How do I unblock my toilet?
A blockage where it makes the largest difference to your daily life can be a real nuisance. It causes great inconvenience at best. A health risk at worst. A blocked toilet is a serious issues which need instant attention from plumbers in my area. It’s not an issue one should ever close the door to.
If your situation is one that needs advice on how you unblock your toilet. The fastest and most foolproof way to rid yourself of the problem is to get in touch with a drain clearance service. Our skilled technicians are available and ready at any time. Equipped with the tools to handle any block. You can call at any hour.
But if you are not quite at that stage. And would like to try a few ways to unblock your toilet yourself. Here follows some easy to follow instructions that might be of assistance.
What is the most common, workable and successful ways to treat a block?
Under each bathroom sink or cleaning cupboard there should be the old, but reliable remedy. The plunger. A specific, and unique toilet plunger, preferably one made to suit the shape of the facility. When using a plunger always ensure there is enough water in the bowl as not to let air through.
When working with the plunger to unblock your toilet. Do so in a careful and calm way as to avoid water splashing around. A point, especially important if there is backed up sewage.
If you have no luck using this method. Try using a sink snake, or an old wire coat hanger fashioned into a suitable hook. Try to unblock your toilet carefully when using this way. Scrapes on the inside of your bowl or pipes can cause scratches. Which lessens the life of your pipes. And can attribute to it clogging up again. Our partners have kindly written this article.
If all else fails there are chemical products for dissolving and to unblock your toilet. And of course as a last resort there is to call in the professionals.
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There are few scenarios to imagine more stressful than coming home to a bust pipe and a flooded home. This is something that a compassionate man will no doubt understand. This is also the reason to why for us, it’s important that help can be reached when most needed. Meaning that you can call at any time should you find yourself in this unfortunate scenario. Anyservice knows that water damage is something that should not be taken lightly, and in addition to damaging the interior of your home it can also cause the structural integrity of the building to be compromised. So in cases of emergency, it’s important that you get in touch with a professional as soon as possible, not only to fix the plumbing issue, but to ensure that no further damage is caused. So keep the number for all your needs including our unblock drains service that comes with the highest recommendation from previous customers, and who is known to build long lasting customer relationships based on merit and work done to the highest professional standards. If you are in need of any other services who can help you with anything from advice to renewal and installation of boilers, bathrooms, kitchens and much more feel free to give us a call and discuss your options with us today. And with experience on the industry market and competitive service prices we can help you find the perfect deal for what it is you are in search of. To speak to a professional today is as simple and easy as picking up the phone and dialing our number.
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In the midst of spring it’s easy to get excited and underestimate the temperature drop to come when the night falls. This is something that your team are very understanding of, simply as we are also greatly excited by the coming season. The reason we bring this up is that with these times there is also and influx of cold and flu symptoms which of course is nothing out of the ordinary, and nothing dangerous, but something to be aware of. Extra important in this season then becomes keeping warm enough, giving your body time to relax and rest in the comfort of your home, to ensure that your immune system keeps strong, and you can carry on with your important tasks as you were. If you are having issues with your heating at home it can not only be an inconvenience for your senses, but also for your general day to day running. Speaking will help you in taking the next step on getting things resolved. If you are giving thought to a bit of luxury in the form of underfloor heating, you will also find the expertise you seek with the wonderful team here. With many innovative solutions and ideas and a bundle of experience with different heating solutions, you can trust to know the field, and coupled with the strong customer service focus the team also holds, you will struggle to find anyone more suiting for the job. With competitive prices, great service, and heating solutions to suit your particular situation, routine and home you simply cannot go wrong. Get in touch today with your questions and get a high value, fair, honest and transparent quote for the work you need!
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If you are searching for a service which is close by, quick to respond, always available, and who puts your requirement as their highest priority, ensure that you get in touch with the team that works hard here. Day and night, we are ready and available for your emergencies, as well as always remaining flexible and intuitive in how we perform our jobs. We’ll come to your home at a time that works with your clock, we’re always happy to have clear conversations and give clear advice and quotes. For us, a great job done is one which involves also customer satisfaction and understanding, which is why we are always there to inform as your personal expert. Feel free to give us a call right away, and if you are in an emergency scenario we’ll be on the way, straight away. That is a promise. We are here to assist and by helping others is how we derive our own work pleasure and value. Should you in the current be stuck with an issue that needs a specialist then call us now. Or perhaps you are just looking around and would like a quotation for the work you require, with this quick and clear , a competitive quote is only a phone call away. So don’t put something as important or longed for off as having your plumbing sorted or your bathroom refurbished, these things will only add value to your life and you may as well do them sooner rather than later. Speak with the lovely here to find out more on your situation and your options.
