We operate within the following West Byfleet postcode areas where we try and arrive at an emergency call-out within 1 hour of receiving your call. If you live in the West Byfleet 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.
KT14 6 / KT14 7 / KT14 9.
Hard Water Problems
Many towns in the county of Surrey have hard mains water, and West Byfleet 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 258 mg/l the water in West Byfleet 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.
Has your hot water stopped working? Boilers need repair? Or has your drainage stopped running efficiently in your kitchen sink? We can help you with any plumbing problems wherever you're having them in the house, whether it's a leaky tap, burst pipe, new bathroom or complete central heating system.
Whether you need repairs to a burst pipe that is flooding your home, a tap won't turn off or you've got a blocked drain, we'll be able to assist. Wherever the problem is in your home, whether a bathroom, toilet or kitchen, we have many years of experience with plumbing repairs and installations, allowing us to bring you the best quality service throughout West Byfleet.
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 West Byfleet customers say?
Job Completed - Fitted washing machine and removed radiator. (Average score 10/10)
“Best service ever experienced. Would absolutely recommend Plumbfix!!”
Customer in West Byfleet - 18 January 2019
Job Completed - Radiator leak fixed. (Average score 10/10)
“Pip arrived 30 minutes after my call - he'd finished another job early. Was very courteous. Although this was ultimately a simple fix, he gave me some good information on root cause and other tell-tale signs. Very reasonable price, so very pleased. Would thoroughly recommend.”
Customer in West Byfleet - 7 January 2019
Job Completed - Fixing thermostatic showers and blocked drainage. (Average score 9.75/10)
“Pip was very courteous, honest and friendly. The job was done to a good standard in a reasonable amount of time. The price was good value for the work done, and I will definitely call him back if any other plumbing issues arise. Would highly recommend Pip.”
Customer in West Byfleet - 25 October 2017
Job Completed - Shower leak fixed. (Average score 10/10)
“Pip was really polite, and was willing to pop in as soon as it was convenient for me. Problem was easily identified, and easily fixed.”
Customer in West Byfleet - 17 April 2018
Job Completed - Shower installation (Average score 10/10)
Pip completed a replacement shower installation to a very high standard and at great value for money. We always call him for any plumbing work as he is reliable, his costs are very reasonable and we are always satisfied with the quality of his work. Would recommend without hesitation.
Miss Alison Smith based in West Byfleet
Job Completed - Unblock drain (Average score 10/10)
My husband phoned Pip at 8am this morning. He came round at 11ish and discovered the drain blockage was due to next door. He spoke to next door and lifted their drain cover and unblocked the drain and also cleared out ours. So impressed with prompt and efficient service and not too expensive. Very impressed would use him again without fail.
Mrs Ellerby, West Byfleet
Job Completed - Unblock drain (Average score 10/10)
We have used Plumbfix before and this time was no different. Fast and very clean, also showed us how to keep fat build up to a minimum, great stuff.
Mrs Reynolds based in West Byfleet