Plumbing Tips

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 – [...]

Adjust your Toilet cistern to save water

Adjust your Toilet cistern to save water

/ May 14, 2012 11:06 am

We’ve often written about water saving devices that you can obtain either from local hardware shops or water companies. These are things such as the ingenius Hippo bags, which collect water within your toilet cistern, thus reducing the amount of water that gets flushed. However, did you know you can start saving water from your toilet without even needing an energy saving device? To cut the amount of water that [...]

London Plumber’s Tips

London Plumber’s Tips

/ May 11, 2012 10:54 am

Our London plumbers are constantly asked for plumbing tips when out and about on the streets of London, as it’s important for property owners to maintain their plumbing system within their property. As a result, today’s blog is going to list the three top bits of advice our engineers are giving out to London residents. 1. Get your central heating flushed Over time a lot of debris collects inside of [...]

Gas Run Pressure Drops

Gas Run Pressure Drops

/ January 23, 2012 10:08 am

Pressure can drop in gas pipework, but there are regulations in place to prevent large drops in pressure. Today’s blog entry is a message directly from PGS London Plumber’s boiler installation team on PGS’s viewpoint on fixing this pressure issue. In order to comply with current Gas Safe Regulations all new boiler installations must have no greater than 1mbar drop over the run of the pipework when tested with all [...]