On the lookout for mould
The merry team hard at work here are always looking for ways to help you improve your situation at home, and to your attention we would like to bring the importance of keeping vigilant in spotting mould. The caring knows that not only can it post an annoyance for you as the one having to look at it and clean it, but it can also pose a health hazard if breathed in often. So if you find yourself often scrubbing excess of mould off in any area of your home, an investigation of why that is, should be in order. In bathroom areas often there is an issue with ventilation, or surfaces are not suitable for the humid conditions. Getting in touch with will help you find a better bathroom solution for your issue. In some more extreme cases, visible and recurring mould can be caused by a leak in the pipework, and if this is something that you expect, don’t hesitate to call us right away. Leaks can lead to long term damage which exceeds the inconvenience of a mouldy patch somewhere, and it’s highly important to ensure that the issue is resolved. Call experts now to speak to us about your concerns. And don’t forget, you can call us at any time for any service you are in need of, 24 hours a day we are ready for emergency situations and in our day to day we are flexible to fit in work and appointments around your convenience and your day plan.
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Situations have a habit of occurring when they are the least expected, on top of that there is often a tendency for some other additional stressful element of one’s life to make the stressful situation’s one is already dealing with worse. Stress and anxiety caused by plumbing issues is something that the team here has great empathy and understanding for. We understands your worries as a home owner, flooded floors, water damage, structural damage and so forth are just to mention a couple of the worries that come flowing to mind when met with a potentially bad situation in need of urgent attention. The request is for emergency assistance is heard loud and clear by this dedicated pro service team who cares for your home and for you. Quick to respond to any urgent burst pipe, blockage and drainage issue or whatever else you might encounter, you can always rely on the team here to be at your service, no matter what the hour strikes. When you need it the most, your service heroes are on your case, and our top priority is to resolve your current situation. Save yourself a lot of stress and hassle by safe keeping the number for your favourite guys. That way you will always have a flexible expert at hand should you ever face an plumbing emergency which is too urgent to wait until morning. If you have questions or if you are suspecting that your plumbing requires repair or maintenance, you can call this reliable and friendly team today, in choosing us you rest assured that all your needs will be met, and at great affordable and competitive prices. Call today to find the quote that you are looking for today.
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A service who treats any work that you need as their own is surely one which you can trust and rely upon. The customer relationships that we build and aim for are of the long lasting kind, and many of our current customers have been with us for years and had all their needs fulfilled by the skilled team here. Their recommendations and good feedback is testament to that our hard work is paying off. The satisfaction of our customers is a highly important factor for us, and ensuring that you have the repair, installation and advice you need with regards to your plumbing, heating and draining system at home is what we burn for. Call today to find out how your friendly, trained and professional service team can help you as soon as today. Urgent needs are also an area which the team here understands well, and should you get in touch with an issue such as burst pipes, drain blockage and other things which required immediate attention. You can rest assured that this caring and speedy service team will be ready to come and resolve your issue. Save the number you see on the top of this page to ensure that you always have a way to get in touch with a recommended, rapid and dedicated who are here and waiting for your call. If at the current you are searching for a quote, it can be with regards to your home improvement project in the area of heating, bathrooms, kitchen and so forth, feel free to call a wonderful now to receive your price competitive quote today.
Two in one kettle and pipe cleaning with Redland Plumbing
There are a few home remedies which have been passed down for many generations which are still applicable and a good idea to apply today as well. When it comes to keeping nice clean pipes, the old fashioned baking soda and vinegar works a treat, however white vinegar mixed with just boiling water will also have a great effect. A provider who knows how great free flow in your home pipes will have a positive effect on you, as it will cause you less stress, worry and frustration over slow drainage. If you need more help and tips on what you can do to ensure that your pipes flow freely, and you would like to speak to provider who knows the strains that a family home puts on the pipes. You can always feel free to get in touch with a pipe expert at any time. What would suggest in this case, is to give your electric kettle a clean whilst you’re at it. All you need to do is add white vinegar at the bottom of your kettle, about enough to cover the coils which boils the water is enough. After that you fill the kettle to maximum capacity, put to boil, and when it’s done, straight away use the same boiling water and vinegar solution to give some attention to a drain in need of it. After this first lot of boiling water and vinegar has been poured down the chosen drain, a kettle once more, at full capacity with just water, to ensure that you get rid of the vinegar smell. And if you have any further questions on pipe cleaning or preventing blocked drains and would like to speak to a friendly and, please feel free to dial our number today
Ample time for new installations
A service with experience with installations throughout the year would like to bring to your attention that, if there is anything that you are thinking about fixing at home, if it’s with regards to the central heating or boiler, or if you are thinking about getting that new bathroom installation done. Now is a great time to do it. Although we are happy to perform installations all year round, and of course all installation work is done with the highest respect to your home and your privacy, now is a good time to do it. Simply due to the fact that it’s great weather outside, and should there be any noise you can be outdoors and undisturbed by the commotion which may be caused during the installation. So why not make yourself a nice drink, go out in the sun, and let me take care of what it is that you need doing. All whilst you sit outside, relax and enjoy the sunshine? Give us a call to discuss the work that you need doing, the team here are up to date with the current market and will be able to help you choose from the many products available there, help you find the style that you like, and that within the budget that you set. So the conditions are perfect for your new bathroom installation for instance to take place, so why not get in touch and speak to the friendly and helpful team, here you can find a one who will be with you from start all the way to completion. And on top of that we come with great recommendations from previous customers, so don’t hesitate to get in touch today!
