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Future-proof Bathrooms

Posted by: Crawford Anderson Posted Date: 01/08/2016
Larger, less cluttered spaces, such as wet rooms or walk-in showers are the solution and the number of these installations have increased recently and look set to be a larger part of the plumbing and heating market. The wet room/ walk-in shower design is easier to clean and look after for one. They are more easily accessed by users with the use of seats and rails which prevent the danger of slips and falls. Showers also reduced water use which lowers energy costs.

Smart technology in your home

Posted by: Crawford Anderson Posted Date: 25/07/2016
Cash is king and smart technology can allow you remotely access your heating meaning you can manage your heating more efficiently which will save you money on your heating costs. There are the upfront costs but the long term savings are tangible.

London Boiler Cashback Scheme

Posted by: Crawford Anderson Posted Date: 20/07/2016
You can get £400 cashback when replacing an old boiler if you satisfy the following criteria: Do you want to make big savings on energy bills? Do you have an old, inefficient boiler and want to convert it to a new, high efficiency boiler? Are you a London home owner or an accredited private landlord?

Increased opening hours

Posted by: Crawford Anderson Posted Date: 09/10/2014
Opening hours extended to 8.30pm to meet customers requirements

Saving water at the flick of a switch !!

Posted by: Crawford Anderson Posted Date: 22/07/2014
Imagine the situation or re-live the horror for those that have gone through it already – you have a leak in your property & you can’t do anything about it until the plumber arrives!! Does this problem sound familiar-?? Has it happened to you-??

Reduce the risks of plumbing emergencies

Posted by: Happy G Posted Date: 06/11/2013

Reducing the risks of plumbing emergencies before the onset of winter is something we should be thinking about now. Here are some steps to take now to reduce the risk of being caught out.

  1. Find out where the stop cock valve is located and check that it is working occasionally
  2. Check the drain valves from time to time
  3. Check any other service valves and understand what they do
  4. Check the condition of any flexible hosepipes plumbed into any home appliances, make sure they are not perished
  5. insulate any exposed pipes in storage rooms or in the loft
  6. Inspect your cold water storage tank regularly
  7. Have your central heating boilers and other appliances services now and once a year at least
  8. Check for any dripping taps or continuously running overflow pipes
  9. Turn off any outside taps or insulate them so that they do not freeze
  10. Make a note of a professional, qualified and licensed plumber and keep their information handy

If you follow these tips you should reduce the risk of being caught  out by winter coming on.

 

Make sure the plumber you use is registered and licensed and choose the right professional for the job. Call us now on 0207 386 8888 to arrange for a preventative check on your premises

 

Spare a Thought for Your Boiler!

Posted by: William Anderson Posted Date: 29/05/2013
 
 
Poor old boilers are often forgotten during the summer and we feel sorry for them. In fact (and this might sound a little strange), we would like to give your boiler some love.
 
Of course we're sorry to remind you about winter, that's not our intention at all, but when it does come you'll be glad you thought of this now. There is no better time.
 
Boiler maintenance is crucial. What better time?It's always a good idea to service your boiler during the warmer months. If you're not using it then this can lead to issues when you do come to turn it on later in the year. Let's face it, it's going to be much more pleasant to sort any issues out while it's warm than it might be if something goes wrong during the winter. In addition to this, we are busier during the winter and when our services are in such demand it's often tricky to fit people in and industry prices can often rise during these months.
 
So apart from the doom and gloom of "What if it breaks?" there are other reasons. Servicing your boiler properly can lead to lower bills due to increasing the efficiency of the system. Deposits can build up and removing these can make a big difference. It's always nice to save a little money on your bills.
 
Anyway, we'll stop trying to convince you now and just say that if you do want our help we are here for you 24 hours a day. Get in touch with us on 020 7386 8888 or you can fill in this form here.
 
 
Top tip: If you don't use your boiler in the summer the motorised valves in the system can sometimes seize when you need them. Also the seals can harden during neglect which will cause leaks. If you switch your heating on once a month during the summer (just for 5 minutes) then this can keep the valves moving freely, give the pump a workout and will help to prevent issues.

What to do when you find water leaks.

Posted by: William Anderson Posted Date: 12/04/2013
If you find a leak or think you have a plumbing problem, what is the best approach to take to minimise any damage until you can get the plumber out there as soon as possible?   Sometimes, with the right advice you can fix the problem at least tem...

How to Bleed Your Radiators

Posted by: William Anderson Posted Date: 18/03/2013
Our easy to follow four step guide to bleeding the radiators on your central heating system.

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

Posted by: Crawford Anderson Posted Date: 31/01/2013

 

It is the time of year that you may experience having your pipes freeze when another cold spell comes along. This problem can be very inconvenient and fairly expensive if you have to call a plumber out to fix it, so the best way is to avoid your pipes freezing altogether. There are two main ways that you can prevent your pipes from freezing. First, you can make sure that your pipes are heated or that heating is left on near to them. Another way to prevent your pipes from freezing is to make sure that the pipes are insulated, all of the DIY shops have pipe lagging and loft insulation that can be used to protect your pipes.


At this time of the year be sure that you have disconnected any outside drains and garden hoses, turn-off the indoor cut-off valve that feeds the outside tap and open the outdoor tap to fully drain the system. This helps to prevent any remaining water in the pipes that are exposed to below-zero temperatures from freezing.


Keep the house warm, and if you know of any pipes that tend to freeze, decide how to keep them warm. If you think you are going to have freezing problems, run some water through the pipes on a regular basis and this may prevent them from freezing.

 

If you have frozen pipes and need help, contact our 24 hour emergency service on 020 7386 8888

How to avoid burst pipes

Posted by: Crawford Anderson Posted Date: 23/10/2011
At this time of year we all have to be careful to avoid the risk of burst pipes, so how should we avoid burst pipes? All exposed or vulnerable pipes in lofts, basements or pipe work on outside walls (especially cold mains pipes) should be as insulated as ...

 

 

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