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28 05, 2020

Trouble With Your Pitched Roof?

2020-07-08T09:58:05+00:00May 28th, 2020|

Although pitched tiles usually have very long lifespans, they are not immune to damage and as a result of the, we are on occasion called to carry out repair work to existing roofs. Often leaks are a result of damaged or missing tiles where local repairs are only required. If however, a pitched roof is of a significant age, or in poor condition, we also completely replace pitched tiles roofs. All our roofers are highly trained and experienced, so you [...]

24 05, 2020

Carbon Monoxide – Stay Safe

2020-07-08T10:04:36+00:00May 24th, 2020|

Keeping Your London Home Safe 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. UK Government figures indicate that approximately 15 people die every year from Carbon Monoxide [...]

18 04, 2020

Is Your Guttering Clogged?

2020-07-08T10:06:13+00:00April 18th, 2020|

We work with all types of guttering including UPVC gutters and cast iron gutters, and all work is undertaken by our own fully trained and experienced roofers Many roofing and guttering companies will tell you that a new guttering system is often more economical than temporary repairs. Whilst this can be the case in certain circumstances, there are also many occasions when repairs are perfectly acceptable and will give the guttering system many more years of usage. Many Different Causes [...]

15 04, 2020

What Exactly is a Central Heating System?

2020-07-08T10:07:51+00:00April 15th, 2020|

Whilst some people take their ability to warm their house during cold weather for granted, not everyone is quite so sure about how it actually happens. 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 it stops working it is very stressful. This is where J&P can help. Call now for a plumber to come round to your home in under [...]

11 04, 2020

What Accreditations Should Your Plumber Have?

2020-07-08T10:08:11+00:00April 11th, 2020|

Finding the right plumber can be a tricky thing to do Mostly, people tend to look for a combination and experience and price but ultimately it is crucial that whoever you choose to let into your home, must have the skills to do the job in hand. It’s important to note that if you’re looking for a plumber to perform any work that is related to gas appliances – such as boiler repairs or gas hob installation or repair, then the [...]

23 03, 2020

Keeping Energy Bills Down

2020-07-08T10:08:26+00:00March 23rd, 2020|

Are Your Energy Bills Out of Control? At a time where the money is tight for everyone, the ability to keep energy bills under control is a high priority for households throughout all areas of the UK. According to the Energy Savings Trust, the boiler in your home or property will account for approximately 60% of the amount you spend on energy bills throughout the year. Therefore ensuring that you have an efficient boiler has the potential to make a BIG [...]

14 03, 2020

Things That Go Bang in the Night

2020-07-08T10:08:45+00:00March 14th, 2020|

The sound of clanging pipes is never great, especially if it is in your home. Known within the trade as water hammer and is particularly common in many old properties found within London which still use old plumbing systems. You should not deprive yourself of comfort by living with banging sounds from water pipes. Give the team at J & P a call and we will be able to help you stop the sound of the water hammer. What Causes [...]

7 03, 2020

Don’t Suffer with Blocked Drains

2020-07-08T10:08:51+00:00March 7th, 2020|

Regardless of whether it’s in your home, business or anywhere else, a blocked drain can cause serious problems As such it is vital to have the blocked drain taken care of as quickly as possible. The J&P Group are professional drainage engineers and are fully equipped with specialist high-pressure water jetting equipment to clean your drains and where appropriate help removes any blockages. Why do drains need cleaning? Drains need cleaning due to substance build up in the inside of [...]

16 02, 2020

Get The Right Team for the Plumbing Job

2020-07-08T10:09:00+00:00February 16th, 2020|

The Right Team For The Right Job With so many plumbing-related tasks, confusion often regarding who you should call to provide the best solution to your problem. We can make this easier by splitting up the type of plumber to categories depending on what work you need completing. Water-Based Problem - If your plumbing problem is water-based, broken pipes, shower not working etc, a plumber should be your first port of call., then you can call a regular plumber. These [...]

9 02, 2020

How To Remove Limescale

2020-07-08T10:09:13+00:00February 9th, 2020|

Removing Unsightly Limescale Many areas of London are provided with hard water. What exactly is hard water we here you ask? Hard water is defined as water with high mineral content and generally speaking hard water is full of calcium carbonate (limescale), the annoying hard off-white stuff that builds up around your taps, showerheads and other places that the hard water regularly comes into contact with. Call now for an engineer to come round to your home in under an [...]

2 02, 2020

Suffering from Drain Problems?

2020-07-08T10:09:39+00:00February 2nd, 2020|

Let Us Take a Closer Look J and P are accredited drainage engineers who can help you with any 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 the condition of drain system components; the most cost-effective and efficient way of doing this is [...]

25 01, 2020

Dealing With Limescale

2020-07-08T10:09:57+00:00January 25th, 2020|

If you are like most people, then you absolutely abhor limescale build up in your home and on your appliances, bathroom fixtures, faucets etc Limescale is basically a crusty while film that covers your faucet, tub, toilet, door handles and other things in the home that are vulnerable to water. It is basically an alkaline hard water deposit that is pretty much unavoidable and can cause damage to your home if left unattended. In this article, we will be looking [...]

21 01, 2020

Do You Need PAT Testing?

2020-07-08T10:10:12+00:00January 21st, 2020|

PAT Testing While most people think that portable appliances like electric kettles and toast machines are safe, the truth is that these items have been blamed for a lot of fires, which is why you should do PAT testing or Portable Appliance testing on them. If you don’t believe portable appliances can cause fires, think back to the time of May 2007 Cutty Sark fire. It was triggered by a vacuum cleaner left was plugged in overnight. The fire actually [...]

