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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 Paul on 8/12/2018

I would recommend Steve - friendly, reliable service.

maintenance plumber

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Reviewed by willam on 6/12/2018

Really quick and really easy to work with. Absolutely going to ask Jason again! I feel really lucky, Thank You Jason...

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

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Reviewed by Christopher on 10/12/2018

Great guys, quick and easy as always!

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 Louise on 8/12/2018

Aidan provided an immediate and reasonable quote for the small plumbing job I placed. He arrived the next morning and completed the work in no time. Aidan was courteous, very detailed in obtaining the details of the work required and arrived promptly. Won’t hesitate to contact Aidan again if more plumbing jobs come up!

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Reviewed by Eileen on 30/11/2018

Arrived on time. Explained problem. Sourced part same day. Job done.

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 Lucy on 5/12/2018

Really pleased with repair work. Arrived same day as posted and on time. Resolved issue carefully and efficiently explaining what had caused the small leak we had. Pricing was fine and Jason a pleasure to deal with. Would highly recommend

Plumbing heating & Tiling

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Reviewed by Kat on 27/11/2018

Martin was great, explained everything in easy terms, cracked on with the work and cleaned up after himself. We had an issue with our toilet and he easily fixed it. He even took out a toothpaste lid from the sink that has been stuck there for god knows how long! Thanks Martin.

...J IRELAND PLUMBER... Competitive Affordable Pricing & Hourly Rates ... Fully Competent - Fully Qualified - Fully Experienced - Fully Insured ... A family run business with over twenty years of experience within the plumbing trade ... Find us on social media and google ... A very warm Thank You to all our clients for your reviews and referrals :)

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Reviewed by Adriana on 10/12/2018

Jonathan was very helpful and made sure that I understood what the problem was and how it should be addressed.

Clive Adams

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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 Simon on 9/12/2018

Excellent work. Quick service. Very pleased with the job.

Hi there, I am a qualified plumber with 6 years experience. I offer a polite and efficient service. I am available 24/7 for a variety of plumbing and maintenance work.

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Reviewed by Diana on 24/11/2018

He came as arranged. Sorted the problem three and then. Good and clean. Very happy thank you.

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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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