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Prevent Frozen Pipes in and around your Home

We are currently experiencing some record low temperatures in parts of the country and with these conditions you will inevitably experience frozen pipes if you don’t prepare accordingly. Pipes freeze because the water contained inside them expands and puts pressure on the pipe.  It does not matter if the pipe is plastic or metal.  At…

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Get to know your local plumber in Solihull and Birmingham

It’s not hard to find a plumber in Solihull and Birmingham however, to let a tradesmen in your home you need to trust that plumber. 1) TRUST that they are competent in every aspect of plumbing 2) TRUST that they are reasonable on price and you are aware of their charges. 3) TRUST them in your home Owning your own home…

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Kitchen Fitter Solihull – How Much Should you Pay?

Many companies like B&Q, Wickes, Howdens and Homebase sell kitchens along with the option to have it fitted.  Fitted kitchen prices can range from hundreds to thousands, but the fitting price should be quoted the same no matter what the cost of the kitchen.  As a kitchen fitter Solihull we know that no 2 kitchen…

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Bleeding a Radiator in your Home

If you notice your radiator isn’t heating up or there are cold spots in certain areas, then you’re not getting the maximum output and also wasting energy in your home, resulting in higher bills.  If you find that the top of your radiator isn’t heating up then you may find that air has entered the…

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Questions To Ask a Birmingham Bathroom Fitter

If you are looking to have a new bathroom fitting or a bathroom fitter to replace certain parts of the room then you need a professional capable bathroom fitter who comes highly recommended.  Your hard earned money will be used to purchase bathroom parts that can be expensive so you need to ask the following…

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What is a wet room?

There a several styles and types of wet rooms to suit everyones taste and style.  Not only are they the new must have accessory, but they will also add value to your home too. A wet room is a completely waterproof shower area that is at the same level as the rest of the floor.…

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Kitchen Installation Solihull

Deciding on a new kitchen installation Solihull is exciting but also a huge decision.  There are many things that prevent us from considering a new kitchen and these include the cost and the disruption without even considering the type of kitchen you want. RW Plumbing will not only help you in choosing the best kitchen…

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Plumbing Tips: Slow Draining Sinks

Your local plumber from RW Plumbing likes to keep you updated with the many plumbing tips and tricks you can try in your home before you call out a plumber.  We get many call outs to homeowners for simple easy to fix jobs that most can do themselves with a bit of plumbing knowhow. If your sink drains are…

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Plumbing Facts You Need To Know before calling a plumber

If you’re not a DIY enthusiast or a professional plumber, you may never have given a second thought to the water that comes out of your taps. However, when something goes wrong there’s information that you might need to have to hand to make it easier to resolve the issue. Here’s a list of some of the…

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Wet Room Installation Birmingham

A wet room is best installed by a professional, because unlike a regular shower cubicle, there is far more area to make water proof and far more procedures to follow. RW Plumbings wet room installation Birmingham have been installing these facilities for many years so have overcome many hurdles and problems along the way which gives…

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How to Thaw a Frozen Water Pipe

Now that the weather is getting colder, there is a chance that unprotected pipes could freeze. Initially you need to identify the location of the frozen pipe by checking the flow of water from all appliances.  Check for exposed pipes too, to prevent future freezing. Once the frozen pipe has been found it is good…

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Solihull Plumbers and Builders you can rely on

RW Building UK are professional plumbers and builders in Solihull offering a range of building and plumbing services to both commercial and domestic clients in Birmingham and Solihull. Our skilled professional builders in Solihull offer the following services Loft Conversion Extensions Painting and Decorating Tiling New Builds Home Maintenance Building Refurbishment Kitchen Installation Garden Decking…

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Central Heating and Boiler Tips

Keeping your boiler and central heating working in tip top condition and as efficient as possible is extremely important to keep utility bills down and prevent costly repairs. Below are a few tips to help maintain your boiler: 1) Make sure your cylinder is adequately lagged at all times 2) Ensure that your radiators are…

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Plumbing Checks

Plumbing Checks For Your New Home Pt 2

In our second part to helping you spot potential problems that a surveyor would probably have missed, RW Plumbing Solihull will help you to identify obvious and not so obvious problems and allow you to do a few plumbing checks on your property. Toilets If you get blown away by a strong air freshener and…

