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    At Proximity Plumbing, no job is too big or too small- we take care of all of the things from the smallest of jobs such as a simple tap washer replacement right through to replacement of extensive sewer lines.

    Our aim at Proximity Plumbing is not to win every client over it's to ensure we build a relationship into the future and provide superior customer service, why? because we are in the community for the community.

    We value long-term relationships and work to know each property's unique characteristics to address any issues that inevitably arise over time effectively. No more stress & no more time wasted.

    If you are looking for a reliable, friendly and worthwhile plumber reach out to our plumbing team today- get in touch today! 

     

    Our office staff take the time to understand our client's plumbing concerns over the initial consultation over the phone. Some of our clients are time-poor professionals, and their personality trait is to want the job done. Therefore we can match that personality to one of our fast-paced plumbers, others like Mrs smith wish to know all of the in's and out's of the scope of work and therefore we send one of our technicians who is a little more suited for that.

    We will do our best to accommodate your request and assign your preferred plumber upon booking; however, should they not be available, another qualified team member will be assigned. Rest assured that all team members receive regular professional development training in the latest techniques and health and safety regulations. This ensures that they are well equipped to resolve any plumbing issue quickly and effectively.

    Generally, if you are a long term client, when making the booking, our office staff know who precisely to allocate to the job as they have been previously; that way, both the client and our tradesman are familiar with each other and the property over the years.

    If you are wanting to make a booking feel free to contact our team today.

    We know our plumbing industry is highly competitive. However, not all plumbers hold the professionalism, knowledge, maturity & understanding like we do when it comes to customer service & that is what allows us to stand apart.

    As Proximity Plumbing grows, we want to offer this same level of service to more people who need our expertise within the Eastern Suburbs; our aim is not to win everyone over but rather maintain our high level of service for the people who appreciate it.

    Why would you choose Proximity Plumbing over a one-man band in a Ute who is a lot cheaper? Over the years, both William & Emily have built up the knowledge regarding plumbing from bookings to urgency on jobs to ensure costs are kept low & to maintain the integrity of the home. We value long-term relationships and work to know each property's unique characteristics to address any issues that inevitably arise over time effectively. No more stress & no more time wasted.

    Click this blog to know how to bypass the Sydney plumber gimmicks and choose the professional plumber: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/how-to-bypass-the-sydney-plumber-gimmicks-and-choose-a-professional-plumber-that-wont-let-you-down/

    We use upfront and easy-to-understand quoting system with no hidden costs. We believe in fantastic service to our clients and ensure your job is completed to the highest possible standard.
    We accept Credit card (master card, visa & Amex)
    Upon completion, you will receive a copy of the receipt and a copy of the invoice stating exactly what was carried out, with our lifetime labour warranty and manufacturer's warranty on any parts.
    Our office has a record of each job, so for any reason you needed an additional copy of your invoice, we can happily assist with this.

    Proximity plumbing ensures each client is treated fairly, we do not provide discounts although we do have an $0 callout, we believe we do not have to complicate jobs by providing discounts as we charge fairly, to begin with. You can also read our blog on why we charge a call-out fee here. Have you ever heard of ' it's too good to be true?' chances are it is, if a plumber has all kinds of discounts and 'buy this get that' 50% off this, $100 off this' -  it's just a scam to lure you in.

    The age-old proverb “You Get What You Pay For” rings especially true with plumbers! However, when it comes to searching for “A Plumber Near Me” you will be inundated with “local” plumbers at bargain prices.

    Again, this is a marketing tactic to be wary of - most likely, these plumbers will charge expensive fees when they finish the job and you’ll be hit with a lot of “extras”. So, take the time to call a few plumbers first and ask some key questions.

    • Do they offer upfront pricing?
    • Is the price fixed or hourly?
    • Are there any emergency/after-hours surcharges?

    A good local plumber will come to your home and provide a free quote, so you know the total cost of repairs before the work starts!

    Choosing the cheapest will not give you the best. A plumber is a qualified technician and has worked for many years to attain their level of expertise. Like any other professional. So, the work they carry out is meant to be of a certain quality and professionalism. In the long run, it’s better to pay a slightly higher price for a plumber who knows what they’re doing than to risk an unqualified person attending the job and making the issue worse.

     

    Proximity Plumbing knows that a plumbing emergency can strike at any time, whether its 2 am from a burst flexible hose or Christmas day and the bathroom floor waste floods- Proximity Plumbing has you covered. That is why we are available and are the Sydney plumber of choice for 24 hours a day, seven days week plumbing services. We never charge overtime for these last-minute, lengthy repairs. We set the same price any time, any day.

    Proximity Plumbing purpose is to surpass your expectations with our highly skilled and trained licensed tradesmen. To prove it we back up our services with a Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee.

    Our Master Plumber’s can help you with any plumbing requirements. From repairs and replacements, through to new installations, we are able to provide you with a comprehensive plumbing service at competitive prices.

    Proximity Plumbing is excited to announce that we are one of the few Eastern Suburbs plumbers based in the Eastern Suburbs! We offer our plumbing services to the Eastern Suburbs, Sydney CBD, Inner West, North Shore, Northern Beaches, Northern Suburbs, South Western Sydney, Sutherland Shire and Western Suburbs. If you're unsure if we cover your area, please feel free to call us.

    We consider ourselves blessed every day to live and operate a business strictly within the eastern suburbs. When looking for a plumber near me/ plumber now, you want a fast resolution, not a plumber that services all of Sydney which might take them 1 hour to get from job to job, thankfully Proximity Plumbing guarantee to be onsite within 30 minutes.

    Our dependable 24 hours emergency plumbing service is always ready to serve you. Due to the nature of our work, we understand that response times are one; if not the most important factors, when choosing our Sydney emergency plumbers. If you encounter any emergency plumbing problems, contact us immediately, and we can even assist over the phone if applicable.

     

    Yes, all our team are qualified licensed plumbers. All our licensed plumbers go through regular, mandatory & self-development training, not only within the company but through our service partners, this is to ensure we are staying up to date with all rules and regulations.

    We are licensed & qualified for all plumbing, drainage and gas work, when looking for a plumber near me you can rely on Proximity Plumbing to do the job right from the start.

    We are so passionate about changing the stigma and ensuring all un-licenced plumbers are ruled out as it is not fair for the credible licenced plumbers doing the right thing who have studied for six years to obtain a plumbing licence.

    Protect yourself and your investment by making sure you hire the right, licensed plumber for the job. You can check if a plumber is certified by following this link telling you about current, expired and cancelled licences under the name, licence number, or ABN/ACN. It is essential to check the tradesperson engaged has a current license to ensure they have the appropriate qualifications.

    You can find ours here:

    Furthermore, the link will provide information on whether Fair Trading has issued public warnings about the licensee, has finalised any disciplinary action against the licensee and whether the licence has been suspended or cancelled. It is always a good idea to quickly spending five minutes before approving a quote from a local plumber near you.

    Any licenced plumber is proud to show their license as it’s a sign of hard work and commitment.

    Click this link to know the key differences between a handyman and a licensed plumber: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/the-key-differences-between-a-handyman-and-a-licenced-plumber/

    Proximity Plumbing are 24/7 emergency plumbers.
    If you are in a true plumbing emergency, we suggest you call Proximity Plumbing, your local Sydney plumber. We are the local plumber in Sydney trusts for all 24-hour emergency plumbing needs. When you call our team, you're speaking to an honest plumber now, not a call centre, as we appreciate any after-hours job request requiring urgent attention; thus, we operate 24/7.

    When you're in a genuine 24/7 emergency, you want to know that when you call, you're going to be greeted by a local plumber who has the experience and capability to address your issue from the moment you call. A plumber who is licensed and based within the Eastern Suburbs and someone with a fully equipped vehicle to provide high-quality solutions in an emergency plumbing disaster should they occur.

    Although many plumbers in Sydney cover all of Sydney for plumbing emergencies, we stick within the Eastern suburbs, where we are based. We provide superior service as your local plumber can guarantee 24-hour plumbing services as standard- we guarantee to be onsite within 30 minutes of the initial call.

    If you are in a plumbing emergency, please call our 24/7 emergency plumbing hotline to speak to a plumbing technician.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Your Plumber Sydney

    Most people think plumbing is a dirty work. Sure, you may have to deal with blocked toilets, sewer lines and drains but there’s way more to this job than toilets and drains. The plumbing industry is very important because, without it, modern life wouldn't exist. More and more residential , commercial and industrial area are being build up, and problems with drainage, sewer system, pipes and other plumbing problems appear too frequently. As such, plumbers are required to install, as well as repair and maintain these systems regularly and efficiently.

    As we must say, there are pros and cons of being a plumber. People's perception of the plumbing industry do change dramatically from time to time. Plumbing is a physically demanding job and you have to be fit and strong to do it. You have to work in extreme conditions. Its dirty and can be dangerous yet, it is a rewarding job.

