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World Plumbing Day 2024

In case you didn’t notice it, we recently celebrated World Plumbing Day, which took place – as it does every year – on 11 March. Okay, so ‘celebrated’ may not be strictly accurate – there were no big parties going on into the early hours and we’re probably still some way off the day being declared a public holiday. If you’re thinking that there are surely enough ‘special’ days already – and considering that 11 March is also National Wash Your Nose Day in the USA, we’re somewhat tempted to agree – you might be wondering what plumbing has done to deserve this momentous event. So,…

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What To Do if a Pipe is Leaking in Your House

Good quality pipes, whether they are for water or for gas, can last for years if installed properly and aren’t subject to damage at any point. But damage can happen, and often unnoticed at the time. It might start as just a relatively insignificant incident, but if it loosens something even a little bit, that could over time develop into something more problematic. And even the best pipes can suffer wear and tear after years of use. As a result, there may come a time when a pipe develops a leak – and at that point it’s essential that you act quickly…

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Gas Cooker Installation Guide 2023

If you remember popular television ads from the 1980s, you can probably still sing the ‘Cookability – that’s the beauty of gas’ jingle. It’s that measure of instant control – especially when using the hob – that still makes gas such a popular choice for cooks across the country. Whether you’re looking to replace an old gas cooker or have one installed for the first time – perhaps to replace something that you’re not so comfortable cooking with – it’s important that you understand the regulations surrounding their installation and maintenance.  This article will outline the things you need to know when getting a new gas…

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Why an Emergency Plumber Can Save You Money in the Long Run

Plumbing emergencies aren’t events you want to have to deal with very often, because left unchecked they can cause considerable damage to your home, your property, and even your life.  By its very nature, an emergency plumber on 24-hour call is going to be a more expensive option than standard plumbing services, so it’s understandable that we might hesitate before calling one out. This month, we’re going to look at a few plumbing emergencies and see why emergency plumbers could nevertheless cost considerably less than the alternative. Burst Pipes Water pipes might burst because they’re old and worn out, because a…

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The Pitfalls of DIY Plumbing

What are the most common DIY plumbing mistakes? Trusting those YouTube videos: Just because it’s online, looks like it’s been well made and the chap introducing it is wearing a set of overalls, it doesn’t mean you should use it to guide you in your efforts. Using the wrong tools Times are hard, and it looks like things aren’t going to be getting any easier any time soon. We’re all having to watch our spending and many of us are having to make significant cutbacks. If you have a technical mind or consider yourself handy at a bit of DIY, that…

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What can I do about rising gas prices?

Even with everything else going on in the world, it’s unlikely that you’ll have failed to notice that gas prices are going through the roof at the moment. It’s just one part of what’s being called a general ‘cost of living crisis’ that has seen the price of everything from petrol and food to transport and energy rise considerably faster than wages and benefits.  But it’s the cost of our domestic fuel bills that has probably caused most alarm, with a perfect storm of events conspiring to drive some people’s annual energy bills up by as much as £708 overnight, with…

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Who to Call if Your Central Heating Stops Working in Ipswich this Winter

With the nights getting longer, darker and colder, it’s the time of year when our boilers start to get their annual workout, making sure that our homes keep us warm over winter. And no matter how carefully we manage them and make sure they get their annual service, there’s always the worry that they may break down at the wrong time. However, before we look at the question of who to call should the worst happen, let’s examine what we can do before the onset of winter to give our boilers the best chance of making it safely through until spring….

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6 Ways to Find Hidden Water Leaks & How to Spot Them in Ipswich

As we head towards winter, it’s worth making sure as far as you can that none of the pipes in your home are leaking any water. There are a number of reasons for doing this, including: Leaks can cost you money – if you’re on a meter, you’ll be paying for every lost drop Water running where it shouldn’t can damage your property Leaking pipes that freeze in a cold winter could cause even more extensive damage  Being alert to possible leaks is therefore always a good idea. But what’s the best way of doing it? Here are six easy ways of…

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5 Reasons to call an emergency plumber in Ipswich, Braintree & Colchester

Nobody ever wants to have to call in an emergency plumber, but if you’re in the middle of a situation that demands one, there’s no one you’re happier to see at your front door. That’s because plumbing crises can cause huge amounts of damage, create deeply unpleasant smells and suddenly make your day-to-day life a lot more complicated. Having a reliable emergency plumber can be a true lifeline, so making sure you have the number to hand of one that’s not only local to your area, but also offers a 24/7 emergency service, is always a good idea. But what kinds…

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What To Do if You Have No or Low Water Pressure in Your House

Suffering from no or low water pressure in your house can be a pain, especially if you have a busy schedule, but worry not. A&D Plumbing services are here to help you identify and offer solutions to overcome your plumbing problems.   What causes no or low water pressure? Having low water pressure in the house all of a sudden can be a frustrating position to be in, so let’s find out what’s causing low water pressure in the house. The most common problems are as follows:   Problematic water pipes causing low water pressure Old houses are likely to have…

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