Why Gladesville is the First Choice for Plumbing Services, Sydney

Posted by on Apr 14, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments


Why Gladesville is the first choice for plumbing services, Sydney

There’s nothing worse than a plumbing problem in your home. Do you know what it’s like to have no hot water? Think cold showers for everyone, no way to wash dishes and boiling endless pots of water. You will suddenly find yourself feeling pretty grateful for the modern hot water plumbing services in Sydney once you are thrown into the dark ages!

Don’t wait to call the best plumbing service and don’t take a risk with a service that doesn’t have amazing credibility and recommendations. If you do, you might end up having no hot water for a week or more! This can lead to some pretty unsanitary conditions. You or your family will not only be freezing cold, you might end up sick as well.

Gladesville Plumbing Services is absolutely your first choice for hot water plumbing services in Sydney. Here’s why:

Gladesville knows hot water plumbing

Gladesville Plumbing in Sydney is more than unblocking drains. We know hot water and we know it well. Use Gladesville and your hot water will be up and running in your home as soon as possible. You will be given the best advice on how to maintain your hot water system to prevent issues from happening again and how to carry out some easy maintenance yourself.

Gladesville can save you money on your hot water

If your hot water service is electric, you might be dealing with annoying issues like running out of hot water in the evenings, or finding the water slow to warm up in the mornings. Not only is electric hot water expensive, it is harmful to the environment and terribly inconvenient at times. You can save between $300 and $700 per year off your energy bill with solar hot water or Siddons Bolt-On Heat Pump. Gladesville supply and install Solahart, and Siddons, the best solar and heat pump water heating in the Australian market.

Gladesville doesn’t muck around

Gladesville isn’t a big, franchise plumbing business with set, inflated prices. You will find honest prices, local, friendly business services and availability around the clock. Here for you 24/7, Gladesville Plumbing services will send only the best, qualified plumbers to come out and help you anywhere in Sydney.  Our home turf might be Gladesville, Ryde and Lane Cove but we can help you with your job, big or small, right across Sydney.

For the best in hot water plumbing, call Gladesville Plumbing for the most honest, speediest service around. Don’t wait to feel the chill of icy water, get your hot water up and running today. Call us for an obligation free quote.

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Found Your Storm Water Drain Blocked? Avoid Disaster!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

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Do Your Drains Need Unblocking?

If your storm water drain is blocked, you’ll be noticing water pooling around the backyard. If it’s been awhile since it rained and you know your drain is still blocked – brace yourself! The wet season is coming.

You need to thoroughly check household and storm water drains regularly to ensure they’re working properly and disposing of waste. If you’re willing and able, DIY can definitely get you up and running without having to wait for a plumber. If all the do-it-yourself methods have been exhausted, though, then don’t delay – call in the professionals.

Check out our great list of the best ways to clear your blocked drains – they’re sure to come in handy!

DIY unblocking

You’ll know your drains need to be unblocked if your sink is sluggish when you drain water. You may even notice an off smell in your kitchen. You could also empty a large amount of water, such as a bath tub, and see if a wet patch appears around an outside drain.

Cleaning a blocked drain can often be a huge headache, especially when you’re low on time or funds. Before you call Gladesville for a plumber, you could give these simple DIY methods a go!

  1. Natural methods. You could use boiling water if you know the block is due to soap or fat. Otherwise, natural enzymes are the next place to try. Try ½ cup salt, ½ cup bi-carb of soda, 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup hot water. This recipe is harmless for the environment, your pipes, your sink and you. It will, however, have little to no effect on severe blockages. Your local health food shop or chemist may stock a bacteria-based enzyme cleaner you can try.
  2. The Classic Plunger Method. It’s a classic for a reason – it works! A plunger forces air through the pipe to clear the clog. Before plunging you should cover the overflow with a damp cloth and ensure the drain is sealed. Then you can force the air out through the drain blockage. Et voila, your drain should be clear. Most DIY handymen swear by this method.
  3. Getting technical. You could always hire a drain auger, also known as a plumber’s snake or electric eel. This tool can unblock just about anything, including shifting tree roots away from your pipes. The downside to this method is that they require a fair amount of skill to properly operate, and can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing.
  4. Chemistry.You could also try a number of harsh chemicals currently on the market made to clean drains – Drain-O is probably the most well-known product, but you could also use caustic soda or hydrochloric acid. Pour the substance down the affected drain and leave for 20 to 30 minutes or as per directions. Then, follow with cold water.

What about storm water drains?

Storm water drains are pipes that connect pipes from the roof to sumps in the garden, which then discharge water into the water table or kerb in the street. They most commonly block due to tree roots, dirt and silt lying in the pipes. It’s pretty hard to clear the pipes yourself, so you’ll want to call in a professional. When you do, you need to request that a high water pressure drainage machine be bought in. High water pressure drainage machine are the best drain cleaners and are perfect for this situation. They use high pressure water to remove dirt, leaves and silt from the storm water pipes. Any other conventional methods just aren’t as suitable.

Call us at Gladesville Plumbing on 9817 4777 or visit us online and book your expert plumber today!

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Kitchen Renovations In Sydney With Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

How A Plumber Can Help With Your Kitchen Renovations

Considering kitchen renovations in your Sydney home?  Stylish new benchtops, on trend splashbacks and maybe a new gen oven or dishwasher will be on your mind. But before you spend too much time on big picture plans, don’t forget to contact a plumber for expert insights into the way your current kitchen works.  Don’t have your dreams dashed by discovering plumbing problems just as you’re ready to renovate!

Here’s how a plumber can help you re-build your kitchen.

They install or reposition all pipes, drains and plumbing fixtures

If you’re moving the position of your sink or dishwasher, you’ll need a plumber to come in and reposition the plumbing fixtures for those items. If you decide you want entirely new systems, like a solar water or grey water system, a plumber can advise on what’s suitable for the style and position of your Sydney home.