    To become a good and effective plumber, you need to have various skills and competences including: problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, safety skills, good communication skills, physical skills and the most important one should be complete technical plumbing courses.

     

     

    Yes, you can negotiate with plumbers. However, you need to understand what affects their prices and the strategies they use to set them. There is a balance between negotiating to save money and paying your plumber a decent amount for their professional services.

    Sydney Plumbing Emergencies often happen late at night, early in the morning or on a weekend/public holiday? These problems always seem to come at the worst possible time. For this reason, there are often plumbers who will take advantage and advertise rates that are often too good to be true in the hope you book them in and then, once
    locked in, jack the prices up, usually 2-5 times the regular rate.

    For all Sydney plumbing emergencies, we charge a flat fee between $250 - $350 + GST, which covers the after-hours call out to your door and will usually cover the minimum costs associated with making the property safe as this is our number one priority. Once onsite, you will never pay any extra rates for after-hours services. From midday to
    midnight, the rate you pay will stay the same as if the works were done during regular operating hours.

    The best way to find the plumber is through a trusted referral; often, it is best to engage a Sydney plumber with whom someone you know already has been involved with and has used. If you do not know a trusted local plumber, the next best thing you can do is check their credentials and do research online and check their reviews.
    Online reviews are a great way to gauge if a plumber's previous clients were satisfied with the quality of their products and services, check out Proximity plumbing reviews.

    Furthermore, evaluate only plumbers who can deliver proof of insurance and business registry. In some circumstances, you can also ask the plumber how long he has been in the plumbing industry. The more experience the plumber or company has - the better the service usually is.

    Our top tip is to check their Google reviews! If a person you trust can recommend a local Sydney plumber they have used in the past, it's a clear indication if the plumber is reliable and worth engaging. Typically a paying customer pays close attention to costs, the quality of the service, and the value they receive and often will go out of their way
    to share their experience with a local plumber Sydney.

    Like many home improvements, there are some regulations on DIY plumbing at your homes. These regulations detail what you are permitted to do by yourself and what you must call professional plumbers to handle. These regulations are not mere recommendations; rather, they must be followed under the Australian Law and Regulations. This is for your safety, only licensed plumbers can legally handle most plumbing problems, which can carry serious risks if not done correctly.

    What DIY Plumbing can you do yourself?

    These are the plumbing problems which you are permitted to handle by yourself.

    • Shower head replacement
    • Irrigation systems downstream from a tap, or an isolating valve.
    • Changing a tap washer
    • Replacement of caps on the openings on sanitary drains.
    • Maintenance and cleaning of ground level grates to traps on the drains.
    • DIY drain clearing with a plunger or drain snake

     

    We encourage that if it's a bigger job like a sewer rehabilitation or Pipe Relining to get multiple quotes and compare apples for apples. This way, you can see the difference that sets us apart from every other plumbing company & so you can see we are generally providing you with tremendous service, prices, and ultimately great value.

    We like to keep it simple from the start with an obligation free $0 Call Out Fee. Whether you call us direct or fill in a contact form, we do not charge for our initial call-out. We will come to your house and investigate your problem free of charge. We will then provide you with a full quote to ensure it's clear from the start what your plumbing service will cost.

    You are in control - if you are happy with the price provided, our plumbers will start immediately. If you are not satisfied with the proposal, there is no obligation and no call out fee required for our time and advice. We also offer all clients a complimentary home plumbing inspection to ensure no hidden surprises in the future, this is a great way to ensure you have preventative measures in place.

    Remember these three golden rules

    1. No professional plumber can ever give you a price over the phone without an on-site diagnosis just like no doctor could ever diagnosis a patient on the phone.

    2. The old saying, “too good to be true” sums it up! do your research & shop local

    3. It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little- licensed vs unlicensed plumber blog here.

    There are many industries that require the services of trained plumbers. Therefore, the demand for skilled plumbing services is increasing.

    Plumbing is on the top list of jobs that are in high demand in Australia at the moment. It’s a simple supply and demand case. That’s why territories around Australia need highly qualified plumbing professionals that can work on any task such as tap repairs or drainage systems. Plumbing is a regulated and licensed trade, which allows workers to work their way up to a master plumber.

    In big cities like in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney territories, the development is continuous. Skills of trade workers such as plumbers are required to keep the development moving forward.

    If you’re suddenly in need of a professional plumber, your next thought may be “how much do plumbers charge?” And it’s a fair question - we’ve all heard the horror stories of plumbers ripping off clients left, right and center. 

    How Much Do Plumbers Charge? 

    It is one of the most asked questions in the industry. How much do plumbers charge in Sydney Australia? The answer is: It depends on the company and the service. “Plumbing” is a very general term and covers all things from replacement washers and burst flexi hoses to a full pipe relining job. Different plumbers will structure their quotes differently, but here’s something to be wary of: super cheap and overly “easy” quotes.

    Proximity Plumbing does not have an hourly rate; we charge by the job. Although this does not appeal to everyone, we have found this is the most transparent way to conduct business. When it comes to plumbing, every job is different. That is why you are calling us in to fix it. We often find we need to see the problem before letting you know how much it will cost to fix it. That is why we offer the complimentary call out, and once we are on-site, we can determine what the job will cost. Each type of job has an upfront fixed price, and we need to determine what that is by conducting a thorough inspection.

    Here's our blog regarding how much do plumbers charge per hour: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/how-much-do-plumbers-usually-charge-per-hour/

    When it's NOT the time to DIY plumbing!

    There’s an awesome sense of achievement when you’ve had a morning of being a handyman or handy woman around the house, fixing things and feeling like Tim the Toolman (for all our growing-up-in-the-90’s readers).

    But when it comes to your home’s plumbing there are a few instances where DIY is not the best course of action. Professional plumbers spend years learning their trade for good reason - those pipes can be tricky!

    So here are 5 times when DIY is not your friend and it’s time to call a professional plumber:

    1. In an emergency situation
    2. If you’re having sewage issues
    3. When you smell gas
    4. You have a leak

    Read more regarding hiring a professional plumber or do it yourself: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/five-plumbing-issues-to-leave-to-the-professionals/

    We like to keep it simple from the start with an obligation free $0 Call Out Fee. Whether you call us direct or fill in a contact form, we do not charge for our initial call- out. We will come to your house and investigate your problem free of charge. We will then provide you with a full quote to ensure it's clear from the start what your plumbing service will cost.

    You are in control - if you are happy with the price provided, our plumbers will start immediately. If you are not satisfied with the proposal, there is no obligation and no call out fee required for our time and advice. We also offer all clients a complimentary home plumbing inspection to ensure no hidden surprises in the future, this is a great way to ensure you have preventative measures in place.

    We are passionate about making the entire process as transparent and
    straightforward as possible which starts with contacting your local emergency sydney plumbing company 24 hours a day.

    At the end of the day, all you want isa reliable plumber that is transparent and problem solves your issue and that is exactly what we do and who we are, check out the latest blog on all things you need to know before engaging a Sydney plumber.

    Looking for plumbing quotes? Learn the difference between a large company vs a small plumbing company. https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/plumbing-quotes-big-vs-small/

    When it comes to plumbing jobs, the simpler the job is, the cheaper it will be. Conversely, the more complicated a job is, the more costly it will become.

    Sydney is home to a vast number of highly skilled local plumbers so the cost range of services will reflect this. Because the market is competitive for tradies, Sydney consumers should do their due diligence to make sure they are choosing the right plumbing professional for the job when comparing plumbing costs.

    More specialised jobs require more specialised plumbers, so these jobs will be more costly. This occurs because they require more training and additional conditions on their licence.

    The cost of hiring a plumber will depend on the scope of work, your location and their level of experience. There are simple plumbing jobs such as tap repairs to a more complicated ones like a burst pipe. There are plumbing tasks that are calculated on an hourly basis while others offer flat rates based on the scope of the job. Always ask for itemised quotations to plan your budget and avoid pricing surprises.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Blocked Drains Sydney

    The property owner is responsible for any blockages or problems in the plumbing systems from the sewer connection point up to and including drains and pipes in, under, and around your home. The local council or wastewater authority is responsible for the water meter, pipes, and drains leading away from the property. They take care of unclogging the main sewer line if problems arise. They also cover the stormwater network from your property boundary.

    The Blockage Is Likely To Be In Sydney Water's Pipes If:

    • The overflow is visible beyond your property boundary, e.g. From a manhole located on public land
    • Your neighbours are experiencing the same problem
    • There is widespread flooding in your local area
    • You're experiencing a continuous overflow and you're not currently using water on your property.

    To find out more about blocked drains and who is responsible you can visit the blocked drains page here. 

