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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.

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

Are You Wasting Water?

Most people in the United Kingdom use between 50 to 70 gallons of water EVERYDAY for indoor use and use about the same amount of water for outdoor use, depending on the season. Water rates can put a real drain on your finances and it’s important to ensure that you are not wasting a drop.
Follow Our Tips
Save rainwater and use it to nourish your garden or yard. If you have a roof area of 1,000 square feet, one inch of rainfall can actually provide you with 600 gallons of FREE water that you can use on your plants.

If that’s not savings in water bills for you, we don’t know what is. If you want to try out this tip, you can have a water catchment installed in your home.

You can decrease the amount of water you use indoors by adjusting the amount of water released during flushing. Instead of using five to seven gallons of water, why not limit it to four gallon of water or less?
Running your sprinkler for a full two hours can use/waste up to 500 gallons of water. Let’s be honest, living in the UK, we are never too far away from another rain shower and you therefore don’t need to keep the sprinkler running for that long. Also, when washing your car, you can save up to 150 gallons of water simply by closing the hose between rinses.
Close your faucet tight, or change the faucet head altogether, as the smallest of drips can actually waste up twenty gallons of water every day. Larger leaks, on the other and, can waste hundreds more.
Check the toilet tank for any leaks. Put food colouring in it. If the colour […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Are You Wasting Water?

Time For a Boiler Service?

It can’t be time for a boiler service surely? Who on earth has there boiler serviced during the middle of the summer?? Wait a moment….. Stop and think about it and you will begin to realise when now is the perfect time for a boiler service.

Why wait until you are about to start using your heating again before checking if it is working or not? By having your boiler serviced now, you can be sure that it is in full working order when the weather begins to turn.

We are extremely proud of the reputation we have attained for expertise and reliability relating to all aspects of plumbing and boiler repairs in particular.
Professional Boiler Repairs & Servicing
Boiler maintenance is very important due to the fact that boilers which are no longer safe can prove to be dangerous. Regular maintenance and an annual service is highly recommended and, as trained Gas Sage registered professionals, we will ensure your appliance is kept in working order and fix any potentially dangerous problems before they become safety issues.

We are happy to provide a service at a time that is convenient to you. We can work out of business hours so that you don’t need to take time off work.

Contact us for the following boiler services in London:

checking all parts and controls
assessing for any damage from scale and removal
cleaning from top to bottom to ensure efficiency
checking your radiators and all pipe work for any problems

We recommend that you book a boiler service on an annual basis for the safest performance.

A friendly, reliable boiler maintenance service

A boiler service will involve running the system to check for any problems, a check for gas leaks and cleaning parts where required. Depending on the make and […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Time For a Boiler Service?

Keeping Your Family Safe

The Silent Killer
Known as the ‘silent killer’ Carbon Monoxide (or CO) cannot be seen or smelt and this alone should be enough to ensure that you regularly seek the assistance of a plumber to service your gas appliances on at least an annual basis.

Government figures indicate that approximately 15 people die every year from Carbon Monoxide poisoning, caused by gas appliances and flues that have not been properly installed, maintained or that are poorly ventilated.

Even people who are lucky enough to escape the ultimate fate can be exposed to this colourless toxic gas which can inflict paralysis and brain damage if the person breathed it in over a long period.
What Can I Do?
All combustion appliances, including your household boiler, oven hob and gas fire have the ability to produce carbon monoxide. Known as the ‘silent killer’ Carbon Monoxide (or CO) cannot be seen or smelt and this alone should be enough to ensure that you regularly seek the assistance of a plumber to service your gas appliances on at least an annual basis.

DO install a CO alarm. It is important to note that smoke alarms and CO alarms are different. A smoke alarm will not detect the presence of CO in the atmosphere
DON’T forget to ensure that a CO alarm is installed in every room in which a gas appliance gas appliance is present as well as ensuring that all purpose-built ventilation areas remain unblocked
DO switch off any gas appliances at the meter control valve if you believe that CO is being released. Ensure all doors and windows, then leave the property to consult your GP
DON’T settle for anything less than Gas Safe Registered engineer if you are unsure about a gas appliance’s operation or instalment. GSR also offers […]

By |May 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Keeping Your Family Safe