Plumbers can arrange a new gas supply

You might be going from an electric oven to a gas one or vice versa as part of your renovation. Either way, you’ll need a plumber to add or remove your gas supply to ensure it’s done professionally with the highest of safety measures in place.

Plumbers will work with and around other tradies

If plumbers are involved right from the beginning of your renovation planning, they can work with or around other tradies who are coming and going from the site.  New appliances can be smoothly seated within updated cabinetry, for example, and landscaping can be done after any repositioning of pipes has been carried out.

Plumbers can check your drains for blockage

You often don’t notice drain blockages until it’s too late. The last thing you need is to have to pull apart a brand new kitchen to locate the source of a blockage or leak. Plumbers can check your drains and clear any blockages to ensure your kitchen waterworks are running smoothly before your new appliances or tapware are installed.

At Gladesville Plumbing, we regularly assist with kitchen renovations all over Sydney. We will work with you at every stage of the process to ensure your kitchen’s plumbing is safely and correctly installed, and running smoothly.

Enjoy trouble free plumbing as part of your kitchen renovations. Contact us at Gladesville Plumbing, Sydney, before you start renovating.

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Need Emergency Plumber In Ryde? Call Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

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What To Do if You Have a Plumbing Emergency

You’ll know pretty quickly if you have a plumbing emergency.  When a pipe is burst or leaking, a faucet won’t turn off, or your only toilet is blocked, it’s fair enough to call it an emergency!

If you need an emergency plumber in the Ryde area, Gladesville Plumbing is here to help. But nobody wants the inconvenience or the permanent impact of prolonged water damage.

So what can you do until the plumber arrives if you’re faced with a plumbing emergency?

1. Turn the mains off

Firstly, try to get the water to stop flowing. You don’t need the extra mess or inconvenience. As soon as you can, turn the water off at the main intake valve to minimise damage. If you suspect any leakage of chemicals or gas, however, don’t attempt to fix it yourself. Call an emergency plumber immediately.

2. Decide if it really IS an emergency

Before calling your plumber in the middle of the night, define whether the situation is a true emergency. If you need to use the water immediately and you can’t, it is an emergency. If you can smell gas and your hot water system isn’t working, it’s an emergency. But if the problem can wait until morning – for example, if you have access to a second toilet or shower – you’ll find your plumber has better access to the right parts, plus the advantage of daylight, if you wait until morning.

3. Attempt a temporary repair if possible

If you are into DIY you may be able to make a temporary repair to leaking pipes by using plumber’s tape. Wrapping plumber’s tape tightly around the leakage will seal the pipes temporarily until a plumber arrives. Only do this if you absolutely must use the water before the plumber can repair it. This is just a temporary fix and would last a day or two at most before needing further attention.

4. Call the plumber

Once you have turned the mains off and attempted a repair if suitable, call the plumber. Be as specific as you can about what happened in the lead up to the emergency. An experienced plumber will be able to determine what repairs are required and warn you of any potential dangers if they have all the right information.

5. Clean the area

After you have called the plumber, clean the area where the mess has been made. You’ll be making the plumber’s job a lot easier if they arrive to a relatively clean and dry area to work in. This will save them time, and you money.

Gladesville Plumbing, Sydney, has over 19 years of plumbing and maintenance experience. We’re the first choice when you need an emergency plumber in the Ryde area, with a  24 hour service available to come to you when you need us.

Need an emergency plumber in Ryde and surrounds?

Call Gladesville Plumbing on 0413 402 599 for quality service and repairs.

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What you Should do if You Have Blocked Drains

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

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What you Should Do if You have Blocked Drains

Blocked drains are never fun. They are a complete nuisance! There are some warning signs you can watch out for. Unpleasant odours coming out of the drain, or water pooling in the shower can be obvious signs that your drains in your Sydney home or apartment are getting blocked.  While there are drain clearers you can buy at a local supermarket and plungers you can use, these don’t always work and sometimes it can be hard to know how far down the block in your drains is.

If you’ve tried cleaning all the hair and slime on the surface and used a plunger and had no success be wary of using a chemical drain solution. There is a risk they can make the blockage worse or ruin your pipes.

It’s definitely worth calling your reliable Sydney plumbers if your drains are blocked. Here’s why:

1. They use CCTV equipment

CCTV cameras can go deep into your pipes and pinpoint exactly where the blockage in your pipes is, without tearing up your entire yard in order to find it.

2. It’s less disruptive

Finding and clearing a blockage in your drain can take a whole lot of trial and error and you still might not solve the problem! Expert plumbers can find the blockage with limited disruption to you or your household. You’ll have all your water up and running again in no time!

3. They know if your pipe needs replacing

Sometimes, a blocked drain can cause a pipe to burst or become beyond repair. Save yourself the trouble and let someone who knows exactly what to do and how to replace the section of pipe easily, and with minimal excavation.

4. It might be more cost effective in the long run

Letting blocks accumulate and spending money on liquids and crystals to clear your drains may only end up making things more costly if your pipes burst or more damage is caused. It’s safer and more cost efficient to let the professionals deal with it.

5. They’ll offer you long-term solutions

If your drains are becoming continuously blocked, there may be tree roots or other debris clogging your pipes. In this case, plumbers will be able to identify the problem and provide you with solutions which will prevent it from becoming an ongoing problem.

Don’t waste time. Go straight to the experts and book Sydney’s Gladesville Plumbing services to clear your blocked drains quickly and efficiently, today.

