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.

Necessary Qualifications for Emergency Plumbers in London

January 22nd, 2010

When someone attempts for the first time to tackle a plumbing job themselves, they begin to realise how difficult it can be and why plumbing is considered to be a highly skilled job.

In recent years the technological advance in plumbing tools, equipment and systems including training courses has meant that it is necessary to pay attention to all aspects of the plumbing trade.

At the very least, emergency plumbers in London (and any other type of plumber) are required to have a minimum qualification of a City and Guilds NVQ level 2.

Emergency plumbers in London who hold a City and Guilds qualification are at a standard where they are considered council accredited professionals. A plumber who has taken a City and Guilds exam will be qualified in:

• Installation of domestic copper pipe work

• Maintenance and sanitary installation

To be considered legal to work on the UK, water supply plumbers need to have obtained the ‘Water Supply Regulations 1999’ certificate which also sees those who have obtained this certificate also registered with their local authority.

Plumbers will also need to have been trained in ‘Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems’ to legally enable them to work on high pressured systems that do not have a storage tank.

We at IQ Plumbing Services have a long trading history and are able to provide the most highly trained emergency plumbers in London who are able to tackle any type of plumbing problem with considerable speed and unparalleled efficiency. Our emergency plumbers in London have the certificates, but they also possess the necessary experience.