To undertake and complete a Plumbing job to a high standard requires the correct tools. Here are 12 essential tools that myself and my team of Plumbers carry in our toolboxes. Spanners Adjustable spanners are a handy tool that can be adjusted to fit any nut, bolt and compression fittings that we … [Read more...] about Our Favourite Plumbing Tools
Everyone's busy, and quite often important household chores are neglected, one of which is Toilet cleaning.Toilet cleaning should be undertaken at least once a week and preferably twice a week here's whyToilets accumulate germs and bacteria at a rapid rate Dirty Toilets smell unpleasant … [Read more...] about How To Clean A Toilet
Many blockages can be cleared quickly with a plunger. Before calling a Plumber, try the Plunger!Every household should have two plungers a cup plunger and a flange plunger Cup Plunger Cup plungers are also known as 'regular' 'standard' and traditional plungers and are a rubber 'cup' on a … [Read more...] about How To Remove Blockages With A Plunger
What's the difference between hard and soft water?Hard water is better for drinking and cooking Soft water is better for cleaning and appliance longevityHere's whyTo understand hard and soft water, you first need to know why water's termed 'hard' or 'soft.'Water's constantly on … [Read more...] about Hard vs Soft Water
Is it time to replace your Toilet? Or maybe a repair's sufficient? While toilets are repairable, sometimes they are so far gone or so problematic it makes economic sense to replace them. Here are five symptoms of Toilets that need replacing. Double Flushing and Continuous Blocking Does your Toilet … [Read more...] about Time To Replace Your Toilet?
Gas is essential for our way of lives generating nearly 50% of our electricity and heating 70% of our homes. Gas is a powerful natural resource that every householder must respect as it can and sadly does kill. Every year people in the UK die from gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning.We have … [Read more...] about Preventing Gas Leaks
There are many Plumbing Myths that over the years have become accepted as truth. A Myth is "a widely held but false belief or idea". While Plumbing Myths sound harmless, they range from useless to damaging and even dangerous.Here are four Plumbing Myths that need dispelling once and for … [Read more...] about Four Plumbing Myths That Must Die
Does your tap water smell bad?Some Essex homes suffer from Tap water that smells salty, metallic, chlorinated or like rotten eggs. The smells are unpleasant, and some homeowners are scared to drink their water because of the smells. Is Smelly Water Safe To Drink? In most cases yes the water is … [Read more...] about Tap Water Smells Bad?
Recently the head of the Environment Agency stated that the UK could face severe water shortages in the next 25 years. Climate change and population growth are going to put a significant strain on our water reserves. The UK's experiencing hotter summers with less rainfall. By 2050 our population is … [Read more...] about Rainwater Harvesting
The Bathroom is the most overworked room in any house the fixtures, fittings floor and walls have to undergo constant exposure to heat, moisture and water. Your Bathroom is going to wear out and after a while will have that 'tired' look familiar in many Essex Bathrooms. Here are a few maintenance … [Read more...] about Bathroom Maintenance
In years gone by you had to control your heating via the central heating controls in your home.Not any more! Thanks to Smart Thermostats you can now control your heating from anywhere in the world!A Smart Thermostat connects with your central heating through the internet so you can turn your … [Read more...] about Benefits Of A Smart Thermostat
Your sink's gurgling and draining very slowly; there's foul smell as well it's obvious you have a blocked drain. You need to clear the blockage quickly and inexpensively. You think about calling a Plumber? To expensive you might think, you think again how about some chemical drain unblocker from … [Read more...] about Reasons Not To Use Chemical Drain Unblockers
Carbon Monoxide's known as 'The Invisible Killer' it's a scentless and colourless gas undetectable by sight or smell. Carbon monoxide gas prevents blood cells carrying enough oxygen which causes organs to fail. High levels can kill people quickly while exposure to low levels can cause permanent … [Read more...] about Where To Place Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Every year over 1 million gas installations, repairs and servicing are carried out by illegal gas engineers who are unqualified and are not on the Gas Safe Register, the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom. Illegal gas fitters put homeowners and their families at risk of carbon … [Read more...] about Beware Illegal Gas Engineers
The temperatures are cooling, and winter's on its way, so you turn the heating on for the first time since spring. The radiators start pushing out heat, and your house starts warming up, except for one room, where the radiators stone cold for some reason, what's going on?There are various … [Read more...] about How To Fix A Thermostatic Radiator Valve
Here's a simple energy efficient method that when implemented will optimise the amount of gas and hot water you use throughout the winter which of course will save you money.Replacing old inefficient Boilers is the best energy efficient hack but replacement is costly, and not everyone is in a … [Read more...] about Perfect Thermostatic Radiator Valve Settings
We have already talked about preventing blockages, and if you have followed our advice you should be blockage free unfortunately not everyone has read that article, and there are people out there right now with blocked or partially blocked drains. This article describes a few methods that should … [Read more...] about Drain Unblocking Methods
Dripping or even worse leaking taps are a common feature in many Essex households; in fact, it's the number one plumbing issue in most UK homes.At best dripping taps are annoying that constant drip, drip, drip can get on your nerves after a while and because of this, we're often called out to … [Read more...] about Dripping Tap?
You're dishwashers not as good as it used to be? Or has died completely? Or maybe this is your first dishwasher? (because you are tired of washing up) whatever the reason it’s time for a brand new Dishwasher.Fitting a dishwasher is uncomplicated and doesn't take too long. Installing a … [Read more...] about How To Install A Dishwasher
We have minus temperatures outside at the minute, and everyone's heating's going to be on. With rising energy costs more and more people are concerned about the cost of heating their homes. We often get asked questions about the most efficient way to heat a home and to save money on heating, here … [Read more...] about Heating Questions Answered