Plumber Strathmore

We assist Mitchell to solve the hot water issues in his Strathmore home Mitchell woke up early for work, jumped in the shower and to his surprise found that there was no hot water coming out. Not what anyone wants to experience first thing on a cold morning! Mitchell skipped his morning shower and spoke with the O’Shea Plumbing head office. He asked if a plumber could attend in the afternoon to have a look at the issue, so our friendly customer service team booked a plumber to visit that same day. The office organised Nathaniel, an O’Shea Hot Water Plumber, to attend the job. Nathaniel arrived promptly on time as well as gave Mitchell half-hour notice before he arrived. When Nathaniel arrived he noticed a large pool of water around the existing Storage Hot Water Unit (HWU), taking a closer look at the HWU it was found that the cylinder had split causing fresh cold water to enter the unit as it was draining from the cylinder, hence the lack of hot water. Nathaniel spoke with Mitchell about his options of replacing with a like-for-like unit, but also gave him options for upgrading to a new Continuous Flow HWU. Nathaniel mentioned the pros of each unit and Mitchell was eager to get the continuous flow as the thought of his family not running out of hot water was bliss. Nathaniel organised the quote which was accepted straight away, before leaving Mitchell’s street. Nathaniel organised the materials for the new installation as well as an electrician to arrive first thing in the morning, which surprised Mitchell as he thought he would be without hot water for days. The next morning Nathaniel arrived and got started on the required works, including gas pressure testing to make sure that the existing gas line was sound and not a danger to Mitchell’s family. The works were completed in a timely manner and the kids jumped in the shower straight away. Safe to say this was one happy family. Another happy customer! No hot water coming out of your taps? Call your local hot water plumber – O’Shea Plumbing! The last thing you want in your home is to run out of hot water. If you notice that you run out of hot water regularly in your home, call O’Shea Plumbing! When you call (03) 9888 2887, you know you are getting the plumber Melbourne locals can rely on for all of their general plumbing, hot water and emergency plumbing needs.

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Plumber Sydenham

O’Shea assists a client from Sydenham with their Hot Water Unit Kayla, a resident in Sydenham, called the O’Shea Plumbing office concerned that her hot water unit (HWU) was leaking and wanted some options to fix this before it was completely out of action. Nathaniel from O’Shea Plumbing arrived on site shortly after the phone call and had a look at the existing storage HWU. Unfortunately, the HWU had a split cylinder and was releasing a fairly large amount of water down the blind side of her house. Nathaniel explained the situation and spoke to Kayla about her options to move forward. Nathaniel gave options to replace the existing unit with a like-for-like HWU, different brands of storage HWU as well as upgrading the existing to a newer continuous flow HWU. Kayla made a decision and asked for Nathaniel to provide a quote for an upgrade to her plumbing and loved the idea of upgrading to a continuous flow unit. Before Nathaniel provided a quote he asked Kayla if there were any other plumbing issues that she wanted him to have a look at. Kayla replied, “can you replace toilets?” to which the answer was yes! Kayla showed the existing toilets and explained what she wanted. She also then asked if Nathaniel could replace her sink mixer tap as she did not like the current one. O’Shea Plumbing can assist with all kinds of general plumbing needs, so some replacements were no dilemma for our team! Nathaniel went to his plumbing van on the street and wrote up a quote with prices for each individual task as well as a package deal that combined all of the proposed works, greatly reducing the price. The package deal was a no brainer for Kayla who paid a deposit then and there, meaning the job was now active. Nathaniel organised all of the necessary materials, an electrician and an extra O’Shea Plumber to divide the works between them. Two days later Nathaniel and Scott arrived at Kayla’s Sydenham home and managed to install a new continuous flow HWU, two new toilet suites as well as the kitchen mixer tap. Kayla was so happy that all of her plumbing issues were dealt with professionally, neatly in a timely and caring manner. Another job well done. Great work team! O’Shea Plumbing are the plumbers Melbourne can rely on! Call us today on (03) 9888 2887.

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Electric or Gas – Which Hot Water System Should I Install?

