Shower & Bath Plumbing Fixtures To Improve Water -Efficiency

Shower & Bath Plumbing Fixtures To Improve Water -Efficiency

Water wastage and power wastage are some of the major modern day concerns. Both, water and electricity are limited resources which is why it makes sense to ensure we do our level best to conserve them. Not only will you be doing your bit for the environment but will also save yourself some money on utility bills too. And you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars and install energy-efficient devices in your home. Today, there are a number of cost-effective installations that you can opt for to save water in the shower and bath plumbing fixtures on your property.

Shower and bath plumbing- save water using these simple tips

When it comes to water wastage, showers top the list and most people don’t realise exactly how much of water they use when they are showing or sinking into a tub of hot water. Here the experts at SPS Plumbers discuss some very simple ways in which you can improve the water-efficiency of your home:

  • Low- flow showerheads – One of the easiest and fastest ways to reduce water wastage in your home is to install aerators in your showerheads and faucets. These are a very simple attachment; they are small metal sleeves that reduce your water wastage by at least 4% on average. When you are installing a showerhead aerator, look for head units that have a flow rate of 1.5 gpm/less. In comparison to the standard regular 2.5 gpm head, these low flow attachments can save literally save thousands of gallons of water on an annual basis.
  • Low-flow faucets- You can add these fixtures to the faucets in your bathroom and other areas like the kitchen as well. They can be installed into the ends of the faucets themselves or as external attachments. While you will experience a drop in the water pressure, you will find that it saves you some money at the end of the month.
  • Intermediary water cut-off nozzle- This is one more way of reducing water wastage in the bath. This nozzle has to be fitted in between the showerhead and the pipe. This device gas a basic thumb turn mechanism which completely halts the water flow. This way you can soap up without actually wasting any water or even fiddling with the hot water control once you start the water.

Contact experienced professional plumbers

These are very simple ways in which you can improve the water-efficiency of your shower and bath plumbing installations. If you are planning on getting a bathroom remodel done, you may want to consider getting some of the latest energy-efficient bathroom and shower fittings installed. We can provide you all the information you need about the different types of fittings available and what their pros and cons are’ this will help you make a more well-informed decision about the type of installations you want in your home.

For any information, feel free to call SPS Plumbers on 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Situations in Which You Would Need Emergency Plumbing

Plumbing problems have a way of cropping up without warning and when that occurs the only thing you want is that the problem is addressed as quickly as possible. The one way to make sure that you aren’t left rushing around looking for an emergency plumber in your area is to conduct an online search well before any plumbing problem actually arises.

Choose the right professionals

You should make it a point to contact a few different companies in your local area; speak with them and judge how their response and customer service is. Check whether they are proactive with answering your questions, how experienced and reputed they are etc. Very importantly, check whether they provide 24/7 emergency plumbing services and whether they have an additional call out fee for it. Once you have all this information, it becomes easier for you to contact the plumber quickly in case any plumbing problem arises out of the blue.

We at SPS Plumbers provide excellent 24/7 emergency plumbing services to customers across the region. We have been operating in this space for a number of years and have the skills, experience, and the resources to provide quick and efficient emergency services. Our expert, licensed plumbers are on call round the clock and our vehicles are also on standby.

This means, when you call us in a plumbing emergency situation, we immediately contact a plumber near you and deploy them to your location. The service vehicles are fully-equipped and that means there is rarely ever any delay in looking for the right spares and equipment and the problem can be addressed a quickly as possible.

Situations in which to call for emergency plumbing services

The one thing to keep in view is that not every plumbing problem can be categorized as a plumbing emergency and some of the situations that can be considered emergency situations are:

  • You notice a backflow of sewer water in your bathroom or kitchen sinks or tub and shower areas- this is an indication of a drain block and can be a major plumbing problem.
  • Pipe bursts that take place either in exterior or interior plumbing installations.
  • You smell gas in some areas of your home- this could be an indication of a gas leak.
  • Cracked and leaking toilet
  • Hot water system leaks
  • Sudden faucet leaks where a large amount of water starts to flow out of the leak.
  • Other

When you call us for an emergency plumbing service, we will ask you a few questions over the phone to determine whether it is an emergency situation. We will also provide some basic instructions on what steps you should take while you wait for our expert plumbers to come to your location. We provide professional, quick and cost-effective emergency plumbing services to commercial and residential customers.