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If you are on the lookout for a service which is trusted, relied upon and always flexible and ready to help with what you are in need of, make sure you get in touch with a long running and experienced service. Here you will always find a highly trained professional to perform any job you are in need of when it comes to plumbing, drainage, pipes and more. And on top of that, prices are always kept competitive, and you can rest assured that products provided are of the highest quality standards as our team aims to build long lasting customer relationships and would never settle for bad quality parts in order to save a few pennies. So if you want a which you can rely on to provide long lasting repairs and quality installations, ensure that you come to the dedicated and friendly team here. A conversation about what we can do for you is only a phone call away, and in dialling our number you can be sure that you’ll never need another number again. Anything from faucets and fixings repair work, heating related issues, pipes and pipe maintenance and much more can be found from your team. With clear prices, and the highest level of customer focus and care you will simply struggle to find a better and more trusted business. We happily listen to any request and need, as well as help you find the answers to the questions that you may have, no matter what the job is. So call today, and speak with your favourite nearest or next most convenient time!
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Being able to help local individuals, organisations, small businesses and the rest is something that the team here takes great pleasure and pride in. Bringing something as important as conveniently running heating systems, home improvements in terms of bathroom installations and kitchen upgrades, as well as ensuring that any pipe and drain issues are resolved is what has built their great reputation on. Quality of workmanship, quality of products, and of course providing a full service which takes care of all your needs, including caters for emergency situations, burst pipes and so on. Being able to help private home owners to a comfortable and luxurious living as well as being able to help commercial customers to run their businesses smoothly on a day to day basis is all included in what your caring and near service team provides. In our aim to provide you as the customer with everything that you need, reducing the number of phone numbers you require to keep to a single one you can of course call at any time. If you are stuck with an emergency scenario on your hands, the 24 hour service is here and ready to come to your aid. The service team have great understanding of the stresses drainage issue can case in a business situation or the panic that a burst pipe and a living room flood can cause at home. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch at any time. Your trained, intuitive, flexible and caring are here to help, and always happy to do so.
The right tools for any job!
Some people who are good in crafting, building, constructing and finding solutions for practical issues say that you need the right tool for the job. And this is something that your crafty can easily see eye to eye with. Of course tools can never make up for a lack in skill or knowledge, which is why the training is always underway here, however having the right tool for the job, of the right calibre is indeed something that we appreciate. With the right equipment comes elegance in problem solving, and by helping you with your issue, using the right set of tools, a swift and efficient job done is certain. If you are interested in the plumbing tools the lovely are always happy to show you what we use and why we use it in your specific case. With a great interest for both tools, products, parts and techniques you will by coming to this always practicing have the best and most flexible plumbing problem solvers at your service. Call today to find out how we can help you find a solution to your issue, and if you are planning work done in your home or for your business, rest assured that the quotes provided by this interested and dedicated service team are always clear, easy to understand and competitive in nature. There is no reason to go far to find an expert to help with your pipes, feel free to give us a call at your closest convenience to find out more!
One service for all your needs
For your small jobs, or big bathroom and wet room refurbishments and replacements, make sure you get in contact with a team who cares for you, and treat every job as if it was work done for their own home. Down to the smallest details, quality is always on our mind, and with all parts and all work done to the highest possible standard. You can keep ensured that your repair, installation or other work done will last and last. Having a chat with your team you can find aid in everything from what to choose, get good design suggestion and of course get what you require installed. Ensuring the best for customers is something we are happy to dedicate ourselves to, and for all answers to your questions, get them from an experienced expert. Of course part of why we gain such good reputation with people is also the fact that we are competitive in price, and work is always affordable and fair. Transparent pricing and quotes are always provided, meaning you always know exactly where your money is going. If you still have doubts, why not speak to your friendly team today, and find out for yourself. Why not give yourself the luxury bathroom you always dreamed about, or why not get that extra shower installed. Call today, and find out just how quick and easy it can be. Repairs, heating installation and maintenance, drain blockage and much more can of course also be found amongst the wide range of services provided. No matter what you need, a professional team is always here for you to ensure your convenience and comfort.
