Plumbing FAQs Blog

5 Frequently Asked Questions about Plumbing

How much does plumbing service cost?

Plumbing is a tricky business. It all starts with a clogged drain and ends with hundreds or could be thousands of pounds worth of damage to your home. The cost of a plumbing service will vary depending on the time, the location, and the specific plumbing service needed. Many homeowners are also unaware of how to properly maintain plumbing systems, which can lead to additional costs down the road. 

The average hourly rate for a plumber in the UK can range anywhere between £20 and £40, but as most Plumbers tend to do multiple different kinds of jobs at any given time, going out and finding the average cost of a plumber can be tricky to calculate at best.

Is it necessary to turn my water off before going on a holiday?

As you start to prepare for a holiday, one of the things you will need to do is turn off your water. It is best to turn off the water supply to your house before going on a vacation. This is a simple task, but if you are not sure how to do it, you should call a professional plumber. You can go online to find local plumbers that can help you turn off your water. Plumbers are a great resource when you are away from home. They can stop your water supply, drain your pipes and even flush your toilets if needed.

How frequent do I need to service my boiler?

Essentially, in domestic conditions, boilers need to be serviced only when they break down. However, the boiler manufacturers will generally recommend an annual service and this covers the boiler being cleaned out, inspected, and tested for leaks.

That said, if you live in a hot climate, in a hard water area and you use your boiler a lot then you will need to service your boiler more often.

My radiator is not heating up, what should I do?

Bleeding your radiator is one of the most important things that you need to do if your radiator is not heating up. So, if you’re having issues with hot water or your radiator is struggling to heat up your home, you need to bleed the radiator to help remove air bubbles and keep your radiator functioning well. It’s a fairly simple job that can be done in under 30 minutes. So, if you have a heating problem in your home, read on to find out how to bleed your radiator. If you are not comfortable doing the job on your own, you can always call in a professional to do it for you.

How do I prevent my toilet from clogging?

Some people will try to blame their toilets for clogging, but most clogs are actually caused by a lack of maintenance. There are a few things you can do to help prevent clogs. First of all, you should always avoid flushing things down the toilet that shouldn’t be flushed. It can be tempting to flush used kleenex or other things that are supposed to be thrown away in the trash instead, and keep your lovely toddlers or kids away from the toilet to prevent foreign objects from being flushed down. It can also be tempting to flush away plumbing debris, such as hair and tissue that builds up in the pipe.

These things will clog your toilet. Even excessive toilet paper can clog your toilet. You should only flush the right amount of soft toilet paper and waste. If you have a toilet that has started to clog, you may be tempted to reach for the plunger. While plunging can be effective in some cases, it’s best to avoid it. Plunging can sometimes push the clog further down the pipe and can also cause some damage to your toilet. If you want to learn more about how to avoid clogging and what you can do if you do end up with a clogged toilet, check out the rest of this article.

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