Plumbing, Heating and Gas in the SE13 Area

Plumbing

Nothing is worse than a burst water main, blocked pipes, or a broken toilet. That is why here at G&P we make sure that your problem gets solved in the quickest possible time. We are here for when things go wrong, no matter the time of day or night, we will come out and solve your issue. There could be many reasons for your pipe system issues. From rusty pipes, to pipes full of lime scale or even a poorly made sanitary ware such as: baths, W.C, wash basins, shower trays, sinks and much more. No matter what has caused the issue, we will diagnose and solve your problem swiftly.

Heating

Winter, cold, miserable and wet. The one thing you don't want to happen in this harsh season is your central heating to break down. But don't worry, if such a problem should arise then look no further than G&P Plumbing and Heating Ltd. We offer a large spectrum of heating repairs, as well as 24/7 emergency call outs. Many things can cause your heating to go wrong, be it an old and faulty boiler, or poor radiator pipes that a blocked up. We can fix any and all issues you could have. We also repair, install and service all makes and models for all of your heating appliances. From gas fires to pilot lights there isn't a job too big or too small for us to handle.

Gas

Lack of gas can mean a misery at the best of times, this is purely because without gas, you canít light the hobs, the oven, the grill, gas fires, and worst of all, your central heating will not work as all of these use gas to give heat. So when your gas does not work, you can be left in a bit of a difficult situation, sure you can microwave some food, but there is only so much you can do when you get left in this situation. Thatís why we offer a 24/7 emergency call outs to all of our customers. We will be round to your home in a jiffy, and have you flambťing, and poaching to your heartsí content in no time.

Why Check your Plumbing & Heating?

Unfortunately, most people only worry about making sure their plumbing is in good working order on two occasions - when the heating packs up during , or when it leaks. Itís also important from an energy efficiency point of view. If you are renting a property or planning to rent one out, you are legally obliged to carry out annual landlordís gas safety checks.

Annual checks
You need to use a properly-qualified professional to service your boiler, which is why G&P Plumbing heating gas offer a 24/7 emergency service.

  • An annual service of plumbing and heating appliances such as the boiler.
  • Checking visible pipe work - look at ceilings for any signs of water leaks.
  • Checking radiators are hot both at the top and bottom.
  • If necessary, bleeding the radiators to eliminate any air in the system.
  • Turning on the hot taps to check water is still coming through quickly.
  • Making sure the taps arenít dripping and that they turn on and off easily.
One of the most important ongoing checks to make is for carbon monoxide (CO) escaping from gas appliances. CO leaks can kill. Corgi, the gas safety watchdog, advises that you should install a CO detector with an audible alarm. They cost £20 to £30 and are available online and at DIY stores.

Why is checking your gas so important?

What is a gas safety check?
A gas safety check involves a Gas Safe registered engineer inspecting your gas appliances. Here at G&P Plumbing heating gas we are gas safe registered and offer a 24/7 emergency service. They will check the appliance is working correctly and will check the following four areas:

  • Gas appliances are on the right setting and burning correctly with the correct operating pressure
  • Harmful gases are being removed from the appliance safely to the air outside
  • That any ventilation routes are clear and working properly
  • All the safety devices are working
The check will identify any defects which require remedial work. You should have a gas safety check every year. If you are a landlord this is the law.

What is a service?
Whilst a gas safety check assesses the basic safety of a gas appliance a service will consist of a full check of a gas appliance and the engineer is likely to take the appliance apart to inspect it. The engineer will assess the physical condition of the appliance, installation pipework, air vents and any flues for deterioration. They will carry out performance tests and take any necessary remedial action. Appliances should be serviced regularly in accordance with manufacturerís instructions. Servicing your gas appliances regularly will make sure they are safe to use. It will also maintain your appliances efficiency and performance.

Flues, chimneys and air vents
Flues, chimneys and air vents play a vital role in the safe operating of gas appliances. Flues and chimneys allow products of combustion to escape from your home. Air vents ensure there is a good supply of combustion air (ventilation) to appliances. For this reason you must keep all flues, chimneys and air vents clear.

Never block these airways to prevent a draft. Blocking ventilation is dangerous and could result in carbon monoxide building up in your home.

Have chimneys checked every year, no matter how much you use the fire, to make sure there are no blockages and fumes can escape freely. The Gas Safe registered engineer will check for birdís nests, leaves and other natural debris, they could be blocking the exit.