We operate within the following Shepperton postcode areas where we try and arrive at an emergency call-out within 1 hour of receiving your call. If you live in the Shepperton 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.
TW17 0 / TW17 7 / TW17 8 / TW17 9.
Hard Water Problems
Many towns in the county of Surrey have hard mains water, and Shepperton 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 275 mg/l the water in Shepperton 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.
Customer service is always our first consideration and we only undertake work we can manage with total confidence in our expertise. Our reputation for quality work in the Shepperton area is very important to us. We carry out all aspects of plumbing inc blocked drains, leaking taps, broken toilets, shower repairs, blocked sinks, shower seals, leaking pipes, replacement tanks, ballcock repairs, tap repairs, pipework replacement, unvented water tank replacement, Immersion repairs and many more!
Don’t let burst pipes and leaks dampen your spirits. Plumbfix carry out thorough plumbing services including plumbing installations and plumbing repairs for clients in Shepperton and nearby areas. We are available to provide our plumbing services around the clock, for your convenience so please do not hesitate to call us in a plumbing emergency.
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 Shepperton customers say?
Job Completed - Blocked drains cleared (Average score 9.5/10)
Bit of a diary mix, up but came round as soon as memory jogged. Quick, efficient and professional.
Tony Crawte based in Shepperton