We operate within Hounslow areas where we try and arrive at an emergency call-out within 1 hour of receiving your call.
Hard Water Problems
Many towns in the county of Surrey have hard mains water, and Hounslow 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 Hounslow. 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 271 mg/l the water in Hounslow is hard.
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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.
Our job at Plumbfix is to give you fast, friendly and cost effective plumbing, central heating and drainage services in and around the Hounslow area. We would like you to think of us as having a good local friend by your side when you need expert plumbing and heating help, so you can always turn to us with confidence. We always arrive on-time, complete your job within the agreed price and time frames and also clean up any mess after completing our work so you won’t know we’ve been there.
Our aim is to keep our overhead costs down, so we can pass the savings on to our customers. At Plumbfix we use a higher quality of materials and fittings. In doing so our customer's are happy to recommend us to their family and friends, where the majority of our work is generated. Plumbfix specialise in providing a fast, reliable 24 hour emergency plumbing & heating service in and around the Hounslow area.
Thames Water look after the water supply in the Hounslow area. They provide a Help and Advice section on their website at www.thameswater.co.uk