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Accessible Wet Room / Walk In Shower Solihull

Installations of wet rooms and walk in showers are becoming more and more popular for the elderly as they ditch less accessible baths in favour of ease of use. If you are finding it hard to get in and out of your bath, then a wet room or walk in shower could be the solution. …

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Plumbing Checks For Your New Home PT1

Although when buying a new home, you will have a surveyor to check a lot of areas, there are still a lot of factors to check in the property. At RW Plumbing Solihull we have compiled a few checks to do to spot for problems. Water Marks or Stains Carefully inspect the walls and ceilings…

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Tips to keep your heating bills down

Whilst we are in one of the mildest of winters, the nights are still cold and we need to use our heating to warm our homes.  Knowing how to warm your home in the most efficient way without feeling the chill is extremely important and here at RW Plumbers Solihull we can help you. Reduce…

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Plumbing Tip See if your Toilet is Leaking

A very easy plumbing tip to see if you have a leaky toilet is to add a few drops of food colouring into the cistern. Wait for around 20 to 30 minutes and then examine the toilet bowl for evidence of the added colour.  If you notice the food colouring in the water you have located…

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Bathroom Ideas from a Bathroom Fitter Solihull

It is hard to keep up with the ever changing bathrooms ideas due to new trends and returning fashions.  New technology also brings new dimensions and possibilities into the bathroom in the way of music, tv, bluetooth controlled showers and whirlpool baths. When enquiring for a bathroom fitter Solihull, look no further than RW Plumbing…

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Keep Your Drains Blockage Free in the Winter

Due to rising costs of using hot water in the homes we are finding that more and more people are suing hot water more sporadically in the home. As plumbers in Solihull, we would suggest not to forget how important hot water is at keeping your pipes clear and free of grime and grease build…

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Kitchen Fitters Birmingham from your Local Plumber

The Kitchen Installation Birmingham team from RW Plumbing understand the the kitchen is the centre point of any home so it is essential part that you must get right.  Design and installation must be completed by a competent plumber.  The RW Plumbing Kitchen fitters Birmingham have been installing kitchens in Birmingham and Solihull for many…

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Overcharging Plumbers Can Affect Their Future Business

Plumbers have been known to rip off unsuspecting customers but only seem to get away with it for so long before their reputation catches up with them. You should always agree a price before the plumber undertakes any work and where possible consult another professional plumber for a like for like quote to compare or…

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New Fitted Kitchen Installation Birmingham

Deciding on a new kitchen installation Birmingham is exciting but also a huge decision.  There are many things that prevent us from considering a new kitchen and these include the cost and the disruption without even considering the type of kitchen you want. RW Plumbing will not only help you in choosing the best kitchen…

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A Recommended Bathroom Fitter Solihull

RW Plumbing are recommended bathroom fitters in Solihull covering all of the West Midlands and Solihull.  RW Plumbing is a growing bathroom fitter with many years experience with fitting bathrooms and fitted kitchens across Birmingham and Solihull. Our bathroom fitting service is second to none, from initial design consultation to fitting or refitting a new bathroom.…

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Choosing the Right Tiles for Your New Bathroom

Tiles are a family permanent fixture in your bathroom, so choosing the correct tile, style and colour is paramount.  RW Plumbing tilers can offer advice on choosing the right tiles for your bathroom installation.  As part of our bathroom installation service in Solihull we will offer samples to help choose.  By following our guide below…

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A new fitted kitchen Solihull for Christmas?

Fitting a new kitchen is not a job for a DIY enthusiast if you want the high end professional finish you see in showrooms.  Not only does a badly fitted kitchen look awful it can also reduce the value of your home.  There are several reasons why you should instruct a professional kitchen fitter Solihull…

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Reasons To Use RW Plumbing for Kitchen Fitters

At RW Plumbing UK we take pride in how we approach and complete each kitchen.  We always ensure that you will receive the best possible service at all times and make sure thst you are 100% happy before, during and after the kitchen installation. Our Kitchen fitters in Birmingham always use the best kitchen suppliers…

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The Right Worktop for your Kitchen Installation Part 2

It is important to look at all the benefits of the various worktops on offer when choosing one for your kitchen.  Different worktops include laminate, wood, glass, granite, quartz, composite stone and stainless steel. Granite Kitchen Worktop Like composite, granite can be used around sinks and hobs.  This type of worktop is ideal for striking…