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Plumber Sydney with Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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How a Sydney Plumber Can Help You At Your House

Sydney plumbers are not just on call to fix broken pipes or install new hot water systems. They help to recommend water saving devices, fix sewer problems and even install hydronic heating throughout your home.  In fact the range of services a plumber can offer probably extends further than you may have imagined.  Here are some areas you may not have thought of.

Plumbers help with bathroom renovations

If you are looking to remodel or renovate your bathroom, it is easy to get carried away with trends and design ideas from magazines and home renovation shows.  When it comes to what is truly realistic to meet your available space and more importantly your budget, a Sydney plumber has all the answers.  They can help you plan a new layout, advise the best way to utilise space and take accurate measurements.  There is no room for error when it comes to installing a new toilet or updating tiles.

Install water saving devices

There are plenty of water saving devices on the market that help homeowners save money around the home; everything from shower heads to timers and taps. Calling in a plumber to address these concerns for you will ensure that you are applying the best available device to your home and taking advantage of every opportunity to save every drop.  And if you are looking to install a rainwater tank, a plumber can do that too!

Plumbers stop leaks with roof repairs

There’s nothing worse than realising that a cracked tile is the cause for a major water leak in your roof that spreads into the home.  Damage to ceilings and walls are costly and can cause major structural damage.  A plumber can undertake a number of roof repairs to ensure that your roof does not let in water or pests, saving you a lot of money in the long run.

For a comprehensive range of services, chat to Gladesville Plumbing, your reliable Sydney plumbers. You are guaranteed to receive a free, no obligation quote for all jobs you want completed and best of all, keep the number handy for 24 hour emergency services.

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Bathroom Renovations Sydney with Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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What To Consider When Renovating Your Bathroom

When you consider the amount of time a family spends in the bathroom, it is important to ensure that any bathroom renovations planned for your Sydney property are carried out carefully – and made to last. Bathrooms may not be the largest room in a home, but when it comes to renovations they can be one of the most complex. When working with wet areas and a room with so much going on there are a lot of elements to consider which take into account design, budget and functionality.

Here are our top tips to consider.

Know your bathroom renovation budget

As boring as the sound of creating a budget may be, it’s definitely important.  Renovating any area of your home is exciting, but it can be very time consuming and overly expensive unless you have a good idea of your financial limitations.  Setting a budget ensures you keep your decision making realistic and you can allocate your money smartly towards what you will spend on tiles, fixtures and fittings.

Plan your new bathroom design completely, before you start

Before you start pulling out cabinets and removing tiles, it’s a great idea to have your new bathroom plan designed and locked in. And if your budget is limited, consider keeping the main design elements unchanged.  This means ensuring the basin, bath, shower and toilet remain in their original places.  Moving these larger items not only adds to your expenses but can be even more costly because of the need to adjust pipework.

Shop around for fixtures and fittings

Unless you are looking for a very unique design element for your bathroom renovation and there is only one store that manufactures your particular style of tile or shower head, it pays to shop around.  There are plenty of homemaker, local hardware stores and even boutique décor shops around. What’s more, there’s an almost endless supply of ideas and purchasing opportunities on the Internet.  Look out for sales, for discontinued lines and even for clearance items as you are bound to find the perfect fixtures and fittings that suit your tastes and budget.

Plumbing modifications require experts

Making adjustments to the layout of your bathroom when you’re redesigning requires the advice of an expert. Making changes to pipework, moving a toilet or even shifting the position of a sink may seem straightforward but unless a qualified plumber is undertaking the work, you could end up with a large repair expense that was not part of your budget.

If you are considering undertaking bathroom renovations in Sydney, chat to Gladesville Plumbing.  Not only can the qualified plumbers advise you on how to best tackle your plans, but the team can be on call 24 hours a day in case you have an emergency.

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Sydney Plumbing with Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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Need an Emergency Plumber in Sydney

You just never know when your hot water system will cease to work or worse still a pipe breaks and you’re smack bang in the middle of a plumbing emergency in Sydney. Who are you going to call? Gladesville Plumbing Services, that’s who!

Range of emergency situations

It does not matter whether you are in the middle of a storm and have suffered roof damage, your pipes are blocked or your toilet just won’t stop running, emergencies literally can happen at any time of the day or night.  When you need to rely on a plumbing service and definitely don’t want to be left in the lurch, there really is only one local business to call.

On call 24 hours a day

It’s comforting to know that you can rely on a local Sydney plumbing service to come to your home or business whenever you need them.  On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Gladesville Plumbing are ready for you and guarantee you prompt service with a team of local, experienced plumbers.

Transparent pricing

There’s nothing worse than calling out tradesmen when you need them most and being told the job will cost one price and then being handed an invoice with a much larger amount.  Being able to rely on a service where you receive transparent pricing at all times is very reassuring.

You’re going to want quotes that are accurate, not just in a broad range and better still if you are considering having extra work done around the home or office such as the installation of a new hot water system or you’d like your rusty roof to be addressed, Gladesville Plumbing will provide you with a free, no obligation quote.

Never let a disaster let you down.  When you have a Sydney plumbing emergency, rely on the team from Gladesville Plumbing Services. A licensed, professional plumber will attend your home or place of business and assist you with a range of plumbing and gas requirements whenever you need them.

For reliable, honest service call on the local plumbers who are proud to work with you no matter what job you need doing.

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Bathroom Renovations with Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

009Top 5 Things To Consider When Attempting a Bathroom Renovation

A bathroom may not be one of the largest rooms in your home but it can definitely be one of the most complex to renovate.  Without the right knowhow, things can go wrong, and it can result in being a very costly exercise.  If you are considering attempting a bathroom renovation, here are our top 5 key points to consider.

1. Consider a range of design options

There is always more than one way to reconfigure a floor plan and definitely more than one design option worthwhile considering.  When attempting a renovation, make a note of all of the features you desire that meet your needs.  Decide on a theme, a colour scheme and plan.  Never underestimate the importance of planning!

