All part of the service

All part of the service

If you read the manufacturers installation instructions for any boiler, you’ll read that it’s a requirement for the system to be thoroughly cleaned/flushed prior to the new boiler being installed. This is part of the process of qualifying for your warranty. The other necessary part is having the benchmark commissioning checklist completed at the back […]

New Year Brings Change, Doesn’t it?

New Year Brings Change, Doesn’t it?

Ok, So I’ve found out I’m REALLY bad at updating my website with new posts! I’m not one for New Years resolutions as let’s face it, we hardly ever stick to them. BUT! I will make myself a promise to post and update my website with a bit more regularity. “Why will I care?” I […]

Kitchen Sink Nonsense **UPDATE**

Kitchen Sink Nonsense **UPDATE**

A few weeks ago I cleared a blockage from a kitchen sink and discovered a right old mess of the pipework (see pic below or view the original post here). Well, I went back to redo the plumbing today and corrected the monumental fall away from the discharge pipe. As you can see below, all […]

DIY-U Shouldn’t!

DIY-U Shouldn’t!

I was called to a property who complained of not having any hot water. They have a thermal store cylinder -: A thermal store is an inversion of a typical cylinder where the water in the cylinder is heated, which through convection heats the mains pressured cold water going through a coil which comes out […]

Kitchen Sink Nonsense

Kitchen Sink Nonsense

I went to a property just over a week ago as I was called to a blocked kitchen sink. After initially checking the waste disposal unit and found it was clear, I took out my trusty ‘man-vac’ (that’s a hoover that sucks up dry and wet waste) and cleared the blockage that had accumulated in […]

Nearly There!

Nearly There!

Thanks to the lovely firm I work for who put me on the course to become Gas Safe, I’m just a few jobs shy of completing – hurrah!! I’ve passed all of my theory and practical exams and am now just completing my portfolio. There is so much to learn and remember but an absolutely […]

Going That Extra Mile

Going That Extra Mile

In the van the other day I heard on the news that plumbers and heating engineers are among those professions who access people homes who are be able to flag up vulnerable people living in cold conditions to the authorities, resulting in a staggering 24,000 deaths a year. However, due to data sharing it would […]

Every Now And Then…

Every Now And Then…

…I stand back and I’m amazed by the beauty of the world. So often I am just busy doing what I’m doing I forget to look up and take stock of what’s around me. I went to a property in London E14 to PAT test their equipment. I’d been in the kitchen for about 15 […]

Is It Worth It?

Is It Worth It?

I know this isn’t plumbing, but I had to include this in the ‘Plumbing From Hell’ archive because it is just … so … dangerous! So we’re all guilty of letting things go … the dog walks get shorter, the diet goes out the window, a few glasses of a weekend turn into half a […]

Latest Update!

Latest Update!

Hello there, So you may notice that my last post was way back in June! Whoa. I know this is an exuberant amount of time in today’s fight to get as many things crammed into every minute of the day, but I’ve not been sat on my behind twiddling my thumbs I have you know. […]