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29 12, 2019

The First Steps Towards Containing A Water Leak

2020-07-08T10:10:33+00:00December 29th, 2019|

If you experience a leak in your plumbing, it is important that you act promptly to prevent serious water damage. If you are in the house when the leak occurs, and you notice it quickly, you can usually stop the worst of the damage. The Crucial First Step Take a moment, right now, to find out where your stopcock is located and make sure that you know how to operate it, and that it is not stuck. This will ensure [...]

20 12, 2019

5 Tips To Help You Save Water

2020-07-08T10:10:47+00:00December 20th, 2019|

Water conservation is an ongoing practice in most areas in the world, even in places where water seems abundant There’s every reason to save water. Aside from giving you savings in your utility bills, saving water also helps the environment as it also prevents the pollution of the local watersheds, as well as the nearby rivers and lakes. So, how do you save water at home? Here are the top tips for doing just that. Follow Our Tips Save rainwater [...]

18 12, 2019

Six most common Problems with Boilers

2020-07-08T10:10:53+00:00December 18th, 2019|

Many homeowners make the mistake of ignoring regular servicing of the boiler when their boiler is working fine and keeping their house warm. People only notice when their boiler either breaks down or stops working properly. A regularly serviced boiler burns up to 10% less fuel. In other words, the savings on fuel easily cover the servicing cost of a boiler. Benefits of Regular Servicing Efficiency and Safety If your boiler is not maintained properly, it not only burns more [...]

15 11, 2019

Common Heating Problems

2020-07-08T10:01:05+00:00November 15th, 2019|

We don’t expect our customers to understand the full workings of a central heating system because after all, that’s what we are here for. However, knowing the basics of central heating system maintenance offers you the chance to save significant time, money and effort when the time comes that your central heating system ceases to work properly. Below we have highlighted a couple of tips which can make a substantial difference. Your Temperature Becomes Unregulated One of the most common [...]

14 10, 2019

The 3 Most Common Water Problems

2020-05-30T06:33:38+00:00October 14th, 2019|

There are far too many people based in and around London who are faced with the prospect of having to deal with all manner of bad plumbing. Whilst the end problem is all too often very clear to see, the cause of the problem is not always so clear and it may take a professional diagnosis to get to the bottom of the problem. The good news is though that the majority of the problems inexpensive to fix and can [...]

11 10, 2019

Working With a Company You Can Trust

2020-05-30T06:33:50+00:00October 11th, 2019|

We understand that the quality of some of our competitors’ work has helped to get the plumbing and home maintenance industry a bad name. However, the team at J & P is here to ensure that whichever worries you may have had previously, disappear after putting your trust in us. Why Are We Different? What makes us different is we get to know you to fully understand what you want and expect to get from our services. We are friendly, [...]

8 10, 2019

5 Tips To Reduce Your Energy Bills

2020-05-30T06:34:01+00:00October 8th, 2019|

We understand that money is tight for many people and anyway that we can make savings would be welcomed with open arms. To help you with your quest to save your pennies we have drawn up a list of 5 quick and easy ways to cut down on the amount of energy that you use to help reduce your energy bills. Our Top 5! Make The Most of Your Space: Wherever possible, cooking as much food as possible in the [...]

11 09, 2019

What To Do If Your Cold Water Stops Running?

2020-05-30T06:34:36+00:00September 11th, 2019|

Have you ever been faced with the situation where your cold water stops running? Although it is not one of our more common callouts, it is not as uncommon as you may think. Therefore below we have provided a few hints and tips regarding what can be done to try and find out what has gone wrong. So what do you do when your cold water stops running? The first step is to try and get to the root of the [...]

4 09, 2019

The Importance of Regular Boiler Servicing

2020-05-30T06:34:09+00:00September 4th, 2019|

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 [...]

1 09, 2019

Unblocked Drains – All You Need To Know

2020-05-30T06:34:25+00:00September 1st, 2019|

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 [...]

8 08, 2019

Should You Get a Power Flushing System?

2020-05-30T06:34:46+00:00August 8th, 2019|

Whilst Nearly All Central Heating Systems Are Unique, The Majority Will Benefit From Power Flushing. When you mix air and water with limescale and a mixture of metals, the build-up of sludge is inevitable, and this results in cold radiators, a noisy system and high bills but by utilising the benefits of a power flushing system the boiler, pipes and radiators, the ability to restore them to a near new condition exists. There are a range of benefits from using power flushing [...]