2. Budget, the big B

Just like a kitchen, a bathroom renovation can be quite an expensive exercise.  The key is to know your budget and stick to it.  There are always going to be options available to suit your financial restrictions and it’s worthwhile being open to spending more on some items such as a luxurious bath and being a bit more frugal with accessories, for example.

3. Shop around

Whilst there are plenty of DIY renovation stores available, don’t limit yourself to just what they offer.  Specialised stores can often provide a wider range of products and of course there’s always the Internet, which can save you both time and money price matching items.   Remodelling the right way can add significant value to a home so the choice of products is very important.

4. Limit what you do yourself

If you consider yourself handy with a few tools, there may be elements to your bathroom renovation that you can tackle yourself including removing cabinets or shelving, however when it comes to plumbing and electrical, it’s always best to leave those jobs to the experts.  Accidently cutting a wire or breaking a pipe will leave with an unexpected financial outlay that is sure to blow your budget before you even begin.

5. Hire a professional

Hiring in a professional team to renovate your bathroom may sound like a costly expense however it will ensure that the job is performed with all the safety requirements covered, and to the quality standards you expect. Opt for a team you can trust, where word of mouth provides you great recommendation and where you can agree on a price and the required job upfront.

Gladesville Plumbing are not only experienced with all your plumbing needs, but know a lot about bathroom renovations and can cover your work from start to finish.

With great communication, transparent pricing and service that you’ll be proud to tell your friends about, contact Gladesville Plumbing today and get your bathroom renovation underway.

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Epping Plumber with Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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Leaky gutters? Call Epping’s Local Plumber

Water can be our home’s worst enemy and leaking gutters can cause major problems in and around the house if not detected early enough.  Well-maintained gutters and spouting are important to ensure unexpected concerns do not arise. If you suspect a problem, call your local Epping plumber without delay.

Let’s uncover some of the main concerns that can arise if your gutters are not in tip-top condition.

Roof damage

When a gutter is not performing its required duty and is unable to drain water appropriately away from your roof, it can cause unwanted roof damage.  Water that leaks through a crack or split in a gutter may result in a build up in and around the roof causing rot which can potentially spread inside the home and result in all sorts of ceiling damage.

Structural damage

A gutter is designed to strategically carry water away from the home, clear of the foundations and into a storage unit or down a drain.  Leaks can result in excess water collecting around the close surroundings of your property, which can end up being a major hazard.  Not only can it impact the safety of your home but can also mean a large outlay to repair rotten wood or worse still damage electrical outlets.

It is not always easy to identify damage that is occurring between walls.  The first signs may be the presence of mold or flaking paint. Over time this silent problem can cause foundation damage and issues with your home’s structure.

Uninvited pests

Pests and bugs are attracted to areas in and around the home where there is a food and water source.  So where there is moisture, bugs will eventually be found.  Whether the moisture is within the roof line, the walls, the foundations or simply in close proximity to a home, cockroaches, ants and even termites can present themselves unexpectedly simply from a non-maintained gutter.

Slippery pathways

Water can cause your driveway and paths to become very slippery and on cold frosty mornings, this can become an even more dangerous concern.  Excess water from leaking gutters can present itself in a number of places and be just another problem that can easily be avoided.

Regular cleaning and leaf removal

Regular cleaning of your gutters is a must, especially if your property is surrounded by trees or shrubs.  It is also important to be aware that even clean gutters can, over time, start to crack or split, so keeping a close eye on them is important.  A regular test with a garden hose can be a good exercise to undertake. Simply run water into your gutters or where you think a leak may be present and if there is a problem, you’ll soon see or hear water dripping where it shouldn’t.

At the first sign of a leak contact an Epping plumber without delay.

Gladesville Plumbing Services are on call all day, everyday, and will always attend to your concerns promptly.  Licensed plumbers are available now to offer you a free, no obligation quote.

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Sydney Plumbing Service with Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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Why Gladesville Plumbing is Sydney’s Best Plumbing Service

If you are looking for a Sydney plumbing service to address a concern at your home or place of business, you can rely on Gladesville Plumbing.  The locals in North Sydney sure do, and happily recommend us without hesitation.  Here are just a few of the reasons why.

Wide range of services on offer

Plumbing jobs come in all shapes and sizes. No job is too big or too small for the team of qualified, licensed plumbers on call.

Do you have a question or concern about a hot water system, your storm water, sewer or a leaking gutter? Are you looking to install hydronic heating, water pumps or complete some bathroom renovations?

A wide variety of services are on offer from addressing blocked drains, running toilets, general plumbing and even gasfitting.  No matter what plumbing job you want looked into, we can help.

Honest prices

Qualified plumbers will happily offer a free quote for any work you need addressed and, best of all, you can be guaranteed that the prices you receive will be transparent.  No hidden fees, no unexpected surcharges and definitely no price inflation.

Open all hours

It’s unfortunate but when you are faced with a water emergency in the middle of the night, being able to rely on a local plumber provides peace of mind. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the locals in Sydney only need to know one number to call.

Local plumbers with a reliable reputation

Gladesville Plumbing offers a prompt service and quality workmanship every time.   With a reputation built heavily on word of mouth, your Sydney plumbing services can be sorted without concern. When you want a local, licensed plumber to address a plumbing job at your residential home or commercial business give us a call today, for one off emergencies or ongoing maintenance projects.

It won’t take long for you to realise why going local is so beneficial.  Fast call outs, expert knowledgeable and always equipped with the right tools to diagnose a problem fast, you can’t go wrong.

