The importance of Getting a Water Filtration System Installed in your Home

The importance of Getting a Water Filtration System Installed in your Home

Home water filters are no longer an exception and many people have started to get these features installed in their homes. These systems are most commonly installed on the refrigerator or kitchen tap and it’s still rare to find homes that have whole water filtration systems. When it comes to filtered water, most of us tend to stop at the kitchen and we don’t feel we require that level of water purity in the rest of the house.

But the fact is that we use far more water to do the dishes, the laundry or even in the showers and baths, than we do on drinking or cooking. While the water that comes from the Sydney main lines is quite good, it’s not entirely pure.

Whole water filtration systems- the benefits

Since the water has a number of sediments and minerals, we at SPS Plumbers recommend that you get a whole home water filter system installed in your home. Take a look at why this matters:

  • Fewer chemicals- When you use softened or filtered water for your home, you will automatically end up using far less chemicals with all your cleaning. Using softened water helps eliminate all the grime and scum that accumulates on shower screens and bathroom very easily.
  • Healthy and gentle option- Many children today suffer from sensitive skin and allergies. Softened water helps eliminate skin conditions such as eczema and dry skin.

Better for the home appliances- The minerals in the water make it hard which results in the build-up of limescale and grime on bathroom fixtures, appliances and clothes too. When you prolong the lifespan of the appliances, fixtures etc. it helps you save a significant amount of money on replacements.

All About Backflow Prevention

All About Backflow Prevention

Regardless of whether you are a commercial or residential property owner, you need to ensure that you have unspoiled, clean water in your business or home and this is why backflow prevention is vital. If you want to ensure safe and potable water supply to your property, you need to get regular backflow testing done and make sure that you have a proper prevention device installed on your property.

To safeguard your cleaning, drinking, and cooking water, the only company you need to call is SPS Plumbers. We are one of the leading companies in the plumbing space and have been catering to customers across the region for a very long time. We have the knowledge, experience, skill and the resources to provide excellent backflow prevention solutions for your residential or commercial property.

What is backflow prevention ?

Backflow prevention devices typically prevent dirty and used water from flowing right back into the main water supply system & defiling the potable water supplies that have been stored for your home. Installing prevention systems and getting them regularly tested helps keep the stored water safe and clean. This type of testing and installation can’t be done by a regular plumber and it needs special training and equipment, which is what we at SPS Plumbers have.

If you feel that the water in your home or on your commercial property isn’t pure and clean, it’s important that you call us without delay. We will send our expert and qualified plumbers to your location without delay. They will test he water and check whether the backflow prevention device is working as it should and will fix it in case they notice any problem. We are the expert 24/7 emergency plumbers that provide prompt and reliable solutions that are right in line with your needs and fit into your budget.

High-quality plumbing solutions

While we always provide high quality solutions, we never cut corners in our work and this means you get value for money every time you hire us. We use the best techniques, products and materials in our work and that ensures you get excellent systems that will last for a very long time. In addition to backflow prevention system installations, we are the licensed plumber in Sydney that also handles all types of plumbing jobs such as fixing leaks, blocked drains, leaking toilets, gas fitting, faucet and tap repairs and replacements, shower and bath plumbing and more. All you have to do is give us a call and we will provide you all the information you need, quick quotes and efficient services.

When we handle backflow prevention 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.

Pipe Relining- The Varied Benefits

If you call a licensed plumber in Sydney to fix a badly damaged drain most well-established companies will recommend that you get pipe relining done. This is now becoming a very popular service that many people are opting for against standard drain pipe repairs. There are a number of advantages to getting your damaged drain pipes relined such as:
• Cost-effective- We at SPS Plumbers have seen that traditional drain replacement is a highly disruptive process that can become very expensive as the entire damaged pipe has to removed and replaced with a new one. Since this is a very labour-intensive job that is also very time-consuming that increases the overall cost of the job. In comparison, when you opt for pipe relining, only two small trenches have to be dug at either side of the pipe and the lining material is inserted into the existing pipe. This mean there is no need to dig out the entire pipe and replace it with a new one. This significantly reduces the cost of the project.
• Minimal disruption- Drain replacement is a highly-invasive procedure as a large portion of the landscaping has to be dug up to remove the damaged pipe. It means you have to get the landscape fixed once the new pipe is installed. The entire project becomes extremely messy and disruptive. In contrast, pipe relining is minimally invasive. As mentioned earlier, only two small trenches have to be dug. Your landscape doesn’t become excessively damaged and the entire job is completed in a neater manner.
• Time saving- Since there is less digging involved and only the pipe relining has to be inserted into the existing pipe, the job can be completed within a shorter span of time. In fact, this job may not take more than a few hours and the entire area can return to normalcy on that day itself.
• Longevity- Drain pipes that have relining in them are far superior to ones that don’t have any pipe relining. They perform far more efficiently than standards pipes and don’t get impacted by tree roots. In fact, they also have a much longer lifespan. You will also find that relined pipes provide a smoother and steadier flow of water.
• Permanent fix- Some people only get blocked drain pipes water-jetted to remove the roots. But that is only a temporary fix and it doesn’t take long for the roots to in grow into the pipes and cause a blockage again. In comparison, pipe relining is more of permanent solution and you won’t have to deal with the root problem anytime soon.
When we handle pipe relining 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 pipe relining 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.