Your bath and shower expert
For any and all services and parts that you may be in need of, speak to a professional here. Many things can be found in stock at all time and is of course also ready for installation. Your service are flexible and can perform work when you want, and working on weekends and around your schedule is something we happily do as part of keeping our own customer service ideals. The work week is long and busy, and who can work with you, and with your schedule is something more than needed, especially in situations of bigger jobs. Should you for instance be in the process of renewing your bathroom you can speak to your service, who with a team of experts have the skills and knowledge to advice you to the highest standards, the most stylish models, and of course at competitive rates which any issues beating. Getting in touch with specialised in amongst other things bathroom refurbishments and installations, you can expect the highest level of expertise in every detail. Effective showers, with the most luxurious of spreads and mixers of any kind, beautifully designed bathtubs making your bathroom a home spa or a romantic setting, and much more can be found of experience and professionalism. Call today and discuss your plans, or speak about your installation requirements, and we are sure you will find a suitable and satisfactory solution. Your bathroom and wet room service experts, will be with you all of the way, part of the way or however much you require. Call now and find out how we can help you.
Quality guarantee from your expert
There are no short cuts with pipes, ensuring only the highest standards of workmanship and customer satisfaction lives here, the team is dedicated to providing the best, and only the best. A quality guarantee with every job performed, the size of the job is of course of no relevance, and ensuring that every customer is satisfied is something of a must for the dedicated team. A guarantee as such can only come from the greatest attention to detail in installation and repair work, knowledge about the industry and of course the years of training and practical experience held by the individual performing the job. We can vow solemnly for each of the great members of the team is there, and a long row of satisfied and happy customers from the past is the proof. Your guarantees not only a job to perfection, but also that you get a good price, financial fairness to you as a customer is given by the reasonable rates which are both competitive and see through. What is meant by that is simply that simple to understand quotes without hidden factors are presented to you in full, and of course avoiding confusion and difficult jargon language is something which your faithful service team believes benefit no-one. If you are planning on an upgrade in your bathroom or kitchen, or if you are in need of a repair job, why not join the mass of happy customers from our current and past. Getting in touch will give you the insights of a professional. So ensure you choose a service who cares about you and your pipes, and feel free to get in touch with the lovely and helpful team today.
A Christmas present to last with your expert
Coming up with a good Christmas present may be an easy task for your children, grandchildren, cousins and friends. But what to give to your spouse who’ve you’ve known and lived with for countless number of years? Here we might be able to make a suggestion which makes sense. Why not give yourself, your spouse and your home a better day to day with a refurbishment of your bathroom. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to add that little bit of luxury and comfort to your day to day life. If you speak to one of the expert bathroom planners and installers here you will be able to find an affordable, yet highly personal and luxurious bathroom solution. Everything from the small fine details which make all the difference to the look, as well as eco friendly solutions for your shower, bath and mixers. With a wide range of styles and features, you will be able to find exactly what suits you and your beloved. Perhaps it’s finally time to have that luxury bath installed, turning your regular bathroom into a home spa and therapy room. Of course we can help you with everything from advice, all the way to installation, and rapidly so. Get in touch today, and you’ll new bathroom solution will be up and finished by Christmas, ensuring that you get something of the highest possible value added to your home. And of course, you can never lose when it comes to things which add value to your house. If you have given though to a bathroom renewal, now is the perfect time. There are no good reasons to wait, speak with your friendly and helpful bathroom expert today.
Don’t let boiler issues ruin your Christmas!
What better Christmas present is there than being able to spend a warm cosy winter with your family? For the service there is nothing better than a wonderful night in with the family, and of course in this scenario it’s essential that the heating is without issue. A burst pipe due to the cold, or a malfunctioning boiler can really put an end to the happy Christmas spirit. To ensure that your Christmas is kept warm and comfortable, call on your experts, if you get in touch, an appointment to check your boiler and your pipers can be made. And of course this can be arranged around your day. Help with insulation of outdoor running pipes, checking the pressure and workings of your boiler as well as ensuring that everything runs smoothly is something that can help with. Making sure your Christmas holiday flows smoothly is easy, and won’t take much of your time. All you need to do is call, and the rest will be taken care of. If you are of the handy type yourself, you can always have a check around your home yourself, and if there is anything which takes your attention as a potential issue, listen to your guts, and get in touch with a trained professional. Of course are always happy to help and if you have questions get in touch today! We also recommend that you save our number should the nightmare scenario strike, as we work long hours with you in mind, and you can always call should there be an emergency scenario!
happy to advice and offer competitive quotes
If there is anything of bigger scale at home which you are thinking to take on, but you are unsure of what is required and how much it will cost you. Please don’t feel hesitation and get in touch. Here the team are always happy to help, and if you supply us details and information on what it is that you would like to have done, we can provide you with accurate, and competitive quotes both on services and products. We’re always here, and always happy to help advice you on your path to home improvement. We cover virtually any need there may be, and being well wandered on the industry market we can point you in the right direction of products of interest for you, this of course includes the right style and the right practical use for you. By getting in touch with today, you’ll be able to get a better idea of how to put measures in place, and on top of that, with great reputation from previous customer, earned though a job well done. You can rest assured that your plumbing is left in good hands. Bathroom upgrade and refurbishments, Kitchen installations, heating solutions, repairs and maintenance can all be found with your trusted and loved. Why not get in touch and take the first step to making the improvements in your home that it has been waiting for? There will always be someone on the other end of the line when you give your a call, and the team is always friendly and understanding.
