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Worried about needing a London boiler repair specialist this winter?

Worried about your boiler letting you down and having to call in a London boiler repair specialist this winter? It’s something a lot of people are concerned about when they don’t have their boilers properly maintained annualy.

CW Services Plumbing and Heating – Top London boiler repair specialists

If the worst does happen and your boiler fails, leaving you without hot, running water and no central heating during a cold spell, call CW Services Plumbing and Heating. Its your best course of action. We offer a 24/7/365 emergency call-out service in the London area, and can be with you in a jiffy.

Whatever the fault turns out to be we can help. Whether it’s a faulty element, a malfunctioning thermostat, a failed water pump, or a blockage in your hot water pipes, as one of the top London boiler repair specialists, we will be able to sort it for you.

In the worst case scenario, your boiler might be simply too old past its useful service life. If so we can supply and install a replacement.

The importance of regular boiler servicing

The best way of avoiding having to call out a London boiler repair specialist is of course to have your boiler regularly serviced. All boilers should have an annual safety check, and if you have gas it’s really important. Without checking, you and anyone in the room with you might be at risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. You might not realise it until it’s too late.

If you have a gas fired boiler, it’s important to ensure that the London boiler repair specialist you use is Gas Safe registered. This is the best way of getting the peace of mind that your appliance will be properly serviced. That way it will be checked for gas safety, and if appropriate, tuned so that it doesn’t emit any toxic fumes.

The danger of CO poisoning

The worst thing about CO poisoning is that unless you are a Gas Safe registered professional, it is undetectable. The fumes do not smell. Also, if they are allowed to build up in an enclosed environment, they can lull you to sleep and cause permanent brain damage. If allowed to continue building up, they can be fatal. You go to sleep and never wake up.

That’s why it’s so important to ensure that the London boiler repair specialist you use is Gas Safe registered like we are here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating.

Tenants, landlords, home owners and business owners

Whether you are a tenant, a landlord, or a home owner, you can avoid a boiler breakdown by having the appliance serviced every 12 months. In the case of gas boilers and landlords, this annual testing is a legal requirement.

Here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating we also carry out boilers repairs in commercial premises in London too.

To either make use of our emergency call-out service or to enquire about a regular boiler maintenance contract, call CW Services today on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Need an urgent London Frozen pipe repair?

If you have an urgent need for a London frozen pipe repair, you should call us here CW Services Plumbing and Heating. You shouldn’t try and repair it yourself because you can easily cause some serious damage which could be quite costly.

You may well be of the opinion that the plumbing system in your home is in perfect working order. The chances of a pipe bursting and then causing your house or apartment to flood, probably don’t enter your head.

A cold spell can cause your pipes to free

However, there is something that you may not have thought about, and that is the fact that during a cold spell, water will freeze in any unprotected pipes. When the frozen water then melts, the pipe will expand and this can lead to its rupture.

If you live in the London area and your pipes do freeze, you may well need to organise someone like us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating to carry out a frozen pipe repair in London.

There is an old saying that prevention is better than cure, and that is certainly the case when it comes to frozen pipes. Taking the right preventative action before a cold spell begins can save you an awful lot of inconvenience and expense, and this applies to all – home owners, landlords, and tenants.

Preventative steps to stop your pipes freezing

The water pipes that are most at risk from freezing are those that are in unheated areas of your property. The sorts of areas we are talking about are lofts, garages and any outhouses. The simplest measure that you can take is to buy some bespoke pipe insulation from your local DIY supermarket or plumbing material supplier. You can then use this to wrap it around any vulnerable pipework.

When you buy lagging you’ll find that there are two sizes; one for 15mm pipes and one for 22mm pipes, you should choose the thickest lagging that the space you are working in will allow. The only tools you will need are a junior hacksaw to cut the lagging to length and some tie-wraps to secure the lagging to the piping. When you are wrapping the pipes it is important to remember to cover them completely otherwise frost can attack even the smallest uncovered section and  cause any water to freeze.

DIY London frozen pipe repair

If you have a fait-accomplis and your pipes were not lacked and have subsequently frozen, you can try a DIY repair, although you need to be very careful to not burst the pipes yourself. Before you start to try and unfreeze the ice inside the pipes, you must open any appropriate taps. This will allow any steam that builds up as you defrost the ice, to escape. You should also begin your unfreezing operations at the opposite end of the pipe to where the taps are located.

There are two popular methods of unfreezing. The safest is to soak some sort of towelling in hot water and wrap this around the frozen pipe. The other thing you can do is to use a blow torch. However because of the intense heat that can be applied to a particular section of pipe you need to be very careful not to cause the pipe to burst.

You should place some fireproof material behind the pipe and in between the pipe on the wall to avoid starting a fire or damaging the wall. In order to prevent the heat from accumulating in a single spot, you should move the head of the blowtorch backwards and forwards.

Call in the professionals

To be on the safe side, if you do need an urgent London frozen pipe repair, we would always recommend calling in the professionals (someone like CW Services Plumbing and Heating) to do the job for you. We operate a 24/7 emergency callout service and you can contact us on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Looking for plumbers in SW1?

Plumbers in SW1

If you are looking for plumbers in SW1, look no further. You’re in exactly the right place. My name is Colin White of CW Services Plumbing and Heating, and although I say it myself, I am one of the best plumbers in the South London area. But you don’t just have to take my word for it. Check out some of the many reviews left on the CW Services Plumbing and Heating website, and have a quick browse through the photo gallery showing pictures of some of the completed projects.

All types of plumbing jobs undertaken.