Gas vs Electric Hot Water Systems If you are looking at getting a new hot water unit installation, you may be wondering which type you should choose – Gas or Electric.  In this blog, we are going to discuss each type so that you can be better informed when you make your choice. Read on! Gas Hot Water Units Gas hot water systems have generally been the more popular option over the years because they recover quicker than an electric unit and have been cheaper to operate during the day. You may traditionally think of the large cylinder hot water storage units which can still be found around Melbourne, however, the more modern continuous flow units are far more compact and have become quite a popular option for new hot water installations and replacements. The continuous flow units can be installed in positions that other larger systems cannot be installed. They are also more efficient and don’t run out of hot water. One of our preferred suppliers for continuous flow units is Rinnai.  Have you ever been in the shower and suddenly got sprayed with cold water because someone turned on a tap elsewhere? Well, an additional benefit of a Rinnai gas hot water unit with controllers is that the temperature of the water in the shower, for instance, can be set, so that the temperature will not fluctuate when another tap is turned on.  Rinnai gas hot water units with a Smart Start are also beneficial. At the push of a button on the controller, a pump starts circulating the hot water around a loop near to the taps. This greatly reduces the amount of water that is normally last waiting for the hot water to come through. Electric Hot Water Units Electric hot water systems have not been as popular in Melbourne as their gas counterparts, but this could change with the increase in the number of electric solar panels being utilised on buildings. The rise in solar panel usage could see the beginnings of a trend where electric storage systems are the more popular option. Electric hot water systems can be heated by the power generated from the panels. The hot water cylinder would need to be large enough to meet the clients’ needs, however, the solar panels may be limited to how much energy they can produce to heat the water. The electric hot water system may need to be wired to accept off-peak power at a cheaper rate if required. This is not bad news though! An electric hot water unit is more energy-efficient than a gas system, especially if it is running off of solar power. If a householder finds that it works for them, and uses electric cooking and reverse cycle heating, then they can save approximately $300 to $400 per year on their gas service fee.   Have you decided which system will work best for you? Our licensed plumbers are ready to help you with all of your hot water unit repairs, installations or replacements. Call the plumber Melbourne locals trust to solve all of their plumbing problems – call us on (03) 9888 2887 today!

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Plumber Murrumbeena

Geoff is a local resident based off of Dandenong Rd in Murrumbeena, Melbourne. He called us up one day requesting a quote for swapping his gravity feed hot water unit to a gas unit. He had been looking for a reliable plumber in Murrumbeena and stumbled upon our company.   Shortly after our phone call with Geoff, several members of our plumbing team met him on site in Murrumbeena to inspect his property and provide advice tailored to his specific situation. We gave Geoff a range of service options and explained the details and requirements of each one. We also listened to Geoff’s suggestions and took them on board so we could offer a plan of action personalised to him.   We then presented Geoff with a quote, making sure to highlight the attention to detail, high quality and guarantees of our plumbing work. Geoff told us that he would get quotes from other plumbers in Murrumbeena and think it over before getting back to us. The next day, Geoff accepted the quote and arranged a day and time for the work to commence.   All the work we completed was done on time, including extra work such as water pressure reduction and water and waste pipe replacement that Geoff decided he wanted done as well. Our team even organised all application forms to Greenbank Environmental, which are important for plumbers in Melbourne and the greater Victoria region to complete. We filled the forms out and sent them off to Geoff so he could claim a government rebate, as he was changing from an electric unit to a gas five star hot water unit.   By the end of the project, we could see that Geoff was very satisfied with our work and level of customer service. In fact, he has even left us two 5-star reviews on Product Review! We can confidently say that if you need an honest and reliable plumber in Murrumbeena, we’re the place to turn. Both Geoff and ourselves guarantee it!   To arrange your own consultation or request a quote, call the best plumbers in Murrumbeena at 03 9888 2887!

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How to Maintain Your Hot Water System

Regardless of the type of water heating systems that you own, it is important to have it inspected and cleaned by an expert at least twice a year. Since this is a machine like any other, its parts are bound to malfunction if they are not taken care of. Regular maintenance checks and repairs will ensure that the unit keeps running for many years to come and operates with the fewest issues possible. Maintaining Hot Water System Much as many people might think that having the hot water system cleaned on a yearly basis might be costly, it will actually save you lots of money in the long run. A dirty boiler causes power consumption to go up thereby increasing your monthly power bills significantly. Additionally, when one gets an expert to check on their heating system on a regular basis, it is possible to find small repairs that ought to be done before they can transform into large problems that might seriously compromise the operations of the entire system. Why is the need for hot water system maintenance vital? The need for hot water services is of great essence in the modern day. These systems require some bit of maintenance like venting radiators and drainage of the boiler just to make sure that everything is working as desired. In order to properly maintain your hot water system in Melbourne and other parts of Australia, it is vital to lubricate the motor of your system’s circulating pump regularly. In maintaining this system, you will be able to get the best out if its use in the long run. How to go about this maintenance process There are many options, which you can go for whenever you want to properly maintain your hot water heating system. Here are directions that will help you. First of all, you need to open all valves and radiators and any convectors in order to let air out. Excess air in these passages might be the reason why it is not working as desired. Secondly, you can close the valve. Just make sure you drain the boiler so as to get rid of mineral deposits and rust. The manual from the product manufacturer will help you to understand how to do this. Thirdly, turn off the water and power. Instead of using old cast-iron radiators, modern units have free-standing or rather baseboard convectors. These ones are less bulky, more efficient and even look nicer than the previous types. Fourth, to drain any unwanted mineral deposits and water, stick one end of the garden-hose into the boiler drain cock. Fifth, you can open the vent valves on the radiator that is located on the topmost floor of your house. This allows water to flow back into the system and do so in an effective manner. Six, turn on the supply and then flush through the system. This helps to clean out any sort of debris from the system and the pipes. Last but not least, when the supply stops, you can close the drain cock and the vents. At this end, the hot water system is clean and good to use again. If you have a hot water system in Melbourne, it is important to have it inspected on a regular basis in order to make sure it is working as desired. The experts at O’shea Plumbing will most definitely offer you the high quality services that you desire. We have the skills and competence to do a good job in this regard.

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