We operate within the following Walton-on-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 Walton-on-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.
KT12 1 / KT12 2 / KT12 3 / KT12 4 / KT12 5 / KT12 9.
Hard Water Problems
Many towns in the county of Surrey have hard mains water, and Walton-on-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 238 mg/l the water in Walton-on-Thames is 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.
Here at Plumbfix we guarantee that we’ll deliver work completed to the highest standards. We take every one of our projects extremely seriously, whether it is in your home, your business or a school or church.
At Plumbfix we understand how crucial it is that everything in your home runs as smoothly as possible. We have made it our mission to ensure that when things go wrong we’re there to put it right. Whether you need a new bathroom installed, repairs to your boiler or central heating, or just need some general plumbing work done, we have the skills and the tools to get it done.
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 Walton-on-Thames customers say?
Job Completed - Fixed broken toilet flusher. (Average score 10/10)
“Great job. Quick and efficient.”
Customer in Walton-on-Thames- 19 December 2017
Job Completed - Fix to faulty shower temperature valve and hot water problem. (Average score 10/10)
“Pip arrived at my house within a couple of hours of my call. He was very polite and knew immediately what the problem was. Very happy with this company and would definitely recommend them.”
Customer in Walton-on-Thames - 21 July 2015