For any information, feel free to call SPS Plumbers on 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Types of Water Filters SPS Plumbers Can Install For You

We know that water is essential for our survival, but we also know that the water we drink or use for cooking and cleaning utensils needs to be free of contaminants. Unfortunately, the water we currently get has a number of pollutants, which makes it unsafe for drinking and can cause allergies, reactions, and illnesses in sensitive individuals. This is also why most people get filters installed in their homes. But there are so many different varieties available in the market that you would have to conduct some research or get the advice of a professional plumber before deciding which one you should get installed on your property.

Types of water filters

Here is some information about the different types of water filters that we at SPS Plumbers can install on your property.

  • Infrared filters – This particular system reduces the hardness of water. It uses both light and heat to send a negative charge into the water, making it softer and safe for use.
  • Activated carbon filters – These filters clean water by filtering out the larger particles such as sediment and silt. The filter efficiently absorbs the sediment so that it’s eliminated from the water that comes out of the faucets.
  • Alkaline/water ionizers – These filters work almost in the same way that infrared filters do; the only difference is that they use electrolysis by channelling the water over plates that have been electrically charged, which separates the water into two streams, one of which is acidic and the other alkaline. The latter is safer for consumption.
  • Reverse Osmosis – These filters are quite popular as they can remove most of the contaminants, giving you water that’s odour-free and clean. Some of the more expensive RO filters can easily filter-out contaminants that are as minute as .001 microns.
  • UV Filters – This advanced water filtration technology uses UV radiation to destroy any harmful bacteria that are present in the water. It’s highly effective and environmentally-friendly and no additional heat source or chemicals are needed in its functioning.

Call the plumbing experts

Water filters are also available in different forms. Point-of-use filters that can be installed on showers and faucets are a good option if you want to soften water in your home. You can also opt for a larger water filtration system for your entire home.  This will remove certain microscopic particles and concentrations of dissolved contaminants from the water.

We at SPS Plumbers have the knowledge, experience to provide you all the information you need about water filters and can handle the installation to perfection. We can also assess, identify and repair all types of plumbing problems and provide prompt and professional services regardless of the time you call us. For any information, feel free to call us on 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Hire Professionals for BBQ and Gas Fitting Services

Gas BBQ’s represent a significant investment and these elements are integral to most outdoor entertainment areas on residential properties. However, these features need to be installed expertly and in a safe manner. An improperly installed gas BBQ or any other gas appliance or plumbing can leak and pose a risk to life and property. This is where we at SPS Plumbers come into the picture. We provide excellent gas fitting solutions to customers across the region.

Our licensed and insured licensed plumber in Sydney can ensure that your new gas BBQ is installed safely and professionally. If you have any existing gas appliances and fittings that need repair, we can handle that too. In addition, if you need an existing LPG plumbing installation converted to a Natural Gas connection we can handle that job expertly as well. Many customers also hire our services when they are getting their outdoor kitchens installed or need to relocate their BBQ to another area of their property. In short, we are the experts that handle it all.

Our gas fitting services

We have been operating in this space for a number of years and have handled large number of gas fitting jobs big and small. Whether your gas appliances operate on Natural Gas or LPG, we can install and commission all of them and tackle a wide variety of jobs such as:

  • LPG and natural gas lines
  • Entire home gas pipeline fitting
  • Additions & extensions to existing gas systems
  • Kitchen appliance installation such as ovens, BBQ’s gas cookers, and ovens
  • Gas water heater replacement, repairs, and installation
  • Outdoor BBQs installation
  • Gas plumbing for fireplaces and fire pits
  • Other

Gas safety

As mentioned at the outset, gas installations have to be done very carefully; poorly installed features can leak and are a danger. If you have gas-based features on your property, it’s a good idea to get them inspected for leaks at least once each year.

Leaking gas has a specific odour; if you have noticed this anywhere in and around your home, don’t delay in calling us. The very first thing you should do is open up all the doors and windows and quickly shut down all the gas appliances in your home. We will send our emergency plumbing experts to your home promptly. They will use the latest equipment and gas leak detection tools to identify where the leak is and will fix it expertly.

We are the gas fitters that can provide you with professional, prompt and expert gas plumbing solutions at very cost-effective pricing. We handle everything from installation and relocation of gas appliances, gas water heater installation, and gas leak repairs. As a licensed and insured company, we ensure that all the work is completed to industry standards.

