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We are a WRAS certified plumbing maintenance company serving in the Bristol and Bath areas. All qualifications obtained via training with Access Academies in Cardiff. To discuss your job, get an estimate and / or arrange a quote, call Steve on the number above.

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Reviewed by Sue on 22/2/2019

I would highly recommend Steve. His workmanship is outstanding. Left everything clean and tidy and made sure there were no leaks. I have requested additional work from him.

with over 30 years experience we deliver a first class service however small or large the job is

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Reviewed by Joseph on 21/2/2019

Bang on time completed job in twenty minutes £70 to remove and replace mixer tap only one who quoted for job so don't know if this is the going rate.

My name is Aidan. I am new to the area but by no means new to plumbing and the building trade. I moved here for love and left behind a very successful bathroom and plumbing installation company. I previously worked as recommended by a showroom company so I spent a lot of time creating beautiful bathrooms. My eye for detail really lent itself to the quality of finish, right across the board with tiling,plastering,plumbing, heating and kitchen fitting. I have worked on bathrooms where the materials chosen cost so much it’s scary. Likewise I can work on a B&Q £400 bathroom bundle. My gas safe certification is about to lapse however my knowledge and qualifications are of the highest standard, as this is a new beginning for me I am reluctant to retake the course right now until I understand how beneficial it will be for me in the future. As for me. I am a young man with 15 years on site experience that has always been willing to work hard and treat people fairly. I more than not keep customers for life and am always more than willing to go out of my way to keep people happy. I usually have my dog with me as he is my best bud and comes everywhere with me. If this is a problem he is more than happy to wait for me in the van. Or if you want to say hi he loves people,kids, dogs. He loves everything. We can’t wait to meet you.

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Reviewed by chris on 11/2/2019

Absolutely first class service. Will definitely be my first port of call in future.

I have 12+ years experience in the Plumbing Trade, Im reliable and trustworthy and will work in any condition. Please see below the services Area

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Reviewed by lauren on 14/2/2019

A*

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Reviewed by Nicola on 21/2/2019

This is just a cop out for not calling a potential customer. You have my works mobile number which records everything. Good luck to anyone who is looking for a quote. They may.or may not get a call back..

maintenance plumber

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Reviewed by Lindy on 22/2/2019

I found Jason respectful, professional, capable and organised. All has been fine with the work he carried out a few weeks ago and I would genuinely recommend him to friends and family. Very glad to have found a good plumber.

Plumbing heating & Tiling

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Reviewed by Sarah on 22/2/2019

Martin attended very quickly. He was upfront about what the work would cost (very reasonable!) and had it all done same day. Work completed to a high standard.

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I have been fitting kitchen for over 30 years which includes plumbing, electrics, tiling and fitting laminate floors.

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Reviewed by Hugh on 26/1/2019

New exactly what he was doing and did a very good neat job.

We are a family run business with over 35 years of experience we do all plumbing heating and drainage repairs and services. All our work is done to very high standard and fully guaranteed Customer satisfaction is our main priority and our friendly staff ensure all work is completed to a very high professional standard. we do all plumbing requirements from a dripping tap to water cylinder replacements. we have cctv camera surveying equipment for your external sewage pipes manhole and drain problems with record facility . we can do high pressure jetting to clear blockages in external pipework with a 4000 psi jetting system we have 35 years of experience in this field so our knowledge is second to none

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Reviewed by Maura on 20/2/2019

Really helpful. Very clear explaining the problem and what he was going to do to fix it. I would definitely contact Barry again for any plumbing issues and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone else.

I provide a friendly, punctual and professional service at very competitive and reasonable rates. I always work hard and to my fullest to leave you with the best possible results and satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Christopher on 13/2/2019

Abdul was really good and professional, his workmanship was spot on and great value for money. I would deffinate recommend and use again.

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Plumbing Repair & Maintenance specialists - what you need to know

It’s enough to send shivers down your spine – water pouring through your ceiling or leaks spilling out over your floor. When a plumbing disaster strikes, it pays to know what to do (and who to call).

