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I need 24-hour emergency London Plumbing

If you are in need of 24-hour emergency London plumbing, we can help. We are CW Services Plumbing and Heating, and we are one of the most reliable and trustworthy 24-hour emergency plumbers in London.

If you have a genuine emergency London plumbing problem, we know how distressing this can be. Your home could be flooding, your toilet out of action, you might be totally without water, or your heating might have failed in the middle of a cold winter. We understand that you need a fast response and that is what we are here to provide.

Rapid response and excellent service

If you do call on our emergency London plumbing service, not only will you get a fast response, but you can also rest assured you will receive superb service. It’s something we take great pride in and over the years we have built up a solid client base of customers who came back to us time and time again. Whether it’s to sort out an emergency, to carry of routine maintenance, or to install new fitting and appliances, we are the plumbers to call.

We are Gas Safe registered

Of course, we are Gas Safe registered. You can check this out on the Gas Safe website either now or when we arrive on your doorstep if you do call us out.

Do you have any Gas appliances. If you do they can be dangerous if they develop a leak or if they are not burning the fuel correctly, the will emit carbon monoxide (CO).

Carbon monoxide emissions come under emergency London plumbing problems

CO poisoning can be deadly if it is not detected in time. It can also cause permanent brain damage if your brain is starved of oxygen for any length of time. If you get frequent headaches when one of your gas appliances is on, it could be pushing our carbon monoxide, and this is something that we would class as an emergency. It’s one of the many emergency London plumbing jobs that we are frequently called on to do.

If you do suspect you may have a carbon monoxide problem, you can’t afford to take any chances. It’s known in the trade as the silent killer, so call us immediately.

Find out more about the signs and treatment of CO poisoning

If you’d like to know more about the symptoms of CO poisoning, click here to be taken through to the NHS website. It will tell you the signs to look out for and what treatment you can administer if you come across someone who is in danger.

How to get in touch with us

Your emergency London plumbing problem is our call to duty, so please don’t be afraid to call us anytime, day or night. This includes bank holidays too. The numbers you can reach us on are 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Smell gas? – Call a South London gas engineer

Having gas installed for your heating or cooking at home, is very safe these days. However, from time to time, you do hear the odd nightmare story of gas explosions which demolish properties and are sometimes fatal. So, if you live in South London and you smell gas, what should you do? The answer is of course to call a South London gas engineer.

Gas has an additive to make it smell

Gas in itself is completely odourless. Because of this it can be inherently dangerous (if gas pipes of gas appliances were to develop a leak) so a harmless chemical called mercaptan is added, to give the gas a specific odour. The amount of mercaptan added to gas in proportion, is less than 1%. It gives the gas a smell which most people relate to rotten eggs or hydrogen sulphide.

Gas is a volatile, combustible material that can be ignited by a naked flame, or a spark, if the gas is allowed to build up in an enclosed area. Wherever you live or work, if you detect an odour of rotten eggs, which you think could be the result of a gas leak, act quickly and inform the right people.

Who to call if you smell gas

Who are the right people to call ? If you live in South London, or you are  landlord with a property in South London where a gas smell have been reported, you could call a South London Gas Engineer like us here us here at CW Services Plumbing Hand heating. We are of course, Gas Safe registered. If you live elsewhere here in the UK, or as an alternative if you are a South Londoner, you can call British Gas on 0800 111 999.

Carbon monoxide – an odourless gas to beware of

While we are talking about gas, it is worth mentioning carbon monoxide. In terms of carbon monoxide in the home, is doesn’t occur naturally, Not even if you have a gas leak. Carbon monoxide is a gas that is emitted when a fuel is not fully burnt.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is odourless, which makes it potentially very dangerous. If you have a faulty gas appliance that is emitting CO in an unventilated area, the build up can cause people in that space to fall unconscious. It’s a gradual process, so you might simply go to sleep. The danger is that you might not wake up again; or if you do, you could be left with permanent brain damage.

You can check out the warning signs of CO poisoning on the British Gas website.

Protect yourself with an annual service agreement using a South London gas engineer

The other thing you can do to protect yourself against either gas leaks, or CO emissions, is to ensure your gas appliances are serviced and maintained every year by a Gas Safe registered plumber like CW Services.

To make a 1-off appointment, or to set-up an annual service agreement, please call us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating, on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

How to find reputable South London heating services you live in South London, the chances are that at some time you will need someone offering South London heating services. There are of course many plumbers to choose from and you can find them online or in the local phone directory. Finding lots to choose from isn’t a problem, but finding someone good that you can rely on is a different matter.

Most people use the web to find goods and suppliers these days, because it is so convenient. Not only that but you can take a look at plumbers websites and glean a little more information by browsing and comparing. The problem of course is doesn’t necessarily follow that having a good website means that the website owner is a good supplier, or in this case, a good provider of South London heating services.

Beware of bogus South London heating services providers

You have to bear in mind that anyone advertising their own services is always going to be blowing their own trumpet. Even customer reviews can be falsified unless they are posted via something like Trustpilot. So how can you tell that you’re on the website of someone who provides top South London heating services?