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The right Worktop for your Kitchen Installation Part 1

It is important to look at all the benefits of the various worktops on offer when choosing one for your kitchen.  Different worktops include laminate, wood, glass, granite, quartz, composite stone and stainless steel. You need to think about what best suits your style and also how you will be using your kitchen.  Each of…

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Tilers Solihull from RW Plumbing

At RW Plumbing we pride ourselves on our professional service, conduct and happy customer base.  Covering Solihull for many years with an ever growing satisfied customer base who are only too happy to recommend us.  Most of our work is based on recommendation, and coupled with our competitive quotes and unrivalled advice you will see…

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Professional Tilers Birmingham

Professional and experienced tilers Birmingham We have tilers with many years experience so you can trust RW Plumbing to tackle any project professionally. Whether you require a tiler for your kitchen, bathroom or wet room, an RW Plumbing Plumber can offer you the advice you need to help you choose the right option for your project.…

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Plumbers who overcharge can affect their future business

Plumbers have been known to rip off unsuspecting customers but only seem to get away with it for so long before their reputation catches up with them. You should always agree a price before the plumber undertakes any work and where possible consult another professional plumber for a like for like quote to compare or…

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Plumbing Tips : Bleeding a Radiator

When do you know when bleeding a radiator is necessary? Firstly you will notice that your radiator isn’t heating up as it should, maybe it is lukewarm at the top but hot at the bottom.  If you find that the top of your radiator isn’t heating up then you may find that air has entered…

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Know your local plumber in Solihull and Birmingham

It’s not hard to find a plumber in Solihull and Birmingham however, to let a tradesmen in your home you need to trust that plumber. 1) TRUST that they are competent in every aspect of plumbing 2) TRUST that they are reasonable on price and you are aware of their charges. 3) TRUST them in your home Owning your own home…

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Consult your Local Plumber before going away

During the holiday season our homes are usually left unoccupied for up to 2 weeks.  This is plenty of time for any underlying problems with your plumbing to cause a lot of damage without being stopped.  A dripping tap, blocked pipes or leaking pipe can be monitored and maintained while you are at home, but can…

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Bathroom Fitter Birmingham From RW Plumbing

Next to the Kitchen, the Bathroom is another room that involves another level of DIY.  With plumbing, tiling, designing and installing, there are several professional skills required to create the perfect bathroom.  A bathroom fitter Birmingham will have the skills necessary to complete all of that tasks above whilst keeping the mess and downtime of…

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Kitchen Fitters Birmingham from RW Plumbing UK

The kitchen is the heart and sole of all of our homes which is why our kitchen design and installation service puts you and your requirements first. Our Kitchen Fitters Birmingham have the necessary experience to convert your tired old kitchen into a modern state of the art functional kitchen. Whether you require a supply only,…

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Affordable Kitchen Fitter Birmingham

As part of our extensive plumbing experience and services we also offer an affordable kitchen installation service in Birmingham.  As an experience kitchen fitter Birmingham RW Plumbing has a huge portfolio of fantastically designed kitchens with very satisfied customers.  Our fitting service includes a complete refit, including removing the old kitchen, any cosmetic work including…

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position a Radiator? Ask a Plumber Solihull

A common debate amongst plumbers and professionals alike is to where best to position a radiator. Well we have the facts here!!! Generally,  it is always best to fit radiators beneath the windows of a room.  There are 2 main reasons for this 1) Warm air that rises form the radiator and balances with the…

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Plumbing in a new Toilet from a Solihull Plumber

The installation of a new toilet, requires advanced planning and stronger plumbing skills.  Recommended for a qualified Solihull plumber but not too advanced for the keen beginner. The work is mostly within the scope of a competent DIY person, but you would be well advised to seek the services of a plumber if alteration or…

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Where’s your stop tap? Consult a Plumber Birmingham

Repairs to your plumbing can be very expensive, especially if they could have been prevented or noticed earlier. Before searching for your plumber Birmingham it is ideal to know a few handy tips to help you save some money. The number one essential piece of knowledge you should make yourself aware of is “where is…

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Tilers Birmingham

When requiring a tiler in Birmingham RW Plumbing and Maintenance have tilers with many years experience. Experienced tilers as good as ours are hard to find and we believe that our tilers are the best in Birmingham and the Midlands.  Whether you require a simple tiled splash back or a complete bathrooms wall and floor…

