A Gas Plumber Is Different To A Traditional Plumber

February 25th, 2010

A plumber in London, who is specialised in his line of business to the highest plumbing qualification, should be able to deal with any type of domestic plumbing work.

This includes repairing water pipes and the piping that is responsible for supplying and removing fresh water, waste water and sewage.

The type of emergency London plumbers that will work on pipes that carry gas has to have obtained a different type of educational qualification that allows them to work with the sometimes dangerous supply of gas to a home.  A plumber in London who works with gas and boilers now has to be, by law, a gas registered plumber, i.e. Gas Safe.

A plumber in London who is not Gas Safe registered will only be able to carry out work on any other non-related gas piping, such as the mending and installation of a toilet and other bathroom fittings, kitchen pipes and others.

Often plumbers are called to solve plumbing problems which have been located because of water either pouring or dripping into a customers’ home through the ceiling and this is when emergency plumbers are needed quickly.  In such a case, you should know where your water stop valve is so you can stop the water till the plumber arrives.

As experts in emergency plumbing repairs and with 12 years of experience under our belts, we at IQ Plumbing Service believe we have one of the most qualified team of plumbers in London who are able to get to any corner of our large city in record breaking speed.

Older Properties In London Have A Greater Need For Emergency Plumbers

February 4th, 2010

When people live or work in older properties the property is naturally more inclined to need a plumber in London more often that a building that is relatively new.

Often, because of the age of the drains on an older property, it is common for those who live there to need an emergency drainage company or emergency plumbers in London to fix burst water pipes.

A good plumber in London will advise those who live in or own an older property that is a good idea to reguarly check their water pipes for corrosion and damage.  This is in order to prevent an often expensive need to call upon emergency plumbers to fix what could end up being a larger job if the pipes are left to burst.

Additionally, a good plumber in London will tell you to keep your eye on rust that appears on water pipes.

Since it is common for water pipes to burst if they are subjected to extreme temperature changes, it is common for an already aging or rusted water pipe to burst when subject to these temperature fluctuations.

Burst pipes, however, are not only exclusive to older and more brittle piping it is just more common in these cases.

We are one of the most reputably professional emergency plumbers in London at IQ Plumbing Services, our speed of response and applied solutions to plumbing problems are the best you will find.

Dealing with Blocked Drains – yourself

December 18th, 2009

There are times when, no matter how careful you are, you will need to call an emergency plumber. London is full of old drains and sewers that are working far beyond the capacity that they were designed for. As a leading emergency drainage company in London, we at IQ Plumbing Services see many blocked drains – some of them quite serious blockages underground, and some which are easily dealt with indoors.

If you get a blocked sink, it may not be the underground drain at fault. Start by using a rubber plunger: place it tightly over the drain hole and pump vigorously. If this doesn’t work, there is a sink trap below the sink that you can remove by using a tool as commonly found as a wrench. Be sure to have a bucket underneath to catch the flow, and a piece of wire to remove any debris. When the trap is replaced, it is advised that new gaskets are used.

If the sink is still blocked after being flushed through again, you will need to call the emergency plumbers; London has plenty to choose from.

Toilet blockages are more difficult. You cannot use hot water as this can cause the enamel to crack, and caustic chemicals are environmentally unfriendly. If a plunger doesn’t work, it is best to call an emergency drainage company. They will most likely use a plumber’s “snake” to begin with – an adjustable auger with a sprung coil that is worked along the pipe. This will clear most clogs and is an inexpensive repair.

We at IQ Plumbing Services can clear most blockages in just a few minutes, for very little cost.