building lasting customer relations
When it comes to something like your home, the team here understands the need for a service which you can trust to provide what is best for you, and what is best for your property. It’s not easy to find a service which is dedicated to you as well as providing you with the services you need, when you need them the most. For a man who is flexible, reliable and always ready for your emergency needs, get in touch with the team here. We know plumbing, and can help you to the best solution for your current issue, your new installations of kitchen and bathrooms, as well as help make sure that your home is free flowing at all times. If you have a drain in need of unblocking urgently, or a bust pipe which is flooding your home, don’t panic, just switch of the mains water to your house, and give your guysa call. You will always be guaranteed a reliable service at the end of the line, who is ready and available to come to your rescue should disaster strike in your home. On top of that, with competitive prices on all services, as well as being stocked and prepared to resolve common issues directly on the spot, you’ll be guaranteed a quick turnaround for the work that you have done. Here the team understands the need for swift service and great quality, which is what we build our great reputation on. So feel free to get in touch for your emergency or to book in for any day to day required.
Keeping Laundry connections in mind
One of the most commonly used appliances which often require some form of plumbing is the washing machine. Something used regularly and needed for hygiene purposes, and part of every home, the washing machine is a vital point in the homes and in the lives of many. This is why we would recommend that we treat it with care, as to make sure that it runs smoothly and for as long as possible Should you have any issues at all with your washing machine and require advice from a professional. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team are experienced, and with dedication to the customer we always aim for the best solution, both from a practical and from a financial perspective. Simply saying that if you get in touch, you’ll find competitive prices for the highest standard of service. One of the most common issues when it comes to the washing machine, is the set of rubber connections hoses which connect the water line into the system of the machine. Here issues more commonly occurs than in other areas, as they are in a weaker and more movable position than many other things. They are in risk of drying out, and in cases they have been known to burst, causing massive flooding in the room. Not one of the most common scenarios, however if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation and you need to get in touch straight away. In prevention you can also have these replaced by steel pipes, which will to a large extend remove that risk.
Monthly pipe maintenance
Getting in touch with to find out what the best way to keep your pipes clear is a something that we highly recommend, and if you give us a call, our team is always happy to help advice you on day to day things which you can do to help keep the flow in your pipes clear and free flowing. The frequency of maintenance work such as using pipe cleaning products or home remedies such as baking soda and vinegar we would recommend at around one time per month for drains and sinks that are used on a regular and daily bases. Of course different professionals differ in their own recommendation, however what all agree upon is that as frequent as possible is best. Even if you cannot find time in your monthly routine, doing maintenance clean at least once every couple of months is something that provider will suggest, and it’s something that will greatly help your flow, and something that will also greatly reduce risk of getting a blocked drain.
Flow in your home, flow in life
If you speak to any professional service provider they, as us will always agree that maintaining your pipes at home and keeping a good flow in your home, will not only make your home a more convenient place to reside, but it may also help you keep a better flow in your life. With less little interruptions in your day to day, such as little reminders of issues like cleaning the shower, slow drainage in the kitchen etc. may lead to a less stressful life. What our team of experts see is that by removing frustration of waiting for water to drain, removing unwanted input of the senses such as unwanted odours in your kitchen or your bathroom and all other little things which can cause interruption when a more important focus is needed and so forth, can be a great help in finding balance in life. Of course as a plumbing lover it’s easy to see life metaphors in the flow of water, however there is an applicable aspect to it. If your home and the plumbing runs smooth without frustration, it can indeed also help your life run smoother and with less frustration.
Saving energy and water, tips
With the times it’s becoming increasingly more important to keep a thought on sustainability and making sure that we don’t live a wasteful lifestyle. Not only due to the fact that it’s something that the planet and the country needs in order to work towards a sustainable and maintainable future for coming generations. But also due to the fact of simple economics. We would always advice any of our customers of the benefits towards trying to make a home of as little waste as possible. There are many ways in the home in which one could make little savings from little or no financial investments. Things like fitting good shower heads, reusing water within the home, say for instance the drainage water being used for the toilet flush etc. Are things that we highly recommend, and stand for. If you need to speak to us to discuss what can be done in your home to make your carbon footprint smaller as well as your water rates bill lower, please feel free to get in touch with our dedicated team today.
