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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1 11, 2018

A Team That You Can Trust

2019-04-23T13:20:36+00:00November 1st, 2018|

We understand the importance of the work that we do and the trust that is placed upon our shoulders when you let us into your home. As such, we want to go that extra mile to help ensure that you know with 100% certainty that you will receive a service of the highest quality. A key part of this promise is confirmed by our link with Checkatrade. Who are Checkatrade? Checkatrade.com began in 1998, after a tornado devastated the coastal [...]

1 09, 2018

All Types of Plumbing Work Undertaken

2019-04-12T10:58:20+00:00September 1st, 2018|

J&P Group & Heating are happy to undertake any type of plumbing work. From leaky taps to burst pipes we will undertake most plumbing repair and maintenance work. We’ll respond speedily to plumbing emergencies so please do not hesitate to contact us. Complete Range of Services Our skilled and knowledgeable team of plumbers provide a comprehensive range of plumbing related services to ensure that our customers receive the best possible service. Our services include but are not limited to: Fixing [...]

12 08, 2018

3 Top Reasons To Leave Plumbing To The Pros

2019-04-12T10:58:43+00:00August 12th, 2018|

It can be so tempting to have a go at DIY tasks yourself rather than spend the money to bring an expert in. However, in the case of plumbing, this nearly always ends in disaster. There are a number of circumstances where you should turn to your local plumbing experts (J & P!!) rather than attempt to correct the problem yourself. Sadly, we are frequently called out to emergency plumbing jobs where a DIY repair or an installation has gone [...]

5 08, 2018

Steps to Follow When Finding a Good Plumber

2019-04-24T15:54:19+00:00August 5th, 2018|

As with all tradesmen some plumbers are better than others. If you have some plumbing work which needs to be done then it really does pay to find the best plumber for the job. This can help to save you time, trouble and money over the long term. Here are a few things to look out for when you need to employ the services of a plumber: Step 1 - "Word of mouth" is by far the best way to [...]

1 08, 2018

How to Save Water Every Time You Flush

2019-04-24T15:54:32+00:00August 1st, 2018|

It is relatively simple to save water every time you flush the toilet by adjusting the cistern. Around 30% of the water we use in our homes goes down the toilet so this is one area which can really help to make a difference. We are constantly under pressure to save precious resources and help the environment and this is just one small way in which everybody can do their part. Modern toilets these days are fitted with a dual [...]

14 07, 2018

Top Tips To Unblock a Sink

2019-04-24T15:55:04+00:00July 14th, 2018|

There are few more common plumbing issues than unblocking sinks. With the amount of different liquids and waste products that slip down there on a regular basis, it can be little surprise that from time to time, your sink will need some TLC to ensure that your drainage works as it should. If you find that the water is taking longer than it should to drain away from your sink, there are a couple of different tips which can help [...]

1 07, 2018

Summer Plumbing Tips

2019-04-24T15:56:13+00:00July 1st, 2018|

To avoid unpleasant and costly plumbing problems during the summer months, we strongly recommend that you take some time to inspect your property to see if you can identify any problems which can be nipped in the bud. To help you allow the way we have drawn up a list of tips: Bathroom Plumbing Tips Take a moment to look at the bottom (base) of your toilet to see if you can see any sign of water damage. Some of [...]

29 05, 2018

Top Tips To Help Stop Your Shower Dripping

2019-04-24T15:56:42+00:00May 29th, 2018|

Do you ever find that your shower keeps dripping, even when switched off? Annoying isn’t it! We are regularly called out by customers who face this problem and want to know why it happens. One of the most common causes of this problem relates to showers which are attached to bath taps. With a diverter valve you lift and press down to send the water either to the showers or to the taps. Despite the fact that your bath taps may [...]