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Plumbing In The Cooler Months | Gladesville Plumbing | Plumber Sydney

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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Plumbing Problems That Happen In The Cooler Months

Plumbing problems are never a good thing, but when they happen in the cooler months they can cause havoc and costly damage! Plumbers see it all during a Sydney winter – from broken pipes to unsightly mould. If you’d like to get a head start and make sure your plumbing is spot on, here’s our checklist of the most common plumbing problems that occur in the cooler months – and how to manage them

Top 4 plumbing problems that are common in the cooler months

1. Broken pipes

Why are broken pipes more common in winter? Due to the cooler temperatures, water can freeze in the pipes. As frozen water expands, it places pressure on pipes, particularly if they are older pipes, and can cause them to burst. Leaks then occur when the water thaws out again. Loss of pressure and water damage often occur to indicate this has happened.

Check out your pipes before winter arrives to make sure your pipes are in good condition with no damage or weak spots.

2. Clogged and soggy gutters

With the increase of rainfall and moisture in the air during winter added to the debris and leaves from autumn, it’s likely your gutters will become clogged more easily on a regular basis. Blocked gutters mean that the water cannot drain away easily and will overflow, resulting in damage to roof spaces, ceiling areas, walls and floors. This can also mean the contents of your home could be damaged from the flooding that tends to occur in these situations.

Make sure you have your gutters proofed to avoid leaves and debris causing blockages. Otherwise you can clean them yourself on a regular basis or hire a professional to do the job.

3. Mould

What does mould have to do with plumbing problems you might ask? Well a lot if you have leaks from burst water pipes, a leaking roof or blocked gutters that can cause flooding. All of these areas can increase the likelihood of mould, due to excess moisture. This is particularly common in the winter months due to cooler temperatures and more moisture in the air.  Not only does mould have implications for the contents in your home, but it can also affect your family’s health.

Check your pipes for damage, make sure the roof is free of broken tiles or holes in the roof sheeting and clear out those gutters to avoid mould growth.

4. Hot water system

What’s the main thing you want on a chilly winter morning? Hot water! So it’s very likely that the time when the hot water system gets its biggest workout is during the cooler months. So when will it be likely to fail? When it’s cold!

It’s important that your hot water system has a check up before you hit the cooler months to avoid costly repairs and loss of hot water when you most need it.

Your local plumber in Sydney can help

Luckily, your local plumber can offer plenty of ideas on ways to prevent or fix these problems. A professional plumber is the best person to help you review and maintain your house to avoid common plumbing problems in the cooler months.

Your local Sydney plumber , based in Parramatta, is available to help you get your plumbing in tip top shape ready for winter. But if you leave it too late, they are also available 24 hours a day for all your emergency plumbing needs.  

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Gutter Proofing With Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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Why You Should Protect Your Gutters This Autumn

When you think of autumn, you probably think of crunchy leaves of brown, gold and red falling from the nearby trees. This scene looks great in a movie but in real life, these fallen leaves can cause havoc for your gutters. Add the damp and increased rainfall and your gutters will end up in a sludgy mess if you don’t have a gutter proofing schedule. There are many problems that can be caused by blocked and damaged gutters, costing you valuable dollars. Read on for the top tips for why you should protect your gutters this autumn.

Main problems caused by blocked and damaged gutters

Gutters are far away, on top of the house, away from your eyes. Being out of sight, it is easy to forget all about them. Cleaning the gutters is one of the most important chores and here’s why:

  • Blocked gutters can lead to flooding when it rains. The water fills up and overflows over the back of the gutter. The resulting damage can affect your roof and ceiling areas, walls, floors and potentially the precious contents of your home.
  • Damaged gutters can increase pest infestation, including mice, snakes and possums who are looking for shelter and can enter the roof space through damaged gutters.
  • The build up of debris in gutters can be a fire risk.
  • Excess moisture in clogged gutters can lead to an increased risk of termites and extensive damage.

If you are aware of blockages and damage to your gutters, your insurance company may not cover the damage caused to your property.  Read on for tips on how you can fix the problem before it’s too late.

Solutions for gutter proofing

The best way to steer clear of costly repairs from the above issues, is to make sure the gutters stay clean and clear. There are a few ways you can do this.

  • DIY cleaning of gutters – this can be risky and time consuming.
  • Professional cleaning of gutters – while a better choice, this can be costly as cleaning is required regularly and must be maintained.
  • Gutter proofing – this is an inexpensive way to protect your gutters. It not only prevents blockages from leaves and debris, it also decreases the risk of gutter rust. You won’t have to do the dirty work of cleaning the gutters down the track, either, decreasing the risk of falling from heights or the costly outlay of hiring a cleaner.

Leaf proofing is vital in autumn. There’s a huge range of gutter proofing products available, including aluminium mesh and polyethylene covers. There is sure to be a product to suit your roof.

Need help with gutter proofing your home this autumn? Your local plumber in Parramatta is available to help you out.


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Choosing Your Local Plumber In Parramatta by Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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Why You Should Choose A Local Plumber In Parramatta

There are many reasons you may need a plumber. And it’s a tough decision on which one to pick. With so many plumbers advertising their services, how do I choose the right one for me? The best place to start is to look in your local area in Parramatta. Here are top tips for why choosing a local plumber is best.

1. Easy access

If you choose a local plumber, chances are they will live and work close to your property. And why is this important? If you have an emergency burst pipe in the early hours of the morning, you will not want to wait hours for a plumber to turn up. Using the local plumbing service will mean that it is more likely they will arrive promptly.

2. Reputation

Using a local plumber will also mean that you can ask around, even if it’s just at the local shops for recommendations. Once you’ve found a local plumber, be sure to ask fellow friends, neighbours or family members of their experience with the service. If the plumber is fantastic, they will come highly recommended and you won’t have to worry about the quality and reliability of the work, because you know it will be great!