    Blocked drains are a common issue many people encounter, whether your family home, investment property or business premises. Unfortunately, what may start as a small problem can quickly lead to something more significant if left unattended.

    It's essential to address the issue whilst it's potentially minor to prevent inconvenience and increased costs. Thanks to our highly skilled team, we can address the issue promptly and provide detailed options to best tackle the problem. Doing this will void further Sydney blocked drain emergencies.

    We suggest engaging a Sydney Plumber every 6 -12 months to ensure there are no unforeseen issues especially if you have had a history of a blocked drain.

    You can book a $0 call-out fee for one of our Sydney plumbers to attend the site and carry out a complimentary investigation.

    On completion of the job, our tradesmen will explain the underlying problem and schedule serviced maintenance at a reduced cost for the future. As part of a scheduled maintenance plan, you will be entitled to discounts and free of charge advice at any stage. Depending on the property's needs, a scheduled maintenance plan can involve visits monthly, quarterly or as required.

    Here are signs to replace your home sewer line: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/six-signs-its-time-to-replace-your-homes-sewer-line/

    Have a quick look at many of our Blocked drains blogs we have created for the public to try and give it a go as sometimes you can clear a blocked drain with household items

    My top 3 favourite blog posts are:

    If you have no luck you can always rely on your trusted local plumber Proximity Plumbing to clear your blocked drain. 

    The next time you are in an emergency plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.  We are a genuine 24/7 emergency plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can. If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394.

     

     

    As every job and situation is different so too are the tools we use in managing a Sydney blocked drain, some of the tools at our disposal include drain rods, high-pressure jet blaster machines, and electric eels. Once the drain is cleared, we use CCTV cameras and pipe locating equipment to identify the cause of the blockage.

    Eastern suburbs clogged drains are usually caused by loose and undermined pipework, although we are blessed to live in such beautiful areas, most of the pipework is original Earthenware pipe (clay pipes) which are prone to crack and cause dislodgement. For this very reason, every blockage is treated differently, and the tools required vary
    for each job.

    Never ever fall for too good to be true ads regarding clearing clogged drains. Read this first! https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/drain-clearing-quote-dont-be-fooled/

    Our highly trained tradesmen can often resolve a common blocked toilet, basin, or shower with drain rods to shift the blockage. More complicated blockages may involve our state-of-the-art high-pressure jetting system that operates at 5000KPA, which can cut through tree roots and other debris. For this reason, this is the most common method we use to combat blocked drains Sydney siders experience and is our most successful tool for all blocked drain repairs.

    Once the blocked drain is cleared, we can then use closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage to identify the cause of the blockage. With our highly advanced locating equipment, we can also pinpoint the exact spot above the ground of the blockage, including the depth and direction of flow. This ensures, if required, that only a specific area is to be excavated. As standard, we offer a copy of the footage on DVD and a full report at no additional cost.

    We have worked with just about every possible scenario of blocked drains in homes, businesses, offices, and factories over the last ten odd years. Blocked drains are often associated only with toilets, but we see many other areas where blocked drains occur. These include: kitchen sink blockages, bathroom sink blockages, blocked shower drains and blocked bath drains, blocked toilets and gutter blockages.

    Clearing a blocked drain is a case to case basis, some blocked drains will only take for a few minutes to be unblocked some of the tools at our disposal include drain rods, high-pressure jet blaster machines, and electric eels. And for some cases, it would take a little longer to clear the drains. It can range from a general clogged drain to a more advanced blocked sewer pipe underground. This will be determined by using a CCTV drain camera to see the main cause of the problem and its location.

    On completion of the job, our tradesmen will explain the underlying problem and schedule serviced maintenance at a reduced cost for the future. As part of a scheduled maintenance plan, you will be entitled to discounts and free of charge advice at any stage. Depending on the property's needs, a scheduled maintenance plan can involve visits monthly, quarterly or as required.

    By routinely checking your plumbing system is working to the best possible standard, not only are you being incredibly proactive in preventing any major plumbing emergencies, but you are also saving big bucks and protecting your asset.

    During a plumbing maintenance appointment, our Proximity Plumbing team will check things like all faucets and fixtures, water pressure, any leaks, gutters, and irrigation, blocked drains, tap pressure, and hot water systems.

    You can read more about this on our blog regarding the benefits of preventive maintenance: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/prevention-is-better-than-cure/

    It's good to know that you want to know how to clear a blocked drain! Because if left untreated, blocked drains can cause some serious damage to your home's pipe and plumbing system. So, you want to unblock that drain ASAP and get water and waste flowing smoothly away from your property once more. We will share some easy tips you can try yourself to clear your blocked drain as well as explain the process we take to clear your blocked drain when our team attends your property.

    At Proximity Plumbing, we're all about helping you try some DIY plumbing before you call the pro's. In any case if you don't want to get your hands dirty you can book in a service with our expert team in a matter of minutes. Call our friendly team on 0420 102 394.

    Visit this blog to know more about clearing a blocked drain: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/how-to-clear-a-blocked-drain/

     

     

    A blocked drain cause both stress and can create unwanted costs. There are however several early signs of a blocked drain, which if identified soon enough can prevent further damage to any pipes, drains and general areas.

    Signs associated with a blocked drain can include:

    Unpleasant odors coming from drain

    Blocked drains tend to emit foul/ unpleasant odors. Drains can become blocked due to food debris stuck in the pipes. As the food slowly decomposes it creates a noticeably bad smell, which appears worse if the tap has been turned on,

    Slow drainage

    If there is a blockage present in the pipe, any water will drain slowly. The water has to filter through or around the blockage creating a sluggish flow.

    Raised water levels

    The easiest way to detect a toilet blockage is if when flushed your toilet water level rises higher than normal. However if water rises to the point of overflowing, there could be a much more serious issue within your drains.

    Gurgling sounds

    If any strange gurgling sounds are heard from drains and plug holes, this could be a sign of a blockage. The gurgling sound indicates that there is trapped air in the drain, and is escaping when you run water.

    Proximity Plumbing has been serving Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for over 10 years. In that time, we have earned a reputation for being honest, reliable, and affordable. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, our skills and knowledge, but most of all on how we treat our customers.

    Blocked drains at your property can signify a real plumbing problem. If you've got a blocked drain, you know how painfully frustrating it is. Don’t let your blocked drains remain blocked - call our team today to have an expert attend to your drain blockage asap.  One of the most regular plumbing jobs our eastern suburbs team gets called out to do is unclog a blocked drain.

    Here is a blog about preventing a blocked drain. Have a read and enjoy! https://proximityplumbing.com.au/?s=How+To+Prevent+Drain+Blockages

    Firstly let's start with, whatever you do, don't fall for the gimmicks of ' $49 drain cleared our latest article about why you shouldn't get reeled in as clickbait for these selling gimmicks.

    For Sydney siders, a blocked drain can be concerning. Questions immediately come to mind -

    • Is this really bad?
    • Can it be fixed?
    • How much is this going to cost?
    • Is this going to be expensive?

    Most homeowners will opt for a cheaper, "DIY" option. You'll often see them in Bunnings or the local supermarket, filling their trolleys with Drain-O and other drain cleaning products.

    The majority of these products are simply gimmicks and will do nothing but waste your money. Many of these over the shelf type drain cleaners are acid-based, which can cause corrosion to metal components within your drain system, leading to additional problems later on.

    It's difficult to put a fixed value on clearing blocked drains in Sydney because so many things affect the price. Sydney blocked drains can occur for many reasons, and the right solution depends entirely on the cause. For example, a simple blockage caused by organic debris, such as food scraps in the kitchen sink, can be quick and cheap to fix.

    However, a blockage in your sewer pipes caused by a solid mass of wet wipes and grease will be more difficult and expensive to resolve.

    My suggestion: call an experienced and licensed plumber to sort it out, we offer a $0 callout and are available 24/7 as a Sydney plumber, DON'T fall for ads or cheap blocked drain clearing specials

     

    Experiencing blocked drains is a common problem faced by most home owners and it can be an expensive and time-consuming issue to fix if not addressed correctly.

    Your drains carry a lot of debris and dirt away from the home. We will identify the main causes of blocked drains so you will know what to look out for and can put the necessary preventive measures in place to ensue the property remains in top working order and the replacement costs are kept to a minimum.

    • Foreign Objects

    You wouldn't believe how frequently find children flushing toys, rocks and stones which end up causing blockages.

    • Tree Roots

    Tree roots love cracked pipes as they provide nutrients and ensure constant growth

    • Build up of grease

    Cooking oils used in kitchen daily are a major cause of clogs in the drains

    • Wet wipes

    Although often branded to be flushable, wet wipes don't break down causing blockages.

    • Hair

    One of the most common causes within the shower and something often overlooked.

    • Too Much Toilet Paper

    Manufacturers make toilet paper to dissolve easily in water, but often too much can overload the drain.

