Plumbing

What are the signs of hard water?

What are the signs of hard water?

/ May 16, 2013 11:42 am

Hard water can lead to limescale build ups in your heating system, which can be prevented by a number of different methods. The question is, how do you know if you have hard water or not? On today’s guide I’ll explain a few ways you can tell if your property has hard water. Hard water is a result of a high mineral content, often making the water seem a bit [...]

Getting the right plumber in

Getting the right plumber in

/ April 25, 2013 1:41 pm

There is always a bit of confusion over what kind of plumber you need for the job, and this short mid-week article from PGS Services will let you know what type of plumber to call upon depending on your work. We can make this easier by splitting up the types of plumber to categories depending on what work you need completed. If it’s water based: If your plumbing problem is [...]

Why should you get a Gas Safe check?

Why should you get a Gas Safe check?

/ December 7, 2012 11:42 am

Today’s blog is for landlords and property owners wondering what the point is in getting a Gas Safe inspection. It’s simple, having a Gas Safe inspection will ensure the safety of yourself and your property. Faulty gas appliances such as hobs and boilers can be lethal if not inspected regularly. A Gas Safe inspection is an annual check up that all landlords have to undertake in order for their appliances [...]

What to do when your cold water supply stops.

What to do when your cold water supply stops.

/ October 24, 2012 11:12 am

Last night I had the unfortunate experience of having my cold water supply stop for an unknown reason and I figured that writing a blog of what to do would make best sense in order to help people to deal with this in the future. So what do you do when your cold water stops running? Firstly, you need to try to identify what could have stopped it. Locate your [...]

Hissing and gushing sounds coming from Radiators

Hissing and gushing sounds coming from Radiators

/ October 22, 2012 11:48 am

As you start to use your central heating for the first time since last Winter, you might be unfortunate enough to notice some problems start to occur if you haven’t maintained your heating system over the Summer months. A common problem we get contacted about is noisy radiators. Often this will be caused by single direction thermostatic radiator valves being installed with the water flow going in the wrong direction. [...]

Gas boiler flues in voids – what you need to know.

Gas boiler flues in voids – what you need to know.

/ October 5, 2012 12:13 pm

This Winter new Gas Safe regulations will come in stating that all flues from gas boilers that run through a void of any kind must be accessible for inspection. Any existing installation past December 31st 2012 that fails to have inspection hatches installed in places where the flue runs will required to have these installed in order to pass the Gas Safe inspection. Now let’s explain this so it’s much [...]

What causes a burst water pipe?

What causes a burst water pipe?

/ August 17, 2012 11:35 am

The majority of water pipes are made from copper, which you would think would be quite durable. However, they’re still prone to leaks. How though? Surely a metal pipe would be able to withstand a lot without cracks appearing in it? This is true, but depending on the water running through the pipe, leaks can start to appear after even a couple years of use. So what actually causes these [...]

Prepare for your plumber

Prepare for your plumber

/ July 30, 2012 11:07 am

If a plumbing emergency arises, such as a water leak or severely blocked drain, then time is of the essence for your plumber or drains specialist to fix it. Technically speaking, the more time you can help save prior to the plumber turning up, the quicker they will do their job. This could potentially lead to you being charged for less labour, depending on your plumbing company’s pricing structure. Doing [...]

What accreditations does your plumber need?

What accreditations does your plumber need?

/ July 27, 2012 11:17 am

A plumber can be a hard thing to find and it’s actually quite tricky to decide whether a plumber is fully qualified or not. Mostly, it’s down to experience – but there are a few industry accreditations that you can look for that ensure a certain quality of service. It’s important to note that if you’re looking for a plumber to perform any work thats related to gas appliances – [...]

You’ve been warned! An explanation of Gas Safe warning label

You’ve been warned! An explanation of Gas Safe warning label

/ July 13, 2012 10:35 am

You’ve just had your Gas Safe inspection and the gas engineer or plumber has deemed your gas appliance to be dangerous. As a result they’ve stuck a warning label onto the appliance and (in most cases) disconnected it from the gas supply. This blog article explains that Gas Safe warning label, as often people aren’t too sure what it exactly means. Your Gas Safe registered engineer will have to grade [...]