15 05, 2018

Leaving it to the Experts

2018-06-18T10:44:02+00:00May 15th, 2018|

When you need our help in a time of a plumbing emergency, simply call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 020 7610 1616 and we will be with you as soon as we possibly can. We are proud to be regarded as one of the leading emergency plumbing companies in the region, with our stellar reputation being built up over 60 years of combined experience by offering exceptional customer service and first class workmanship with every job, regardless [...]

17 01, 2017

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – The Symptoms You Must Know

2018-06-18T10:57:28+00:00January 17th, 2017|

A recent Gas Safety Trust poll of 2,000 people has highlighted the fact that despite the fact that many people are aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, just 13% of people can identify the main symptoms and characteristics of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Younger People At Risk The  poll indicated that it was the younger age group (under 25s) as the age group least able to identify all of the symptoms and characteristics. The report also found that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

17 11, 2014

Top Tips To Get To The Bottom of Leaks

2018-06-18T11:31:14+00:00November 17th, 2014|

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 [...]

12 09, 2014

Have You Heard of the Water Hammer?

2018-06-18T11:31:28+00:00September 12th, 2014|

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 [...]

11 07, 2014

Getting To The Root of Plumbing Problems

2018-06-18T11:32:25+00:00July 11th, 2014|

Home maintenance 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. Important Tips 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 plumbers London check-list that will help you to [...]

29 04, 2014

Taking Care of Business

2018-06-18T11:38:08+00:00April 29th, 2014|

We all know how difficult it can be to turn our attention to household tasks when we’ve spent a hard day at work. Never let it slip your mind though that these little jobs that need fixing can quickly become big & costly jobs that become major issues if they are not nipped in the bud at the earliest possible opportunity. Below we have identified a number of little issues that can quickly become big issues if left alone. The [...]

22 04, 2014

Time For a New Bathroom?

2018-06-18T11:38:45+00:00April 22nd, 2014|

Are you tired of walking into your bathroom and seeing patches of paint peeling from the walls and mouldy tiles? These are often the first signs that it is time for a bathroom upgrade and the team at J & P is here to help. What Are The Most Common Upgrades? Without wishing to state the obvious, by far the most common fixtures in household bathrooms are showers/baths, toilets and sinks. All used regularly in everyday life, upgrading these fixtures [...]

13 02, 2014

How To Find The Perfect Plumber

2018-05-21T12:54:24+00:00February 13th, 2014|

Nearly all plumbers would have you believe that they are the bees knees when it comes to all things plumbing (obviously we actually are!) but the truth is that it is not all plumbers provide the level of services that you as a customer deserve. The chances are that if you find yourself having to call in a plumber, it will be because of an emergency situation that has presented itself to you (burst pipe, overflowing toilet etc) and therefore [...]

11 02, 2014

Strange Noises Coming From the Bathroom???

2018-05-21T12:54:25+00:00February 11th, 2014|

Do you have strange noises coming from your bathroom?? It is not uncommon for people to experience problems with their toilet and finding out the root cause of the problem is the the first step towards restoring peace and order to your toilet. Below we have identified some of the most common cause of problems (aside from blockages), and what steps can be taken to rectify them. Often the best course of action is to call in a team of [...]

22 01, 2014

J & P To The Rescue

2018-05-21T12:54:29+00:00January 22nd, 2014|

24 Hours a Day 365 Days a Year, there is no job too big or too small for the premier emergency plumbing team in London. Our team of qualified plumbers, heating engineers and electricians all possess extensive experience in all aspects of the plumbing & heating industry. When you need our help in a time of a plumbing emergency, simply call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 020 7610 1616 and we will be with you as soon [...]

15 01, 2014

Flushing Out The Good From The Bad

2018-06-18T11:44:55+00:00January 15th, 2014|

Would you know which plumbing company to call should there be an emergency? There are excellent plumbers out there (like us for example!!) but there are also some plumber who are not so good and those which are just plain awful! That’s why it is always worth keeping your eye out and listening to recommendations from friends and family. Many of our new customers are recommended to us from former customers and this is something that we take great pride in. Reputation [...]

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