Plumbing repairs cover a wide range of services, depending on the conundrum in question. You might simply be stuck with a blocked toilet, or you could be facing more of an urgent issue – with burst or leaking pipes. Or your shower might be on the blink.

Unless you’re confident that you know what you’re doing, it’s often advisable to call up a professional plumber to come to your assistance. They’ll have the specialist knowledge to fix showers, baths, taps, toilets, pipes, and drains.

Cost of plumbing repair

Plumbers might price jobs by the hour (or day), or stick to fixed costs for specific tasks. If you’re paying an hourly rate, your plumbing pro will usually charge you between £40–£70 per hour.

If you’re being charged per job, here the typical prices you can expect to pay:

  • Unblocking an outside drain: £90–125
  • Fix a blocked toilet: £70–£160
  • Fix a dripping tap: £70–£120
  • Fix a leaking or broken radiator: £70–£160

How to unblock sinks and toilets

Blocked toilets and sinks are an inconvenience at best, and can be a real problem at worst. The good news is that they can be solved – either by you, or (should your attempts fail) an experienced plumber.

Sinks can block for a number of reasons. Your kitchen sink will get clogged up by cooking grease, food and oil, while in your bathroom limescale, dirt and hair can all block waste pipes. And as for toilets, aside from paper, the main clogging culprit is usually cleaning wipes or baby wipes being flushed down the toilet.

Thankfully, there are a few simple solutions that you can try to unblock your sink or your toilet with:

  • Using detergent or unblocking solutions. Pour hot water and some detergent down the drain or toilet first, which will soften up (and may even partially remove) the clog. If the blockage persists, try using a specialist chemical unblocking product.
  • Using a plunger. For sink blockages, fill your basin to around half-capacity with hot water. Then work the plunger up and down, ensuring you maintain an airtight seal on the drain or toilet bowl. Try plunging for a few minutes and see if the blockage has shifted.
  • Using a wire hanger. For sinks, you can also try to straighten out a wire coat hanger to form a hook. Attempt to carefully lift out any clogged-up dirt or grime.

If the steps above don’t work, call up a plumbing professional. They may recommend removing the U-bend – which is often where any blockages will form.

Leaking pipes – when to call a plumber

Pipes can begin to leak for a number of reasons – beyond the obvious DIY drill disasters. The most common causes of burst or leaking pipes are blockages elsewhere causing water pressure to increase, or frozen pipes – with expanding water creating cracks.

Leaks aren’t always easy to see, but there are hidden signs that you could be losing water. Check for the following:

  • If the flow or water pressure from your taps seems low, you may have a leak. 
  • Keep an eye on your meter readings. If your water usage seems to be increasing, or your meter is recording use when you’re not home, this could be a leak.
  • Look for puddles or waterlogged grass in your garden – which could also point to a leak.

If you do find a leak or burst pipe, turn your water off by locating your stopcock, and call an emergency plumber.

The qualifications your plumbing repair expert needs

Your plumber will only require Gas Safe registration if they’re working on your gas system. For most leaks and repairs, this won’t be necessary – but you never know what steps may need to be taken to fix a problem. So, while it’s not vital, it’s a good idea to look for Gas Safe registered plumbers.

In addition to that accreditation, it’s beneficial for plumbing repair professionals to hold vocational qualifications such as diplomas, City & Guilds, or apprenticeships. But more important than those certifications – and something it’s crucial to ask for – is experience, and proof that they’ve delivered a top-notch service for many customers in the past.

Insurance for plumbing repair

Leaks can cause serious damage. And while your plumbing pro is there to resolve the issue, things can get worse before they get better. Make sure they hold public liability cover – protecting your property and possessions from any damage caused during the repair process.

Questions you should ask your plumbing repair expert

  • Do they charge by the hour, or by the job?
  • Do they have a minimum call-out fee?
  • Are they able to replace any defective parts?

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