3. Aware of local problems

Using a local tradie will mean that they are aware of any specific local issues. Whether it’s the type of water that runs through the pipes or the usual plumbing practices in the age of the home, using an experienced local plumber will save the guesswork out of tricky situations.

4. Save money

With your local plumber being closely located and aware of any local specific issues, this will mean you will save money. The guesswork will be taken out of your plumbing problem so you won’t have to pay high hourly rates as the plumber will be local, knowledgeable and experienced and able to complete the job in a quicker timeframe than more distant plumbers.

5. Insurance and warranty

Using a local plumber can also give you peace of mind when it comes to insurance and warranties. With state regulations requiring specific licensing requirements, you can be assured that your local plumber will be aware of these requirements. Warranties also will be a breeze with the local plumber ensuring that any issues with work will be fixed. After all, their local reputation is important and they will provide the best quality service for their customers.

Your local plumber in Parramatta is available 24 hours a day for all your emergency plumbing needs and bathroom repairs.  

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Leaking Taps? Why You Should Have Them Fixed Now by Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments


Why You Should Have Your Leaking Taps Fixed

If you’ve got leaking taps, generally you will know. The drip, drip, drip of taps is enough to make anyone quickly call to have them fixed. At other times, you may not even notice your taps are leaking. Either way, there are many reasons why you need to get your leaking taps fixed. Here are top tips to help you make the call.

1. Save money

The first main reason you should have that leaking tap fixed is because it is costing you money! Every drop is added onto your usage for your household and is billed. With every dollar being important for household items, if you can save money or stop wasting it, it’s important to do anything you can. The cost of fixing a leaking tap will be much less than the extra charges in water consumption.

2. Save water

With water becoming a resource that needs to be saved, it’s important that leaking taps are identified and fixed as quickly as possible. It will not only help the hip pocket but will also mean that this valuable resource is preserved as much as possible.

3. Cause bigger issues

An innocent leaking tap that doesn’t appear to affect much can often have more devastating effects. If leaking water is allowed to pool or overflow in areas of the home, you may be up for more extensive damage. Maybe your child accidentally left the plug in the bath and before you know it, the annoying drip, drip of the tap could turn into a disaster with damage to the bathroom and floor coverings. Not to mention if it extends further in the house and damages priceless items.

4. Get a licensed plumber

Fixing a leaking tap is not something that should be a DIY activity for the weekend. What might seem like an easy thing to do, can become even more costly if something goes wrong. With licensing rules in place in NSW, by engaging a licensed plumber you know the job will be done correctly the first time. This will mean more money in your pocket when you avoid wasting water and further damage from a dodgy job.

Need help fixing a leaking tap? Your local plumber in Parramatta is available to help you out.  

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Plumbing Parramatta by Gladesville Plumbing

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

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Need A Plumbing Job Attended To In Parramatta? Why You Must Call Gladesville Plumbing

Are you seeking for a qualified licensed plumber in Parramatta?  Whether you need help fixing a leaking pipe or are after a team of professionals to renovate your bathroom, you can trust the local Gladesville Plumbing team.  Why go local?  Simple.  Here are 5 key reasons.

1. Licensed

Not only does the plumber you hire in need to be licensed and insured, but also they must be licensed in the state in which they work.  Any plumber based in NSW, like Gladesville Plumbing, is regulated by their local state licensing authority. This means they have the big tick of approval and you can trust them.

2. No job too big or too small

Plumbers that are widely advertised household names typically won’t attend to a call out for a leaking hot water system or roof repairs.  By going local, you can trust that no job will be too big or too small.

3. Word of mouth

We all know how important reputation is and when locals can rely on and trust tradesmen in their area, the word spreads.  Gladesville Plumbing knows this all too well and has the support of their local community.  They openly communicate with clients and are highly trusted and recommended over and over again.

4. On call when you need them

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to an emergency and needing a plumber right now! Having a local reliable plumber on call, 24 hours a day is exactly what every homeowner wants and needs. Whenever you need it most, a qualified Parramatta plumber will be at your door.

5. Experience counts

You’ll find that local plumbers have a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Why? Simply because they are called out to attend to a wide range of routine jobs daily and are therefore experienced to fix common problems. With the right tools and the know how to diagnose a problem fast, you can’t go wrong.

Before an emergency arises, make yourself known to your local Parramatta plumbing team and you’ll never go wrong. Gladesville Plumbing Services is available 24 hours a day for all your emergency plumbing needs and bathroom repairs.  

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Emergency Plumber Ryde – What Should You Do When A Pipe Bursts?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

A burst water pipe is an emergency every business and homeowner dreads.  If you are unfortunately faced with such an event make sure you follow these basic guidelines and call a local emergency plumber in to rectify the situation and get things back to normal fast!

Turn off the water supply

The first thing you must do is to locate the water main and turn it off.  This will stop the flow of water into the property and ultimately prevent any more coming through the pipes.

Drain the water system

If the flow of water continues, it’s a good idea to drain the water already in the system.  You can achieve this by flushing the toilet several times and turning on all the cold taps until the flow dries up. This can help stop the water immediately.

Turn off electrical devices

From a safety perspective, it is essential that all electrical devices including central heating and appliances are turned off.  Better still, turn off the power at the main.  If the mains switch is too close to water or is wet itself, call a qualified electrician immediately to avoid electrocution.

Isolate water

Depending on the severity of the issue, you may be able to catch water in buckets or isolate the water by closing off windows and doors and containing it to one area of the home or office.  Where possible, move furniture and belongings to higher ground or away from the effected area.

Call in an emergency plumber

Tackling a plumbing problem should always be something left to the experts regardless of how small it may be.  Call a local emergency plumber in Ryde as soon as possible.  They will be able to assess the damage and make immediate repairs.

