water circulates through the heat exchanger and tank, keeping it at a regular temperature. Since the energy comes from the sun it’s costing you very, very little.
For all work to solar hot water systems, contact Thornton Plumbing. Government rebates and other incentives may be available to help offset the purchase cost.
Need to Repair, Replace or Install A Solar Hot Water System? Leaking hot water heater solar panels? Our Plumbers can repair or replace your solar hot water systems.
Contact Thornton Plumbing to take all that frustration away. Our extensively trained, licensed solar hot water systems professionals are available 24/7 for all your hot water heater needs. We can be at your home or business ready to go quickly. With all the interest in sustainable living and renewable energies these days, it’s little wonder solar hot water systems are so popular. Solar hot water systems are more efficient, cost-effect and environmentally friendly than almost any other hot water heater. They work by collecting rays from the sun using a set of solar panels, which then convert the rays into heat energy.
Natural gas is one of the cheapest, most efficient ways of generating heat energy. As such, gas hot water systems are generally some of the best, most cost-effective and reliable hot water heaters available. If you’re already connected to the Natural gas network, switching over to a gas hot water system might be a very good decision. Especially if you currently own an electric hot water heater, as they are the most expensive hot water systems to run.
If you notice a problem with your gas hot water, you should call in a plumber as soon as possible to eliminate the possibility of a gas leak. Gas is a highly flammable substance and any suspected gas leak needs to be attended to immediately. Should you encounter an issue with your gas hot water heater, from having:
Then it may be malfunctioning. Call our expert plumbers and we will rectify your issue with minimal downtime. At Thornton Plumbing, we can repair, replace or supply and newly install your gas hot water heater. We specialise in all well-known and trusted gas hot water heater manufacturers.
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.
Most electric, gas, solar and heat pump hot water systems use a tank. When you use hot water, the storage cylinder automatically refills with water to its capacity and heats the new water. Gas storage heaters are commonly made with a steel storage cylinder that is coated with vitreous enamel which helps the cylinder to resist corrosion. More expensive models feature stainless steel storage cylinders, which can prove to be more durable than the regular steel units.
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.
Continuous flow hot water refers to the way in which hot water is delivered. The hot water heater switches on when the hot tap is turned on, and then switches off again once the tap is turned off. Continuous flow hot water systems are also known as instantaneous hot water systems. These types of hot water boilers are generally very efficient and economical, depending on the fuel source and the model, since there’s minimal energy wastage.
Most models use gas, but electric models are available.
Depending on the fuel source and the model you’re able to choose, it could be cheaper to run and more energy and water efficient than a storage appliance. Gas is usually the better choice, but many manufacturers are now producing highly efficient electric models as well. You don’t need to be connected already to natural gas to benefit from a continuous flow hot water system. There will be a slight delay between turning the hot tap on and getting hot water, since the burner needs time to get up to temperature. It is also possible to use more water than with a storage model.
The size you need (flow rate in litres per minute) depends more on the number of hot water outlets the heater must serve than on the number of people in the household. As a 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.
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!
Current research tells us that most homeowners will call a plumber once every three years, depending on the age of their home. While some may need a visit 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.
We offer a range of services in Thornton, that can restore your bathroom, laundry and kitchen plumbing fixtures to ensure a smooth, running home. Our services in Thornton 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 Thornton Plumbing will provide you with cost–effective upfront pricing and only use material from trusted suppliers. This makes maintenance, affordable and an easy option for you and your family. If the water leak is left unattended for too long, it can result in thousands of litres of water can be wasted resulting in high water bills. Not to mention, extensive damage to 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.
Don’t want to install a chimney, you absolutely love the warmth of a flickering flame on a cold winter’s night. Do you dream about a new Alfresco dining spot to spend a Winter evening or balmy Summer’s day?
Our highly experienced Thornton 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. Thornton Plumbing specialises 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.
Using a beautiful, functional bathroom can be a little like taking a holiday: luxurious and relaxing. Want to bring your Thornton 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 at Thornton Plumbing Services aim to make your dreams come true. Our team aspires not only to meet your needs but also to exceed all your expectations, regardless of how big or small your Thornton project is. Our highly experienced team work with you to achieve your desired look at an affordable price.
We 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. We 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.
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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 we 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. We 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. Our Thornton 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. Thornton Plumbing Services provide the following services for your commercial plumbing needs:
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 Thornton Plumbing and ask if we can assist.
Whether it is gutter cleaning, minor roof repair or a range of maintenance services, we are sure to deliver prompt, cost effective solutions that will offer the best results. Clogged gutters and down pipes, preventing your stormwater from flowing away smoothly, is often caused by leaves and debris from nearby trees.
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. 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 Thornton plumbers can expertly replace gutters downpipes should they have arrived at their use by date. 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.