Finding a Plumber in Tavistock

Plumber in Tavistock

 A few Top Tips – How to Prevent calling out a Plumber in Tavistock

Blocked Drains The most common reason for plumber call-outs is without doubt the clearing of blockages in our drainage systems. However, the one crucial factor in putting-off these expensive visits, is to have a schedule of preventative maintenance in place. These preventative measures are both simple to carry out and effective, in keeping your drainage clear of damaging blockages. The most common substance that blocks our drains is a sticky mix of grease, fats, food particles and hair. The hair gives enough framework for the grease to bridge gaps and begin the process of clogging up the pipe, especially in cold weather when the fats become more solid. There are many products widely available to clear these grease build-ups, the safest and best of these is an enzyme and bacteria based formula, as the alternative acid-based products are effective but less safe, to you and the environment. If you do attempt to clear any blockage with a powerful, off the shelf chemical but still have to call out a Tavistock plumber – make sure you tell them what you’ve used and show him the bottle/pack.

How to prevent a blocked drain – However, far and away the best way of never having to deal with this situation, is to regularly fill your sink right-up, with very hot, soapy water and pull the plug. The weight of the hot, soapy water will shift build-ups and the detergent wash will help keep the inside of your pipes clean and working properly. For stubborn greasy blockages, it is worth trying two kettles of boiling water down the sink-hole first, before trying the full-sink method. Better than all of these however, is never to pour grease and fat down your sink in the first place. Pour them into used tin cans and seal the tops with a piece of carrier-bag, secured with a rubber band, before taking them for recycling.

Burst Pipes during the winter – Sudden leakages caused by frozen pipes is also a very common occurrence when the temperatures rise, following a period of deep cold. There are a number of things you can do to prevent this happening too, cheaply and simply. It’s all about preventative insulation and the pipe lagging options are inexpensive and widely available, so a methodical and thorough program of insulating all your pipework, will pay dividends in the longer term by increasing your systems efficiency and also reduce your bills. Further to this, you should always drain and isolate outside water pipework, such as stand-pipes and garden outlets. Keep the outside taps in the open position, as this will allow any remaining water in the outer pipes, room to expand and prevent this expansion from damaging the joints, causing the leaks when the ice melts.

How to Prevent Burst Pipes – To prevent having to call out a plumber in Tavistock for a burst pipe, keep the house warm in the worst periods, as it is quicker and cheaper to top-up the ambient temperature, than it is to re-heat the whole house once it’s cold. If you suspect any pipes that may tend to freeze, do what you can to keep them warm by lagging them with old clothing, bin bags and sticky tape, whatever you have. If the temperatures are dropping steadily and you know you are going to have problems, its good practice to leave the water running in the fixtures and the pipes that serve them. Hot and cold water pipes can run together for certain lengths in a system too, so running a bath, or turning on your hot water at the worst time, or periodically in the coldest of weathers, could offset any freezing in nearby cold pipes.

Make a list of any work that needs doing

If you do have to call for a plumber in Tavistock, be smart about it and make the visit worth the call-out. Make a list of the other things he could take a look at whilst he’s at your property, as a deal here on these jobs you have often overlooked, could move you on and save you a lot of money. Take the time to go through your home and check all the taps and shower fittings, all your drains and toilets and make a list of all the jobs that need doing. Discuss this list with the plumber when you call him and explain you’re looking to make his visit worthwhile to him and that you’re looking for a deal on the work. Considering the time and expense of travel, a plumber in Tavistock, will give you a healthy discount for a structured list of jobs to do in one visit. Being forewarned about the issues he will face, your plumber will also have a much clearer idea of a diagnosis, also what equipment and consumables he is likely to need for the solution, effectively shortening the time on the job.

So do your best to keep the plumber from your front door this winter, by doing these little preventative jobs around the house and if you are unlucky enough to need the services of a professional plumber in Tavistock please don’t hesitate to give Plymstock Plumbing and heating a call on 07974 893383  .

Do you need Boiler repair in Tavistock?

Plumber in Tavistock

Boiler repair in Tavistock – Case study


Plymstock Plumbing and Heating have been working hard this week providing a boiler repair in Tavistock for a local customer. Due to the amount of boilers we service, install and repair it has been a straight forward job, having to replace a number or warn seals and sort out an issue with the thermostat.


So why is our boiler repair in Tavistock important?

A boiler is used to heat up water and other heating fluids to produce steam which can then be used for heating purposes. Due to the amount of heat and pressure within a boiler they are prone to getting damaged after a while and thus the need for our boiler repair in Tavistock.


