Children love water but this can also be a deadly combination. We take a look at the risks associated with young children and plumbing and how you can minimise the risk to both health and your home.
While we would never doubt your DIY skills, things can go wrong even for the most seasoned home improver and drilling or hammering into a water pipe is more common than you think. Here's how you can reduce the risk and how to prepare for all eventualities to minimise any damage to your home.
As climate change is a hot topic at the moment, thanks to recent protests and the work of environmental activists, we take a look at how we can all contribute to reducing our impact on the planet at home, specifically with regard to our own area of expertise - plumbing and heating.
Low water pressure isn't always something you just have to put up with and the cause could be a bigger issue that needs resolving anyway. There could be a number of reasons, many of which you could resolve yourself. Read our troubleshooting guide which may help you diagnose the problem and show you what you can do to deal with it.
Profile of plumbing supervisor, Adam Pinder.
Stopcocks can be difficult to access or hard to turn but turning the water off quickly in the event of a leak is paramount. A Surestop is a great alternative as it can be installed in an accessible position and turns the water supply off with the flick of a switch.
It’s common for homeowners to feel a little overwhelmed or cautious when calling a plumber for the first time, especially if you’re not too sure what you’re asking for. So what should you expect when calling a plumber for the first time?
The last thing you want to be doing in an emergency is spending time finding and researching new plumbers. However, if you know what you’re looking for, this can make the whole experience much quicker and easier. So what should you look for when choosing a plumber?