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4 12, 2015

A New Addition To The Fleet!

2018-06-18T11:08:59+00:00December 4th, 2015|

Keep your eyes out for the latest addition to the J & P fleet!! Unprecedented Demand Due to unprecedented demand, we have had added another van to our fleet to help us respond even quicker to our customers needs this winter. In our distinctive yellow livery, our van will be spotted all over London this winter as we provide top quality plumbing services including boiler repair, installation and servicing to help keep homes and properties warm on the build up [...]

2 11, 2015

How To Keep Your Radiator Hot This Winter

2018-06-18T11:09:31+00:00November 2nd, 2015|

How To Keep Your Radiator Hot This Winter Knowing some hints and tips relating to how to maintain a hot water system and its radiators can save a lot of money over a period of time. Giving you peace of mind, as well as keeping your family nice and warm during the cold winter months, a well functioning set of radiators in your property will also help to keep your heating bills down to a minimum. By ensuring that your [...]

15 10, 2015

3 Great Home Energy Saving Tips

2018-06-18T11:10:27+00:00October 15th, 2015|

There are many benefits of having a home to call your own, however, home ownership can become quite expensive. Most homes use a lot of energy and as a result, create a large carbon footprint that is detrimental to the environment. There are many benefits of saving energy besides being good for the environment; it will also be good for your wallet. In this article we will look at a few ways you can immediately start saving energy in your home. Tip [...]

1 10, 2015

Carbon Monoxide Tips That Everyone Should Know

2018-06-18T11:10:49+00:00October 1st, 2015|

Carbon monoxide poisoning claims the lives of many people each year. The best way to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning is to take all the  necessary safety precautions. These include the following: Servicing all the heating systems at home such as chimneys or vents. Hire a professional to inspect and service all your heating systems to make sure they are working properly to prevent any gas leaks. Always use portable generators outside regardless of whether your doors or windows [...]

29 09, 2015

Sounds That Go Bump in the Night

2018-06-18T11:11:09+00:00September 29th, 2015|

Have you ever noticed your pipes making a banging sound? Ever wondered what causes this banging? Known within the trade as water hammer, the very annoying problem is all too common in many old properties found within London which still use old plumbing systems. Banging noises from water pipes can be alarming especially if it is the first time for you to hear it. However, you should not worry since this situation is manageable when handled properly. What Causes the [...]

24 08, 2015

Rapid Repsonse To Plumbing Issues

2018-06-18T11:11:40+00:00August 24th, 2015|

There are lots of reasons as to why a plumbing issue can become an emergency, maybe you cannot turn a tap off and a sink is overflowing, a pipe has burst, but we realise that you need quick and effective action fast. The very nature of water means that by the time its presence is noticeable it may have been leaking for quite some time, and is an emergency. Here at J and P we have a team which works [...]

17 08, 2015

How To Avoid Burst Pipes

2018-06-18T11:11:50+00:00August 17th, 2015|

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 [...]

10 08, 2015

The 5 Keys To Plumbing Success

2018-06-18T11:12:10+00:00August 10th, 2015|

There can be no doubt that our home plumbing systems are absolutely crucial to the smooth running of our homes. No system within the home is used as frequently as or with more dependency than the plumbing. Without effective plumbing, we would be unable to have a bath or a shower, go to the bathroom, wash out clothes using a washing machine, do the dishes etc, etc. With something this important, it is essential that you at least understand the [...]

22 07, 2015

CCTV Drain Surveys – What Are They?

2018-06-18T11:12:42+00:00July 22nd, 2015|

Technology is evolving all of the time and it is absolutely no different in the plumbing industry. Whereas a few years ago people would have associated CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) with being a crime prevention device, CCTV now plays a pivotal role in helping to get to the bottom of drainage issues. Why Would I Need A CCTV Drain Survey? CCTV (closed circuit television) is a very useful tool for the drainage engineer as most drains are either concealed within [...]

12 06, 2015

Saving Water The J & P Way

2018-06-18T11:13:21+00:00June 12th, 2015|

It is never a good idea to waste anything and water is no exception. Scarce in some areas in the world and very expensive in others, if you have a water meter installed in your home, it is always a good idea to conserve water wherever possible to help keep your bills down to a minimum. To help you keep your wastage down to a minimum we have drawn up a list of 10 great tips. Let us know which [...]

8 06, 2015

Would You Know How To Find Your Water Meter?

2018-06-18T11:24:54+00:00June 8th, 2015|

Although many of the UK based water companies send out an engineer to check the water meters of the customers once or twice a year, they very rarely provide you with tips on how to read the meter properly yourself. It is always a good idea to keep your eye on your meter readings on a fairly regular basis to just keep a check on how quickly it is rising. You never know when you may be paying money for [...]

29 05, 2015

Common Emergency Plumbing Situations

2018-06-18T11:25:19+00:00May 29th, 2015|

29 Plumbing is one of those things that people have installed in their home and hope they never have to look at again. However, this is not always the case and quite often when people do have an issue with their plumbing it is going to come in the form of an emergency. This is when people should know about some of the common emergency plumbing situations and how these are classified as an emergency. Without this people may think they [...]

25 05, 2015

Common Emergency Electrical Situations That Can Happen In The Home

2019-03-19T12:24:32+00:00May 25th, 2015|

Electricity is vital to our daily lives. Anyone who has experienced a power outage knows how difficult it can be to get anything done without a steady supply of electricity. You cannot cook, watch the TV, or even see very well to name just a few of things that can happen when the power goes out during the evening. However, electricity also can be dangerous. There are a number of common electrical emergencies that can occur if you are not [...]

