Plumbing & Heating
Reduce the Risk of a Plumbing or Heating Emergency
Whilst you may instantly hire a professional plumber or heating engineer, there are few points to consider and lots of things to look out for that can help save you money and time whilst you wait for an expert. In very cold weather there can be issues with pipes, your boiler, a storage system or your entire heating system. We have produced some tips to help you to help yourself in an emergency. Please also remember that we are experts in our field and are ready for your call whether you do have an emergency situation, or if you simply would like us to service your system.
Stop Valve – It’s important to know where your stop valve is. This is situated on the incoming water supply main and its important to take a look at this regularly to ensure that it isn’t leaking or rusting and that it’s working as it should be.
Dripping Taps – Get them fixed if you don’t know how to as this is a very good sign that your plumbing / water system is not working properly. Tightening up can be simple for you if you are confident with doing it yourself.
Leaking Pipes – This can cause unlimited amount of damage. If this is the case in your home or property, have them maintained by a professional plumbing engineer to avoid any damage, or further damage, to your property.
Boilers – Central heating boilers should be serviced regularly to make sure that they are working properly. Most insurance companies will not cover you if your boiler breaks down and you have not had it regularly serviced.
Storage Tanks – Water storage and connecting pipes in the loft and through your walls can become easily frozen in cold weather. If they are not already then have them properly insulated and run your hot water on a timer regularly if you go on holiday or leave your home during the winter months.
Shower / Tap Pressure – More than an annoying problem, low pressure in your taps or shower head could be either due to simply isolated issues such as a tap having built up residue. Yet the issue if you have low pressure around the entire home or property can be due to an inadequate plumbing system, blocked pipes or leaking. If you suspect you have an issue with the entire system it can be important to have a professional plumber attend your premises.
In many cases you can carry out remedial work yourself where plumbing is concerned, especially on leaky taps and basic appliances. However, if you are suffering from heating or plumbing issues that you can’t fix yourself, contact your local experts. We’re a friendly team and are here for emergencies and are happy to attend to your home or commercial property on scheduled appointments. Call us today for advice or a consultation.
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