    • Damaged Pipes

    The unsettling of the subsoil structure supporting the pipe often causes misalignment and restricts the flow.

    • Food Scraps

    Food particles are a common cause of kitchen sink blockages, using a simple strainer can avoid 92% kitchen sink blockages.

    • Storm Water

    Blocked stormwater drains in Sydney usually caused by lack of preventative maintenance such as clearing out gutters and storm water
    pits.

    • Defective Installation

    We come across a lot of defective installations from plumbers who take advantage that their work is often unseen.

    • Sanitary Items

    Unlike loo, sanitary pads and similar items, are designed to absorb large volumes of moisture. instead of breaking down, they expand.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions About Pipe Relining Sydney

    Most plumbing pipe repairs can be undertaken quickly & efficiently with no mess or excavation just peace of mind. This includes no removal of trees or landscaping which is a bonus for most Sydney homeowners. Pipe relining is also more environmentally friendly as there is no waste compared to conventional pipe replacement as there is no need to dig up the old pipe under the driveway or path.

    If you would like to get a quick price estimate to see if pipe relining is in your budget, fill out the appropriate information in our price estimator. Always keep in mind that the upfront costs will be higher than clearing a blocked drain, but this is a long term, permanent solution. Clearing a blocked drain is only a temporary fix.

    Whilst every project is different, with a few key pieces of information, you can generate a quick estimate to get an idea of what a relining solution is likely to cost.

    It's a question we get asked on the daily: "Does my homeowner's insurance cover sewer line?" 

    Firstly, let us say that before you go searching online for what your homeowner's insurance covers when it comes to plumbing, check-in first with your existing insurance provider. Read thoroughly through the fine print to get an idea of what is covered and what is not covered in your existing homeowner's insurance policy related to plumbing.

    Place a call to your provider if you're finding it hard to work your way through the policy conditions.

    Each insurer is slightly different, and it depends on what type of cover or extras you have nominated at the beginning of your policy commencing with the provider.

    As you experience a plumbing problem like a blocked drain, blocked toilet or flooding resulting from a burst pipe or leak somewhere, you might not realize the root cause of the problem. However, once a professional plumber investigates the issue, more problems may arise, like a tree root infiltration, sewer main line blockages or collapsed pipes that require relining or replacement. 

    This is when you would like to know whether or not your homeowner's insurance policy covers you. 

    Read more about this blog: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/does-home-insurance-cover-plumbing-problems/

    While pipe relining is better than replacement in most circumstances, if the damage to your pipes is significant, pipe relining may not be sufficient. Therefore, it's essential to have a professional assess the damage to determine whether pipe relining is possible. if not, you'll need pipe replacement.

    To help indicate cost. We have found that most relining jobs are generally 20% cheaper than what it would cost to excavate and replace the drain. The benefit of relining is that all work, in most cases, gets completed on the same day, and there is no mess or disruption to your property.

    Are you interested in Pipe relining? Check this blog for more information: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/what-is-pipe-relining-and-is-it-worth-relining-my-pipes/

    If you're looking for a quote to reline your pipes or your sewer line and you're concerned that you have a ‘harder’ job site for whatever reason, please reach out and talk with our team at Proximity Plumbing today. We can give you an obligation free quote and take you through the process, explaining the specifics of your property's pipe relining quote so you understand every element of the quote and can make an informed decision.

    Another element that can affect the final cost of your pipe relining is the number of bends within the piece of pipe being relined and the number of junctions within the pipe.

    A huge advantage of pipe relining is that the intersections and access points are mostly undisturbed. Because pipe relining creates a ‘pipe within a pipe’ the process uses the infrastructure you already have in place (so the disruption to your system and your property is minimal.

    Because of the CCTV footage we use with inspecting your pipes before any relining service, our team will have a visual of exactly where the bends and junctions occur along your pipeline and will be able to include any work that’s needed to reinstate junctions and inspection points within the initial quote. Each junction along the line is inspected before we start any work. Once the pipe is relined, one of our senior professional plumbers will use a special robotic cutting machine to reinstate the junctions and access points. So the time, equipment and labour needed to complete the pipe relining job with junction cuts is something that can contribute to the final cost.

    Are you wondering what is pipe relining? Check this blog: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/what-is-pipe-relining/

    Known as a “no-dig” or “trenchless” solution and considerably less impactful than the traditional “dig it up and replace” method of fixing broken pipes. Pipe relining is quiet, quick and clean, which is why it’s becoming the go-to service for our eastern suburbs clients who are looking for a long term solution that won’t disrupt the home or garden. The cost of pipe relining is based on a number of factors and will differ from property to property. Pipe relining is the best option to repair and restore broken or damaged pipes. Pipe relining can be successfully implemented on almost any type of damage including:

    • Cracks or holes
    • Erosion
    • Tree root infiltration
    • Old age
    • Missing sections of pipe

    The pipe relining community is growing rapidly so it’s important to choose the relining company offering the very best pipe relining solutions for you. Our trenchless pipe rehabilitation technology is
    backed by a 50 year life expectancy. Using our no-dig trenchless pipe repair technique we can renew old pipes by relining the internal walls of your existing drains without the need for any costly excavation.
    The days of destroying your beautiful garden, driveway or pavers are no more with making us the #1 Sydney pipe relining company of choice for eastern suburbs locals.

    Using state-of-the-art technology, , we can use a two-part epowy liner, which is pulled through the pipe and expanded to leave a hard fibreglass shell, once its cured this can't be penetrated by roots. Although only relatively new to Australia, pipe relining has been tried and tested overseas for years and is backed by our 35 years warranty, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your broken pipes will be in top shape for years to come.

    We use only the leading products from Germany called Brawoliner® for our inversion pipe relining as it's been tried and tested overseas for so many years. Having great products is not enough, we also have
    invested in training overseas and state of the art trucks specifically designed for pipe relining Sydney works and all aspects of pipe relining solutions people encounter for sewer repairs.

    Heard about UV Pipe Relining and want to know what it is? Read this article first for an understanding: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/what-is-uv-pipe-relining/

    Pipe relining cost per metre can be anywhere from $500 to $1200. The job price will depend on factors such as accessibility, risk, the size of the pipework, the length of the problem area and the number of junctions. A site inspection is mandatory to obtain a detailed and accurate quote, including a CCTV camera audit.

    Proximity Plumbing is local; we know the expectations and the fears from upcoming clients who have the general negative stigma surrounding our trade and being ripped off. However, we back our level of service so much and appreciate that first impression count, so we ensure no obligation and $0 Call Out.

    Relining has a life expectancy of 50 years, and we guarantee our work with a 35-year installation guarantee which includes a complimentary CCTV inspection every year.

     

    Anyone gathering information about possible alternatives for plumbing or drainage issues should ALWAYS consider pipe relining solutions and the benefits they offer over traditional plumbing repair methods. Failure to do so will mean gaps in knowledge and (in most cases) higher costs and more significant disruption to lifestyle and operations.

    If you want to minimise the trouble and worry of pipe repair, then you must consider pipe relining. Because pipe relining is simple and easy, there is less disruption for you and your neighbours or business clients. Digging up during pipe repairs can cause a lot of mess and noise in your community.

    You should only consider using pipe relining companies which:

    • Have Extensive Australasian Experience
    • Have Installation And Product Guarantees Of Up To 50 Years With Local Offices You Can Visit To Check On The Progress Of A Claim (If Necessary)
    • Invest In Their Product Research And Development
    • Have Products That Have Been Tested, Developed, And Manufactured In Australia For Australian And New Zealand Conditions
    • Are Fully Australian Owned And Use Australian/New Zealand Products
    • Are Heavily Involved In Education And Training
    • Have An Excellent Local Reputation They Value
    • Will Offer Cctv Footage Of The Pipe Before And After The Repair.
    • Have Products That Can Be Custom Designed To Suit The Requirements And Specifications Of Your Job
    • Use Honest, Reliable, Fully Qualified (In Australia) And Experienced Professionals To Carry Out The Latest Technology And Equipment Available.

     

     

    The dried Brawoliner resin and lining have been certified to be environmentally friendly by the German Institute for the Environment and Hygiene making it perfect for sensitive areas such as near streams and rivers. The specially designed lining product can be hot cured and set in place in as little as 2 to 3 hours.

    Brawoliner is particularly good around waterways, streams, and important ecosystems as there is no need to dig up the pipework - reducing the impact on these ecosystems. The flora and fauna at the site of the reline will not experience a change in their environment. The dig and replace solutions are invasive and will disrupt ecosystems for days, months or even years.

    Pipe relining is a way of repairing cracked or broken pipes from the inside, without digging. Essentially, it means creating a new, tough pipe inside the existing damaged one, promoting a better flow and sealing off cracks.

