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Hot water systems are built to last about 10-15 years provided you maintain and use them carefully. After installing one, if you notice that it is consuming far more energy than it should, you can’t really discard it and buy a new energy-efficient system. It is also not necessary that you replace the system immediately.

Some Tips

There are various ways to improve the energy efficiency the existing feature. This applies to all kinds of water heaters such as electric, solar, and gas water heaters. Here are some tips.

  • Insulate Your Water Pipes– Insulating the first 15 to 20 feet of pipes that lead out of the hot water system is useful. Remember that when you insulate the water pipes, it significantly increases the temperature of hot water at the showerhead or faucet.
  • Fix A Water Heater Jacket- Some hot water remains in the water tank even when the system is not in use. This heat from the water is lost through the tank walls when the insulation is substandard. This is known as standby loss. You can reduce the standby loss by about 25 to 50 percent, just by encasing the water heater in a good water heater jacket. You do not need such a jacket for newer water heaters.

Increase Water Efficiency

Your energy costs will significantly reduce once you insulate the water pipes and the heater itself, as mentioned above. Insulated pipes help to maintain the water temperature, and you are not required to keep the water running until it is warm when you get into the shower. This saves water and reduces your water bill.

Regular Maintenance

When you buy a good quality water heater, get it installed by an experienced plumber, and maintain it regularly to keep it functioning efficiently for many years.  Hire the services of an experienced plumber in Sydney to inspect the system and service it at least two times a year. They resolve all potential problems keeping your water heater system free of glitches.

Regular maintenance ensures better energy efficiency consistently and also increases the life span of the system. While you save the money by using your water heater for a longer period, you have a hassle-free water heater at your service all the time.

Replace Old Water Heaters On time

If your budget permits, replace the existing system before it stops functioning. You can expect a well-maintained water heater of a good brand to work efficiently for 10 to 15 years. An experienced plumber can determine the efficiency and condition of a water heater and advice you accordingly. Another factor in favour of replacing an old system is the higher energy efficiency of modern ones. While the upfront cost of these new and advanced systems may be higher than low quality ones, it than make up for the amount you save on energy usage in the long term. For any more information and for the best hot water system installation services, please call SPS Plumbers Eastern Suburbs at (02) 9158 3502. You can also use this Contact Us form to send us queries.

rainwater tank

Water is a precious resource, and people realise it when drought occurs. As Australia has experienced drought conditions in recent years in certain regions, water restrictions have become stricter with each passing year. It is now essential that property owners install a rainwater tank to conserve water which is a valuable natural resource.

A lot of rainwater that runs down the roof can be stored in a rainwater tank. This non-potable water is useful to flush toilets, clean bathrooms, water gardens, clean cars, as well as for washing machines. You save a lot of money by installing a rainwater tank.

As a promotional measure, Sydney Water introduced attractive water tank rebates of up to $1500. All you need to do is to connect your rainwater tank to toilets and washing machines, but this is conditional on you getting the tank installed by qualified plumbers in Sydney. We have experience and expertise in installing rainwater tanks and connecting them to your plumbing system. Call SPS Plumbers Eastern Suburbs about a rainwater system installation, and we can do our bit to save our nation’s precious resource.

Uses of Stored Rainwater

As mentioned above, you can reuse stored rainwater for various day-to-day activities (aside from washing produce and cooking) that need water such as:

  • Watering gardens
  • Replace evaporated pool water
  • Clean the pavements
  • Wash vehicles and boats
  • Use it for toilets
  • Use in washing machines

When you store and reuse rainwater, you save your water bills that scale higher with every passing year. In addition to this, you have the advantage of getting a water rebate under the Sydney Water policy. You are eligible for this rebate when you produce the required documentation provided by us upon installation of a rainwater tank.

We supply and install any type of rainwater tank to suit the available space and their budget, and style preferences. At the time of site inspection, we explain the practical considerations in installing the tank and the requirements of Sydney Water and the local council.

Types Of Rainwater Tanks

You can choose from a variety of tanks in terms of size, type, and style. We can install corrugated colour-bond metal tanks, fibreglass tanks, polyethylene tanks, and concrete tanks in round or slim-line shape. We provide bladder tanks for installation under elevated decks and water storage products installed as an elevated wall or fence.

We will provide brochures of different rainwater tanks as well as accessories during the inspection visit to your site. Among the accessories we offer are- water pressure pumps, pump covers, filter bags, and backflow prevention devices. Once you have decided which tank and accessories you want we will issue a project quotation to you.

High Grade Rainwater Tank Installation

After you approve the quote, our team will carry out the rainwater tank installation to industry standards.  We also use high-grade products in our work and adhere to all the local codes while installing rainwater tanks on your property. We provide these services to residential, commercial and industrial clients at very cost-effective pricing

For any more information, please call SPS Plumbers Eastern Suburbs at (02) 9158 3502. You can also use this Contact Us form to send us queries.

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Benefits of CCTV Drain Cameras in Plumbing Works

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CCTV Drain Cameras

Drain blockages are a very common occurrence in most commercial establishments and residential properties too. People dread having to deal with these issues because most drain pipes are concealed either under the ground or behind walls and can be very difficult to access. The job becomes very invasive as the plumbers have to dig into the ground or rip sections of walls to identify what is causing the problem.

Its why many plumbing jobs become very expensive and disruptive as well. On commercial properties, it can sometimes result in major downtimes and loss of profitability for a business. Today, well-established plumbers in Sydney like us at SPS Plumbers Eastern Suburbs use advanced CCTV drain cameras in our work.

How A CCTV Drain Camera Works

This becomes a very cost-effective way to determine what the root cause of the drain block issue is. In this process, we insert a miniature camera into the affected drain pipe. This camera sends a live feed to a display screen on the ground, and our plumbers can get a clear view of the inside of the drain. This helps them identify what is causing the problem and they can fix it quickly and efficiently.

CCTV Drain Cameras- The Benefits

As a company that is very serious about the way we do business, we always use the latest tools and technology in our work. CCTV drain cameras are one of the best ways to identify plumbing problems and fix them in a cost-effective way for our customers. There are several benefits to using these devices in our work such as:

  • Clear View of Blockages- As mentioned, we use the latest devices in our work, and the camera’s display gives us a very clear idea of what is causing the blockage and where the problem lies. If there are any leaks or fissures in the drain pipes, we can view those too which helps us pinpoint the problem effectively which makes fixing it easy too.
  • 360°view– When it comes to drain pipe problems, it’s necessary to get a very broad view of the actual problem as well as the defects or damage that exist in the pipe. For example, the CCTV drain camera picks up visuals of bad joints, root obstructions, and other existing defects. This gives us a better understanding of what needs to be done to fix the problem.
  • Record the Visuals-The system also allows us to record the visuals and we can show customers exactly what is causing the obstruction and how severe it is. Our plumbers can revisit these and decide on the best plan of action.
  • Minimal disruption- Since we get a clear idea of the problem simply by inserting the camera into the drain, it helps avoid major digging. This reduces the amount of damage caused which also reduces the overall cost of the project for you.

Since we also use the non-invasive pipe relining method to fix a damaged drain pipe after water-jetting the tree roots and debris, this reduces the drain repair cost even further. For any more information, please call SPS Plumbers Eastern Suburbs at (02) 9158 3502. You can also use this Contact Us form to send us queries.

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