Blocked Drain Emergency Repairs

Blocked drains are a major plumbing problem and can be extremely difficult to deal with. What makes the matter worse is that this problem also seems to arise out of the blue and takes you unawares. In most instances, it isn’t something you can fix yourself and you would need to hire the services of a good licensed plumber in Sydney for the job.
We at SPS Plumbers are one of the leading companies in the plumbing space in Sydney and can handle all types of plumbing jobs and provide excellent emergency blocked drains solutions to both residential and commercial clients across the region. While it does seem like a blocked drain surfaces without warning, the fact is there are plenty of signs that are indicative of a potential blocked drain.
It’s just that people tend to overlook those signs; or even when they notice a slow moving drain or find themselves dealing with a blockage, they simply try to use a plunger to get the problem fixed. But that is only a temporary fix and if you find yourself dealing with blocked drains very often, it can mean there is a major build-up within the drain pipe.
Blocked drains- the causes
Blocked drains are commonly caused by:
• Wet tissues being flushed down the toilet
• Feminine hygiene products
• Small toys or bottle caps becoming stuck in the drains
• Hair, soap and grease
• Food remnants
• Other
Blocked drains- the signs
It’s important to be aware of what causes drain blocks and when you are careful about not discarding these products into sinks, toilets and shower areas, it can help prevent these blocks from happening. Some of the common signs of a drain block include:
• Slow drainage – If your drain pipes are all clear of obstructions, the wastewater will simply flow down quickly and the tubs/sinks will drain without any problems. However, if there is any kind of obstruction, the drainage will slowdown and over time there can be a build-up of waste within the drain which will result in a complete block.
• Water backup – If you find that the water is flowing back out of the drain rather than getting drained down the pipes, it indicates you have clogged drains. It’s important that you discontinue using that drain temporarily and call in a licensed plumber to inspect the drain without delay.
• Flooding – This is one of the most noticeable signs of drain blockage. Water pooling or flooding on your property can cause a lot of damage to the features such as flooring, walls etc.
If you have noticed any of these signs of a drain block, feel free to contact us immediately. We provide excellent emergency blocked drain repair solutions to customers across the region.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 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.

Why Hire Professional Plumbers For Water Leak Detection?

Most times, it’s easy to spot water leaks; they can leave stains and mar the appearance of the ceilings and walls in your home. If the leak is severe, it can cause pooling of water or even flooding. But certain leaks aren’t as easily noticeable because they are minor and the damage they have caused isn’t evident in the initial stages. A disproportionately high water bill is one of the most common signs of a water leak and it’s important to hire a licensed plumber in Sydney for water leak detection.
We at SPS Plumbers are one of the leading plumbing companies in the region and provide excellent leak detection and leak repair services to both residential and commercial customers. While it may not always be possible to notice a water leak when it first starts, it’s important to know what causes leaks in the first place; that can help you prevent them from surfacing.
Leak detection- the causes
A well-planned plumbing system that has been installed by experts won’t throw problems very often, but there are many different reasons why a water pipe will begin to leak such as:
• If the metal pipes on your property are decades old, they can corrode and eventually begin to leak. If you know that the pipes are very old, it’s best to get them tested and replaced as required.
• Sometimes, high water pressure that goes undetected can result in a lot of pressure on the pipe and cause it to crack. As part of our regular preventive plumbing maintenance services we check all plumbing installations and provide water pressure checks as well. Fixing the water regulator at the point where the main water pipe enters your property can help prevent this problem and reduces the chances of a water pipe leak as well.
• Poorly installed plumbing or poor quality pipes can also give way and wear out too soon and cause a leak.
• Sometimes, the pressure of the earth and shifting soil in the outdoor areas of your property can cause the plumbing joints and lines to break or crack. This problem is generally a result of improper grading in the landscaping on a property and should be fixed without delay.
Professional water leak detection services
As mentioned at the outset, there are times when some leaks are evident when they first occur and if you notice a problem, it’s important to call us without delay. We use the latest leak detection tools such a sonic leak detection devices and ground microphones to identify where the problem lies and will fix it without delay.
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 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.