Keeping your shower head at even distribution
Something that can greatly inhibit the experience of your morning shower, is that of a clogged up shower head. With time sediment and layers of mineral build up in and around your shower head, which can cause both the water to mix unevenly as well as make the flow uneven and difficult to use. I know that most people don’t have 20 minutes extra in the morning to spend on trying to get their shampoo out of their hair. So what we would suggest is some maintenance and cleaning work. Once a month remove the shower head from its fixing, use pliers and cover the metal with a town or cloth as to not damage the finish of the metal. I recommend soaking the shower head in vinegar over night, and after, rinse and scrub with a little brush, also scrub and remove any sediment that you can see on the pipe itself. Then all you need to do is reattach using the reverse process, and as per frequency suggests to do this once a month to keep a nice even flow in the mornings.
Combi-boilers, efficient and convenient ways to live
A choice for many these days when they are replacing the heating system in their homes is that of getting a combi-boiler installed. This is a good choice as the modern boilers provide a much better all-round heating system for homes. With more efficient ways to heat water instantly, mean that you will be able to have convenience as well as efficiency and economy. So if you are in the midst of choosing a boiler for your new home, why not make it a combi-boiler. If you feel the need for any advice, we are happy to provide you with information on what type of models there are and that type might be right for your home. Plus, we can provide quick installation. With the reliable and skilled team here, you can’t go wrong, we are with our customers from start to finish, and we never leave a job until everything is working as smooth as can be. All our members of staff are highly-trained and happy to take your call, no matter what questions you may have.
Make sure you stay clear of frozen pipes this Winter
Currently the temperatures are still dropping with each passing day as we move closer and closer to the end 2017. The first thing you should do is make sure that the pipes in need of insulation are insulated, by this we mean any pipes that run outside of the building, pipes that run though your loft or your basement that are exposed to colder areas of the house that may not benefit from the regular insulation. For us this also includes pipes that run though the ground at a shallow level where frost can still reach, and freezing temperatures can cause a plumbing issue. And if you have any further concerns or questions on what you can do to prevent plumbing issues this winter, please feel free to get in touch as we are always happy to help with our knowledge and expertise.
Cleaning your aerator
If you notice that the water pressure seems low, and the flow of water from your kitchen sink is not as it was a couple of months ago. There may be a build up of lime and sediments in your aerator, which may cause reduced flow. Cleaning this is fairly straight forward: firstly you need remove the aerator from the faucet, simply unscrew it in a counter clockwise direction. A wise tip to remember in this instance is that if you find that it’s stuck, make sure you cover it with masking tape, and use pliers to unscrew it. You can then most commonly separate the parts of the aerator and clean the individually before mounting the same way you removed it. There are of course many products available for cleaning, but what we suggest is an inexpensive small brush, like a toothbrush, dipped in vinegar which will do the trick nicely.
Let us help you install the shower of your dreams
When it comes to something so enjoyable which for many is used on a daily basis, it’s worth spending a little extra to get the ideal scenario for you. Everyone enjoys their morning, daytime and evening showers, and the fresh feeling after a nice shower is something that everyone can relate to. There are of course other benefits than just the feeling to giving some extra thought what type of shower you would like to install. Selecting the correct shower head will help you ensure that you enjoy an even distribution of spray or droplets, and with the right choices made there is only rinse and no need to repeat – saving time and money! Any one of our experts can help you find the best green and economical shower head which will not only save on water and water heating bills, but also help reduce your carbon footprint. So speak to one of our highly trained professionals today to discuss your own dream shower, and make waking up and having a shower every day a joy.
Fast response times from the plumbing experts
Of course all of the team members here are dedicated to ensure your convenience. As such, we never trivialise plumbing issues, not even the small ones as they are often the cause or symptom of a bigger issue. So if you have any concerns with regards something to your own home plumbing please get in touch with us today and let us advise you on what the best next step to take is. And should you ever find yourself in a situation where you are in need of a service, fast, then rest assured that you can just pick up the phone and we will be on the job straight away. We understand that there are many potential factors in any type of water related issue, and the damage that standing water can cause to your property and to your things can incur great cost if not sorted immediately. So if you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, give us a call, and we can guarantee we will be there in no time fully equipped to handle any type of plumbing issue and prevent long term damage to your home and belongings.
What’s the history of plumbing?
Most commonly on our website we provide our customers, our community and anyone else who may be interested with tips on how to keep your own home plumbing running smoothly, and give you some tips on what you can do should you face any plumbing issues. What we want to show you know is some fun history about plumbing, more specifically how far back in history it actually goes. Things that we find interesting and hope that are interesting to you as well. As early as about 2500 B.C. it’s been found that Egyptians used many different ways of drainage which is an early form of plumbing. It has been found that it was used for purification rituals, and in rituals associated with the burial of diseased kings. In their structures it can be seen that they were adept to the methods, and used natural flow and water pressure, gravity and many of the structures were advanced enough to suggest a very good understanding of the physical mechanics of the constructions.