I have been a qualified plumber for many years. I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, and no job is too big or too small. I cover all types of plumbing work, including:

  • Bathroom installations
  • Blocked drains and pipes
  • Boiler installation (new or replacement)
  • Boiler repair, maintenance and servicing
  • Burst pipes
  • Commercial property services
  • Emergency call-out service
  • Gas appliance installations
  • General plumbing services
  • Hot water plumbing/ hot water system repair
  • Kitchen installations
  • Landlord & tenant services
  • MEGAFLO installation
  • Power flush central heating cleaning
  • Underfloor heating installation, maintenance and repair
  • Water heater installation
  • Wet room conversions/installations

Whatever the nature of the work, you can rely on CW Services Plumbing and Heating to provide a quality job at a competitive price. When it comes to plumbers in SW1, you won’t find anyone better.

Gas Safe plumbers in SW1

You will be aware from all of the publicity, of the importance of only using plumbers or engineers on gas installations, who are Gas Safe registered. When we arrive at your premises, before entering we will present you with our Gas Safe credentials which you are welcome to check out on the Gas Safe registered website before letting us in.

Free site visits and estimates

CW Services Plumbing and Heating are the plumbers in SW1 that you can trust and rely on. We will never do any more work than is necessary to get your plumbing working as new. If an appliance can be repaired into an “as good as new” condition, that’s what we will do. If something needs replacing or upgrading we will tell you. We have built a great reputation over the years and that reputation is our pride and joy.

If you would like us to attend site at your premises (private or commercial) to carry out a survey, we will do so at no cost. Having surveyed the nature of the job, we will then offer you a free, no-obligation quotation for whatever needs to be done.

How to contact the No1 plumbers in SW1

Whether you have an emergency, or you want to schedule a site visit, or book a service or maintenance call, please call the No1 plumbers in SW1 on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

How to choose a reliable London Plumber

Do you have some plumbing work to be done? Are you looking for a reliable London plumber that offers quality work at competitive prices? If you are, then you’re in the right place. CW Services Plumbing and Heating is one of South London’s most popular and sought after plumbers. Why? Read on and find out.

The top South  London plumber who is both CIPHE and Gas Safe Registered

Here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating, we firmly believe in providing top customer satisfaction. In fact we always set out to surpass our client’s expectations, and usually do. We always deliver top quality work in keeping with our accreditation to the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, an organisation we are proud to have been members of for many years.

Accreditation is important. It underlines the fact that we are a bona-fide professional plumbing company, meeting best industry standards.

It’s not the only accreditation we have. We are also Gas Safe registered. Much of the work we carry out is related to gas appliances – gas boilers, gas cookers, gas fires etc. Given the potential dangers of gas as a combustible material, and the problems associated with carbon monoxide emissions, it’s important to only allow Gas Safe registered engineers to work in your home, your lets, or you business.

We work by recommendation

While accreditation is important, so too are the practical aspects of the job. We have been plying our trade as South London plumbers for many years, and we have built up a customer base who know through experience that we can be relied upon. They know we do a superb job at competitive prices.

Have a browse through the photo gallery here on our website. It shows a selection of some of the projects we have completed. If you would like to talk to some of our customers as referrals, we would be happy to provide some contact details.

No job is too big or too small

No job is too big or too small. From replacing tap washers to installing wet rooms and underfloor heating systems, we have the relevant experience and expertise. We also offer a service/maintenance services as well as a reliable emergency call-out service.

Contact us for a free, no obligation quotation

If you need a top London plumber, CW Services Plumbing and Heating are the company to choose. We also offer free, no obligation quotations and would be pleased to arrange a no-cost visit to your home or premises to carry out a survey. Contact us on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Avoid the disposing of fat down the sink

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If everyone were to avoid the disposing of fat down the sink, the number of emergency call-outs we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating receive would be significantly reduced.

Pouring boiling water after fat doesn’t solve the problem

Some people believe that they can put fat down the sink, providing they immediately follow its disposal up by pouring boiling water down after it. Wrong! The boiling water might help to get the fat as far as the u-bend, but as soon as the hot water makes contact with sink, the pipes and the fat, it begins to cool.

You may be lucky enough not to block your own pipes – well, at least not straight away; but carry on doing it for a few weeks or months, and the build-up will eventually cause a blockage. If it does travel further and get into the water and sewage system, it will eventually cause blockages there too.

A blockage caused by a build-up of fat can also force sewage back into your home.

Having to summon up emergency plumbing in London

The only answer is to avoid the disposing of fat down the sink altogether. If you don’t, then at some point in the not-too-distant-future, you’ll need a firm like CW Services Plumbing and Heating, that supplies emergency plumbing in London, to come round and clear the blockage.

Measures you can take to avoid the disposing of fat down the sink

It is not rocket science to avoid the disposing of fat down the sink, and this goes for both fat that congeals and hardens, and fat that does not.

If you are talking about fat that is solid when cool, the answer is simple. Let the fat cool down in the pan and harden. Once it has hardened, simply scrape it out and dispose of it with your normal kitchen waste.

The solution for the disposing of fat that doesn’t solidify is also very simple. All you need to do is to have an empty plastic container or bottle with a screw-top put by. Allow the oil or fat to cool down (otherwise if you pour it when it is still sizzling-hot it could melt the plastic container/bottle) then pour it into the plastic container/bottle and fit the screw-top on tightly.

Once you’ve filled and secured the top on the plastic container, you can then dispose of it with your other household rubbish. It’s as simple as that.

Contact CW Services Plumbing and Heating for emergency plumbing in London

So, the message is clear. Totally avoid the disposing of fat down the sink, and you’ll avoid having to call us out to clear a blockage caused by accumulated fat. You can then use the emergency call-out services CW Services Plumbing and Heating offer, for genuine emergency plumbing in London. Whatever the emergency, whatever the time or day; you can call CW Services on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.