Hot Water Heaters- Problem Signs To Notice

Just like any other appliances in your home, hot water systems also need regular service and maintenance. It’s also important that you be wary enough to recognise problems in the system early and call in a licensed plumber in Sydney without delay to get the problem fixed. Addressing hot water problems as soon as you notice them helps prevent the problem from becoming aggravated and more expensive to fix.
The primary reason why most people find themselves dealing with major hot water system-related problems is because these systems are out of sight, which also makes them out of mind, until the time it fails entirely. And most homeowners also end up calling in a plumber only when there is an emergency. However, if you make it a point to get the system inspected regularly, to ensure its operating efficiently and optimally, that can help extend its working life and improve its efficiency as well; if any repair work needs to be done, that can be carried out in a timely fashion.
Signs that your hot water system may be flailing
Some of the warning signs to look out for:
• The water flowing from the faucets is brown in colour or rusty.
• The water looks like it has sediments or mud in it.
• The system is making popping/cracking sounds.
• Pilot light is extinguished and this occurs very often.
• The water gas a metallic/strange taste.
• There isn’t sufficient hot water coming out of the system.
• You notice water leaking from the heater.
• There are frequent temperature fluctuations
• There is a distinct variation in flow rate or water pressure.
• You run out of hot water too quickly.
We at SPS Plumbers can provide excellent hot water system maintenance services. If our experts notice any signs of a potential problem, you will be informed about it without delay and they will fix the minor issue before it transforms into a more severe one. We carry out minor maintenance two times a year and one more comprehensive service annually. A major service will be done once every five years which includes:
• Replacing the sacrificial anode
• Replacement of the pressure & temperature relief valves
• Checking whether the controls are working properly
We can fix all types of hot water heater problems. Our company has been operating in this field for a number of years and we know what it takes to provide custom solutions for all your plumbing problems. Only the best materials and spares will be used in the work and we provide guarantees for every job we handle for you. This provides you peace of mind that we will do the job right the first time around. While we never compromise on the quality of our work, you will find that we maintain very competitive pricing.
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.

Common Causes of Burst & Leaking Pipes

People who live in regions that experience harsh winters are accustomed to dealing with plumbing problems like burst pipes. But the coldest winters in Australia are mild compared regions in the Northern Hemisphere and we don’t have to worry about water in the pipes freezing and expanding. When pipes burst or leak, it largely isn’t related to the weather at all. We at SPS Plumbers have the expertise to handle all types of plumbing problems and have handled a large number of burst pipe repairs over the years. Here are some common reasons why pipes burst:
• Rust- Most older homes have pipe installations made of metal and these have a tendency to corrode over time. The pipes become weakened and the pressure of the water flowing through them causes them to crack or burst. This is why new builds generally have copper or PVC pipes. The former have very good rust-resistant properties which makes them ideal for these installations.
• Poorly-installed pipes- At times, pipes burst because they have been installed very poorly. Sometimes the plumbers that handle the installation hurry the job to ensure the work is completed within a set deadline, or they quote lower rates to get a particular job and end up using substandard materials.
• Hard water problems- Water generally has some minerals in it; these minerals are present in very negligible amounts and don’t affect the quality of the water or make it unsuitable for drinking. However, of the water has excessive levels of magnesium or calcium, that can make it taste very bad and can result in build-up along the inner walls of the pipes. This can slow down the flow of water and accelerate corrosion which eventually leads to a burst pipe. At times the soldering isn’t polished as it should be and that leaves weak points around the installation.
The signs to look out for
Homeowners need to be mindful of how the plumbing systems in their house are performing. They need to act quickly when something goes wrong to prevent the problem from aggravating. Some signs of burst pipes and leaking pipes are:
• Water damage on walls and ceilings
• Sometimes, you may only notice stains on the ceilings
• Brownish water coming from pipes
• Water in the pipes has an odd odour or taste. This could indicate a mineral build-up inside the pipes which can speed up corrosion.
• Drop in water pressure
If you have noticed any of these signs, its best to call a licensed plumber in Sydney without delay. The professional will visit your location, inspect all the pipes thoroughly and identify whether there is a pipe burst or leak anywhere on your property. We at SPS Plumbers provide excellent burst and leaking pipes repairs and other plumbing services.
We handle all manner of toilet plumbing problems, use good quality products and materials and provide iron clad guarantees for our work. 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.

