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10 YEARS OF A&D PLUMBING SERVICES

The Start of A&D Plumbing Services Plumbing has always been a passion of mine, so I decided to enrol myself in a short course to see if I would enjoy pursuing my interest. Turns out I did, as I passed the course with flying colours which led me to take part in other programmes to expand my skill set. It was at this point I decided to use my expertise and start trading, putting in the hard work, dedication and long hours to become my own boss and help the staff at A&D Plumbing develop within the company. Challenges In The…

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Your Plumbing Problems Solved

Whether you live in a small flat or you own a large house, over the course of your time in your home you will almost certainly encounter some plumbing issues at one point or another. When these problems occur, it can be difficult to know where to start, so this article will look at ways to tackle these issues and keep your plumbing systems working as the should. Slow Heating If the water from your taps is taking a long time to heat up, it can be quite a difficult problem to solve. Check your hot water storage tank, if your…

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Winter Plumbing Maintenance Tips

As the temperatures start to drop even further, the cold snaps can play havoc with your plumbing at times. This can be very inconvenient, especially if your boiler or heating system breaks down during the colder months of the year. However, with a few simple maintenance tips, you can help prevent these problems and get the most out of your heating system this winter. Insulation If the water in your pipes becomes too cold, it can freeze, expanding and damaging the pipes themselves. You can help prevent this with a simple DIY-insulation method – use foam padding sleeves or specialist insulation…

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The Benefits of a CCTV Drain Inspection

A CCTV drain inspection is an effective method for locating a drainage problem and working out the cause. But, what are the benefits of this service and how does it compare to other methods of drain inspection? A CCTV inspection of a blocked or damaged drain can help pinpoint the location of a problem and the root-cause. During this type of inspection a camera, small enough to fit into the tightest of drains, is fed down through piping, providing a live feed to engineers on the surface. If the camera comes upon a problem, engineers will easily be able to see…

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Seasonal Plumbing Tips

In winter, most people spend more time indoors. That means that keeping plumbing in the best possible condition is even more of a priority than in the summer. The combination of heavier usage of pipes, fittings, etc and weather-related problems such as freezing pipes can lead to plumbing faults. These range from simple dripping taps to more serious problems that are both time-consuming and expensive to have repaired. Drainage problems are also a risk, for example due to grease disposal after Christmas dinner, while blocked gutters may also cause issues. This is also a period when you may have people around…

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10 Important Questions to Ask Your New Plumber

Are They A Licensed Plumber? When you are considering hiring a plumber you should first establish whether they are licensed. If a plumber is licensed, then this will prove that they are professional enough to cope with all types of plumbing-related issues. If you gamble on using an unlicensed plumber there is a much greater chance of their work being unsatisfactory. As a consequence, the existing problem will still remain, and you’ll then have the stress of having to hire another plumber. Have They Got Insurance? Like licensing, insurance should be something that covers a plumber – and you. Insurance should…

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Who is Responsible for Repairing Drains and Sewers

When it comes to cleaning drains and sewers, there can often be a lot of confusion as to whose job it is to undertake such a task. Drainage problems can range from simple issues to complex ones that can pose a health and safety risk to your building and those within it, so it is important to know what your role is should you encounter one of these faults at any time. As a homeowner or building owner, you are responsible for the pipes, drains and gutters that are located in and around your home, up to the property boundary. This…

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Pre-checks to Make Before Calling your Plumber Out

If you discover a plumbing issue in your home, it is often your first thought to call out your plumber, no matter the size of the problem. This article will look at some of the steps you can take to reduce any costs that a plumbing visit may incur and any work that you may be able to do without the aid of a professional. Is it an Emergency? Before you call a plumber to rush out to you, be absolutely sure that your problem warrants such an action. While all plumbing issues are inconvenient and annoying, certain problems may not…

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