    Using state-of-the-art technology, we can use a two-part epoxy liner, which is pulled through the pipe and expanded to leave a hard fibreglass shell, once it's cured this can’t be penetrated by roots. Although only relatively new to Australia, pipe relining has been tried and tested overseas for years and is backed by our 35 years warranty, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your broken pipes will be in top shape for years to come.

    Learn more about pipe relining here: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/what-is-pipe-relining/

    Proximity plumbing now offers our no-interest-ever payment plans. Join the growing group of smart Australians who choose the open pay payment plan to buy what they need, with no interest ever. The proximity plumbing payment plan enables you to get your drain work done today, then pay off the account with low regular repayments. All it takes is a 10% deposit to get you started, then the repayments are simply direct debited from your nominated account regular, with no interest.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Plumber Sydney

    Whether you're ankle-deep in water, your ceiling has just started leaking, or your hot water has suddenly stopped flowing - Proximity Plumbing are your local emergency Sydney plumber open 24/7. Sydney Plumbing emergencies rarely happen when it's convenient so it's
    important to contact a local plumber specializing in eastern suburbs emergency plumbing

     

    How do you know what is considered a plumbing emergency? One way to double-check is to pick up the phone and call our team. We’ll be able to tell you over the phone whether your plumbing issue is serious enough for immediate support. Here is some information on what kind of issues are considered “Emergency Plumbing Issues”:

    If your home is currently experiencing any of these plumbing issues, please pick up the phone and call our team now!

    You can also check this blog to know more about plumbing emergency: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/what-is-a-plumbing-emergency/

     

    (Our emergency plumbers guarantee a 30 minute response time as standard through Sydney's eastern suburbs. We achieve this quite readily as we are locally based, and with eight full-time trucks on the road, we will always have a plumber near you.

    Although many plumbers in Sydney cover all Sydney plumbing emergencies, we stick within the Eastern suburbs, which is where we are based and can provide superior service as your local plumber can guarantee 24-hour plumbing services as standard.

    When looking for a plumber in Sydney, It's essential to take your time and do research to ensure the Sydney Emergency plumbing company you choose is reputable and is clear on the process and costs involved in after-hour calls out. Furthermore can provide solutions to all your plumbing needs, whether it's a burst pipe or an emergency blocked drain.

    When You’re In The Midst Of A Plumbing Emergency you often don’t stop and take five minutes to think clearly about the best ways to find a quality emergency plumber.

    Routine plumbers are available during normal business hours; Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm. Emergency plumbers, on the other hand, are on call 24 hours a day and will come to your property at any time, including public holidays and weekends. Both kinds of plumbers are qualified and equipped to perform both type of plumbing work.

    They should arrive as soon as possible, most reputable plumbing companies know their days never go to plan. Plumbing emergencies are generally unpredictable and most companies will have a plumber on stand by so when the time comes they can be dispatched. Get in touch with your local plumber - Proximity Plumbing - we’re here to help.

    If the job is for a specific emergency issue (for example, a burst flexi pipe) there may be a plumber on the crew who is best suited to that issue. Have the representative you’re speaking with explain why that person is best suited to your emergency and have them tell you a little bit about that person (i.e.. are they also licensed, are they also able to attend ASAP, will they honour the payment rates you’ve already discussed).

    When you're in a genuine 24/7 emergency, you want to know that when you call, you're going to be greeted by a local plumber who has the experience and capability to address your issue from the moment you call. A plumber who is licensed and based within the Eastern Suburbs and someone with a fully equipped vehicle to provide high-quality solutions in an emergency plumbing disaster should they occur.
    Being attentive to your plumbing emergency is important, it's wise to be selective about your choice of Sydney emergency plumber. By following our tips, you can ensure that the plumber you select is a trusted professional and not only will you receive a great service they will only do what is required without taking you for a ride.

    If you are in a true plumbing emergency, we suggest you call Proximity
    Plumbing, your local Sydney plumber now. We are the local emergency plumber Sydney trusts for all 24-hour emergency plumbing needs, and when you call our team, you're speaking to a real plumber now, not a call centre, as we appreciate any after-hours job request requiring urgent attention. If you need an emergency plumber now we offer fast & efficient Sydney plumbing services near you.

    We can guarantee 30min response times from the moment you call? Our dependable 24 hours Emergency Plumber service is always ready to serve you during weekends and public holidays. Due to the nature of our work, we understand that response times are one, if not the most important factors when choosing our Sydney emergency plumbers. If you encounter any emergency plumbing problems, contact us immediately, and we can even assist over the phone if applicable.

    For all Sydney plumbing emergencies, we charge a flat fee between $250 - $350 + GST, which covers the after-hours call out to your door and will usually cover the minimum costs associated with making the property safe as this is our number one priority. Once onsite, you will never pay any extra rates for after-hours services

    . From midday to midnight, the rate you pay will stay the same as if the works were done during regular operating hours.

     

    With 25 years of collective experience in Sydney works alone, there has not been a job we could not address, for example, a burst pipe or gas leak which is often one of the reasons we get a call. Many plumbers would rush out to get to your property without first attempting to assist you in finding your nearest isolation tap. This advice and assistance alone can ultimately save your hundreds if not thousands and dollar in damages and after-hours service calls.

    Another common emergency call-out we receive is blocked or clogged drains which can be caused by something as simple as an excessive hair in your shower drain or as dramatic as a sudden surge in stormwater causing your pits and downpipes to overflow and roof to leak. Have you recently checked if the hair is caught inside your drains, 9/10 you can resolve the issue by pulling apart your waste connection beneath?

    We're the plumber Sydney residents trust for over 10 years, our local plumbers have a competitive advantage as we can guarantee 30'mins response times and legitimately check your issues with a $0 call out. If you're looking for a local Sydney plumber based within the eastern suburbs, why not call an actual local, it only makes sense right? I hope after using us, you're a client for life and the next time you think of an emergency plumber eastern suburb you think of us.

    Sydney Plumbing Emergencies often happen late at night, early in the morning or on a weekend/public holiday? These problems always seem to come at the worst possible time. For this reason, there are often plumbers who will take advantage and advertise rates that are often too good to be true in the hope you book them in and then, once
    locked in, jack the prices up, usually 2-5 times the regular rate.

    (Our emergency plumbers guarantee a 30 minute response time as standard through Sydney's eastern suburbs. We achieve this quite readily as we are locally based, and with eight full-time trucks on the road, we will always have a plumber near you.

    Generally, if it is an emergency that poses a risk to you and your home, you need a 24 hour Sydney plumber who is available and will attend site ASAP. A professional plumber will be able to gage the severity and diagnose the issue over the phone and will be able to tell you if the problem can wait until normal business hours. A true Sydney emergency plumber will advise so you can avoid the emergency callout fee. So knowing when to call an emergency plumber and when to call a routine plumber is very important.

    Looking for a local plumber who can guarantee 30 min response time? Lucky for you we specialize in after-hours plumbing near you. Our 25+ years of collective experience sets us apart as experts within the eastern suburbs' community.

    We will assess your plumbing emergency over the phone, as you talk with a real person! We will give you tips on how to turn off the water/clean-up/contain the damage until we arrive.

    Thanks to our service scheduling software, our plumbers know exactly where they’re going and will arrive at your home on time (in one of our snazzy Proximity Plumbing vans). They will be in uniform and introduce themselves to you; telling you who they are and where they’re from courteously.

    Our plumbers will always remove work boots or cover them to protect your home’s floors. Our plumbers will assess the plumbing issue, provide you with information, and a breakdown of the cost involved before they get started. You’ll have the chance to ask any questions.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Roof & Gutter Repairs Sydney

    You call a professional, local plumber and we inspect your home, investigate the cause of the leak, the extent of the damage and provide solutions to fix it for you.

    Whether you need gutters replaced; retiling, sheeting replaced or something else, we can stop the leak, repair the damage and investigate your home for signs of water damage the leak may have caused and provide solutions.

    Proximity Plumbing offers various roof plumbing services: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/roofing/sydney/

    The expensive of fixing your roof leak is dependent on how big and damaging the leak has become. If you have a leak in your roof now, please call our friendly team and provide a few details over the phone. We provide a $0 and can have a crew onsite within 30 minutes (within the eastern suburbs).

    Once we investigate the cause of the leak and the possible solutions, our quoting onsite is explained to you in easy-to-understand terms and we have a flat rate system so you don’t need to be watching the clock.

    At Proximity Plumbing, we pride ourselves on providing industry-leading plumbing advice, service, and support to our Eastern Suburbs clients. From Points Point through to Clovelly, Bondi and beyond, our vans are on the road right now, fully stocked with the equipment, tools, experience, and knowledge to ensure that we give you the best roof plumbing advice. We are experts in a wide range of roof plumbing
    problems and have an intimate understanding of fixing any roof plumbing issue.

