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In need of London boiler maintenance?

London boiler maintenance

Are you’re looking for a good London boiler maintenance company to come and service your boiler? If you are, you’re in luck. You’ve come to precisely the right place.

We are CW Services Plumbing and Heating, and one of our specialities is hot water boiler servicing in the South London Area. We also provide a first-class boiler repair service as well as a fast and efficient emergency call-out service.

Being without hot water when you need it can be extremely inconvenient. It means that you can’t do the simple things like washing or shaving without boiling a kettle-full of water. If your hot water boiler also feeds your central heating system (if you have one) it also means cold radiators. As for taking an early morning shower, dousing yourself in cold water will certainly shock you wide awake.

The benefits of regular London boiler maintenance

Having your boiler regularly maintained or serviced will benefit you in several ways. Firstly, if you have a gas-fired boiler, a regular annual servicing will keep you and anyone sharing the space with safe and healthy. Any gas appliances (including boilers) that do not burn efficiently, can give off carbon monoxide (CO fumes). These are potentially lethal.

One thing to bear in mind if you do need gas appliances servicing is to only employ plumbers or engineers who are Gas Safe approved. Just like us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating.

Your responsibilities as a landlord

If you’re a landlord letting a property out, having all gas appliances checked on a yearly basis is a legal requirement. If you get us to do your London boiler maintenance, we’ll issue you with a gas appliance test safety certificate.

Another advantage is that regularly maintaining your gas boiler will prolong its life. If our tests reveal any worn components, we’ll replace them to ensure your boiler runs to maximum efficiency.

Last but not least, the fact that we will ensure your boiler will be finely tuned means that your gas bills will be lower.

Competitive rates

Having a regular London boiler maintenance agreement needn’t be expensive; especially if you choose CW Services Plumbing and Heating. We work at competitive rates and provide a quality job. Most of our work comes via personal recommendation. Our Gas Safe registration is one measure of our quality. Another is the fact that we are also CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing Heating Engineering) approved.

There are many different types of boilers. Some are gas-fired, some are powered by electricity. These include comb boilers, system boilers and regular boilers. If you’d like to know more about the various types visit the Worcester-Bosch website. It has some useful information.

The important thing to remember as far as London boiler maintenance is concerned is that CW Services, have experience with all of the types.

To find out more about regular London boiler maintenance or to request we visit your premises please call us today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Time for a new boiler installation in London?

Boilers don’t last forever. It means that at some time in your life you will probably be faced with having to have a new boiler installation in London or wherever else you might live. If you live in London, CW Services Plumbing and Heating cannot be beaten for top quality work at a competitive price.

Take prompt action to avoid a complete boiler breakdown

If your boiler is making weird noises, it could be a sign that it is on the way out. The best thing to do is to take immediate action and get it checked out by a professional plumber. The last thing you want to happen is that your boiler breaks down altogether. It will leave you without hot water and maybe heating, if it drives your central heating system too.

The benefits of a new boiler installation in London

If you do need a new boiler there are several benefits that a new boiler installation in London will give you. The first one is reliability. Most reputable new boilers come with a guarantee. Also, if you use us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating to do the work, that too will be guaranteed for 12-months.

The other benefit is from a cost perspective. Yes, a new boiler will cost you money, but you could well find that your operating costs come down. If for example, your old boiler was running inefficiently, (say the element has become furred-up) your heating bills would have been higher than they should have been.

Another thing is that most good quality boilers today are well insulated. This means that any hot water in them stays warmer for longer.

One more benefit you could enjoy from a new boiler installation in London is water pressure. If you suffer from low pressure through some of your taps, you could correct this. You can have the plumber install a water pum. Alternatively, you might like to consider installing an unvented boiler.

We install all types of boilers

One of the best-unvented cylinders on the market today is made by Megaflo. CW Services Plumbing and Heating, are not only Gas Safe registered, we are also G3 qualified. This means we are approved to install pressurised systems.

As well as being able to help you with a new boiler installation in London, we also do boiler repairs and servicing. We also handle all types of boilers: unvented, vented, combi, biomass, gas or electric.

Regular servicing prolongs a boiler’s life

Regular servicing is of course especially important if you have a gas fired boiler installed. It will prolong your boiler’s working life and will help you to ensure that your boiler operates efficiently. This will not only help you to keep your heating bills down. It will also prevent your boiler from emitting poisonous carbon monoxide. Using a Gas Safe approved plumber like CW Services is however essential to guarantee your safety.

We also offer an emergency call-out service

If you find you have a critical situation, you’ll be pleased to know that we offer an emergency call-out service. To take advantage of this or to organise a visit for a plumbing survey and free no-obligation quotation, all you have to do is call 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Who does MEGAFLO installation in London

Are you fed up with having low water pressure from some of the taps in your home? If so, you would benefit from a MEGAFLO installation. What, you may ask, is MEGAFLO and who does MEGAFLO installation in London?

Let’s take it one step at a time. First of all, what is MEGAFLO?

What a MEGAFLO cylinder is

MEGAFLO is what is known as an unvented hot water cylinder. This type of cylinder can be used exclusively as a hot water boiler, or, as is more usual – as part of a central heating system.

A MEGAFLO cylinder has an air bubble built into it. This is used to absorb the water expansion which takes place when water is heated. Unvented cylinders do not have this feature. They rely on another external cylinder being present to take up this absorption. Of all of the types of unvented cylinders, MEGAFLO is the best known and most well-recognised trade name.

The air bubble that is built into all new MEGAFLO cylinders, will dissipate over time. However, when you have your boiler serviced (which incidentally you should do every year), the air bubble can be restored to its original size.

