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Why Annual Servicing Is Important For A Boiler

A boiler is a great way to heat the home, but for a lot of people they do not know why the annual service is so important for the boiler. They tend to fall under the category of it worked last year so it will be fine.

However, this can be a huge mistake if people are not careful and this is when people should know about why the annual service is so important. By knowing why this is so important to do, it will lead to people getting the work done and knowing the boiler will work properly.
Save Money with a Boiler Service
Saves money on the expensive repairs that can come up. While most of the time people never think about this, they need to realize the boilers can break down. The problem is when the boiler breaks down, the repair work tends to be very expensive. In fact, the repair work can be so expensive people may have to take out an equity line to cover the cost of the repairs.
Reducing Carbon Monoxide
Reduction in the chances of carbon monoxide entering the home is something else which people will enjoy. Most of the time, people think the boilers are not going to put off carbon monoxide. This mistake can be deadly as the boiler and any other item that uses a fuel to burn can put off carbon monoxide. By having the boiler worked on annually, it will reduce the chance of the boiler putting off this deadly gas.
Keeping Heating Bills Down
Reduction in the heating cost of the home. While most people think they can easily afford to heat their home, they need to realize this is not always the case. In fact, with a […]

By |October 20th, 2017|Categories: Boilers|Comments Off on Why Annual Servicing Is Important For A Boiler

Buying a New Boiler – What Do You Need To Know?

Buying a New Boiler – What Do You Need To Know?
Whilst replacing a worn out boiler with a new one will certainly hit your bank balance initially it is important to focus on the long term benefits that it will offer rather than the short term expense.

Benefits of having a new boiler include:

Increased Reliability
Increased Efficiency
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Reduced Energy Bills
Increased Hot Water Production
Better Heating Production
7 year warranties (full parts and labour) so cancel any monthly maintenance contracts (you get this for free with the installation)

If you have decided that the time is right to have a new boiler installed, it is good practice to do a little preparation before your heating engineer arrives.

At J & O we will ask a number of questions about your lifestyle and current heating system to allow us to make the most informed recommendation possible regarding the most effective boiler and central heating system for your individual circumstances.

Some things to consider:

Where Would you Like the New Boiler to be Installed? New condensing boilers produce steam due to the low temperatures of the exhausted gasses from the flue. The heating engineer will be able to help with this but bear in mind it may be an issue.
What are your Living Habits? Do you have a big family? Are you likely to be using several different water consuming products at once? For example, a shower, dishwasher, sink faucets running and more all at the same time. It is vital to consider this to ensure the new boiler copes with demand.
Do You Have any Plans to Alter the House? Do you have any plans to extend your house or have a loft conversion done? Regular boilers do […]

By |October 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Buying a New Boiler – What Do You Need To Know?

Taking Care Of Your Pipes This Winter

Burst pipes are at the heart of many plumbing issues and despite the fact that many water pipes are made from copper, a very durable material, they are still prone to springing a leak.

How does this happen though? Pipes designed solely for the purpose of allowing water to pass through, should surely be able to withstand almost anything. The truth is though that depending on the type of water running through the pipe, leaks can sometimes begin to appear after even a couple years of use.
A Common Winter Problem
Although, obviously highly unlikely during the summer, severely cold can cause pipes to freeze resulting in internal blockages. Like having a limescale build up, this can result in increased water pressure – more than the pipe can handle. We’ve written about preventing pipes from freezing in the past.

These are some of the most common almost-natural causes of pipes that develop leaks. Corrosion is much more common on older pipes, but if you’ve just had some plumbing work done and you notice a leak – this is most probably down to poor quality workmanship.

If you are concerned about any potential issues concerning your piping structure, give the experts at J & P a call and we will be able to provide you with further information regarding any risks.
What Causing Pipes To Burst?
Although there can be a variety of different causes, by far the main causes of a burst pipes related to internal corrosion and high water pressure.

Internal corrosion of a water pipe results in the gradual destruction of the pipe’s surface by a chemical reaction caused by the acidity of the water passing through it.

Water that’s very acidic will cause corrosion, however alkaline water will cause limescale build up. A […]

By |October 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Taking Care Of Your Pipes This Winter

Upgrade Your Central Heating This Winter With J & P

The central heating installation is at the heart of any property, an effective central heating system creates a warm and homely environment with lots of hot water, when not working a property can be rendered almost uninhabitable. We therefore understand the importance of the central heating installation in your home.
Ticking All The Right Boxes
Our gas registered central heating engineer London and fully qualified Electricians have the skills and experience to cover a wide range of jobs, whether it is repairing or upgrading an existing central heating installation London or installing a completely new system.

New central heating installations are generally required in:

New buildings
When there is a major refurbishment
When the existing system becomes uneconomical to repair.

J and P Plumbing and heating have worked on all types of projects and therefore understand the unique requirements for each type of project.
Do You Need a New Heating System
The most disruptive project is the replacement or installation of a new central heating system when the occupants are living within the property; as a result J and P will never recommend the replacement of a central heating installation unless it is absolutely necessary for issues can very often be solved by heating system repairs.

Our goal is to always keep any disruption to an absolute minimum, and therefore will work closely with the home owner to plan the work in a way that has the least amount of impact on the home.

J and P also have a fully skilled team of electricians, carpenters and painter decorators , so if there is any making good required to the property after the central heating installation London has been completed, this can also be undertaken.
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By |October 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Upgrade Your Central Heating This Winter With J & P

What Is A CCTV Drain Survey And How Does It Work?

If you have noticed that a drain in your home has become clogged, locating the specific blockage is an important first step in clearing it out. However, many clogs occur deep in the pipes and cannot be readily located through a simple visual inspection. The best way to proceed is by hiring a professional to carry out a CCTV drain survey.
How do these surveys work and what benefits do they offer?
Essentially, a small camera is mounted on the end of a long cable that is wound down the drain and into the pipe. This camera transmits a signal back up the cable to a monitor. This lets the plumber see exactly what is in the pipe so that he can locate the blockage as quickly as possible.
Primary Advantage
One of the advantages of this type of survey is that it is minimally intrusive. All the plumber has to do is reel the cable down your drain. He does not have to move anything or rip up any floors or walls. This means that a survey can be carried out without significantly disrupting your home or your routine.

Some surveys attempt to save money by relying on an operator who visually inspects everything that the camera sees. However, this means that the operator also has to control the camera while paying attention to its surroundings.
Ensuring Nothing is Missed
Operators may miss something important in such a case, delaying the needed repairs or cleanings. By recording all of the images that the camera transmits, a 3D model of the inside of your pipes can be constructed that makes it very easy to identify the source of the blockage, as well as spot any other problems that may be present.

You should […]

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: Drains|Comments Off on What Is A CCTV Drain Survey And How Does It Work?
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