We operate within the following Staines-upon-Thames postcode areas where we try and arrive at an emergency call-out within 1 hour of receiving your call. If you live in the Staines-upon-Thames area within a postcode not shown on this list, don't worry, please give us a call and we will see if we can help you.
TW18 1 / TW18 2 / TW18 3 / TW18 4 / TW18 9 / TW19 5 / TW19 6 / TW19 7.
Hard Water Problems
Many towns in the county of Surrey have hard mains water, and Staines-upon-Thames is no exception. The water hardness is typically around 250-350ppm. That means the mains water contains high levels of limestone and magnesium that it's picked up on its journey through the underground rocks. Limescale in the hot water pipes is a problem in Lightwater. It's caused by hard water. That means that your heating system will be working much less efficiently, which will cost you money.
This problem can be fixed by using water softeners. Total hardness is usually expressed in terms of calcium carbonate and is measured in milligrammes per litre (mg/l) or parts per million (ppm). The recognised classification scheme used by the water provider in this area is: 0-75 soft, 76-150 moderately hard, 151-300 hard, 300+ very hard.
The minerals in hard water are not your dishwasher’s friends. Over time, they can build up into deposits, just like limescale in a kettle, and reduce the effectiveness of your machine. Using dishwasher salt "softens" the water, which reduces the mineral level and helps stop those build-ups. This has the added effect of increasing the life of your dishwasher, keeping your pots, pans and plates perfect for longer.
In order to set the optimum level of dishwasher salt, you need to know exactly how hard your water is. Your machine’s user manual will have a guide that shows you how to adjust the salt setting accordingly - the level of salt needed in the machine is generally higher the harder the water. At 300 mg/l the water in Staines-upon-Thames is very hard.
Contact us for further information.
Why call PlumbFix?
We are a family business that truly appreciates our customers, and you can rest assured that we will get the job done right and within the budget and timeframe. We are a member of Surrey Trading Standards ‘Buy with Confidence’ Scheme. 95% of our calls are completed within the hour. We operate a routine and 24hr emergency service 365 days a year, whenever needed. We also supply free quotations and advice.
If you need plumbing, heating, gas or drainage work carrying out in Staines-upon-Thames or surrounding areas you’ve come to the right place. We proudly offer a wide range of plumbing services, including but not limited to: – Fixing leaks and burst pipes, replacing and installing taps, toilets, showers and baths, bathroom installation, repair, service and replacement of tanks and cylinders, blocked pipes and much more...
Plumbing is the core business that we have been offering at Plumbfix in and around Staines-upon-Thames, steadily building a reputation for providing a quality reliable service with excellent customer service satisfaction. We offer a highly professional service across Staines-upon-Thames, providing experienced, qualified tradesmen who can accurately diagnose, repair or install any plumbing related job. Whether it’s an emergency or you want to book an appointment for a convenient time we can be available when you need us.
Affinity Water operate a Customer Zone on their website where you can find an easy to view summary of all things water related in your area including:
- Current incidents
- Planned works
- Water Quality reports
The Customer Zone can be found at www.affinitywater.co.uk
What our Staines-upon-Thames customers say?
Job Completed - Blocked Kitchen Drain. (Average score 10/10)
“Having contacted Plumbfix earlier in the day, I was impressed by the flexibility shown to come to my aid a couple of hours later and help solve my blocked kitchen drain issue. Full of advice and quite engaging, Pip also helped solve another issue (singing toilet) outside the original scope, without any reluctance - Super-impressed. Friendly, courteous, tidy, punctual and engaging, based on my experience, It's easy to recommend Plumbfix for your plumbing needs.”
Customer in Staines-upon-Thames - 26 January 2019
Job Completed - Fixed split underground mains pipe. (Average score 10/10)
“Excellent job completed.”
Customer in Staines upon Thames - 5 November 2018
Job Completed - Repaired ball valve in toilet cistern that was badly needed and required emergency attention, fitted isolation valve and freed sized stopcock. (Average score 10/10)
“Pip came to the rescue when another company failed me badly. Pip arrived within the quoted 45 minutes, was professional all round and completed all the work needed to restore my plumbing problems perfectly. I will be happy to use Pip's services again as first call in the future without need to look elsewhere. Thoroughly recommended.”
Customer in Staines-upon-Thames - 30 August 2016
Job Completed - Moved and fitted a new radiator and repaired water tank. (Average score 10/10)
“Really nice guy, very happy with his work.”
Customer in Staines-upon-Thames - 18 August 2016