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F&M Plumber

Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

I believe in treating my customers with respect & faith, I developed through innovation and creativity, I do deliver my services with honesty & integrate and do believe there no too small

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Reviewed by Sandra on 14/6/2018

Very helpful, reliable and friendly. Came out within 24 hours. Quoted £60 for my leaking radiator valve but only changed £30 and repressurised the boiler. Would definitely recommend.

Hi, I'm Giles, proprietor of Velocity Plumbing. I have been working within the plumbing industry since 2004. During this time I have obtained my qualifications and built my experience, knowledge and reputation to now be able to proudly provide you, the residents, landlords and small businesses of Devon, with a complete plumbing service. As your local plumbing specialist, Velocity offer a wide array of plumbing services to suit your needs. If you have a problem that involves water, the chances are we have seen it before and know the best solution and how to action it. From blockages to bursts, taps to toilets we can fix it. I'd very much like for Velocity to have the opportunity to prove our worth and provide you with your resolution. > Our affordable fees are designed to provide a quality service with no surprise costs. > Workmanship fully guaranteed. > Velocity Plumbing donate 2% of all our profits to water charities to help make water work for everyone.

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Reviewed by Cheryl on 12/2/2020

Price at stated. Job very quickly done. Clean and tidy. Punctual. Nice chap. Convenience of paying by card. No hesitation in calling them again.

Welcome to our profile. We aim to provide a professional service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With over 20 years experience, we guarantee the highest standard of work from our fully trained engineers. Please see our ratings for 100% piece of mind.

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Reviewed by Tara on 11/2/2020

Had two radiators and valves installed. They arrived on time, were polite, professional and tidy. Very happy with the results. Would definitely employ again.

E.R.SERVICES provides help for those too busy to maintain a beautiful garden. So from a new lawn or a new fence to tidying up borders we can do it. In addition, we have more than 10 years of general plumbing experience.

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Reviewed by Bruce on 12/2/2020

Great job thanks Eddie

My focus in my work life is to provide a service that will leave my customers satisfied beyond their expectations, this is reflected in the over 50 five star ratings I have received from my customers.

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Reviewed by kazi on 23/11/2019

He was really helpful

We are a one stop building company.We have been building for over 24years.We provide a full building sevice from electrical and plumbing works ,to plastering or extensions .We carry out all what you would ever need from a small dedicated building company .

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Reviewed by Barry on 2/9/2019

Response to posting was immediate. Quote was quick and reasonable. Work carried out exactly as agreed, quickly and efficiently. Tradesmen friendly and unobtrusive. Good customer service, checked to ensure we were satisfied.

M.P.E.

Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

Specialising in all domestic gas work, plumbing and electrical as well as all interior design, planning & construction. Over 15 years experience with extremely high standards and professionalism carried throughout.

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Reviewed by Tom Casling on 3/1/2020

Excellent service. This person went out of their way to accommodate my requirements at a difficult time of the year would thoroughly recommend this person to you

RAPH LIMITED

Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

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RAPH Ltd providing energy efficient plumbing and heating solutions to help you cut the cost of you energy bill.Our aim is to leave the customer fully satisfied and happy to engage our services in the future. Approve installer Vaillant,Glow.Worm,Worcester

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Reviewed by fraser on 9/2/2020

Excellent service. Solved problem quickly and efficiently within budget.

BC plumbing services covering south London and Surrey. Jobs covered are from small jobs to full bathroom suites. Please feel free to check over 500 independent reviews.

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Reviewed by Chris on 15/2/2020

Really sorry for the delay Ben!

I am a plumber/general builder with over 20 years in the building industry. I cover all types of work from kitchen/bathroom installations, plumbing, electrics, tiling, ect all my work is guaranteed

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Reviewed by Peter on 23/1/2020

Matthew is a very competent and skilled tradesman. The work he has done for us is of exceptional quality . We cannot rate him highly enough for his work. We thoroughly recommend Matthew along with Mark for their work and cleanliness. Thank you to you both. P&J

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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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Blocked sink in kitchen

Kitchen sink is blocked. I have tried but been unable to remove u-bend to clean out. Water is currently dripping

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Leaking pipe under bath,needs repair

replace my gas fire

pre-advice on fit of new fire, then fit fire after delivery and reconnect gas supply.

exhaust fan

the exhaust fan in a small downstairs toilet is not working

Service our WC

Replace cistern inlet and outlet valves and bowl to sewer pipe coupling (15 degrees)

Tap leaking

Want some one to do my leaking tap

Leaking bathroom sink

My bathroom sink has a leak, it seems to be coming from the seal around the plug hole.

Water pressure

Check water pressure, new pump may be required, new toilet valve, check water softener

water pressure issue

there isn't enough pressure for the washing machine to work without pausing continually, a solution is needed

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