For Plumbing & Heating Advice, Quotes & Emergencies Call Our Southend Office: 01702 910075
TM Hughes & Son are Plumbers and Gas Engineers with over 30 years experience in Plumbing & Heating in and around the Southend area.
We are available 24 hours a day for all domestic and commercial plumbing, gas and emergencies.
No call out charges with fair prices that are regularly reviewed making sure they are amongst the best in Southend.
Plumbing & Heating Services
- Bathroom Installation/Refurbishment
- Boiler Installation
- Boiler Repair
- Boiler Servicing
- Power Flushing
- Underfloor Heating
- Gas Safety Inspections/Certificates
- Gas Fire Servicing
- Gas Cooker Fitting/Disconnection
All staff are Gas Safe Registered with the skills to tackle any Plumbing, Gas or Heating Problem.
We are Worcester Bosch Accredited installers and can offer up to a ten-year warranty on some Boilers.
- All Plumbers are Gas Safe Registered
- TM Hughes & Son are Worcester Bosch Accredited company
- We’ll take on any Plumbing or Heating job regardless of the size
- Plumbers & Heating Engineers are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
- Our prices are regularly reviewed making sure they are among the best in Southend
- All jobs include No call out charges or hidden extras
- Work’s always done to a high standard
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Bathrooms: New Bathroom Installations and Refurbishments are available in all styles from traditional to modern. Getting started on a new Bathroom can be a daunting experience but it needn’t be. Our friendly staff of Plumbers, Heating Engineers, Tilers and Electricians will design and build your dream bathroom from the ground up. They’ll answer any questions you have about suites, fixtures, fittings, flooring, radiators and tiles, so you’re not left in the dark. No stone’s left unturned when we design and build a bathroom; everything will be fitted to your exact taste and specifications.
Saniflos: Traditionally Toilets had to be fitted near the soil stack limiting your choice of location. Now we can fit a Toilet anywhere in your home thanks to Saniflo Systems. A Macerator device sits discreetly behind your Toilet. The device breaks all Toilet waste down into a fine slurry which is then pumped into the sewer. With a Saniflo you can fit a Toilet in any available space you have in your home. Saniflos can also be used in combination with washing machines and dishwashers.
Shower Services: Our Plumbers install and repair all types of showers which include electric, eco, power, digital, mixer and thermostatic Showers. Any problems you may be having with your shower or shower pump (such as low water pressure or a leaking head) can be quickly rectified. New Showers can be fitted with any existing heating system. A Plumber can advise you on the best shower for your unique situation.
Taps: Leaky or faulty taps can be repaired or replaced we install and repair all taps which include traditional Pillar, Mixer, Monobloc and commercial. Most leaking taps are repaired by replacing a new disc, cartridge, washer or ball (this will depend on what mechanism your tap uses). Some tap parts we carry in stock on our vans, others we can source locally the same day.
Toilets: Toilet services include installation of back to the wall, corner and wall hung toilets with any cistern. Whether that be a high, low or concealed. The Plumbers can fix any issue you currently have with your existing Toilets such as non-flushing, overfilling and blockages.
Waste Disposal Units: You may already have a Waste Disposal Unit fitted under the sink and are experiencing some problems with it? Or you may want one fitted?. Waste Disposal Units are a clean, energy-efficient method of disposing of food waste. We supply, fit and repair Waste Disposal Units.
Water Heaters: Believe it or not, some homes in Southend don’t have a Boiler. When this is the case Water heaters are often installed to supply hot water. Our Plumbers fit both types of Water Heater vented (run off a cold water tank), and unvented (connected to mains water supply). Water Heaters are a common option for commercial premises also.
Southend Heating Services
Boilers: Boilers will last 10-15 years. Towards the end of their life Boilers become inefficient and prone to breaking down. TM Hughes & Son have been installing new Boilers in Southend for a long time. So if you need a replacement Boiler, get in touch and one of our Gas Safe Registered Engineers will provide you with a free no-obligation quote. Once installed you’ll enjoy lower energy bills and a cosier feeling in your home.
Boiler Repairs: Boiler breakdown leaves you without heating and hot water, which is very unpleasant especially in winter. The Gas Engineers on our team can be with you swiftly to repair your Boiler. Most Boiler parts are in stock, so repairs are usually quick with the minimal disruption to you and your family.
Boiler Servicing: When it comes to Boiler breakdown prevention is the most desirable option. The chances of Boiler breakdown can be significantly reduced with an annual service. Servicing will make your Boiler run smoothly and efficiently. Minimising the risk of carbon monoxide and validating many home insurance policies. Our Boiler Service fee is amongst the lowest in Southend.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms: All homes fitted with a fuel-burning appliance (such as a Boiler) must be fitted with a CO (carbon monoxide) Alarm. Carbon Monoxide is a scentless, tasteless, invisible gas that can kill. An alarm will warn you if any dangerous levels of Carbon Monoxide leak into your home. You can buy CO alarms cheaply from any DIY store, or one of our Gas Engineers can supply and fit them for you.
Central Heating Controls: Set Central Heating controls to ensure your home’s heated at the correct temperature at the correct times. You won’t waste money on heating at night or when out. Old heating controls that are not set properly waste money. We supply, fit and program all heating controls. Including Thermostats, Programmers, Thermostatic Radiator Valves and Cylinder Thermostats. A simple reprogram of your existing controls will make some difference to your comfort and pocket. Upgrading your controls will make a lot of difference. You can’t beat a warm, cosy home.
Central Heating Pumps: The Central Heating Pump’s an overlooked but essential component in all heating systems. Without a pump, your heating won’t work leaving you in the cold. Signs of a failing pump include strange noises, not starting and radiators not getting warm if this is happening to you remember we install and repair all types of Central Heating Pumps.