5 08, 2019

The Top 5 Benefits of Using Professional Drain Cleaning Services

2020-05-30T06:34:57+00:00August 5th, 2019|

Although the primary benefit offered by professional drain cleaning services involves removing any existing blockages, it should not be overlooked that they also offer a variety of additional benefits. By being proactive about service and cleaning for your drains and other plumbing fixtures, you can often enjoy better performance and fewer emergencies in the long run. Below we have identified the top 5 benefits of using professional drain cleaning services. Optimising Drainage Performance Blocked drains cannot be left as they [...]

1 08, 2019

The J&P Guide To MUST Know Plumbing Tips

2020-05-30T06:35:06+00:00August 1st, 2019|

Making sure that you have a working knowledge of your home’s plumbing system is rarely top of anyone’s to-do list! It is inevitable though that over time you will have the odd issue with your plumbing and although leaving the big jobs to the professionals is always a good idea, there are often some things which you will be able to do to effectively tackle some of the smaller issues that you may face. A leaky faucet would be a [...]

24 07, 2019

The Carpenters That London Can Trust

2020-05-30T06:35:19+00:00July 24th, 2019|

We offer a comprehensive range of home maintenance services available on a 24/7 basis and one of the most popular is our carpentry service. Whether you need assistance with an emergency such as a window needing replacing or help following a break-in, a ceiling that has caved in following a broken pipe, or floorboards needing replacing, the team at J & P can do it all. You may simply wish to have a door moved or some shelves erected - [...]

22 07, 2019

Common Home Electrical Problems

2020-05-30T06:35:29+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Some of our most common callouts relate to household electrical issues. As a group, they can vary greatly but typically many of the issues that we are required to deal with are far more common than others. Obviously attempting to sort any type of electrical issues can be dangerous and if you are going to attempt to do this yourself before you even attempt any form of detection and/or DIY fix solutions, it is absolutely essential that you know what [...]

19 07, 2019

Dealing with Common Toilet Problems

2020-05-30T06:35:38+00:00July 19th, 2019|

There will be few arguments regarding which plumbing problem causes the most problems. The clear winner is always toilet problems! Your toilet is one of the most important appliances in your home, and unfortunately, it only makes sense that when it stops working properly, it will cause huge levels of inconvenience. What Are The Common Problems? Below we have identified some of the most so things that can go wrong with your toilet and if you find any of these [...]

16 06, 2019

The Only Phonecall You Will Need To Make

2020-05-30T06:35:49+00:00June 16th, 2019|

We take great pride in our reputation as high-class plumbers but did you also know what we offer a range of services to our customers? Our electrical, plumbing, heating and services complement each other very well, especially with boiler repairs that are often due to electrical faults. Personal Service We take great pride in our ability to ensure that we provide all of our customers with a quality service which is both personal and reliable. We do not use call [...]

12 06, 2019

Nipping Problems In The Bud

2020-05-30T06:36:35+00:00June 12th, 2019|

Property maintenance of one form or another is a chore that keeps popping its head up. With so many things that need to be done to a home in order to keep things running smoothly, there is literally always something to do. Some things are a little more important than others though and the plumbing of a property is something that should never be overlooked. Below, the team at J & P have created a helpful plumbing checklist that will [...]

8 06, 2019

‘Flushing’ Out The Bad Plumbers

2020-05-30T06:36:45+00:00June 8th, 2019|

We understand that we work in a position of great trust. The large percentage of our customers invite us into their home or property to complete the required work and they are perfectly entitled to feel safe that we are trustworthy. Don’t Wait Whilst we believe that our track record and number of customer referrals speaks for itself in regards to the quality of our service, not all plumbing contractors offer such a good previous record. The chances are that [...]

5 06, 2019

Plumbers Are The Happiest Workers In Britain!

2020-05-30T06:36:56+00:00June 5th, 2019|

A report last year highlighted that plumbers are the 'happiest workers in Britain' "They are least likely to get driven around the U-bend, with 55% saying they were “very happy” in life. Builders were the second chirpiest on 38%, with marketing staff on 36% and taxi and lorry drivers on 32%." "The most miserable employees work in advertising with 42% saying they are unhappy in life. Social workers came next, at 22%, police and chefs at 21%, and sports and [...]

29 05, 2019

Dealing With Damp In Your Home

2020-05-30T06:37:36+00:00May 29th, 2019|

Damp properties cause misery for thousands of households across the UK. Figures from the English Housing Survey show 4% of the estimated 23 million households in England had rising damp or other damp problems in at least one room of their home*. The UK’s cold and wet climate contributes to the problem, but building fabric also plays a part. And although the age of much of the housing stock can contribute to damp issues, new homes can suffer from damp [...]