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Professional Plumbers for a Kitchen Installation Birmingham

The Kitchen Installation Birmingham team from RW Plumbing understand the the kitchen is the centre point of any home so it is essential part that you must get right.  Design and installation must be completed by a competent plumber.  The RW Plumbing Kitchen fitters have been installing kitchens in Birmingham and Solihull for many years…

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Bathroom Installation Birmingham – Wet Rooms

Wet rooms are best installed by professional plumbers, as unlike a usual shower area, there are far more places for water to go so extensive water proofing is essential RW Plumbing offer a wet room installation as part of our Bathroom Installation Birmingham and Solihull service and have been installing these rooms for many years.  This has…

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Professional Tilers in Birmingham

RW Plumbing and Maintenance offer a fantastic professional tiling service throughout the home.  Our tilers have many year experience in the trade and have built up a huge portfolio of jobs and clients over the years. It is difficult to find a tradesman with the tiling experience that we have, that is dependable and professional…

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Choosing a New Kitchen Installation Birmingham

Deciding on a new kitchen installation Birmingham is exciting but also a huge decision.  There are many things that prevent us from considering a new kitchen and these include the cost and the disruption without even considering the type of kitchen you want. RW Plumbing will not only help you in choosing the best kitchen…

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Kitchen Installers Birmingham from RW Plumbing

At RW Plumbing kitchen installers Birmingham we know that your kitchen is the central part of your home.  We completely understand how important and need the kitchen is on a day to day standard.  This is why our kitchen installations are managed and controlled in a methodical, punctual way to minimise the downtime of your…

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Avoid water damage and damp from water leaks

Always be vigilant and look for any damp areas under kitchen sinks and in your bathroom.  Water and damp can build up quite a lot over time, even from the tiniest water leak, so ensure these problems do not exist.  Check external water supplies i.e. outside tap, for drips.  Water running down a wall constantly…

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Bathroom Installation Plumbers in Birmingham and Solihull

If you are searching for a bathroom installer in Birmingham then RW Plumbing, recommended by 100’s of satisfied customers in Birmingham and Solihull, should be your first choice. with no-obligation, non pushy quotes with have established ourselves as a leading installer of high end, expertly designed bathrooms in birmingham.  Our recent bathroom installation projects show…

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Birmingham Builders you can rely on

RW Building Uk are professional builders in Birmingham offering a range of building services to both commercial and domestic clients in Birmingham and Solihull. Our skilled professional builders in Birmingham offer the following services Loft Conversion Extensions Painting and Decorating Tiling New Builds Home Maintenance Building Refurbishment Kitchen Installation Garden Decking RW Building’s builders pride…

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All Purpose Emergency Plumber in Birmingham

RW Plumbing UK Limited are your local emergency plumber in Birmingham 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Our emergency call outs range from simply replacing a tap washer or valve to boiler breakdowns for both the commercial and domestic markets. In the Birmingham area we aim to be with you within the hour…

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24 hour emergency plumber birmingham

As your 24 hour emergency plumber we are extra busy this time of year especially with the freezing temperatures.  you should check out our tips on our blog to help prevent problems during these cold periods.  We also have tips and advice for solutions to problems that have occurred during these freezing times. Some of…

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Be prepared for the Big Freeze

Keep your emergency Plumber number handy during these freezing periods Over the next few days we will be experiencing temperatures below freezing and some areas of Birmingham will also be getting snow. It is during these times that we have to stress about being prepared. It can be expensive calling an emergency plumber, especially out…

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Emergency Plumber Birmingham

24 Hour Emergency Plumber in Birmingham The RW Plumbing team are on hand 24 hours a day for your plumbing emergency needs.  We can usually get to you between 30mins and 60mins of your call in the Birmingham and Solihull areas. Please try to be as clear as possible with your problem when requesting your…

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New Year, New Wet Room in Birmingham

RW Plumbing Birmingham and Solihull would like to wish all of our customers a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Make it your new years resolution to start improving your home.  A new wet room will not only add value to your home but it will also convert your bathroom into a fantastic open modern space.…

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Wet Room Do’s and Don’ts

Now that we have determined that almost anyone can have a wet room installed, it is not always the best option, so please read the following before making the plunge (sorry!). In cases where a wet room is installed in place of a bath, this should be seriously thought about as in most cases, removing…

