Plumbing Services on the Lower North Shore.

LKB Plumbing offers a complete range of plumbing services. From blocked drains, emergency plumbing on the northern beaches of Sydney, gas fitting, hot water installation, reline sewers, bathroom remodeling... Our trucks are fully fitted including plumbers with the expertise to get the job done on budget at a time that suits YOU.

BLOCKED DRAINS | SEWER CHOKES

How can I detect a blocked drain?
The main signs include a gurgling or gulping sound and a smelly drain grate coming from the floor waste or toilet when using the water. If the water level in the toilet is above or below of its normal levels, and/or the drain outside the house overflowing then you might have a blocked drain issue. The floor waste overflowing during a shower may also indicate a blockage. If any of the above is observed, then call LKB plumbing to clear it as soon as possible.

How can I prevent a blocked drain?
A sewer choke is a blockage in a wastewater pipe. It is usually caused by tree roots that have found a way into the pipes, or when someone has put something down the toilet that it's not designed for. ( kids’ toys often end up “swimming” down the toilet!) To know a list of “pipe friendly trees to plant” please go to:
Select the Right Tree.pdf

RENOVATIONS OR NEW

Laundry:
Thinking of renovating your bathroom, why not renovate your laundry at the same time? You could reduce labour & material costs: ask us to price for a new laundry while we’re here.

Kitchen:
We will first install or reposition pipes, drains, plumbing fixtures and water heating units to fit your design. Then, later in a kitchen renovation schedule, LKB plumbing team will come back to install appliances and fittings such as dishwashers, sinks, tap ware, in-sink garbage disposals and water filters.

Bathroom:
From start to finish, we provide all aspects of your project whether it’s your en-suite retreat spa or a shower room for the kids, LKB will assist you from practical yet aesthetically appealing design ideas to organizing all trades involved. Bathroom renovation is our passion!

New Dwellings:
Residential or Commercial, from unit blocks, house to factories LKB plumbing is here to assist you with all aspect of plumbing.

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TAPS | TOILETS

Leaking taps or toilet?
A few simple ways to look for leaks:
• Check your hot water system's expansion valves: the valve shouldn't be constantly leaking water.
• Check your taps and toilets regularly for signs or sounds of leaks.
• Disconnect hoses that are always connected to garden taps. Then check these taps aren't leaking.
• Place a small piece of dry toilet paper at the back of the toilet bowl and check that it stays dry until  the next flush. Toilet cisterns should not release any water between flushes.
• Toilet cistern should not continuously run water, if you hear the running water all the time, ring us.
• Look for green patches of grass that are different from the grass around it. This can mean  you have an underground pipe leak.

Rainwater Tanks: If you want to use the water from your rainwater tank in your toilets or washing machine, you need to: hire a licensed plumber and apply to connect.

HOT WATER HEATERS

LKB Plumbing are your Hot Water Heating experts on the northern beaches. Instantaneous electric and gas hot water systems, tankless hot water solutions for every home. Ask us how you can save up to $200 per quarter on your hot water heating bill today.

Repair or replace your hot water heater?
LKB plumbing can help you make this decision by asking you a few questions.

What’s the most economical or efficient water heater?
The answer is different for different situations. It depends on your roof space, energy tariffs and access to natural gas.

Does your home have natural gas available?
Your energy provider should be able to let you know.

My electric water heater is inside my home. Can I put a gas, solar or heat pump water heater inside my home?
Yes, you can.

Can I install a gas water heater if I haven’t had one before?
Yes, if you have gas piping in your street then your home can be connected to natural gas. Your local energy provider can advise if gas is available, and arrange connection. If gas is not available, you can install a propane (also known as LPG) gas water heater, which can be run from refillable gas bottles. Either way, LKB plumbing can advise what will be involved.

What’s the best gas water heater?
It depends on the use you have for it. There is 2 types of gas heater: continuous flow or gas storage: LKB plumbing can help you decide what best fits your household depending on your needs.

EMERGENCY WORK

When you need experienced plumbers in a hurry contact LKB Plumbing for an immediate response... LKB Plumbing is on call 24/7 for all emergency work, get an immediate response when you need it and put your trust in our expertise dealing with ALL emergency plumbing issues. Our trucks are fully fitted for any emergency and our plumbers have extensive experience dealing with problems you probably haven't even thought of. If reliability matters to you, call LKB Plumbing.