22 05, 2015

Why It Is Necessary Have A CCTV Drain Survey

2018-06-18T11:25:55+00:00May 22nd, 2015|

If you encounter regular and persistent faults with your drainage system, a CCTV survey can help you to identify and solve the problem using the most sophisticated CCTV technology.  If you contract a company that has a skilled team of engineers who are well trained and skilled, (such as ourselves!) they should be able to identify where the problem by using CCTV inspection.  Most of the companies carry cameras which are used to check out the problem. The survey is able [...]

17 05, 2015

Learn About The UK Gas Safe Register

2018-06-18T11:26:09+00:00May 17th, 2015|

Hiring a gas engineer to work on something inside the home or outside of the house is a good idea, especially when dealing with something as potentially dangerous as a gas appliance. However, for a lot of people they will think they can hire anyone who claims they are a gas engineer, only to find out after the fact the work is done wrong or not even completed properly. This is when people should learn about the UK gas safe [...]

14 05, 2015

Things Everyone Should Know About Their Home Plumbing

2018-06-18T11:26:39+00:00May 14th, 2015|

Home plumbing systems can be a mystery to many people. However, they need to realize there are certain items they need to know about their plumbing to guarantee they get the right items for their home. This is when people should know about some of the things they should know about their plumbing. By knowing about these things, it is easy for people to get the knowledge they need on their plumbing systems, but also know if the home is [...]

9 05, 2015

Tips To Keep The Central Heating In Top Condition

2018-06-18T11:27:14+00:00May 9th, 2015|

Central heating is a great way to heat your home through all times of the year. However, over time the heating can start to break down and this can easily lead to your home having issues staying warm. This is when you should use some tips to make sure you are able to keep your homes heating in the top condition. Without this advice, you could find that your heating is not up to keeping your home warm in the [...]

1 05, 2015

How To Leave Us Feedback?

2018-06-18T11:28:12+00:00May 1st, 2015|

A combination of our love of feedback and an increasing number of questions relating to our Google Plus page has led us to decide that now would be a great time to add an easy step by step guide detailing exactly what must be done to leave a review. Firstly, it is vital that you are signed in with your Google+ account if you wish to write a review. If you need to create a new account, simply click here, click [...]

1 05, 2015

Questions You Should Always Ask Your Plumber

2018-06-18T11:28:24+00:00May 1st, 2015|

If you own your home or commercial property, it is likely that you will need the services of a plumber at some point. This is why you need to know what to ask them before you hire one. Here are five important things that you need to inquire about: Are you licensed and insured? You need to ask about this and verification of these in order to be certain that the plumber is legal to perform work where you live. [...]

17 04, 2015

Reasons Why It May Be Time For a New Boiler

2019-03-20T09:08:09+00:00April 17th, 2015|

If you have a boiler, there is every chance that you will know just how important the role it plays in the smooth running of your house is. Because of this, it is wise to keep track of your boiler just in case it may not be working as expected. The operation of boilers compared to furnaces and heat pumps is very different. As your boiler ages, it reaches a time when it will need to be replaced, the problem [...]

4 04, 2015

Why Electrical Problems Should Be Left For An Electrician

2019-03-19T12:26:36+00:00April 4th, 2015|

Whilst electricity is something that everyone is only too aware of, it is not unusual for people to underestimate just how powerful electricity is and when this happens, it can lead to costly and dangerous mistakes. However, despite this, when people are aware of some type of electrical problem in their home, they still attempt to do the repair work on their own. This is when people should know why the electrical problems should be left for an electrician, rather [...]

1 04, 2015

Which Plumbing Issues Should Cause The Most Concern?

2018-06-18T11:29:34+00:00April 1st, 2015|

While in the past plumbing was an issue in most homes, today’s plumbing systems have developed to the point where people rarely experience burst pipes or kitchen sinks that won’t drain.  As long as water runs from the faucet and it drains where it should drain, everything’s okay. However, the truth is that your plumbing system can actually become a water-filled balloon that could burst if you don’t pay attention. To what, you may ask. Read on to find out! One [...]

9 03, 2015

Should You Have Your Drains Professionally Cleaned?

2018-06-18T11:30:05+00:00March 9th, 2015|

Have you ever run some water into the kitchen sink, only to discover that it refuses to drain? Does your toilet clog frequently? Do you often find yourself standing in several inches of water at the end of your shower? If so, you may need to have your drains cleaned. While you can try to get them clean on your own, doing so is unlikely to give you the best results. Without the right equipment, you are only going to [...]

15 02, 2015

What Would You Do if Your Water Stopped?

2018-06-18T11:30:28+00:00February 15th, 2015|

Have you ever been in the position where your cold water supply has stopped for no apparent reason? What would you do in these circumstances? The easiest thing to do of course, is simply give us a call 020 7610 1616! There are a couple of things that you can do to help though. So what exactly should you do when your cold water stops running? It may sound obvious but the first thing to do is a quick investigation to [...]

6 02, 2015

Is There Anything You Can Do To Help

2018-06-18T11:31:05+00:00February 6th, 2015|

When emergency plumbing situations including broken pipes and severely blocked drains arise, speed is always of the essence and the sooner you can get a plumber in to rectify the situation the better. Is there anything that can be done prior to the plumber arriving that may help with the completion of the job? Not only will a bit of preliminary work help to speed up the completion of the job, it may also potentially lead to a smaller bill at the end due [...]

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