Contact your Insurer

Don’t forget you also need to contact your insurance company.  You’ll need to verify that your policy covers you for domestic emergencies like burst pipes and confirm what you will need to support your claim including photographs of water damage and even a report from the plumber.

Getting things back to normal

It may take some time to get things back to a comfortable state of normal, depending on the severity of the water damage.  A good deal of cleaning may be required particularly to walls, carpets and furniture; some of which may require replacement. Any additional repairs including painting can usually be covered by insurance too so ensure you cover all bases.

When an unfortunate burst water pipe causes damage to your property, call in the experts to get the job sorted fast!

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Should You DIY Or Call In The Gladesville Plumber Experts?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Most Australians consider themselves quite savvy when it comes to tackling the odd job around the house. We love to give everything a go. Are you aware that when it comes to plumbing, if you are attempting to do more than change a tap washer, you could be exposing yourself to a whole lot of legal issues as well as expensive ongoing repairs?  Should you DIY or call in the plumbing experts?

Hardware stores offer a huge variety of products

Don’t be fooled by enormous range of plumbing products that hardware shops have available. What you may not realise is that whilst you don’t need a licence to purchase them, depending on the state in which you live, you may actually need to be qualified and licenced to install them.

What a householder can legally do around the home

Each state in Australia has laws stipulating what a homeowner can legally do around the home with respect to plumbing.  Whilst you should check your own local area rules, or contact a reputable plumber to confirm, as a general guide refer to the following:

A homeowner can legally replace a washer in a tap, upgrade a showerhead and even install or maintain an outdoor irrigation or watering system.   We can also comfortably get our hands dirty by safely cleaning grates and drains to assist with water flow around the home.

Plumbing jobs best left to the experts

Plumbing jobs that include installing a water supply or rainwater tanks, hot water systems and even fire protection, just to name a few, must be undertaken by those who are legally qualified to.  Replacing drains or work involving the water main as well as adjustments to water pressure and any work that directly interacts with the installation of the drinking water system or the sewer line requires a licensed plumber.

Calling a local plumber to seek confirmation

If you’re ever in doubt, it’s probably best you call a plumber just to be on the safe side.  Also if you are unsure of the legal or insurance ramifications that may occur if you tackle a plumbing job, contact a local plumber to seek confirmation.  Local councils also have guidelines you can refer to so your best bet is to be proactive and ask the question first.

Take a positive step and protecting yourself from potential injury and even worse still greater expenses in the long run if you need to call in a plumber to fix up a DIY job gone terribly wrong.

When it comes time to pick up the phone and call a local Gladesville plumber for help, be confident that Gladesville Plumbing Services is available 24 hours a day for all your emergency plumbing needs.  

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Plumbing Service Ryde – Why You Should Choose Your Local Plumbing Service

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Whether you have a plumbing emergency or simply need a job done around the home that requires a qualified plumber, who do you call upon?  A larger, well-known franchise that readily advertises on television, or a reputable local plumbing service in Ryde that may have done a letterbox drop or you simply heard about through friends in the area?  There are many options to consider, but the benefits of opting for a local plumber first stand out.  Here’s why.


Local plumbers are just that; local.  They live in your area and service homes and business typically in a small radius.  Their reputation therefore replies upon the quality of service they provide because word of mouth can make or break them.

Fast service

You can always trust a local plumbing service.  If your pipe bursts in the middle of a night or you simply cannot get hot water for your morning shower, a local plumber can be there fast.

Free quotes

More often than not you’ll be able to get a free, no obligation quote, for the work you need undertaken. This is comforting particularly when a budget needs to stretch to cover repairs needed.

Support local businesses

When you use the services of a local plumber, you are helping your local economy too.  They in turn purchase parts from local suppliers and the cycle helps to keep the community employed.  The goodwill is priceless and you can be happy that you are helping to build a strong neighbourhood.


When you choose a local plumbing service in Ryde, you are making a difference.  Building a relationship with service providers in your area gives you peace of mind when an emergency arises.  You’re most likely to receive faster service, competitive quotes and an extra something thrown in as small businesses will appreciate your support, particularly when you share your positive experiences with friends and family who live nearby too.

Friendly and reliable tradesmen are often hard to come by so choose local and trust in the local experts.

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Gas Hot Water or Electric Hot Water?

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Gas Hot Water or Electric Hot Water?

Gas hot water systems are one of the most efficient and economical water heating systems you can install in your home. They’re often compared to electric hot water systems, and the two obviously do the same job. But there can be big differences between choosing gas or electricity to heat your water. Some of the differences lie in how and when the water is heated and the impact the heating has on our environment.

Why gas hot water?

Steaming water whenever you need it is exactly what you get with gas hot water. Some of the benefits of using gas for water heating are that it only heats water when you need it, so water is not sitting in a tank all day long being kept warm. Using gas helps to lower our carbon footprint as gas is a cleaner energy, therefore better for our environment.  Gas is also cheaper than electricity and especially good if natural gas is available to your home.

Why electric hot water?

Water that is heated through an electric hot water system is one of the most expensive to run and also the most damaging to our environment. Electric systems can provide hot water at any time of the day or night. However, the electricity required to heat the water may not be available and certainly doesn’t cost the same rate all day and night. Using off-peak electricity does make this system less expensive, however, and most electricity providers offer a choice of tariffs to suit your needs and budget.

How to choose between gas and electric

Key factors to consider when choosing between gas hot water and electric hot water include:

–          The number of people in your home that will use the hot water

–          How much hot water you expect to use

–          When you will need the greatest amount of hot water

–          What your hot water will be used for, such as showers, baths, dishwashing and laundry.

Gas hot water is a much better option for a busy household, having cheaper running costs, providing a good output of hot water, and being better for our environment.  There are, however, instances where the only option for your home is electricity.  In these cases, making sure the electric hot water system is tailored to the home’s specific needs will improve its efficiency.

