Your friendly local Basildon Plumber
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- No Call-Out Charges
- Gas Safe Registered
- Good Prices
- 24/7 Service
For over 30 years TM Hughes & Son have been providing domestic and commercial plumbing services to the people of Basildon.
We are reputable plumbers who pride ourselves on our competence and honesty.
Whatever your plumbing needs we will undertake any job whether it’s unblocking a drain or installing a full commercial plumbing system.
Plumbing & Heating Services
All Plumbing includes good rates which are regularly reviewed to ensure you only pay the going rate with no call out charges or hidden extras. We always provide our customers with a high standard of work.
Gas Safe Registered
All TM Hughes Plumbers are also Gas Safe Registered engineers and have been working in and around the Basildon area for many years. Our Plumbers have the real-world experience to solve any Plumbing problem that may arise.
- Bathroom Installation
- Bathroom Repairs
- Bathroom Refurbishment
- Burst Pipes
- Gas heating
- Pipe Fitting
- Pipe Repair
- Pipe Replacement
- Saniflo Installation
- Saniflo Repair
- Sink Installation
- Shower Installation
- Shower Servicing
- Shower Repair
- Shower Pump Installation
- Shower Pump Servicing
- Shower Pump Repair
- Tap Installation
- Tap Replacement
- Tap Repair
- Waste Disposal Installation
- Waste Disposal Servicing
- Waste Disposal Repair
- Waste & Overflow Installation
- Waste & Overflow Replacement
- Water Tank Installation
- Water Tank Repair
- Water Tank Servicing
- Water Tank Setting
- And lots more
There’s no Plumbing job we can’t do
Basildon homes have a technical system of pipes, tanks valves and other parts that supply water used for drinking, washing, heating and sanitation. Essex & Suffolk water ensures you have a constant water supply which enters your home and is controlled by the mains stopcock. The stopcock turns your mains water supply on or off.
In the event of a Plumbing emergency, the first thing you need to do before calling a Plumber is to turn off the mains water supply using the mains stopcock. Shutting off water stops any damage (or further damage) to your home.
Make sure you know where your mains stopcock is located and make sure it works so you can shut off your water supply should an emergency occur. We can quickly free or replace your mains stopcock if it has seized up (a common problem).
A carefully structured Plumbing system provides water through some pipes to your taps, showers, baths, water tank and central heating system.
All water that comes in has to go out again, so waste systems are in place to quickly dispose of used water down the drain. Water is the bedrock of comfortable modern living, so your Plumbing system needs to be looked after, but sometimes leaks and blockages occur this is where your local Basildon Plumber comes in.
The bathroom features the most plumbing in any home; all have a bath or shower (usually both) a toilet and basin, many homes in Basildon have multiple bathrooms/cloakrooms which at times will succumb to Plumbing problems.
Blocked Toilets are one of the most common issues we are called out for; blockages occur in nearly all homes at some time or other. Households with multiple bathrooms/cloakrooms will still have a functioning toilet (if they’re lucky) if one blocks, it will depend on where the blockage’s located.
Obstructions further down the soil pipe or sewer can render all toilets unusable which’s very unpleasant but don’t worry we can unblock it for you swiftly. Blockages are not the only issue that arises with toilets non-flushing, continuous filling (even when the cistern’s full) and even worse overfilling can occur.
We work on all types of toilet, these include common close coupled toilets, and space-saving wall hung and corner toilets although these are not as common in Basildon homes. While Toilets come in different shapes, sizes and designs internally they all use the same mechanism. The cistern stores water when flushed waste is pushed down the soil pipe into the sewer.
The cistern will refill automatically thanks to the float that controls the water. When waters expelled the float drops opening the water valve, as water’s filled into the cistern the float rises closing the valve when adequately filled. Supplying you with enough water for the next flush and preventing overfilling and flooding.
Blockages occur in the bathroom any slow draining water’s a clear indication you have a blockage and should be looked at before the drain blocks fully.
Some blockages you might be able to remove yourself by hand or with a plunger in the event you can’t or won’t remove a blockage (after all, it’s an unpleasant job best left to professional plumbers who’ll remove a blockage properly) we’re more than happy to look at it for you.
Baths and basins feature taps supplied by hot and cold water supply; designs include monobloc, mixer or pillar. Unlike Toilets, not all Taps use the same mechanism.
A bathroom tap will use a disc, washer, cartridge or ball system to supply water. Taps are prone to failing and leaking if this is the case you’ll need to repair the tap by replacing the internal mechanism or replace the tap. Whatever you choose to do we can fix or replace worn out taps in your bathroom.
Most Basildon Bathrooms have a shower whether on it’s own or installed over a bath. Whatever your shower or new shower requirements we supply and fit all types of a shower which include eco, electric, digital, power showers, mixer and thermostatic.
We also specialise in shower pumps whether they are standard or universal. We can solve any shower or pump problem also, let us know if you’re suffering from a failing pump, low water pressure, leaky heads, extreme temperature fluctuations or if your shower’s delivering no water at all.