1 05, 2019

Take a look at the bathrooms voted the worst in the UK

2020-05-30T06:37:25+00:00May 1st, 2019|

The Metro recently highlighted some of the worst bathrooms in the UK! A bathroom with a brown suite and floor-to-ceiling floral tiles has been crowned Britain’s worst bathroom. Hundreds of people submitted photos of their bathrooms in a competition run by Victoria Plumbing to find the worst in the country. TV star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen plumbed then went through all of the submissions and picked the final four. The public voted the brown bathroom in Norwich as Britain’s worst – turning [...]

14 04, 2019

Understanding Plumbing

2020-05-30T06:38:01+00:00April 14th, 2019|

Making sure that you have a working knowledge of your home’s plumbing system is rarely top of anyone’s to do list! It is inevitable though that over time you will have the odd issue with your plumbing and although leaving the big jobs to the professionals is always a good idea, there are often some things which you will be able to do to effective tackle some of the smaller issues that you may face. A leaky faucet would be [...]

11 04, 2019

Why have a CCTV drain survey?

2020-05-30T06:38:14+00:00April 11th, 2019|

If you need to look inside your drains and have a CCTV drain survey you have come to the right place J and P are specialist drainage engineers who can help you with your drainage maintenance and problems. Why have a CCTV drain survey? CCTV (closed circuit television) is a very useful tool for the drainage engineer as most drains are either concealed within the building or underground. There needs to be a way of diagnosing problems and finding out [...]

2 04, 2019

5 Top Tips To Keep Your Plumbing in Tip Top Order!

2020-05-30T06:38:25+00:00April 2nd, 2019|

There can be no doubt that the plumbing system is one of the most important parts of any home. Never given a second thought when running smoothly, the negative impact created by problems caused by a poorly functioning plumbing system can be wide ranging. Think about every time you take a shower, go to the bathroom, wash your hands, do the dishes, do your laundry, etc. Most people are also unaware that their gas lines actually count as plumbing, as [...]

21 03, 2019

Dripping tap, leaking valve, burst pipe or a toilet that won’t flush – give us a call

2020-05-30T06:38:46+00:00March 21st, 2019|

Whether it’s a dripping tap, leaking valve, burst pipe or a toilet that won’t flush – give us a call and we’ll be with you to get you sorted! If you need an emergency plumber give us a call on 020 7610 1616? We are 24 hour emergency plumbers! Why Choose Our Plumbers? All plumbing and repair work is completed to the strictest of standards, with minimum fuss and disruption caused to your home.  Our plumbers are polite, punctual and uniformed [...]

6 03, 2019

Do You Need A Gas Safety Certificate For Your Property?

2020-05-30T06:39:03+00:00March 6th, 2019|

If you are looking for a landlords gas safety certificate, there is every chance that we may be able to help. What is a Gas Safety Check? Faulty gas appliances and fittings and blocked flues can put you at risk of gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. A gas safety check will make sure gas fittings and appliances are safe to use. These checks include; Checking the flue or chimney to make sure the products of combustion (fumes) are being [...]

24 01, 2019

Energy Saving Tricks For The Winter

2019-04-02T15:11:52+00:00January 24th, 2019|

There is no time of the year where having your boiler serviced is a bad idea. During the winter it can help to keep it running to optimum levels and during the summer it can help to ensure it is really as intended when it is needed. If your boiler is acting up, and repairs are becoming more frequent, it may be time to replace it and at J & P we are here to help! If your boiler is [...]

20 01, 2019

5 Tips To Heat Your Home

2019-04-02T15:12:17+00:00January 20th, 2019|

The team at the Energy Saving Trust do a wonderful job helping to save people money and make their homes more energy efficient.  In the article below, we highlight 5 great areas they have identified to help you keep the warmth up and the costs down this winter. 1. Draught proof your home Energy Saving Trust research has found that 46% of people still need to draught-proof their windows and doors. Cost: A good DIY draught-proofing job could costs between £85 [...]

18 01, 2019

5 More Tips To Winter Proof Your Home

2019-04-02T15:12:30+00:00January 18th, 2019|

Ensuring that your home is winter proof can offer two very important benefits. First it can help to keep energy bills to a minimum and secondly it can also help to keep you warm.  To help you take the necessary steps, below we have outlined 5 important tips to help you along the way. 1. Change your energy tariff It stands to reason that utility bills are more expensive in the winter, but that doesn't mean there is any reason [...]

5 01, 2019

Keep Safe With J & P’s Electrical Fault ‘Spot List’

2019-04-04T10:54:38+00:00January 5th, 2019|

Faulty electrics are a common problem within London and have the potential to be extremely dangerous. Causing 12,500 fires and 2,000 electric shock accidents in the home each year, according to the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC), it is absolutely essential that you take no risks and leave any problems to the professionals. Whilst the worst things that can happen for many aspects of home DIY are not actually that bad, any mistakes relating to electricity could [...]

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