When we handle gas fitting for you, we make sure that the best materials and workmanship are used in the project and provide guarantees for our work. For any information about our gas fitting services, feel free to call SPS Plumbers on 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

The Different Types of General Plumbing A Licensed Plumber Can Handle

When it comes to plumbing, there are a number of different installations in a home such as pipes, drains, faucets, showerheads, toilets, sinks etc. While we at SPS Plumbers can handle all types of complex and emergency plumbing jobs, we can also provide excellent general plumbing solutions. There is a difference in these two services, in the former our services are requested because there may be an emergency plumbing situation like a pipe burst or a water backup in the shower or sink etc.

Our services

These situations are referred to as emergencies because they crop up without warning and can cause sudden damage and trouble; they also need to be attended to without delay. As mentioned earlier, we are on call round the clock and provide prompt and efficient emergency plumbing solutions to commercial as well as residential customers. But there are a number of other plumbing jobs that we handle as well that can be categorised as standard or general plumbing works such as:

  • Faucet and tap installation- Faucets could be installed in various areas of your home such as the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry areas. There could be taps in certain outdoor spaces of your home too. While good quality taps and faucets last for a very long time without any trouble, the gaskets and valves within them can become worn out over time and will need to be replaced.
  • Water pressure testing- If you feel that the water pressure in your home is very low and you can’t have a satisfactory shower or even wash utensils under the kitchen faucet well, you should consider getting water pressure testing done. We will use special water pressure tools to check what the problem is and will provide a suitable solution.
  • Shower head replacement- There are times when the shower heads in your bathrooms become old and tarnished or there is excessive amounts of scaling inside them. This hampers the flow of water and replacement becomes the only option. We can also install water-efficient shower heads if you prefer.
  • Toilet repairs– If you find that the water is leaking into the toilet we can fix that problem quickly and efficiently.

Other general plumbing solutions

In addition to all these services, we also handle hot water installation, repair and replacement services; water leaks, backflow prevention, storm water drains installation and repairs and more. We are very meticulous and professional in our approach to work and make sure that only the best spares are used in the repairs and replacement tasks. This ensures the job is done to the highest standards.

We also have highly skilled and licensed plumbers on our team and provide guarantees for our work; which ensures we do the job right the first time around. For any information about our general plumbing services, feel free to call SPS Plumbers on 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Where Can You Hire Gas Fitting Experts?

Gas is used for cooking food, heating water as well as to power various appliances around the home. Most homes across Sydney have gas pipelines, but if you are considering installing a new system or even extending the existing one, you need to hire the services of a skilled and licensed plumber for the job.

Gas systems must be installed very carefully because natural gas is highly flammable; the slightest slip can result in disaster. This is where we at SPS Plumbers come in; with over 15 years of experience behind us, we have the expertise, skill and the resources to handle all types of gas fitting, replacement and repair jobs safely and efficiently.

How we can help

Our company offers end-to-end gas fitting solutions and our gas fitters are up to speed with all the advances in the field as well as the technology used. We are fully-licensed and insured and you can rest assured that the job we do will be of top-notch quality. The different types of gas fitting and related services we offer include:

  • Gas pipeline fitting  for the entire home
  • Additions and extensions to existing systems
  • LPG and natural gas lines
  • Kitchen appliances such as stoves, ovens, and gas cookers
  • Gas water heater installation and repairs
  • BBQs in outdoor locations
  • Gas connections to fire pits and fireplaces

Our gas fitting services

We are extremely meticulous and careful with our work and handle fitting of all types of gas appliances and plumbing features. We have very stringent safely standards in place and ensure the installation is a safe and efficient; and follow a very methodical work process:

  • We understand what the scope of the job and your specific requirements are.
  • A detailed quote will be provided and we will also give you an accurate timeframe within which the job will be completed.
  • The required forms will be filed with the gas company on your behalf
  • Once all that is done, our plumbers will  install the appliance or gas pipeline  very carefully.
  • We will file the appropriate forms with the gas company on your behalf.
  • The installation will be checked in a detailed manner for vulnerabilities; and we will test and ensure the system works flawlessly.

Gas Safety

Leaking gas has a very distinctive odour and if you notice this smell in and around your house, call us without delay. Its also a good idea to open up all the windows and doors,  shut down the appliances and then leave your home till our experts come in and check the installation, fix the problem and  declare the space to be safe for use.

We at SPS Plumbers have the knowledge, experience and tools to quickly assess, identify and repair all types of broken and damaged pipe problems gas problems and provide prompt and professional services regardless of the time you call us. For any information, feel free to call us on 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

The Importance of Getting a Leaking Water Meter Fixed on Time

A burst pipeline and leaking water meter can often result in excessively high water bills. Most homeowners don’t notice the indications that this problem exists until they get a very high a water bill at the end of the month. This is generally because your water meter is situated almost adjacent to your boundary’s water meter and the water pipes there are generally under the ground.