Our Basildon Plumbers are good with Saniflo systems. Also, you might already have one in your home or might require one so you can fit a toilet, bath, shower, sink or dishwasher anywhere you want in your home. Any waste can be ground up and pumped into the drain via pipes with a Saniflo system which we can supply, install and repair.
Kitchen waste disposals are similar to Saniflo’s except they grind up food waste instead of bathroom waste. Waste food’s ground mixed with water and pumped down the drain.
You might want a waste disposal unit in your kitchen, or you might have one that’s blocked or needs a service, whatever your waste disposal needs we can help you, we have worked on many over the years in Basildon.
Both hot and cold water supply the Kitchen; the cold water comes from the mains while your Boiler provides hot water. Hot and cold water supplies your kitchen taps which we can install and repair it’s also a good idea to have flexible hoses fitted to your taps so you can isolate them if the tap ever fails and starts leaking.
Hoses make tap replacement quicker (and cheaper). We have found some older homes in the Basildon area lack this simple but beneficial part; we always fit them when we do tap replacements.
We plumb in washing machines and dishwashers, something to bear in mind if you’re not confident to fit and level them yourself. Whatever your kitchen Plumbing requirements we can help you.
Other Plumbing includes the replacement and repair of water tanks. Whether or not you already have a water tank will depend on your Boiler, if you have any water tank problems such as overfilling we can send our local Plumber round to solve them and check that the systems appropriately set, if you need a water tank we will install the best size for your home and system.
All TM Hughes Plumbers are Gas Safe Registered engineers qualified to install and work on any heating system, so there are no problems if any plumbing issues cross over to your central heating system (which they sometimes do) please take a look at our Basildon Heating Services for more information.
Emergency Plumbing Basildon
Our Basildon Plumbers are available 24/7 they will be with you within 2 hours to deal with any Plumbing emergencies that may occur in your home. There is no call out charges for emergencies; we offer fair rates as well so you can rest assured you won’t be ripped off.
In the event of an emergency you’ll need to carry out some procedures to prevent any damage (or make any current damage worse) you can follow these steps before calling us, or you can call us so we can walk you through these actions.
You should know where your Gas Shut Off Valve is if you smell Gas evacuate everyone in the property, shut your supply off immediately (only if it’s safe to do so) open all your windows and doors do not smoke or turn on any electrical appliances.
Phone Us, and we’ll be with you immediately. Stay out of your home, don’t re-enter and don’t switch on the gas until we (or another Gas Safe Registered Engineer) have told you it’s safe to do so.
Known as the ‘silent killer’ any home that has a fuel-burning appliance (that’s most homes in Basildon) is at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning. You must have a carbon monoxide alarm installed in your home (we can supply and install one for you if you’re unsure)
In the event, your carbon monoxide alarm sounds don’t ignore it evacuate everyone from your home and call us. If you or any members of your family feel ill and are experiencing vomiting, dizziness, headaches, confusion or nausea call an ambulance. Do not re-enter your home until you are given the ok to do so (by another Gas Safe Registered Engineer or us)
Burst Pipes usually occur in winter when an unlagged pipe vulnerable to harsh winter weather freezes. The frozen water expands causing the pipe to split when the frozen water defrosts water flows freely out of the split. Water starts leaking through the ceiling or a build up (in a void) bursts the ceiling.
Either way, both instances have the potential to cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to your home. Shut off your mains water supply (at the mains stopcock mentioned earlier) and call us.
Don’t leave any frozen pipes to chance if you feel you have a frozen pipe we can defrost it for you before it bursts. Make sure your pipes are adequately lagged to prevent a pipe bursting in the first place, our Plumbers are very good at insulating pipes.
Blockages are not always emergencies, but they can quickly become emergencies, for example, your toilet could overflow damaging your bathroom floor in the process also blockages prevent you using your toilet (very inconvenient and unpleasant).
Water draining away slowly in your toilet, sink, bath, shower or basin along with gurgling noises and bad smells indicate there’s a blockage somewhere in your pipes. Do not ignore these signs; we can come round at a convenient time for you and remove the obstruction before it becomes an emergency.
In the event of a total blockage call us at any time and our 24 hour Basildon Plumber be with you in no time.
Get In Touch With Your Friendly Basildon Plumber
We have gone through Plumbing jobs and issues our team deal with regularly if your Plumbing requirements or problem are not listed here get in touch anyway. Our friendly Plumbers have many years experience and have seen and dealt with every Plumbing job/problem you can think of; there’s nothing Plumbing wise we can’t do.
We are always happy to give you advice so you can solve small Plumbing issues yourself or give you a no obligation quote or estimate for those jobs that need to be done by a professional.
- All Plumbers are Gas Safe Registered with many years of experience
- Our prices are regularly evaluated making sure they are among the best in Basildon, fair with no call out charges
- Our Plumbers are friendly and professional they carry the tools and parts to complete most jobs
- Parts we don’t carry can usually be sourced the same day
- Work’s done to the highest possible standard our goal is to ensure you’re satisfied with the work and price
- We value our customers and have built good relationships with many Basildon residents over the years
If you would like a quick and free no obligation estimate or quote or would like to speak or book a plumber, please contact us using the phone number or contact form below