Why You Should Hire an Expert Professional for Toilet Repairs

Plumbing problems can become very difficult to fix especially if you haven’t noticed initially that they exist and become very severe. While leaky faucets and taps aren’t considered to be a major problem, a toilet leak is something else. Not only is it difficult to detect, but many studies have indicated that almost 40% of residential toilets have leaks. At times the problem is very evident, especially of you hear water running in your toiler, but in most instances you may actually have to look for it.
Reasons why toilets leak
There are a number of different reasons why toilets might leak such as:
• There could be supply line that has developed a fault
• The line could have simply become worn out over the years, allowing the water to leak from it.
• Broken toilet tanks cause continuous leaks. At times, fine cracks may not be easily visible either.
• The flapper may become stuck and this results in water wastage
• There could be a faulty connection from worn or brittle rubber linings
• Faulty float
• Faulty valve
• Sometimes mineral build-up in the toilet valves can cause problems in the toilet installation
How an expert plumber can help
If you have some knowledge and training about how plumbing installations work and how they can be fixed, you may be able to turn this into a DIY plumbing task and handle it yourself. But in most instances, these tasks aren’t that easy to fix and it becomes necessary to hire a professional plumber for the job. There are a number of reasons why you should choose to hire a plumber rather than handle toilet repairs yourself such as:
• The plumbing professional will have the right tools to pinpoint the problem
• They have the training and qualifications to handle all manner of plumbing tasks
• A good plumber will not just check this problem, but will also check all the adjacent plumbing installations to rule out any other related problems. Someone with an untrained eye would not be able to do this and it means after you fix one thing, some other problem may crop up in the same installation very soon.
• They will use the latest technology and tools to complete the job quickly, safely and efficiently.
• A licensed and insured plumber will handle the job expertly and in the event of any damage while the work is in progress, you will be covered.
• They will provide guarantees for their work and will ensure that the job is completed to your satisfaction the first time around.
We at SPS Plumbers provide excellent toilet repairs and other plumbing services. We handle all manner of toilet plumbing problems, use good quality products and materials and provide iron clad guarantees for our work. 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.

Tap Repairs- The Basics of It

Leaky taps, ones that jam or don’t turn at all can become a frustration point and its best to get the problem fixed without delay. We at SPS Plumbers have an expert team of plumbing professionals that can fix all types of taps and faucets on residential and commercial properties. As a company that has been operating in this space for a number of years, we know what it takes to provide prompt and efficient services at very cost-effective pricing.
Why tap repairs are an expert’s job
Taps seem like very simple plumbing fittings and its why many homeowners feel they would be able to handle the repairs themselves. While it is quite easy to fix a damaged or deteriorated washer, there are times when the tap requires more than basic repairs and it’s best to call in a professional plumber for the job. A tap has a number of small components that can malfunction and a novice wouldn’t be able to identify and fix these problems. Aside from this, when you are fixing a tap you also need to ensure that the spares you get are compatible with the tap fitting you have in your home or else the tap won’t work as it should.
Types of tap repairs
Taps have many moving and other parts like the tap seat, breaching piece, the spindle and body washer and tap washer. Regular wear and tear can cause them to deteriorate and the tap may either begin to leak or stop turning. Skilled plumbers will repair, replace or lubricate the parts that need fixing and check the others while they are at it. When you contact us for tap repairs, we send out our experts to your location promptly. They arrive in a vehicle that is stocked with different types of plumbing fittings and spares as well as the equipment and tools required for any plumbing job. This means they are able to quickly identify and fix the faulty or dysfunctional tap using spares that are compatible.
Cost-effective solutions
If they find that the repair will be more expensive than a replacement, you will be informed about it and you can decide whether you prefer the latter option. Our plumber will provide a competitive, upfront quote and once you approve it, the work will be completed within the shortest possible time. Skilled and well-established plumbers like us always provide guarantees for their workmanship and this ensures we are focused on doing the job right the first time around.
Regardless of the type of plumbing job you want us to handle, you can rest assured that the experts at SPS Plumbers will tackle every job to your 100% satisfaction. We work efficiently and professionally and provide guarantees for our work. 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.

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.