18 01, 2020

Putting Safety First

2020-07-08T10:10:24+00:00January 18th, 2020|

It's a good idea for anyone involved with something as potentially dangerous as working with electricity to be prepared. It not only can save your life, but it can also save others who live in the home. Putting Safety First When doing any kind of wiring make sure that the electricity is off in that area. If you're not sure of how to do so then you may just want to shut it all off because you do not want [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

19 12, 2018

Central Heating Specialists

2019-04-04T10:55:22+00:00December 19th, 2018|

With a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of central heating systems and boiler repairs, The J&P Group support domestic and commercial customers with an extensive range of plumbing and heating solutions including combination boiler installation, boiler repairs, gas appliance servicing, landlord safety checks and gas fire installation in London. Call Us Today Call us 24/7 now on 020 7610 1616 and one of our professionally qualified Gas Safe registered engineers is on call to repair your boiler and restore your heating [...]

16 12, 2018

Boiler Engineers Poised & Ready To Heat Your Home!

2019-04-04T10:55:34+00:00December 16th, 2018|

We are a 24 Hour company, specialising in the servicing, installation and repair of domestic and commercial boilers along with all aspects of plumbing. Our highly qualified and experienced boiler installation team are poised and ready to offer a free quotation for new boilers, or if possible, undertake a boiler repair. The Expert Boiler Installation Team in London J & P are independent boiler installation experts in London with the skills and experience to replace or upgrade any make or [...]

13 12, 2018

5 Tips To Winter Proof Your Home This Winter

2019-04-04T10:55:47+00:00December 13th, 2018|

There are lots of things that can be done with the minimum of fuss to help keep your home warm and cosy as the temperature outside begins to drop. Below, the excellent team at British Gas have highlighted 5 of their tops tips to help warm your home during the winter. 1. Give your gutters a clear-out It’s not a nice job but at this time of year it’s important to make sure your guttering is clear of sticks and [...]

12 12, 2018

Dealing With Condensation

2019-04-04T10:56:01+00:00December 12th, 2018|

Especially at times during the winter, condensation can be a real problem for home-owners up and down the country. Why is This a Problem? Condensation can often be the first step towards mould. In many cases it is condensation on the wall which feeds mould and keeps it alive and growing. Where Does Condensation Come From? Condensation forms when there is excess moisture in the air. When the wall is cold enough and the air is saturated with the moisture [...]

10 12, 2018

5 Tips To Reduce Household Bills This Winter

2018-11-22T14:34:43+00:00December 10th, 2018|

Times are tough. Many people are being faced with financial problems. Consequently, ways of saving money are always sweet music to people in financial crises. Skyrocketing household energy bills can mess with your sanity especially if your financial muscle is fairly emaciated. If you are struggling to pay your household energy bills or simply want to pay less, there are several ways to reduce the bills so that you save money. Simple tricks and changes on how you operate your [...]

24 11, 2018

Don’t Neglect Your Roof This Winter

2019-04-08T10:02:49+00:00November 24th, 2018|

Is your roof neglected? Often forgotten about, what can start off as a small repair can escalate into far more serious structural damage if left unattended. This does not need to be the case though & the team at J & P can help that any damage can be nipped in the bud before it reaches that stage. When a homeowner eventually needs to sell their house, a neglected roof will result in the purchaser’s surveyor recommending major works or [...]

21 11, 2018

6 Tips To Help Fix a Leak

2019-04-08T10:03:24+00:00November 21st, 2018|

From massive corporations to small homes, the majority of buildings share something in common during the winter - they all rely on their heating systems to keep everyone nice and warm. These fantastic additions are absolutely essential for providing provide a building's occupants with comfy warmth during the cold winter months. On occasion though, these heating systems sometimes lose some of their effectiveness and when this happens it is generally due to the fact that they lose their pressure and [...]

15 11, 2018

Why should I clean my gutter? 

2019-03-20T09:04:45+00:00November 15th, 2018|

With the nights drawing in, the weather beginning to turn and the leaves becoming brown and crispy, now is the time to start thinking about getting your gutters ready for the changing seasons. One of the most commonly forgotten parts of any property, unattended gutters can cause a major problem if they become blocked. Great Britain is renowned for our heavy downpours, blustery winds and colourful falling leaves and this unfortunately means that the gutters of homeowners are prone to [...]

12 11, 2018

The 5 Step Guide To Dealing With a Burst Pipe

2019-04-08T10:03:58+00:00November 12th, 2018|

As the weather begins to turn and the temperature drops, a range of potential issues can arise that can lead to significant damage if not dealt with quickly and effectively. Last winter saw more snow days than we can remember, resulting in lots of home disasters – which is why we need to start preparing our pipes now to help avoid flooding and other costly water damage. Having a plumber check if your pipes are prone to freezing is the [...]

8 11, 2018

Have Your Appliances Been Serviced Recently?

2019-04-08T10:04:07+00:00November 8th, 2018|

Would you like to put your family at risk? We would guess not so don’t leave it to chance – unchecked appliances could pose a risk to you and your family All gas appliances in your property need to be safety checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer annually and serviced according to manufacturer’s instructions. Any appliance left unchecked could leave you at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s an extremely good idea to have your gas pipework inspected at the [...]