GAS FITTING

I already have natural gas connected for cooking. Can I replace my electric water heater with a gas model and use the existing piping?
It depends on the size of your existing gas pipe, and the type of gas water heater you want to install. LKB plumbing can check your existing set up & advise.

Can I instal a gas water heater if I haven’t had one before?
Yes, if you have gas piping in your street then your home can be connected to natural gas. Your local energy provider can advise if gas is available, and arrange connection. If gas is not available, you can install a propane (also known as LPG) gas water heater, which can be run from refillable gas bottles. Either way, LKB plumbing can advise what will be involved.

What’s the best gas water heater?
It depends on the use you have for it. There are 2 types of gas heater: continuous flow or gas storage: LKB plumbing can help you decide what best fits your household depending on your needs.

CCTV INSPECTIONS

How does CCTV save me money?
Using our CCTV, LKB Plumbing can quickly and procisely indentify blocked drains which can save you thousand's of dollars on excavations for repairing drainage systems. Contact us for an inspection and save money.

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ROOFING AND GUTTER REPAIRS

LKB Plumbing are licensed and experienced roofing and gutter repairers. A cracked roofing tile can cause havoc to your ceilings and wooden componants, faulty downpipes can be the cause of unforseen damage under your house. There are many symptoms of an unhealthy roof and just a small problem now can become a heartbreaking and expensive problem in a short space of time. If you detect any issues with your roof or the workings of your guttering system, contact LKB Plumbing for an inspection, and rest assured with the confidence that you are dealing with a licensed, experienced roofing plumber.

guarantee

LKB Plumbing gives a 100% guarantee on all labour it commences on your job, so you can be sure when we complete a job, it's guranteed for your peace of mind.

  • Nigel O

    " Called with a Water leak issue. Turned up 1 Hour later. Well presented. Methodically worked his way through the process of identifying the problem. Fixed the problem. Didn't cost me an Arm and a Leg. I highly recommend this Company. "

    Fengyuan Z

    " I had a leaking pipe behind the wall and tile. I called Luke this morning and he arrived in one hour and after another hour the job is done, and it look exactly the same as before! I would recommend LKB to anyone. "

  • Mark V

    " Luke and his offsider are busy plumbers; however, they still managed to fit me in within a reasonable timeframe. A sign of an excellent tradesmen is their workload, and these guys are flat out. It was worth the short wait though. They excelled at the job, and we have absolute confidence in giving them the very highest kudos....you won't regret using their services.... In fact, it's nice to have found a plumbing business that we can rely on for any job that comes up in the future. "

  • Peter

    " I would highly recommend Luke and his team to anyone. After our phone call they responded immediately and fixed the problem in such a short time, they are exactly what they say, reliable fast VERY efficient and extremely good looking. LKB plumbing is a very professional business and I would suggest you ring them FIRST everytime."

  • Graham

    " I have had the need to use LKB 3 times now and every time the work has been on time, fast, clean and at a resonable price, i would recommend you give them a try, you won't be sorry. "

    Jocelyn F

    " Prompt, professional and fair! I got the callback while Luke was still on holiday and the problem was fixed same day. "

  • DXM

    " I telephoned LKB this morning for what I thought was a plumbing problem but once I explained the problem with hot water flow, LKB asked me a few questions and recommended I call Living Gas at Brookvale for what turns out was a gas unit issue. I thought it was very good of LKB to choose to refer me to an appropriate service rather than charge me a call out fee to tell me the same thing. I really appreciate this consideration. "

  • Michelle S

    " Luke and James recently fixed our old leaking hot water system and even found an economical solution without having to replace the whole system. I am happy to recommend their services. "

    Annmaree I

    " Each time I call Luke he is friendly and super quick to fix the problems with my old house plumbing! I wouldn't use any one else - highly recommend Luke and his team for all your plumbing work! "

  • Skin & Tonic

    " The only plumber who called me back. Prompt, tidy and fast. I highly recommend... And pretty easy on the eye too. "

    Chris777

    " Highly recommend Luke. Fast, professional, reliable (rare quality these days). Always know that when we call Luke the job will be done promptly and properly. Recommend LKB be your first call for any plumbing needs. "

  • Kathy B

    " Luke helped us with a hot water problem. We had received advice from the gas company and another plumber that the gas hot water system was faulty. Luke identified a gas supply problem which he was able to fix. We appreciate his efforts to get to a solution that was the right one and which saved us money. "