It can be challenging to determine whether there is a leak in the water meter, though burst pipes are more noticeable because you will notice a water pressure dip in your bathroom and kitchen sink. If you have noticed any of these signs it’s important that you call in a skilled and licensed plumber to address this problem and this is where we at SPS Plumbers, com in.

When the water meter work is being carried out, it’s important to be aware of who exactly has responsibility over the pipes and the meter itself. Often times the water meter is taken care of by the water company. But if it is beyond that point in your property, its maintenance and care becomes your responsibility; and if any water leaks or deterioration occurs, you would be responsible for fixing it.

While this is generally how things work when it comes to water meter maintenance, it’s important that you check with your water company whether this is the case. As a company that has been operating in this field for a number of years, we are aware of all the codes, rules and regulations for plumbing installations on residential and commercial properties and can also provide you some advice on the matter.

Timely repairs of leaking water meter

Once our plumbers have confirmed that fixing the leak is your responsibility, it’s important that you don’t delay getting the problem fixed.  Not only can the problem escalate and get out of hand quickly, but it may also be more expensive to fix at a later date. Aside from this, a leaking water meter or pipes also result in a significant amount of water wastage which adds up to your water bills. These are the steps we follow to fix the problem:

  • The plumber will thoroughly examine the water meter & adjacent pipes to identify the exact location of the leak.
  • If it is determined that fixing it is your responsibility, they will assess the damage.
  • Once we have understood what the scope of the project is, you will be provided an upfront quote and timeline for completion of the water meter repair work.
  • Once you have confirmed that you want the work done and approve the quote, we will complete the work at a time and date convenient to you.
  • Post completion of the work, we will inspect the meter as well as the water flow and test the system for leaks. Once we are satisfied that there is no leakage, we will consider our work done.

For any information, feel free to call SPS Plumbers on 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Why Pipe Relining Is the Ideal Pipe Repair Option

Up until a few years ago, if you had a sewer block or a broken pipe, the only option to deal with concealed pipe problems was replacement of that section. Not only is this job very tedious and time-consuming, but its disruptive, invasive and very heavy on the pocket as well. However, we at SPS Plumbers recommend the pipe relining method to fix pipe damage problems.

Conventional pipe repair solutions work well but large portions of the yard may need digging. As mentioned earlier, this makes the job time and labour-intensive and very expensive as well. Compared to that, the pipe relining technique is also a permanent solution that doesn’t disrupt your landscape or burn a hole in your pocket.

What is pipe relining?

  • In the pipe relining process, two small trenches are dug at each end of the damaged pipe
  • If the pipe is blocked with debris or tree roots, that block will first be cleared.
  • A CCTV drain camera will be inserted into the drain to identify how much damage there is to the pipe.
  • Once our experts have ascertained that pipe relining is a good solution in that situation, they will start on the work.
  • A permanent epoxy relining material will first be inserted into the pipe and expanded till it fits snugly into the inner cavity.
  • The final inspection will be carried out using CCTV cameras to ensure the lining is properly in place.
  • The trenches will then be filled up and the ground will be levelled.

 Pipe relining- the benefits

There are a number of distinct benefits to opting for pipe relining such as:

  • Since very small trenches are needed to be dug there is no disruption to the original pipe. This means the job can be completed quicker compared to a traditional pipe repair or replacement solution.
  • Since the entire pipe doesn’t have to be dug, there is minimal damage to the landscaping and the process is less invasive and less disruptive.
  • The job is not as labour-intensive as standard methods and this makes the entire project more cost-effective as well.
  • Since there is less mess in created, the clean-up is significantly easier and your landscaping and property can return to normalcy quickly.
  • The epoxy relining material is much stronger than standard PVC pipes and is a proven technology that will provide years of trouble-free service.
  • Pipe relining can be used to repair water, sewer and stormwater pipes, copper pipes, pool pipes and water mains.

We at SPS Plumbers have the knowledge, experience and tools to quickly assess, identify and repair all types of broken and damaged pipe problems. If you need a licensed 24/7 emergency plumber, we can provide prompt and professional services regardless of the time you call us. For any information, feel free to call us on 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

The Blocked Drains Repair Process

Have you suddenly had to deal with a bathroom drain backup or a toilet overflow and found that using a plunger is nothing more than a futile effort? Blocked drains are quite a common problem and when they occur, they can upset your day’s schedule, because these plumbing jobs can’t be deferred and they have to be attended to without delay.