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Advantages of a Wet Room

There are many advantages of having a wet room installed, these include: Great for creating a stylish, modern look to your bathroom If the wet room is in addition to your bathroom, it can add value to your home. In a small bathroom it can be used to replace the bath and create more space…

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Removing a sink

First and foremost it is essential to switch off the water supply, followed by opening the taps to release any excess water. Disconnect the waste pipe from the bottom of the sink, but remember to place a bucket underneath to catch any excess water. Disconnect the waste trap, keeping a bucket underneath to catch the…

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Maintain your hot water heater

As a general rule, it is ideal to partly drain water from your hot water heater at least bi-annually. this will ensure that any residue that builds up in the bottom of the tank is cleared and that the valve works efficiently. Call a plumber in Birmingham now for advice on this or any other…

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Plumbing Emergency? Call a plumber

Obviously, the first thing to do when you experience a plumbing emergency is to call your local experienced Plumber.  The Solihull and Birmingham Plumbers from RW Plumbing are on hand 24 hours a day to help in whatever emergency you experience. Burst Pipes Always know where your stop tap is!!!  if you get a burst…

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Protecting Your Taps

To protect the outer coating of a tap and prevent scratching, when removing the fitting remember to wrap the tap in cloth before gripping with the wrench as the jaws from the wrench often damage or scratch the surface You local plumber in Birmingham and Solihull

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Protecting Taps when removing them

To protect the outer coating of a tap and prevent scratching, when removing the fitting remember to wrap the tap in cloth before gripping with the wrench as the jaws from the wrench often damage or scratch the surface You local plumber in Birmingham and Solihull

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Don’t forge the PTFE Tape

Always use PTFE tape when fixing a leak or making new joints.  Remember to wrap the tape arounf the thread of the new pipe.  Keep in mind to wrap the tape in a clockwise motion. You local plumber in Birmingham

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Toilet Ball Float Problems

If you have a leaky ball float and it fills with water, a temporary fix is to remove the ball, empty the water out and place in a sealed plastic bag and replace. This should keep it working until you can replace it You local plumber in Birmingham and Solihull

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Poor Shower Pressure

If you find that you have low pressure from your shower, it is likely that the problem is due to a build up of lime-scale. Check to see if you live in a hard water area, if this is the case then all shower heads must be cleaned every 3 months.  If the problem is…

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Leaking Toilet

It is not uncommon to have a slight leak in the toilet, but beofre calling a plumber make sure that the problem is not a build up of condensation which is a common occurrence. If the problem is a leak then you are best to call a plumber but if the problem is condensation then…

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Blocked Sinks

Your first thought is grab the plunger.  If you do use a plunger don’t forget to cover the overflow holes with a damp towel or cloth.  This will prevent any air escaping and help to build up the pressure You local plumber in Birmingham and Solihull

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A solution to slow draining sinks

If your sink drains are terribly slow at draining water and you live in an older house, the problem may be an accumulation of sludge and grime in the pipes. No matter how many chemicals you send down or plunging you do it will not clear this sludge The pipes actually need cleaning with pipe…

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Protect your pipes during the big freeze

Lagging should not only be fitted to cold-water pipes in danger of freezing but also to any hot water pipes that are not producing heat to warm a room. Lagging tubes made of foam are available for a range of pipe diameters. The foam lagging tubes usually have a cut running along the length to…

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Winter tips for you central heating and boiler

1) Make sure your cylinder is adequately lagged at all times 2) Ensure that your radiators are hot throughout 3) Check that your system is regularly inspected. 4) The flame in the boiler should be a clean blue flame 5) check the water pressure on the boiler so that it is between 1 and 2…

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Bleeding a Radiator

You notice your radiator isn’t heating up If you find that the top of your radiator isn’t heating up then you may find that air has entered the system and is preventing the warm water from circulating.  The air rises to the top and can be released by bleeding the radiator. Remember to turn the…

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Thawing a Frozen Pipe

Now that the weather is getting colder, there is a chance that unprotected pipes could freeze. Initially you need to identify the location of the frozen pipe by checking the flow of water from all appliances.  Check for exposed pipes too, to prevent future freezing. Once the frozen pipe has been found it is good…

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