Gas Cookers: By law, all Gas Appliances need to be fitted or disconnected by a qualified Gas Safe Registered Engineer. TM Hughes Engineers cover Gas, LPG and Duel Fuel ovens, hobs and cookers and they’ll issue the compulsory Gas Safe Certification so you can verify home and landlord insurance.
Gas Fire Servicing: Like Boilers Gas Fires should undergo an annual service. So they run correctly and reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. There are various fire and flue types which include Open Fronted, High-Efficiency and Outset Gas Fires. Flues include Brick Chimney/Class One, Pre-Fabricated or Pre-Cast. We service them all and issue a record with each Gas Fire Service.
Gas Safety Inspections: Landlords renting properties have to hire a Gas Safe Registered Heating Engineer to carry out safety checks and issue a CP12 certificate (Landlord Gas Safety Certificates). Inspections are required annually. Every year one of our engineers can come to your property to check the gas supply and appliances. Once passed they’ll write you a CP12 certificate. In the event of any faults, we can correct them. So your property passes and is safe and legal.
Immersion Heaters: Fitting an Immersion Heater to your cylinder is a quick and inexpensive job. These heaters are often used as a backup in case of Boiler failure. Powered by electricity they work independently of the boiler and gas supply. A couple of hours is all that’s required to heat a standard cylinder which will stay hot all day if insulated. Immersion heaters can be fitted as the primary heater for your water. An option for homes off the Gas Grid.
Thermal Imaging: We waste no time on Emergency Plumbing jobs by using Thermal Imaging. A Thermal Imaging camera instantly shows us where any heat loss or leaks are located in the heating system. No floorboards have to be lifted and no walls have to be taken apart. Minimising disruption to your home and saving you time and money.
Underfloor Heating: Energy-efficient Underfloor Heating is far superior to radiators. Heat’s evenly distributed throughout the room. Wall space is freed up making the room feel bigger. You can’t beat the feel of heat underfoot supplied by Pipes (wet system) or Coils (Electric System). Our Engineers have fitted many Wet & Electric Underfloor heating systems in Southend over the years and can advise you on the best system for your home.
Oil Boilers: Some rural areas around Southend are off the Gas Grid. Properties in this area can use Oil instead, an energy-efficient fuel and an excellent alternative to Gas. Regular, system and combi Oil Boilers along with Oil tanks are available for installation. We also service and repair all types of Oil Boiler.
Power Flushing: Inefficient Central Heating systems clogged up with sludge can be cleared with Powerflushing. A machine is attached to your system and chemicals are pumped through for a few hours. Debris is gradually removed as the chemicals travel through the pipes. Powerflushing continues until the systems clear and running like new with excellent energy efficiency. Your whole system will also be protected from corrosion and failure.
Radiators & Valves: In Southend homes, we often find incorrectly set Radiator Valves which results in sub-optimal heating. Our Plumber can swiftly reset your valves. So your systems properly balanced and every room gets warm. Thermostatic valves offer the best control, so we always fit them when installing new radiators (which include flat panel, towel rails, column radiators and designer radiators). Thermostatic Valves can be fitted to existing radiators also.
Blockages: Blockages are the most common Plumbing Emergency in Southend. Blockages can cause your toilet and drain to back up, flooding your home. Signs of blockages include Toilets filling up with water when flushed, slow draining water, gurgling sounds and foul smells coming from the drains of your sinks, bath or shower. Always take action when you encounter the signs of a blockage. Firstly you can try to shift it yourself with a Plunger. Failing that give us a call, and we’ll get it unblocked for you.
Burst Pipes: Burst pipes can cause thousands of pounds worth of damage. Uninsulated pipes in cold areas (such as the loft) are prone to freezing in winter. Frozen water expands and can split copper pipes causing them to leak. You’ll know if you have a burst pipe as water will start appearing in places it shouldn’t be (coming through the ceiling for example). Turn off your water supply and call our Southend Plumber. On discovery of a frozen pipe, you must get it defrosted immediately. Ensuring your pipes are properly insulated will protect you from frozen/burst pipes.
Leaks: Leaks not only occur in split pipes. Leaks can occur in boilers, central heating systems, sinks, toilets, baths, showers and water tanks. Leaks need to be dealt with on discovery as water can be very damaging. Finding out where they are coming from is sometimes tricky, but this is something we are very good at. We’ll find the source of your leak and repair it quickly.
Mains Stopcocks: Knowing where your Mains Stopcock is located and making sure it works properly is very important. The first thing you’ll need to do in a Plumbing Emergency is to shut off the water supply via the Mains Stopcock. The stopcock controls the flow of water from the mains supply outside your home. Test your Stopcock and make sure it closes, if it’s seized up it will need releasing or replacing.
Gas Leaks: Shut off your gas supply immediately if you smell gas. Do not smoke, do not switch on any lights or appliances, open all windows and doors (only if safe to do so). Evacuate everyone from your home and call us. We will send an Engineer round immediately. Do not go back into your home until the Gas leaks been dealt with and you have been given the all-clear.
Carbon Monoxide: Evacuate your home if your Carbon Monoxide alarm goes off. Give us a call, and we’ll be with you ASAP do not re-enter your home until a Gas Safe Registered Engineer has said it’s ok. If you or any members of your family feel ill and are experiencing vomiting, dizziness, headaches, confusion or nausea dial 999 and get an ambulance straight away.
Contact Your Southend Plumber today: 01702 910075
We’re happy to give you advice on any small Plumbing jobs you want to do yourself or give you a no-obligation quote or estimate for those jobs that need professional attention.