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Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Gladesville GutteringPlumbing Tools and Tips This Spring

As the weather warms up, it is the perfect time for some “spring cleaning”. Whilst plumbing may not be the first area of the home that springs to mind, it is the perfect time to dust off your tools and do a few checks and improvements to help you save water and money.

Tips to keep your bathroom pipes in working order

Checking your taps for leaks in the bathroom should be your first port of call.  Ensure too that your toilet isn’t running. Check this by adding a couple of drops of food coloring into the cistern and, without flushing, wait to see if the water in the bowl starts to change colour. You’ll know within the hour if you have a small, silent leak.

It may be the perfect time, too, to remind yourself and your family about how you can all avoid major plumbing disasters by ensuring paper, non-flushable wipes, nappies and even small cotton buds are not flushed down the toilet.  You’ll encounter a hefty maintenance bill and potential broken pipes if you do.

The kitchen sink is not a rubbish bin

Unless you have a drainer over your kitchen plughole, chances are little bits of food get washed down the pipes every day. Over time this can become a big concern so invest in a small device to ensure only water goes down the drain and food scraps are transferred to the bin.  Your kitchen sink is not a rubbish bin. It is wise to avoid pouring cooking oil or fat down, too, as once it cools and congeals it can clog the pipes.

Areas outside the home

There is no doubt that autumn will have left a few too many leaves in your gutters and combined with winter rains you may find that your drains and down pipes are not as clean as they should be.  To ensure they don’t overflow, rot or cause damage to other areas of your home, make sure they are free of debris.

When to call in the experts

As with any great DIY project, it doesn’t take much for a quick plumbing fix to turn into a disaster so know your limits and be prepared to call in the experts particularly when it comes to checking the pipes on your dishwasher or hot water unit.

It may be a worthwhile exercise to ask your local plumber to have a quick walk through your home anyway; chances are they may just pick up on a potential issue.  It’s better to be safe than sorry!

A few inexpensive plumbing tools and bright ideas about waste disposal and leak repairs can make a big difference to your home maintenance plan. By being conscious of how you use and maintain the wet areas around your home, you’ll ensure they have a far longer lifespan.  Just think of it as an extension to your regular wardrobe or closet spring-cleaning project!

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Types of Hot Water Services | Gladesville Plumbing Services

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Types of Hot Water Services

Are you in the market for a new hot water service? Our handy guide will explain the different types of hot water services available to you and help you to decide which system is just right for your household or workplace.

Continuous or storage hot water services?

The first step to deciding on your new hot water service is to work out what type of system you need. There are two main ways to have water heated for your home or business – a continuous hot water service or storage water heaters with a tank. If you need a small volume of hot water, continuous hot water services are better because you only heat the water you need, as you use it. For families or workplaces, a storage system is better because it has greater capacity to keep up with demand so the system is less likely to run out of hot water. A tank hot water service is able to deliver to several faucets at once more efficiently than a continuous hot water service.

Both services can run on different fuel types like gas, solar, electricity or heat pump, which is your next consideration.

Fuel type and running costs

Gas, electric, solar or heat pump are the most common ways to power your hot water appliance. Solar power is the most environmentally friendly fuel from this selection and is quite cost effective to run, but it can be expensive to install. Solar power hot water services will need either gas or electric back up or booster systems installed also. Whatever the energy source, choose one with a high energy star rating so your system is not wasting energy and costing you money.

Size matters – is bigger better?

The next item to review is the capacity of the various hot water services. Instantaneous water heaters need to have a flow rate to cope with the amount of hot water that is required at any one time. Hot water tanks need to store enough hot water for your demands.

Need help deciding on the best hot water appliance for you?  Contact us (https://www.gladesvilleplumbing.com.au/contact-us) to discuss all the options!

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Hydronic Heating: Keep Your House Warm This Winter

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments


Hydronic Heating By Gladesville Plumbing ServicesWith the winter chill upon us, choosing a hydronic heating system is a smart decision.  Not only are they super quiet but also extremely energy efficient. They are a great alternative to other systems for comfortable living in winter, without the expense.

What is hydronic heating?

Hydronic heating is a clever, energy efficient heating system that uses water to heat your home.  The water is used as a method of transporting heat.  It absorbs the heat from the boiler at an initial source point, then travels through a piping system, typically beneath the floor, releasing warmth into the home.  The water continues to loop through the pipes.  As it cools, it returns to the boiler, is re-heated and continues on again to maintain the home’s preferred temperature.

Benefits over traditional heating systems

Hydronic heating is a solution well worth considering given the huge range of benefits it can provide, like consistency and cost effectiveness.

Consistent temperatures

Traditional heating methods can create hot and cold spots throughout your home with poor air circulation. You may even experience draughts as the air is blown through ducts leading to uneven warmth.  Hydronic heating cleverly allows you to enjoy constant temperature as it radiates throughout the entire room.

Cost effective

Each system uses less energy than conventional central heating systems and thereby is a cost effective solution to many homeowners.  Hydronic heating systems are far less expensive to run and produce lower emissions than other methods of heating, making them good for the environment as well as the hip pocket.

Dust free, noise free

When you use hydronic heating, there is no air forced into the home via traditional heating ducts, so dust and airborne allergies are not spread throughout the living space.   This is a great bonus for those who are sensitive to bacteria or suffer from allergies or asthma.  You’ll also avoid any in-home noise pollution, as the hydronic unit is completely silent.

Safe and flexible

Hydronic heating systems are fully enclosed so there is no risk of burning.  This makes it a fantastic solution for all kinds of homes, particularly those where inquisitive little hands might be at risk.

Consider installing a cost effective  solution today.  You’ll provide your family with a warm, safe and comfortable living space and save on your energy bills too.

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