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We are a small company that brings honesty and affordability as well as a professional tradesman Finnish due to 30 years experience in the building industry..

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Reviewed by Christine on 20/9/2018

Wayne responded promptly to my job posting and came round to look at what needed to be done. Once the pump was ordered and delivered he returned and replaced the old one. He was very informative about what he was doing and even put us in touch with someone to look at the work on replacing our kitchen. He followed up a little later to check whether his colleague had been in touch which I thought was thoughtful. I would confidently recommend Wayne for similar work.

We provide full plumbing and central heating services including boiler replacements, boiler servicing and repairs, landlord gas safety certificates, cooker and gas fire services, Gas safety inspections, system power flushing, plumbing, drainage, full bathroom refurbishments and maintenance works. We also carry out 24 hour call out plumbing services for when you really need us. 24 hour emergency plumbing services for your home.

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Reviewed by Katherine on 20/9/2018

Really good and speedy carpet cleaning and house clean. Great value,

We offer complete construction and landscaping services.More of our work can be seen at:.cnconstructionscouk

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Reviewed by Kenny on 20/9/2018

Great. Fast and efficient

Over 10 years of turning dreams into reality.

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Reviewed by Jayne on 20/9/2018

Good

Smith & jones contractors. We are reliable,friendly,trustworthy & professional. We take pride in our work. Our reviews will show that our customers are always 100% happy. Call the best & flush the rest.

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Reviewed by Alexander on 20/9/2018

I am absolutely delighted with the completed job Shane's choice of contemporary units, tiling finesse and overall finishing made bathroom, breathtakingly superb. He is very polite, knowledgeable and patient. I will not hesitate in recommending Shane and his team. Once again thank you for a job well done.

North wales plumbing and heating has over 20 years of experience,we pride ourselves on customer service and quality of work. We cover all aspects of plumbing and heating and many more skilled trades.

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Reviewed by Andy on 20/9/2018

I would recommend Ryan without hesitation. I am using him again on a bigger job.

Over 30 years trade experience

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Reviewed by John on 20/9/2018

We are extremely happy with the work Gary has done on removing our structural wall to create a kitchen diner. He is extremely professional and helps with suggestions and recommendations for structural engineers and manages the process with building control giving complete peace of mind for your project. We were so impressed we have hired him again for another structural steel we needed fitting. Highly recommended and competively priced professional.

Emergency or Planned, (Plumbing & Drainage work) - Nothing hidden, no Call out fee's, No V.A.T, & no hidden charges, please visit website for Pricing & Competence, Welcome to W.P.S

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Reviewed by Tim on 20/9/2018

Very happy with John's work & would recommend him .

I am Aurangzaib Khan I look after daughter who is my life I’m from Pakistan but Afghan in origin studied Plumbing level 2 at CONEL and passed all my exams with distinction .As for my company well I chose the name in my college days as I want to Excel in every thing I do. I set my goals and always achieve above it .very passionate and full of commitment .At Excel Plumbing we believe in high standard at affordable price. I do gas safe certification /boiler repairs /boiler installation/toilet bath installation/cooker installation/radiator repair installation/heating/ leakage issues /block pipes or drainage.

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Reviewed by Michelle on 19/9/2018

Very thorough and knowledgeable kept me updated through the whole job . perfect

We specialise in all aspects of hard landscaping such as patios, driveways, fencing, garden walls, sheds, lawns and garden clearance. We also complete aspects of general building such as extensions, porches, interior and exterior painting

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Reviewed by Julie on 19/9/2018

Would definitely use again and would highly recommend.

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Drainage Specialists - what you need to know

Drainage specialists tackle a lot of reactive work. They tend to be brought in whenever there’s a problem to sort out. They repair drains and deal with other sewerage issues like blockages. As well as the tell-tale signs of water not draining away in a sink or toilet bowl, there can be signs of a blockage outside your home too. Cracks in a path near a tree can be a sign that the tree roots are interrupting the sewer line. A specialist can bore the sewer line open, get rid of the roots, treat them to stop them from growing again and then replace or reline the pipe.

What a drainage specialist can help with

  • Repairing drains and dealing with sewerage problems.
  • Emptying septic tanks.
  • Installing septic tanks or soakaways.
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Some houses don’t have a pipe carrying waste away from their property. Instead, they have septic tanks to collect waste. If you have one of these, you’ll need to get a drainage specialist to empty it for you otherwise you’re flouting the environment agency’s rules. By law, only people who have permits to dispose of waste can take it away. 

The qualifications your drainage specialist needs

While not strictly a qualification, a drainage specialist will need to have a contract with sewerage treatment works to dispose of waste. The environment agency requires a company to have an environment permit to dispose of waste like this. Septic tank waste will be taken by a tanker to sewerage treatment works where it’s passed to the works inlet. If a sewer’s blocked, it’ll be emptied into a tanker while any repairs are made and the tanker will then pass decanted spirits back into the sewerage network.

How to unblock a drain

Most pipe blockages are caused by hair in the shower or bath. You can solve this by pulling up the stopper in the plughole and removing any hair that’s wound itself around the rod. Sometimes, you’ll need to unscrew the nut which holds the sink and rod together to do this.

If your kitchen sink’s blocked, you can try pouring half a cup of baking soda down the drain and then follow it up with half a cup of white vinegar but most of the time, DIY remedies like this won’t do much good unless it’s cooking fat that’s causing the problem. Before calling out a plumber, you can also try running water into the sink and letting it block up a little before placing a plunger over the plughole. After that, cover the overflow with a damp cloth and pump until the water drains away. For bigger drainage problems, including issues that are affecting the outside of your house, it’s worth calling in a drainage specialist to have a look.

 

How do you maintain a septic tank?

Septic tanks need to be emptied regularly. If you have a family of four, you should empty the tank once a year and if there are two of you living in a house, it’ll need to be emptied every two years.

Planning permission for drainage jobs

Unless you live in a listed building, you won’t need to apply for planning permission for repairs, maintenance and minor jobs but you should check with your local planning authority that any work beyond this is covered by your permitted development rights.

You should also clarify ownership and responsibility of any drain or sewer before starting any maintenance or repair work. They might be shared with neighbours or owned by a sewerage undertaker. Normally, drainage inside your property’s boundaries is your responsibility while a sewerage company is responsible for drains outside of property boundaries along with sewers. There are still a few private sewers around so if your property is served by one of these, the responsibility for maintaining it might fall with you.

Building regulations for drainage jobs

Building regulations may come into play for drainage if you’re building an extension or making alterations, including making your roof larger. If you’re building a patio or driveway, a tradesperson will need to think about the sizing of the soakaway and how surface water will drain away.

Drainage will also need to be considered if you’re connecting pipes in kitchen and bathroom sinks to make sure they’re not at risk of blocking up and they can be easily got to if that does happen. Any pipework will also need to be ventilated to stop air from travelling up from the drains and being released into your house. Generally, it’ll be your builder, conservatory installer or driveway specialist that needs to comply with the building regulations rather than a drainage specialist.

 

Insurance for drainage work

There’s no legal obligation for drainage specialists to be insured but it’s recommended that a drainage specialist purchases public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of an injury or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask a drainage specialist

  • How long have they been trading?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Have they got a permit to dispose of waste/a contract with a company that has a permit?
  • Will it be themselves carrying out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • How long does the warranty for the work last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking drainage specialists.

Drainage ideas

Find out how to keep your home’s pipework in order and read more about unblocking a sink. If the toilet’s blocked, you can try attempting a DIY fix but if in doubt or the problem still persists, bring in a drainage specialist as a first port of call.

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