    • Repair Roof Leaks

    Our Sydney roofing specialists provide fast roof repair services across the Eastern suburbs. If you notice any dampness or apparent signs of leaks in your ceiling, avoid further expense and damage by calling our emergency roof plumber hotline and speak to an expert right now.

    • Rain Collection For Water Recycling

    Proximity plumbing is experts at helping you choose the right rainwater tank for your home and can take care of sourcing, installing
    and connecting the rainwater tank to your existing guttering and rain water runoff system.

    • Roof Plumbing Inspection & Quote

    Once you have contacted us, we will be booking a time for one of our friendly roof plumbing experts to come to your home and discuss the various options you have when it comes to installing or repairing a roof.

    • Ordering Roof Plumbing Supplies

    In most cases, our Proximity Plumbing fleet of vans is fully stocked with everything we need to take care of most common roof plumbing problems. However, suppose there is something we need to order specifically for your job. In that case, we will reach out to our plumbing suppliers and wholesalers, check the availability of stock, and if needed, order the part and pick it up as soon as possible.

    • Roof Plumbing Appointment

    Once we have everything we need to get the job done, we will attend your home or office at a prearranged time to carry out the works.

    • Safety & Compliance

    At Proximity Plumbing, the safety of our team and clients is number one. We understand the risks and dangers associated with working at heights and enforce strict adherence to WHS guidelines provided by the NSW government.

    For all our roof plumbing services, check this link: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/roofing/sydney/

    Gutters run around the edge of your roof; they are in place around the entire structure of your home. They are vital roofing components as they direct water away from your house to effectively preserve your home from water damage.

    The primary function of your home’s gutters is to provide a channel for rainwater to move off your rooftop and away from the foundation of your home. This channelling ensures that the water doesn’t seep beneath your home’s foundation, weakening it and causing serious issues in the future. If your home is exposed to prolonged periods of moisture it can weaken and deteriorate parts of your home’s structure.

    Commonly, leaves, twigs, dirt, and debris can clog your gutters. It's not uncommon to find birds’ nests in unmaintained gutters! The longer the debris is left unattended in gutters or downpipes, the less efficient your stormwater system will be. If your stormwater system is not fully functioning, you run the risk of damage being caused at your property, such as leaks and damage throughout ceilings and walls.

    Read about the benefits of cleaning your gutters regularly: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/benefits-of-cleaning-your-gutters-regularly/

    Yes, and no. Most of the time, a leak in your roof can be spot repaired and once the source of the leak is discovered it can be fixed easily, without a whole-roof repair. However, the longer a leak is left, the more time it has to wreck havoc on your home’s interior and structure.

    Also, some leaks have been dripping for a long time before they start to cause noticeable damage, so the sooner you are able to call a local plumber to investigate, the better.

    Wondering if you need a roof repair or replacement? Check this link for our roof plumbing service: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/roofing/sydney/

    Your home’s gutters are often out of sight and out of mind—at least when they’re working properly. But when they need repair or replacement, watch out! Every year, water damage and foundational issues cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs.

    If there's a problem with your pipes and drains, especially massive debris blockages, you will probably need your home's roof and gutter cleaned, repaired or even replaced at some point.

    Some gutter issues are obvious—such as trapped leaves and debris—and may be as simple to address as climbing a ladder and clearing out the clogs. But other issues may require repairs or replacements.

    The key is to act quickly before any issues can get worse. Look for these 9 signs that your gutters are not working as they should:

    • Rust on your tin roof.
    • Mortar crumbling in between roof tiles.
    • The ‘flashing’ on your roof is faulty or broken.
    • Poor conditions, broken or full gutters.
    • Poor installation of chimneys or sky lights, creating cracks.
    • Collected condensation within your attic space.
    • A heavy storm breaking down a section of your roof.

    Regular gutter and roof cleaning will save you big bucks! How? Read this article: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/benefits-of-cleaning-your-gutters-regularly/

    Whenever it rains, we often get calls from the distressed owner who say my roof is leaking what do | do and what are the dangers of waiting. No one ever wants to find water leaking from their ceiling. Whether you are home when the leak starts or come home to it, you must take immediate action to avoid further damage to your home.

    If you find water dripping from a bulge or discolouration in your ceiling, water is likely pooling on the other side of that bulge or dark spot. Grab a bucket, trash can, or some other container and place it under the site of the drip or suspected leak. You may even want to consider propping up a board inside the container, so the drips hit the board and not the accumulated water. This will minimize the repetitive dripping sound.

    Next, take an old screwdriver and locate the bulging centre where water is accumulating and puncture it right in the middle. Though it might seem strange to punch a hole in your ceiling to stop a leak, the new hole will allow the water to drain smoothly and relieve pressure on the rest of your ceiling. If water accumulates and pools, the entire roof could collapse.

    Read more about our roof plumbing service: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/roofing/sydney/

    The length of time to repair a leak is completely dependant on the amount of damage the leak has caused, and the root cause of the problem.

    No one wants to have to go running for a drip bucket every time it rains. Not only is having to stay on top of the weather forecast annoying and impractical, but that one small drip symbolizes a larger roofing issue – and we all know that roofing issues mean an investment of time and money.

    Here are the common causes of roof leak:

    • Your flashing has cracked
    • You have broken shingles
    • Your valleys aren't properly sealed
    • Your vent booting is cracked
    • Your skylights were improperly installed
    • Your gutters are clogged
    • You have a cracked chimney
    • There's condensation in your attic

    At Proximity Plumbing, our eastern suburbs crew are available for you 24 hours, 7 days a week to repair the leak in your roof. We give an on-site in 30 minutes guarantee for the eastern suburbs so if you have a leak in your roof now, don’t delay - call us on 0420 102 394 now.

    We sure do, we suggest to all of our regular local clients to get their gutters cleaned every 6-12 months as prevention, this is to prevent any potential damages from weather damage, infrastructure and animal interruption.

    Remember, keeping the gutters free from leaves and debris is essential in keeping the optimal flow of rainwater, especially during the winter when there is a massive volume of rainfall. When gutters are blocked, potential problems like roof leaks, concern to the foundation and erosion, moulds, mildew issues, and even safety and health issues can arise. Call us if you need roof plumbers, Sydney!

    Over the years, we established a team of roof repair contractors who will complete any roof-related project, including gutter and downpipe replacement, roof repair and maintenance, and many more. In time, thanks to our hard and quality work, we managed to become one of the best roof plumbers in Sydney.

    Sydney Roof leaks are often left unattended until a sudden downpour, It's better to be proactive than reactive; leaky roofs never fix themselves or get better on their own.

    Gutter cleaning is essential if you want to save yourself from expensive roof repairs. A little money spent now can save you a lot in the future. Like most things in life, a little TLC for your gutters now saves big bucks in the long run. Regular gutter cleaning is an integral part of maintaining your home and should never be neglected. Properly maintained, your gutter system should last 20-50 years and should never leak or block up.

    Something so simple as a clogged gutter can put your home at risk of damage every time it rains. Try checking your gutters every month to ensure they're efficiently draining stormwater away from your roof. A professional gutter cleaner may seem pricey but consider how expensive it would be if you left your clogged gutter problems unchecked. Also, repairing or replacing your roofing is more expensive than booking the services of a gutter cleaner.

    When you're ready for gutter cleaning, Sydney, contact proximity plumbing, we can set up recurring jobs for your property to ensure your gutters are always clean, clear, and functioning. This saves you from having to remember when your gutters are due to be cleaned, and you won't have to worry each time a storm is predicted to roll through.

    The next time you are in a plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.  We are a genuine 24/7 emergency plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can. If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or via our website https://proximityplumbing.com.au/.

    We sure do, we suggest to all of our regular local clients to get their gutters cleaned every 6-12 months as prevention, this is to prevent any potential damages from weather damage, infrastructure and animal interruption.

    Remember, keeping the gutters free from leaves and debris is essential in keeping the optimal flow of rainwater, especially during the winter when there is a massive volume of rainfall. When gutters are blocked, potential problems like roof leaks, concern to the foundation and erosion, moulds, mildew issues, and even safety and health issues can arise. Call us if you need roof plumbers, Sydney!

    Gutters run around the edge of your roof; they are in place around the entire structure of your home. They are vital roofing components as they direct water away from your house to effectively preserve your home from water damage.

    If you're living off rainwater (fully or partially) you will know the value of a clean gutter because every drop of water needs to find its way into that tank, undisturbed by debris or dirt. That’s why it’s important that your gutter system is clean, clear, and working properly at all times.

    The main reason you want to clean your gutters is so that large amounts of water can move off your roof, down the pipes and away from your property, preventing flooding, leaks and damage.

    When your gutters are clean, clear and functional they prevent any structural damage from occurring, they also prevent mold, dampness and sagging.