Get out of bed for a good shower head
Something that we here in shop are often thinking of and always keeping in mind is a sustainable way of living. This is the reason to why we want to make sure that you give some thought to what type of shower head you are using currently. Here in shop we see that this is one of the little things that can quite easily get forgotten about, and something that can be left on hold for a long time. So we would like to remind you of the actual benefits of getting a good shower head. Firstly of course there is the saving of water, but also the time needed to get a good clean is greatly reduces, as is the comfort of having a shower in the current colder times. A good stylish, and efficient shower head is not something that has to break the budget, plus you will make it back on the saving of water in no time at all. And if you have any questions or thoughts, get in touch with one of our friendly plumbing professionals today.
Here in our little local shop we are always aware of our own sustainability, and want to work for a cleaner and better way forward. This is why the team thought it would be a good idea to let you know of this wonderful invention being a sink which reuses the hand wash water for the toilet reservoir. With our focus on green and environmental plumbing, we see this as a very good option for those looking for a greener way forward. It’s a simple easy installation process, just a matter of rerouting the water though through the sink. On top of that, it’s also a very compact way of installing a sink at the top of the toilet. We see this type of solution ideal for bathrooms that may also have limited space. If you have any questions with regards to this, or any other plumbing issue you may have, feel free to give the lovely team of plumbing professionals in Bristol a call today.
Top tips for dealing with a sweating tank
Although this issue is more common in the summer, there are some occasions where action can be useful during the colder months of the year as well. This is why the team see it as a good time to bring this up. When it’s too warm and damp, the water in the boiler will cool the outside and the warmer air encourages condensation to happen. This high humidity can be the cause of all types of issues resulting from something being damp. The solution that we offer is to make sure that the inside of the tank is insulated, something that will also help keep the water a good temperature during the colder months of the year. Now for this type of job, as it requires the tank being emptied and special products, we recommend that you give us a call should you be interested in having this done for you. Should you have any questions at all with regards to your boiler or other types of plumbing please do feel free to give us a call today.
Load your dishwasher for better running
For those of you out there who use a dishwasher, there is a couple of tips that we would like to give you in how you load it. Most people know that most models which provide an energy saving colder and shorter wash are actually capable of washing your dishes completely clean most of the time with just following a few pointers in the loading process. Firstly the team would like to remind you to always get rid of any type of remaining food items on your plates and in your pans, if you then have a look at the sprayer of the dishwasher located at the bottom, you can see how it works. Often it’s important to ensure that water spray can reach all the areas that are in need of cleaning, so packing your dishwasher full to the brim is not the best of ideas. Make sure that dishes are left with space, and vertically stacked. And make sure that your big pieces don’t cover the spray for smaller dishes behind.
Tools for tackling small issues
Plumbing dates in some ways back all the way to Roman times, and although it has changed much the basic principle on how we use it in our day to day lives right now. The plumbing team would this time like to give you some tips on what are some very useful tools for simple plumbing solutions at home. These tools are something we highly recommend that you add to your toolbox at home, as it will save you much time and effort, as well as make sure that your convenience is kept. First up is the plunger; now there are some different varieties out there and it may be a good idea to get one for the toilet and one what you can use on any blocked sink or shower outlet in the house. Secondly, we here at locksmiths Bristol see it as very good investment to get a pipe snake, this will help with the blocked drains where the plunger is inefficient. Lastly, if you are a little bit of a DIY person, it’s also good to get a specific pipe wrench, again, to help with the blocked drain situation which cannot be helped with the plunger or the snake.
How to combat loud sinks?
Today many sinks are made in stainless steel or a similar material, this is the case for most kitchens, and at times they can be quite loud. There’s one tip we would like to offer you on how to easily lower the noise made when the stream of water hits the sink. If you fill the space between the two basins in the metal sink with expanding foam, it will anchor them together in a flexible way, and on top of that the foam will work as a sound insulator making the echo of the sound lower. The team of plumbing experts at our office always recommend doing this before installation, however it can quite easily be performed after as well when the sink is in place. And for the aesthetic and practice sense, we also recommend trimming the foam after it’s hardened with a knife. If there is anything you are wondering about with regard to your own plumbing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our a member of our friendly, professional team.
Tip for sorting an inadequate flush
It’s important to have a good working toilet, both for your convenience as well as for keeping a green way of living. So the team would like to help you with some tips should the flush not be strong enough. We recommend that you check for faults related to the link between the handle and the trap lever, making sure that the block is lifted enough for water to flow freely thought. At times what we see as well is that the block actually closes before the tank has emptied, so test the flush whist you have eyes on the mechanism to assure that this is not what is causing your issues. The last thing we recommend is to make sure that the pipes are free flowing and not partially blocked by something, causing a weak flush.