The best way of determining if you’ve found a genuinely good plumbing and heating service company is to check their credentials in terms of professional qualifications and affiliations. For example, we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating are Gas Safe registered.

Gas Safe registry – a good indicator of quality and reliability

The Gas Safe registry is one of the UKs most important reference points. If a company or an individual is listed on the registry, you know they are trustworthy and fully competent. However, its not enough to simply believe the business is registered just because it says so on the website or on a business card. There are plenty of unscrupulous individuals who will falsely claim to be approved. You need to actually check out their registration number. For example, our registration number at CW Services is 233012. Please feel free to check it out.

Other affiliations to check out

Gas Safe registry approval isn’t the only measure of a South London heating services provider’s quality and reliability. You can also check out if they belong to any other professional associations like we do here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating. As well as being Gas Safe registered, we are also CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering) approved; an association that rigorously checks out its members credentials.

Call CW Services and you won’t be disappointed

If you come across a South London heating services provider who can claim all of these qualifications and affiliations, the chances are that you have found yourself a top plumber, but if in doubt, all you have to do is call Colin White at CW Services on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184 and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Looking for a local London plumber offering a 24 hour service?

Are you looking for a local London plumber that offers a 24-hour service? If you are, you’ve come to the right place. We are CW Services Plumbing and Heating and we operate a 24/7/365 plumbing emergency call-out service for anyone in need.

Like any other sort of emergency, plumbing emergencies are law unto themselves. They happen whenever the mood takes them, regardless of whether it’s late at night, in the wee hours of the morning, or over a weekend or bank holiday. It’s therefore good to know who you can call on when the need arises.

However, it’s not just emergencies that we here at CW Services deal with on a 24-hour call-out basis. Many people work shifts, or have jobs which mean that they can’t be around during normal working hours. If this relates to you, we can arrange something suitable. When all is said and done, we are here for you. Our customer service is renowned.

What’s the nature of the problem?

Whatever the nature of the problem is, if you’ve got a plumbing or heating related emergency, we can help. The sort of things we are often called to help with include:

  • Blocked drains
  • Blocked toilets
  • Burst pipes
  • Problems with central heating
  • Leaks coming through the ceiling
  • Leaking or broken water tanks
  • Leaking radiators
  • Leaky of broken water pumps
  • Stuck float valves

The above list is by no means complete. As your local London plumber, no matter what your plumbing or heating emergency is, all you have to do is give us a call any time, night or day. If we happen to be working on another emergency when you call, we will talk you through what to do to minimise the problem until we can get to you; or put you in touch with one of our associates.

Your Gas Safe registered and CIPHE approved local London plumber

Before you decide which plumber to call, it is essential to check if they are Gas Safe registered, especially if the problem is related to a gas appliance like gas fired central heating. Here at CW Services Heating and Plumbing, we of course are Gas Safe registered. So whatever you need a local London plumber for, you can rest assured that we will be able to tackle the emergency for you, in a safe way.

In addition to being Gas Safe certified, we are also registered with the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). It’s another sign that you are dealing with a bona-fide, qualified local London plumber.

If you do have a plumbing emergency and you need our services, all you have to do is call us on either 020 7733 6812, or 07949 095 184. Make a note of these numbers and keep them in a safe place – just in case!

Do you need a gas safety certificate London ?

Gas Safety Certificate London

A gas safety certificate London is a legal requirement if you are a landlord in London, letting or renting out a property that has gas appliances.

The specific reference for the gas safety certificate London or elsewhere in the UK is a CP12 certificate. The legal requirement for landlords to have certificates issued every year for let or rented properties with gas appliances, is specified under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1988.

The information a Gas Safety Certificate London contains

A completed gas safety certificate contains the following information:

  • The name of the landlord and his/her address or his/her agent’s address
  • The date that the inspection is carried out
  • The address of the property where the appliances have been inspected
  • Information about each appliance and where it is installed
  • A list of any defects or issues relating to any appliances or flues
  • Notes of any repairs that may have had to be carried out
  • A confirmatory note showing that all gas appliances within the property have been checked and that they comply with Gas Safe regulations
  • The name and Gas Safe registration number of the engineer who carried out the check
  • The date that the next check is due

In order for a CP12 Gas Safety Certificate London to be issued, the following checks must be carried out:

  • All appliances must be checked for gas tightness
  • Where there are tests points, measurements of standing and working pressures will be taken
  • The pressure of any gas burners and consumption rates will be checked against the manufacturer’s recommendations
  • The existence of appropriate ventilation must be verified
  • Flues will be checked for the absence of any combustible materials
  • The correct working of any flame failure devices will be verified
  • The integrity of the installation will be checked
  • A note will be made of any unsafe operations

Click here to take a look at a typical blank CP12 Gas Safety Certificate.

Where to get your CP12 Gas Safety Certificate London

Are you a London landlord or a London landlord’s agent? Do you need a Gas Safe registered plumber or engineer to visit a property in London for a gas inspection? Is the object to obtain a CP12 Gas Safety Certificate London? If your answer to all three questions is yes, call CW Services Plumbing and Heating on 020 7733 6812, or 07949 095 184.