    Read more regarding the benefits of gutter cleaning on this link below: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/benefits-of-cleaning-your-gutters-regularly/

    Frequently Asked Questions About Hot Water Sydney

    The average cost of installing a new hot water system in Australia is between $200, and $600. However, this is only the case if you're replacing an existing hot water system with one of the exact same type, and this does not factor the cost of the water heater unit itself into account.

    Every household should have a hot water system that is running efficiently and effectively. IF you notice any of the below signs, you know you have a bigger problems:

    • Leaks in the tank
    • The temperature has changed to cold
    • Hot water running out regularly
    • Large water bills

    Here are the signs that your hot water system needs replacement: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/signs-that-its-time-to-replace-your-hot-water-system/

    At Proximity Plumbing, we are experts in helping Sydney Eastern Suburbs locals choose a gas heating solution that will meet the unique needs of their suburb, home design and build type. As. your gas plumbing partner, we can help you understand the benefits of many different types of gas heating.

    Natural gas is a good option if you have the connection for it. It can be cheaper than electricity (unless you have solar panels) and because gas rates don't vary through the day, gas hot water systems can heat water as needed. One important consideration is that gas is a fossil fuel, and moves to reduce carbon emissions will probably make gas a less attractive option in the future. While it's currently cheaper than grid electricity, it's nowhere near as cheap as your own solar-generated electricity if you have solar panels.

    Learn more about our gas heating service here: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/services/gas-heating/

    The EVO270 has won the 2021, 2020 & 2019 hot water Product Review Award for 3 consecutive years, even after being recognised by Australian customers because of its innovative energy efficiencies and intelligent features.

    It has been considered the next evolution in water heating, with advanced energy efficiency technologies and built-in smart features to ensure you're provided with clean, safe, and economical hot water all year round.

    The EVO 270 has innovative energy efficiency technology and constructed with smart features to guarantee you're supplied with clean, secure, and affordable warm water throughout the year.

    Unlike conventional hot water systems which use TkW of electricity to produce 1kW of warmth, the EVO 270 uses the same 1kW of power and heat pump technologies to create 4kW of warmth — saving you around 75 percent of your hot water prices!

    Key Points:

    1. Hot water up to 70°C
    2. Storage Capacity: 270 litres
    3. Locations: Outdoor or Indoor.

    Read more about our hot water service: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/hot-water-repairs/sydney/

    Proximity Plumbing prides itself at providing a minimum of three options to tackle a Hot Water system fault. Depending on the source of the Hot Water will determine the appropriate method whether it's repairing the Hot Water leak, upgrading your hot water unit or just a general hot water service.

    Using Hot Water detecting equipment is the first crucial step in making your property safe again, and in the long term, attending to Hot Water leaks swiftly means you save money by not paying inflated Hot Water bills due to leaking Hot Water. In some circumstances, we can provide an option which may be an energy-efficient hot water system that suits your budget and meets a high energy star rating.

    We are licensed hot water specialists that are licensed to install & service all types of hot water systems, when dealing with us you will have lifetime labour warranty & manufacturers warranty. Proximity Plumbing don't take shortcuts when installing your hot water tank in your home, we ensure everything is to code including supplying a mandatory tempering valve to ensure no one gets burnt from scalding hot water.

    A solar hot water heater uses solar panels or collectors to absorb the thermal heat from the sun, that then heats water in a storage tank. Solar panels or collectors need to be exposed to direct sunlight, so they ideally need to be installed on a roof.

    For a typical household, water heating accounts for about 30 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions and household energy use. Depending on the climate and the model of heater, a solar water heater can provide between 50 to 90 percent of your total hot water requirements.

    Know more about different hot water systems here: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/hot-water-repairs/sydney/

    Proximity Plumbing is a family-run 24/7 maintenance plumbing business based in the eastern suburbs, we specialise in hot water heaters and successfully service and replace for both residential and commercial areas. Feel comfortable calling one of our friendly staff and organising the closest plumber in our team to attend your property as quickly as possible.

    At proximity plumbing, we offer unparalleled hot water system installation repairs, and service at competitive prices. We have built an impeccable reputation for providing the highest quality service with our leading industry knowledge and experience within the eastern suburbs.

    You will need to consider the size of the water heater you need in your home. Water heaters with a higher tank capacity or heating capacity will always be more expensive than smaller units. This is true whether you choose an electric system like a heat pump water heater, a solar water heater, or a water heater powered by natural gas.

    So we highly recommend consulting with an experienced plumber and discussing how much hot water your home needs. Tanks can vary in size from 251 all the way up to 400L, and tankless, on-demand heaters vary greatly in capacity, too. Choosing the right size will help you save money when installing and operating your water heater.

    Did you know that your home’s hot water accounts for almost a quarter of your energy costs? Over time, that’s a lot of money wrapped up in hot water! So, the choice between which heater system - gas or electric, is a crucial one.

    To save time and avoid a ‘panic buy’ it’s best to do some research now and replace your aging system before disaster strikes. Usually, when hot water systems come to the end of their life it’s a dramatic ending. So, the answer to whether a gas or electric hot water heater is best depends on your home, family’s needs, and what you value more.

    Read more about gas or electric water system here: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/gas-vs-electric-hot-water-heater/

    Did you know Proximity Plumbing have helped over 5400 + homes get their hot water up & running throughout the last 10 years, we know having hot water is crucial and thankfully we know what's best to recommend thanks to being partners with Reece plumbing.

    These heaters can come in both electric and gas, with electric options you can also choose to go with off-peak power to save money on larger models.

    Approximately 30 to 45 per cent lower running costs than their electric counterparts.

    A solar water heater works just like a battery, storing energy from the sun in the form of hot water, ready for use at a later time

    A heat pump uses renewable energy to heat and absorb the heat from the surrounding air and use it to heat your water.

    Sizes ranging from 250-400 litres and come in all brands and models for any application.

    It's estimated that hot water uses 25% of your home's power, so gas can save a lot of money switching.

    A commercial system normally involves a mix of circulating pumps and conventional high demand hot water systems

    Thermostatic mixing valves can be installed by any plumber but must be serviced and inspected once a year.

    Tempering valves blend incoming hot and cold water together are set at 65°C to prevent scalding temperatures.

    A Hot water dispenser produces instant hot or cold water, it's usually an addition to a normal household tap.

    Your high-quality hot water unit will usually last 10 years or more, but here are some tips from Proximity Plumbing on how to know when to replace it.

    • Age
    • Discoloured Water
    • Noisy
    • Leaks
    • Frequent Problems

    Don’t wait for your hot water unit to shut down all together. Trust us - if past experiences are anything to go by, it will decide to shut down at the most inconvenient of times.

    Read more about the signs it's time to replace your hot water system: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/signs-that-its-time-to-replace-your-hot-water-system/

    If you're searching for Sydney gas hot water service or installation, look no further. Your local Sydney hot water plumber can handle this for you and we can provide the best gas hot water solution to suite your home and requirements.

    If you’re aiming for an energy-efficient home. 

    Gas hot water systems are more energy-efficient as they heat water faster and don’t run as often as electric models. They are typically also smaller units. You can also install a continuous flow hot water system, also known as an Instantaneous or Tankless system. These systems heat water as you need it, without a storage tank. That means you’ll never run out of hot water.

    If you want to avoid costly installation. Gas hot water units generally come with more upfront costs. If you currently run an electric unit and are wanting to install a gas unit, know that you will need to invest in a natural gas line installation by a qualified gas fitter. That cost coupled with the new gas system could add up to a more expensive initial outlay. If you want to save money over time.  Although gas hot water systems come with more upfront costs, the savings on your energy and water bill will be seen over time. This analysis is based partially on the fact that natural gas is typically less expensive than electricity and you don’t need to worry about off-peak tariffs. Plus, you can talk to our expert team at Proximity Plumbing for advice on what will suit your current home. Feel free to call us today on 0420 102 394 for a free quote. We are pros at installing and repairing hot water systems and will gladly answer your questions. Plus, we guarantee to be on-site within the eastern suburbs in 30 minutes!

    Hot water is something that we all take for granted and when it is gone it can cause overwhelming concerns. Rest assured when you call proximity plumbing, we get your hot water back on in no time! We also offer from the moment you call our friendly expert advice and solutions to see if it's something minor that doesn't always require a plumber.

    If the issue is more complicated such as insufficient hot water, low water pressure or a leak our highly skilled tradesmen will respond to your request and identify the cause of the issue. We aim to ensure minimal downtime and the most cost-effective solution to get hot water again.