Tips to keep in mind when planning a new bathroom
If you are in the midst of planning or designing a new bathroom there are a couple of tips on both design and practicality that we would like to share with you. As a team of professionals, we think it’s good to keep these things in mind when planning your own dream bathroom. Firstly, pick what you like, over what other people might. This makes the most sense for us, simply due to the fact that you will be using it much more than anyone who will ever visit your home. Secondly, even though we are big fans of being impulsive, at times it’s better to go with a safe choice, something you know you will still like a couple of years from now. And thirdly, make sure what you’re investing in works for you practically. It’s no use spending time and money developing something which simply doesn’t work. If you have any questions, or when are ready, give us a call to speak about the installation, particularly if you have a focus on green, environmentally-friendly bathroom designs.
How do you find the main tap?
It is something which we should know, but at times never really get around to checking. Just knowing where and how to turn off the main water supply to the house in case of emergency can prove a good piece of information to have. This is why we highly recommend that you find this information out, most commonly it’s very easy to find, either outside or where the main services comes into the house. Should you have any issues finding it, you should consult the house building plans which you should have, otherwise make sure you contact your local council. Should you still have issues finding the main tap, give us a call as we know where the most common places of location in most types of homes, so given a description often we will be able to give you a good idea of where to look. And finally, should you ever be faced with that emergency situation, remember righty tighty and lefty loosey, and keep our number close at hand in those worst of situations.
How to deal with a cold snap?
Should the weather take a turn for the worse, and should a radical drop in temperature hit, there are some things which the team here we would like to remind you of. In a cold scenario freezing pipes can cause direct emergencies in the home, not only due to the fact that it may cause a plumbing issue, but it might also leave you without proper heating and exposed to the element. I would like to let you know that the reason for the increased risk with frozen pipes, is simply that frozen water expands. The best way to prevent this type of scenario, should a cold snap hit, is to make sure that your pipes are properly insulated, especially those who might run outside of the house. In the case of the temperature dropping dramatically we would also like to recommend opening cabinets beneath sinks and bathroom fixtures, the warmer house hold air will help keep the water flowing and prevent it freezing. Should things get really cold, it may also be a good idea to open the tap just ever so slightly, allowing for a minimal trickle of water to stream, also keeping the water in the pipes moving.
Practical ways of addressing a flooded basement
One of the worst nightmares in the minds of many is to come home to a flooded home. Unsurprisingly, this type of scenario is most common in the basement and can be caused by undetected burst pipes or if you live in an area with heavy rain. There is no need to panic, just give our team of friendly, professional plumbers a call and we will be there to your rescue as soon as we can. There are, however, a couple of steps you can take before we arrive, as all flooding issues are in need of swift action. Make sure you shut off the main supply of water to the house and if you have some way of starting the draining process then we highly recommend that you do so. As the longer you leave something soaking the longer it will take to dry out. So start work on removing your furniture and personal items to dry and save as best you can, and remember wind is a bigger factor in evaporation than heat. The team from us will be with you in no time to solve the plumbing issue, meaning you can go back to your day to day life as quickly as possible.
Remodelling x-ray tip from us
OK maybe not quite as good as an x-ray, however if you are in the process of remodelling your home, or if it’s a new build, from a plumbing point of view would like to advice you of the practical value of taking a simple picture before closing the up the walls. As long as there is some point of reference in the picture, for instance a door or window, then this picture, after your painting and decorating is done will be able to tell you where to not put a nail. And in the case of you needing one of the services we provide here. Well then this will be a big help, the saying is true, a picture says more than a thousand words, and the information we can derive from the picture can save much time, energy and resources! Plus, a picture these days is usually easy to take perhaps with your smart phone or tablet!
When should I get my boiler checked?
The maintenance of your boiler depends almost fully on what type and model it is and where it is situated. In the perfect conditions a boiler needs to be checked and maintained only as often as it needs to be cleaned. Pressure checks times are recommended by your local for the model you use and a yearly look is a good guideline. However, as mentioned the frequency is highly dependant on the make and model of your equipment.
There are a few common wrongful assumptions as to when the best time for boiler checks is. Some examples are at the end of winter after a season of heavy use, only when something goes wrong, or a special count of months from the initial installation. Although they are all valid reasons, the best time to get your boiler checked is at the end of summer when it’s out of use, and the engineer is free to do the work without the system having to be in use at the time.
Part of a good boiler check is a thorough service and clean. Meaning that any related issues are cleared up before they become large, expensive and unmanageable things. Get such a thorough check done with our professionals and find out the right service times for your specific boilers. Or get an upgrade to something more efficient and green in a quick and affordable way by calling us now.
Like any machinery and engines, a boiler is best in use and if you know there will be long periods where it’s not needed. Keep in mind that running it ever so often will only help keep it in good nick. If the boiler that you use have the facility to easily check the colour of the central heating water ensuring there is no discolouration. In many cases this is action is best left for a professional.