A cistern is a chamber that holds water and is usually concrete. Over time, the concrete can become damaged and cracked, leading to leaks. Luckily, Plumbwell Plumbing offers a concrete cistern restoration service. We’ll come out and assess your cistern and then give you a quote for the restoration. In most cases, we can have your cistern looking like new in no time.
What The Client Was After
Living and working in one of the oldest suburbs in Sydney comes with some great perks regarding plumbing, and one of those perks is wiring with some old bathroom features you don’t see around anymore. One of these is the outhouses (toilets) with original features. For this job, we were tasked with restoring this old concrete cistern.
What Work Was Completed
We had to pull out all the internal and external valves, source the correct ones (which wasn’t easy) and install the new ones.
Is It Cheaper to Repair or Replace a Concrete Cistern?
It is far more economical to refurbish an existing concrete cistern than to replace it. Ultimately it comes down to a matter of cost. Replacing a cistern is more expensive than repairing one, but sometimes may be the only option if it is severely damaged. Repairs are generally preferred if the cistern is structurally sound and the damage is limited. If the cistern is extensively damaged, replacement is usually the only option. So, getting a top-rated local plumber in Sydney is important for fair diagnosis and solutions.
What to do if Your Concrete Water Tank Leaks?
No one wants to wake up to a flood in their basement. But if you have a concrete water tank, that’s exactly what could happen if it develops a leak. Even a small crack can allow water to seep in and cause serious damage. If you suspect your tank leaks, you must act quickly and call a professional. Plumbwell Plumbing Services is a team of fully licensed and insured plumbing experts who can help you with any repairs that need to be made. We understand that a leak can be stressful and disruptive, so we work quickly and efficiently to get your water tank back in working order.
How Long Do Concrete Cisterns Last?
Concrete cisterns are a great option for those looking for a long-term solution to their water storage needs. Concrete is an incredibly durable material, and concrete cisterns can last up to 50 years with minimal maintenance. In fact, the only real upkeep required is the occasional power washing to remove any dirt or debris that may have built up.
How to Know When It’s Time to Call in a Plumber to Repair Your Concrete Cistern
As any homeowner knows, there are some repairs you can do yourself and others that are best left to the professionals. When it comes to your concrete cistern, it’s important to know when it’s time to call in a plumber. There are a few key signs that indicate that your cistern needs repair.
This is the most obvious sign that something is wrong. If you notice any water leaks, regardless of how small, it’s time to give us a call.
Cracks in concrete
Even the smallest cracks can allow water to seep through, leading to larger problems down the road. If you notice cracks in your cistern or water starts to pool around the base, this is a cause for concern.
Another tell-tale sign is if your toilet stops flushing or the water level in the bowl drops suddenly.
Constant running water
Finally, if you hear constant running water, this could be an indication that your cistern is not sealing properly.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s best to call in Sydney’s Leading Plumbing Specialists to assess the damage and make the necessary repair or replacements.
Where The Job Was Completed
The job was completed at Day St, Marrickville, NSW.
The end Result
The cistern worked more efficiently than before, and we helped keep some history in this beautiful house.
Who Worked On the Job
● Charlie – Plumber