Commercial and domestic boiler repair

Plymstock plumbing and heating provide boiler repair in Tavistock and the surrounding areas for commercial and domestic clients to ensure whatever property you own or rent be it a house, flat, office or warehouse we are set up to provide the service you require. You will find that there are a number of companies that will offer boiler repairs in Tavistock and we would invite you to contact a few other companies and check reviews on sites like checkatrade before you decide on the company that best fits your needs.

It is important to be confident in who you employ to carry out the repair as Water and Gas boilers are sensitive and can be dangerous if not dealt with professionally and with respect.


 Ensure you employ a registered and qualified technician

As stated above any boiler repair in Tavistock should be completed by a professional and it is not advised to put it on your DIY list. Having a Gas safe engineer like our own team members who are qualified and insured will also mean you are protected if there is a problem and you won’t suffer any financial loss.


Boiler Repair Costs

Costs will vary from company to company but as most rational customers will look for a competitive company that can also provide evidence that they are competent in providing the service and have many legitimate reviews that help build trust between the company and the customer.

If you have any doubt in our ability to provide you with boiler repair in Tavistock please view some of our testimonials below or visit checkatrade to view over 20 customers’ positive reviews on our repair services. For a no obligation quote please contact us today for a free no obligation quote. If you have arrived at this page but are looking for a plumber in another area   we also have plumbers in Bodmin, Tavistock,  Ivybridge and Torquay.

Are you looking for a plumber in Plympton?

Plumber in Plympton


Looking for a Plumber in Plympton? Read our case study on the latest work.

Plymstock plumbing and heating have been working on a central heating system this week for a customer who required a plumber in Plympton. This particular issue involved having to power flush the system to remove debris that was causing the boiler to make some funny noises. If this problem arises it is important to deal with the problem quickly to ensure no damage occurs to the boiler, which could cost twice as much to repair.

Plymstock Plumbing and heating’s other services.

If you think you require a plumber in Plympton just like our latest client we provide plumbing services for a range of jobs big or small. We can help with fitting washing machines and dishwasher and fixing small leaks up to more technical work such as boiler installations and central heating repair and servicing
If you are looking for a plumber in Plympton to provide a 24 hour emergency service or gas check we are also happy to oblige with this service also.


Prices for plumbing in Plympton

As far as our costs go we work on a 30 minute charging system after the initial first hour. We also don’t charge a call out fee so you will receive a no obligation quote on site for any plumbing or heating repairs.

Guaranteed plumbing work

We are confident in the service we provide and so offer a 12 month guarantee on any work we complete. We are also covered for up to £10,000,000 public liability insurance to ensure you have complete piece of mind while we are working at your property.


Call in the experts

Our engineers have been working for many years in the plumbing and heating industry and will be able to provide any plumbing in Plympton at an exceptionally high standard. We will also not leave your property until you are 100% happy with the service you have received
For any further information about our plumbing in Plympton please contact us today for a no obligation quote.


Boiler servicing in Plympton

Should you be using our boiler servicing in Plympton Plymouth?


Plymstock plumbing and heating provide boiler servicing in Plympton for a number of customers. Your boiler should be serviced on a yearly basis to ensure it runs properly, holds onto its efficiency and doesn’t brake down.

A reputable company providing boiler servicing in Plympton will be able to work with every type of boiler of any brand. Our experienced engineers are fully qualified to undertake all types of boiler repair, installation and servicing.


 Benefits of Annual Boiler Servicing in Plympton

You will probably have either an electric or gas boiler and just like any other type of equipment you have (like your car) it will need a regular service to ensure it operates properly. During an annual boiler service our engineers will evaluate the components of your boiler, replace any leaky pipes or seals, carry out any minor repair work and clean out any unwanted sediment to ensure your boiler is as effective and reliable as possible.

By repairing all of these minor imperfections you remove the chance of having to pay extra on your monthly gas or electricity bills and reduce the chance of having to perform a more expensive major repair or worse a full boiler replacement.


Boiler Repair Services

Although annual boiler servicing in Plympton will reduce the chance of having to have repairs performed on your boiler flaws will occasionally occur especially if you have an old model. If this is the case Plymstock Plumbing and Heating provide a 24 hour emergency service to ensure you are not without heating or hot water for too long. We will promptly identify the problem with your boiler and perform any repairs onsite ensuring we give you an upfront quote.


How to Choose a Boiler Repair and Servicing Company

Boiler services in Plympton are offered by a number of companies. Obviously we expect you to do your research and we have over 25 customer reviews on checkatrade which you can check out to build that all important trust in the work we provide. As you will see we excel in customer service, time keeping and tidiness and will ensure you are completely happy before we leave any job.

For any further information about our boiler servicing in Plympton please contact us to speak to one of our experienced engineers.