    Are you also wondering how long until you need to replace your hot water system? Check this link: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/how-long-until-i-need-to-replace-my-hot-water-system/

    Frequently Asked Questions About Covid-19

    Plumbers play an important role in the health and safety of our communities. As such, we have been officially declared essential workers and permitted to serve our customers as usual. As an essential service, our team is operating as normal throughout these hard times to help keep your plumbing in working order. How we are sticking to the social distancing guidelines by the Australian government to keep our customers safe:

    A true plumbing emergency is restoring water, preventing water damage, alleviating a blocked drain, and restoring a waste connection to protect public health, the safety of an individual or to prevent damage to property. It is not uncommon to make an irrational decision as you feel the plumbing emergency may pose a risk to you and your home and you need a Sydney plumber who is available to help right away. Defining what can wait until the following day for attention is often hard under stressful times and you often need to make a quick decision about who to contact and what to do..

     

    Here is a list of plumbing emergencies:

    We understand this is a difficult and uncertain time for all, however as a provider of essential plumbing services we assure you that we are remaining up to date and adhering to all expert advice by Health and Government authorities, in relation to any actions and procedures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our priority to ensure your health and safety along with that of our staff and the wider community

    As plumbing is declared an essential service during this times, check our blog for more information: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/sydneysiders-take-note-plumbing-is-an-essential-service/

    • Max 2 people.
    • sit separate where possible (back passenger vs driver seat).
    • keep windows down to circulate air.
    • always wear a mask.
    • wipe down surfaces touched by passengers.

    We understand this is a difficult and uncertain time for all, however as a provider of essential plumbing services we assure you that we are remaining up to date and adhering to all expert advice by Health and Government authorities, in relation to any actions and procedures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our priority to ensure your health and safety along with that of our staff and the wider community.

    We kindly ask you if you have been in contact with someone who has been a confirmed case of the highly contagious covid-19 that you inform our friendly staff over the phone so we can come equipped. If you require any plumbing work completed during this time rest assured, we will continue offering the highest quality of customer service, emergency callouts, and continuing our services to local Sydney businesses and residence.

    Plumbers play an important role in the health and safety of our communities. As such, we have been officially declared essential workers and permitted to serve our customers as usual. As an essential service, our team is operating as normal throughout these hard times to help keep your plumbing in working order.

    In our lockdown situation, hiring a local plumber is more important than ever. You want to choose a team who lives and works in your local area, and not someone from further afield who may be travelling from a hotspot with high community spread numbers of Covid like the current lockdown for western Sydney, if you are looking for a local eastern suburbs plumber, we suggest you choose a local like us- Proximity Plumbing. 

    You can read our latest blog on how to choose a safe Covid plumber here. 

    Yes, all of our tradesmen are getting regularly tested to ensure we are keeping the community safe and uninfected.

    We have also created a Covid 19 Safety list:

    COVID-19 Safety List

    • None of our plumbers has travelled overseas or interstate in the last 14 days.
    • Each one of our team members has completed an infection control training course provided to us by the Australian government.
    • Our plumbers have been trained to respect your personal space. This means standing well back (more than 2 metres) when discussing the job in person.
    • Each team member will be using hand sanitiser before and after all our jobs.
    • If you require any plumbing work completed during this time rest assured, we will continue offering the highest quality of customer service, Emergency callouts, and continuing our services to local Sydney residents.
    • In addition to washing their hands, our plumbers wear a new pair of disposable plastic gloves on every job that they are required to work indoors.
    • Our vehicles are now sanitised at least twice a week using a hospital-grade disinfectant.
    • Our plumbers have been trained to recognise any signs of illness and must report to management immediately.

    If you would like to know more about the precautions you can either call us or visit our latest blog here. 

    Like all Australians, we are closely monitoring the latest developments in relation to covid-19. I wanted to reach out personally to let you know that proximity plumbing is here to support you over this challenging period. Our team are going above and beyond in terms of cleanliness and safety as per the guidelines of NSW health. 

    We are committed to the health and safety of both our clients and our employees, and we are also mindful of playing our part to support the Australian government efforts to contain the spread of the virus. We take this responsibility seriously, and as the situation unfolds, we will continue to ensure we have in place the most robust plan possible. We are extremely proud of our 100% safety record and our constant efforts to adhere to the highest possible standards of cleanliness, sanitation, and hygiene.

    Plumbers play an important role in the health and safety of our communities. As such, we have been officially declared essential workers and permitted to serve our customers as usual. As an essential service, our team is operating as normal throughout these hard times to help keep your plumbing in working order. How we are sticking to the social distancing guidelines by the Australian government to keep our customers safe.

    Proximity Plumbing is keeping our customers COVID-19 safe with new precautions and safety measures. https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/keeping-covid-safe/

    The risk of catching the COVID-19 virus from the faeces of an infected person appears to below.

    There is some evidence that the COVID-19 virus may lead to intestinal infection and be present in faeces. Approximately 2−10% of cases of confirmed COVID-19 disease presented with diarrhoea (2−4), and two studies detected COVID-19 viral RNA fragments in the faecal matter of COVID-19 patients (5,6).

    However, to date, only one study has cultured the COVID-19 virus from a single stool specimen (7). There have been no reports of faecal−oral transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

    The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads mainly from person to person in respiratory droplets released when someone with the virus coughs, sneezes or talks. Less commonly, airborne transmission can occur. This happens when very small virus particles linger in the air for minutes to hours, potentially infecting others who are in the same area — even if the infected person is far away or has left the space.

    Water or swimming does not transmit the COVID-19 virus
    The COVID-19 virus does not transmit through the water while swimming. However, the virus spreads between people when someone has close contact with an infected person.

    The virus that causes COVID-19 hasn't been detected in drinking water. Water treatment facilities have processes to filter and disinfect water before it goes into your home.

    Check this link on how we can to stay ahead of COVID-19 safety measures: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/keeping-covid-safe/

     

     

     

     

    The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Laboratory studies of surrogate coronaviruses that took place in well-controlled environments indicated that the virus could remain infectious in water contaminated with faeces for days to weeks. A number of measures can be taken to improve water safety, starting with protecting the source water; treating water at the point of distribution, collection, or consumption; and ensuring that treated water is safely stored at home in regularly cleaned and covered containers.

    Short answer is yes if deemed an emergency:

    Plumbers play an important role in the health and safety of our communities. As such, we have been officially declared essential workers and permitted to serve our customers as usual. As an essential service, our team is operating as normal throughout these hard times to help keep your plumbing in working order. How we are sticking to the social distancing guidelines by the Australian government to keep our customers safe.

    The Following plumbing is deemed an emergency and an essential service to every household.

    Here is a list of plumbing emergencies:

    Proximity Plumbing will remain to offer our $0 Call out to all residents throughout the pandemic. We have opted to not increase our callout fees during this time as we understand a lot of families are struggling enough as it is. We will be keeping our low cost, affordable pricing as-is for the foreseeable future and are happy to provide financial support for those clients who need works completed but may not have the funds to do so. We understand that this is a stressful time and that is why we are also offering special payment plans for those most affected by the coronavirus.

    Proximity Plumbing is operating under full Covid-19 precautions to serve our local community. Check this link: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/covid-safe-emergency-plumbers/

    Yes. As a service that supports ongoing provision and maintenance of gas, water, sewerage and waste services, plumbers are permitted to remain open for work during this period, as long as they abide by the government health and safety guidelines (such as proper use of PPE, following hygiene protocols and maintaining social distancing).

    Here is a list of plumbing emergencies:

    Examples of non-essential plumbing work may include:

    • Cosmetic issues with tapware, such as upgrading a mixer.
    • Change of mind on a working product, such as updating to a more modern fixture, replacement of a perfectly fine working piece like a vanity replacement.

     

    Did you need a plumber near me? phone your local team- Proximity plumbing today! 

    For the most part, plumbers are still working in Australia to help maintain homes, the NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian did reveal which services are considered essential listing trades (plumbers, electricians) as essential workers. This means we're still able to come to your home as long as we're following strict social distancing laws and have completed the Infection Control Training Course.

    The following maintenance work can be completed in a person home:
    • Ensure clean running water.
    • Clear sewer drains (to ensure shower, toilet, sink) run freely.
    • Gas detection.
    • Hot water repairs, change over if currently not working.

    Below are examples you can use as a guide to help you determine if the client's request is considered emergency plumbing work:

    Here is a list of plumbing emergencies:

    Maintenance to Wastewater Infrastructure: Any routine maintenance work on Wastewater systems is also an essential service as this is classified as high risk to the community.

    Yes, As a service that supports ongoing provision and maintenance of gas, water, sewerage and waste services, plumbers are permitted to remain open for work during this period, as long as they abide by the government health and safety guidelines (such as proper use of PPE, following hygiene protocols and maintaining social distancing).

    these precautions are to keep both our clients and our staff safe as we are always committed to delivering high quality and safe services.

    The next time you are in an emergency plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.  We are a genuine 24/7 emergency plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can. If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394 or via our website https://proximityplumbing.com.au/.