The other thing you should be aware of is that all MEGAFLO cylinders are well insulated. They incorporate a 60mm layer of polyurethane foam. This helps to ensure that once heated, the water in the cylinder stays warmer for longer.

Only use a G3 qualified plumber for your MEGAFLO installation in London

Unlike vented boilers, a MEGAFLO cylinder works under pressure. It means that you can be sure of great water pressure from all of your taps. Unvented boilers, however, are therefore more expensive to install than vented. Also, you need a G3 qualified plumber to carry out your MEGAFLO installation in London; someone like us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating.

It’s not just the cylinder that works under pressure. All of your plumbing pipework must also be graded to work safely. This is why using only a G3 qualified plumber is not only recommended; it is required by law here in the UK.

How to find someone to carry out a MEGAFLO installation in London

One of the ways you can track down a recommended, G3 plumber to carry out a MEGAFLO installation in London is to go to the Green Age website. If you click on this link, it will take you there.

However, as we have already mentioned, we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating are not on only one of the recommended installers, we are also one of the best.

Not only are we G3 qualified, but we are also Gas Safe registered. This is a key consideration if you have gas fired heating.

To find out more about a MEGAFLO installation in London, or to organise a survey and get your free quotation, please call us today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Do you need a plumber in East London? 

Plumber in East London

If you’re looking for a good, reliable and affordable plumber in East London, you’ve come to exactly the right place. We are CW Services Plumbing and Heating and we provide top class plumbing services across London at competitive prices.

We offer a comprehensive range of plumbing and gas fitting services including:

  • Bathroom upgrades
  • Kitchen refurbishing
  • Underfloor heating installation
  • Installation of new bathrooms, kitchens and wet-rooms
  • New appliance installation
  • Boiler service, repair and maintenance
  • All types of plumbing repairs
  • 24/7/365 emergency call-out service

No job is too small or too large, and as well as domestic plumbing for homes owners, tenants and landlords, we also services in the business sector too.

Gas safe registered plumber in East London

If you have work done regarding gas appliances or piping in your home or place of work, you must only ever use a gas safe registered technician. This will help to ensure several things.

  • You will not be left with a gas leak
  • All work will be to the highest standards and levels of integrity
  • Any risk of carbon monoxide (CO) emissions will be countered

All gas appliances should be regularly maintained and serviced on an annual basis. This negates the risk of CO emissions. If you are a landlord or a business owner, you have a legal and moral duty of care to ensure this is done.

If you employ CW Services Plumbing and Heating as your plumber in East London, you will be in safe hands. As part of our gas safe registered responsibilities we provide copies of gas safety certificates where appropriate.

A plumber you can trust

Here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating, we have an excellent reputation for honesty and trust. It’s a reputation we have built up over the past few years and of which we are very proud. Please feel free to browse through photographs here on our website depicting some of the installations we have completed.

As well as being gas safe registered, we are also CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering) approved.

Whether we are talking new installations, refurbishments and upgrades, or servicing and repairs, we are happy to visit your premises and provide you with a free estimate for any work that needs carrying out. We only ever recommend a new or replacement appliance installation where it is strictly necessary.

Many are the times that we have been asked to make good, poor-quality work carried out by so-called “cowboy” plumbers. If you employ us as your plumber in east London you are assured of complete satisfaction at an affordable price.

If you have a plumbing emergency, or you’d like us to provide you with an estimate, please call us. The numbers you can reach us on are 020 7733 6812 or 020 7733 6812. We are here to help.

Noisy boiler? – Find a good London boiler repair service

If you have an efficient boiler that is well maintained, it shouldn’t be making any noise. If it is, it is probably an indication that something is wrong. It may well mean that you need to find a plumber like CW Services Plumbing and Heating who offer a London boiler repair service

A noisy boiler may carry on working for a while. But in all likelihood, it is a sign that it is going to fail at some point in the not too distant future. The types of noises that boilers make vary quite a lot. To help, we are going to describe the most common ones and give you an indication of what could be causing them.

Banging and “clunking” noises

When you hear banging and clunking noises coming out of your boiler, it is an indication that there is a build-up of limestone on the boilers heat exchanger. The noises are referred to as “kettling” noises in the plumbing trade, and you need to take notice of them.

These noises occur because the build-up of limestone (sometimes referred to as fur) interferes with the flow of water. If not addressed and it is allowed to accumulate over time, it will create a blockage which causes the water to boil, steam and expand.

Modern boilers today are fitted with what are known as pressure relief valves. If steam is building up inside, the relief valve will let it out and thus stop the boiler from exploding. In the meantime, however, the efficiency of your boiler will be significantly impaired, causing further damage in the long run. You can, of course, prevent this by organising a London boiler repair with someone like CW Services Plumbing and Heating.

Whistling noises

Whistling noises can also be an indication of “kettling,” but they can also be caused by air becoming trapped in the water pipes. You can try and release any trapped air in a central heating system by bleeding the radiators. If the air is trapped inside the boiler, however, you will then have to have a London boiler repair carried out.

Gurgling type noises

If you have a gas-fired boiler, gurgling noises can be caused by trapped air. They can indicate a blockage or a build-up of sediment. It could also mean that your condensation pipe has become frozen. This can be cured by applying a hot water bottle, but you should only attempt to do so if you know what you are doing. If you don’t, organise that London boiler repair.

Call the top London boiler repair specialists – CW Services Plumbing and Heating

According to recent research, approximately one in every ten boilers are unsafe. So, if you do detect any noises, you should take action and book a London boiler repair. Don’t forget, however, if you have a gas-fired boiler; you must only use a Gas Safe registered plumber; someone like us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating.

We also offer a 24/7/365 emergency call-out service. Whether it is an emergency or not, all you have to do to book your London boiler repair is call us on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.