We at SPS Plumbers are one of the most renowned and sought-after companies in this space and provide excellent 24/7 emergency blocked drains services to both commercial and residential customers across the region. The one thing to keep in mind is that though a blocked drain can definitely be classified as a plumbing emergency, it’s not something that occurs without certain warning signs. It’s just most of us tend to ignore those signs.  If you find that the water in the kitchen or bathroom sinks or even in the shower areas are draining very slowly, that could be an indication of a drain clog.

Why do drains become blocked?

The different things that can result in a drain blockage include accumulation of:

  • Hair
  • Soap
  • Greasy substances
  • Food remnants
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Wet wipe, tissues, toilet paper
  • Shampoo or cosmetic bottle and jar caps
  • Small toys
  • Other foreign objects

Over time, these things can get lodged in the bends and joints of drain pipes and result in a complete block. If the block is severe, a plunger or auger may not be effective in clearing it and you would have to call in a licensed plumber in Sydney for the job.

Tree root drain blockages

The other common reason for drain blocks are tree roots in drains. If you have trees growing very close to the drain pipes in your landscape, they can infiltrate the pipes through the joints or tiny cracks. Over time, they feed on the nutrient-rich water in the drains, thrive and eventually result in a block. This is a very severe drain block problem and we at SPS follow a very detailed process to tackle it:

  • Our experts will visit your property.
  • They will inspect the installations and survey the area.
  • A CCTV drain camera will be inserted into the affected drain.
  • This helps identify where the block is and what is causing it.
  • They will then use jet-blasting machines or electric drain eel equipment to clear the block.
  • We also use chemical drain cleaners if the situation demands it.
  • Our experts will also check the drains for cracks and damage and recommend suitable repairs using techniques such as pipe relining.

Hire expert plumbing professionals

We at SPS Plumbers have the knowledge, experience and tools to quickly assess, identify and repair all types of blocked drain problems. If you need a licensed 24/7 emergency plumber, we can provide prompt and professional services regardless of the time you call us. For any information, feel free to call us on 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

The Blocked Drains Repair Process

Have you suddenly had to deal with a bathroom drain backup or a toilet overflow and found that using a plunger is nothing more than a futile effort? Blocked drains are quite a common problem and when they occur, they can upset your day’s schedule, because these plumbing jobs can’t be deferred and they have to be attended to without delay.

We at SPS Plumbers are one of the most renowned and sought-after companies in this space and provide excellent 24/7 emergency blocked drains services to both commercial and residential customers across the region. The one thing to keep in mind is that though a blocked drain can definitely be classified as a plumbing emergency, it’s not something that occurs without certain warning signs. It’s just most of us tend to ignore those signs.  If you find that the water in the kitchen or bathroom sinks or even in the shower areas are draining very slowly, that could be an indication of a drain clog.

Why do drains become blocked?

The different things that can result in a drain blockage include accumulation of:

  • Hair
  • Soap
  • Greasy substances
  • Food remnants
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Wet wipe, tissues, toilet paper
  • Shampoo or cosmetic bottle and jar caps
  • Small toys
  • Other foreign objects

Over time, these things can get lodged in the bends and joints of drain pipes and result in a complete block. If the block is severe, a plunger or auger may not be effective in clearing it and you would have to call in a licensed plumber in Sydney for the job.

Tree root drain blockages

The other common reason for drain blocks are tree roots in drains. If you have trees growing very close to the drain pipes in your landscape, they can infiltrate the pipes through the joints or tiny cracks. Over time, they feed on the nutrient-rich water in the drains, thrive and eventually result in a block. This is a very severe drain block problem and we at SPS follow a very detailed process to tackle it:

  • Our experts will visit your property.
  • They will inspect the installations and survey the area.
  • A CCTV drain camera will be inserted into the affected drain.
  • This helps identify where the block is and what is causing it.
  • They will then use jet-blasting machines or electric drain eel equipment to clear the block.
  • We also use chemical drain cleaners if the situation demands it.
  • Our experts will also check the drains for cracks and damage and recommend suitable repairs using techniques such as pipe relining.

Hire expert plumbing professionals

We at SPS Plumbers have the knowledge, experience and tools to quickly assess, identify and repair all types of blocked drain problems. If you need a licensed 24/7 emergency plumber, we can provide prompt and professional services regardless of the time you call us. For any information, feel free to call us on 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.