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What areas do you service?

PNE Plumbing services many areas all across Sydney, including:

  • Riverwood
  • Rockdale
  • Seven Hills
  • Wentworthville
  • Lalor Park
  • Earlwood
  • Kellyville Ridge
  • Kings Langley
  • Ramsgate
  • Padstow
  • Mortdale
  • Cabramatta
  • Berowra

How long should a hot water system last?

The lifespan of a hot water system depends on several factors, including the type of system, the quality of the unit and how well it has been maintained. Here is a rough estimate of the lifespan of different types of hot water systems:

  • Tankless water heaters: 10-15 years
  • Tank water heaters: 8-12 years
  • Solar water heaters: 20-30 years

It’s important to note that these are just estimates and actual life spans may vary. Proper maintenance and regular inspections can help to extend the lifespan of your hot water system. If you are experiencing problems with your hot water system, it may be time to consider replacing it.

Which hot water system is best for me?

There are several factors to consider when choosing a hot water system, and the best option for you will depend on your specific needs and circumstances. Here are some things to consider:

  • Size of your household — You will need a larger hot water system if you have a large household with multiple people using hot water at the same time.
  • Water usage — Consider your average daily hot water usage and choose a system that is capable of meeting your needs.
  • Type of fuel — Hot water systems are typically powered by electricity, natural gas or propane. Consider the availability and cost of the fuel in your area, as well as the efficiency of the different options.
  • Type of system — There are several types of hot water systems to choose from, including tankless water heaters, tank water heaters and solar water heaters. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks, and the best choice for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences.
  • Budget — The cost of hot water systems can vary widely, so it’s important to consider your budget when making a decision.

It is generally a good idea to do some research and compare the different options before making a decision. A professional plumber or heating and cooling specialist can also provide guidance and recommendations based on your specific needs and circumstances.

What are water heater anodes and how often do they need to be replaced?

Water heater anodes are rods made of a highly reactive metal, such as aluminium or magnesium, that are installed in water heaters to protect the tank from corrosion. The anode rod is connected to the water heater tank by a hex head and is located either near the top of the tank or on the side of the tank. The anode rod is designed to corrode instead of the tank, which helps to extend the life of the water heater.

Anode rods should be inspected every year and replaced if necessary. The frequency of replacement will depend on the water quality in your area and the condition of the anode rod.

What are some practical tips to unblock your sink or drain?

There are several things you can try to unblock a sink or drain:

  • Boiling water — This method can help to dissolve grease or soap scum that may be clogging the drain.
  • Baking soda and vinegar — Mix a cup of baking soda with a cup of vinegar, and pour the mixture down the drain. Let it sit for a few hours, then flush the drain with boiling water.
  • Plunger — A plunger can help to loosen and remove blockages from the drain.
  • Snake — A drain snake, also known as a plumbing auger, can be used to reach further into the drain and remove blockages that cannot be reached with a plunger.
  • Chemical cleaners — There are many commercial chemical cleaners available that can help to dissolve and remove blockages from the drain.
  • Professional help — If none of the above methods work, contact PNE Plumbing to assess and fix the problem.

What are your standard fees & charges?

There is no generic answer about standard fees and charges for our plumbing services, as they can vary widely depending on the company, the location and the specific services being provided. In general, fees and charges for plumbing services may depend on factors such as the complexity of the job, the materials and equipment required, and the time and labour involved. It is best to contact us for a quote on the services you need.

What is a temperature and pressure relief valve (T&PR Valve)?

A temperature and pressure relief valve, also known as a T&PR valve, is a safety device that is installed on water heaters, boilers and other pressurised systems. It is designed to release excess temperature and pressure from the system to prevent it from overheating or becoming over pressurised, which can cause damage to the system and potentially be dangerous.