winter plumbing tips

Winter Plumbing Tips to Save Money

Frozen water in pipes can destroy your plumbing from the inside out. Here are a few winter plumbing tips to save money.

The cold winter season causes a huge amount of damages on your home plumbing system.

Fix All Plumbing Leaks

The smallest water leak within the plumbing system can completely damages your pipes when temperatures fall below freezing. If your pipes are insulated, feel for potential in the insulation. This moisture might expose hidden leaks in your plumbing. Stopping plumbing leaks will not only save your plumbing, but it will also save you money.

Shut Doors & Vents

A practical tip would be for any homeowners are to include shutting or closing any draft crawl spaces. This includes all doors, window and even your cat flap. This basically prevents any cold outside air from infiltrating your home.

Insulate Your Pipes

Always make sure that all exposed pipes are well insulated before the cold snap arrives. To find any exposed pipes, look in your attic and both inside and outside the house.

Pipe wrap insulation is inexpensive and easy to install. This can save you on heating costs and keep the warm air in. You will be surprised how effective insulating your plumbing is when it comes to protecting your plumbing.

Protect Your Exterior Faucets

This is something a lot of homeowners seem to forget. It isn’t just pipes inside the house that need protecting in the cold winter – it’s also your exterior faucets. So to do this is by installing insulated faucet jackets on all of your outside faucets. These jackets will keep your outdoor faucets protected from the plummeting temperatures.

Call Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions for winter plumbing tips & service.

If you need more winter plumbing tips to save money. Contact Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon company today. In addition to providing plumbing, we also offer plumbing installation croydon, under floor heating croydon, and boiler repair croydon.


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What to Do if Your Toilet Is Leaking or Overflowing

As far as bathroom problem goes, it doesn’t get much worst than the toilet is leaking or overflowing, which is often solved with a bit of dynamic plumbing.

Sometimes, toilet problems can get quite a bit worse. A minor crack in the bowl or seal can cause massive water damage over a long period of time.

If you discover your toilet is leaking or overflowing, here’s a brief guide to find out what you should do.

Turn Off the Water

With all plumbing emergency, the first thing you need to do is shut off the water. As far as toilet emergencies go, you don’t necessarily need to turn off water to the entire house. There should be a shutoff valve either on the wall behind the toilet or around the base. Turn the valve to the right to close it and shut off flow to the toilet. If you can’t find any valve around the toilet, you may have to shut off water to the entire house.

Clear the Area

Even a minor amount of water can damage furniture and other objects around your house beyond repair. It is best to clear the area to limit the damage as much as possible. This will also help Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions to reach the problem more easily when he shows up to fix it.

Mop Up

You may not be able to solve the problem on your own, but at least you can make a start by cleaning up the water that is already spilled in the surrounding area. Once you have made sure that no new water can spill out leaving a puddle, mop up what you can and wait for your plumber to arrive.

If you have any further enquiries, then feel free to call Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a plumbing croydon company.

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4 Reasons Why You Could Have Low Water Pressure

Having low water pressure in your shower, or faucets, even your garden hose can be very frustrating, especially to any home owner! We know many of our customers, have experienced this once before.

We’ve gathered a list of reasons why you could be experiencing low water pressure in your home.

1) Your faucets or showerhead aerator screens might need to be cleaned.

Most modern faucets and showerheads are built with an aerator located at the tip. An aerator is an important component of any faucet or showerhead simply because it saves water, filters out debris, and prevents splashing. Mineral deposits in your water can cause these aerators to become dirty and can produce build-up, which reduces your water pressure. You can easily clean your aerator screens by disassembling and begin soaking it in white vinegar for several hours.

2) It might be time to change your showerhead.

If you haven’t changed out your showerhead in decades or if you’ve installed a low-flow showerhead these could be two reasons why you’re experiencing lower water pressure. Our technicians at Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions plumber croydon can provide you multiple choices for showerhead replacements that include a high-pressure option.

3) You may have a leak somewhere in your home.

If you have a significant leak in your home, it’s likely that you will also experience reduced water pressure and an increase on your water bill. Water leaks are tricky to locate and often go unnoticed until it causes a larger problem in the home.

4) There could be corrosion inside your pipes.

Over a period of time corrosion and buildup can happen inside the old pipes, especially if they’re galvanized, in your home. Replacing old and corroded pipes can drastically improve your water pressure.

Give Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a call today.

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Essential Tips for Hiring a Plumber

Hiring a plumber to service your home is an important decision. We have put together some an essential guide on hiring a plumber that will help you and your family make the right decision for your home.

Good Licensing

Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions perform a service like every other home contractor, we has all the required licensing, certifications, and insurances. Typically there will be a number you can call to verify our gas safety registered. You can also check that there are no complaints or issue against our license, so you can feel complete confident in your decision. If you have questions about this, call Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions to find out more info.

Good Reviews

Before you have a plumbing emergency, ask your friends, co-workers, and neighbours for their LHPS plumber recommendations. Business is generated by good reviews, so you should feel confident in your plumber based on the reviews of those closest to you. If you need a plumber for a larger job, such as a kitchen remodel or other extensive work, ask prospective plumbers for references. You should be able to see past jobs and hear from former customers about a job well done.

Choose a Trusted Local Company

Once you have established a relationship with a good plumbing company like Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a plumbing croydon company, you need to be sure the company is dependable for the times you are in need. Give us a call at 0208 664 9099 or visit our  website to learn more about our products and services. We trust that our years of experience will speak for themselves. Don’t go with a plumbing company just because they quote you the lowest price; make sure you get the service and quality workmanship that you deserve and that will serve your home for years to come.

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6 Plumbing Tips to Consider Before Going Away

6 Plumbing Tips to Consider Before Going Away

There is nothing quite like going on holiday, you have remembered to pack your suitcase and got the travel insurance and suns cream. but have you thought about getting your house your system ready for your holiday too?

A recent study conducted by the AA revealed that 91% of holidaymakers said they check that their doors and windows are locked before setting off, and 73% turn off all of their electrical. However just 38% turn off their boiler, and 25% of Brits have returned back from their holiday to water leaks.

So here are some useful tips for you to follow to avoid any holiday disaster, after all you don’t want to put a damper on your holiday mood by coming home and finding out that your house has flooded while you were away. Here are a few important things that you can do.

Check your laundry machine hoses.

the life expectancy of a laundry machine hose is roughly 3 years. Before leaving for your holiday, make sure you visually inspect the hose for any cracks or a major calcium deposit build up.

Leave your heat on.

Even though the weather is warmer in the summer, the nights still tend to get fairly cold. Make sure your heat is set to at least 58 degrees.

Visually inspect your water heater.

If you see any water on the floor before you leave, make sure to give Logical Heating & plumbing solutions a call. As this could be a sign that your water heater needs to be replaced or repaired.

If there are no visible signs of a leak, you can always turn your water heater off or put the system in vacation mode if possible.

Prevent odours from happening.

The last thing you want to come home to is a foul odour arising from your drains. In this case then it might be a good idea to run some ice cubes and cold water through your garbage disposal before you leave, as this will push any food particles down the drain so they can be properly washed away.

If, however you’re gone for several weeks, consider shutting off your main valve.

By turning off your main valve, you’re not allowing any water to enter your home. But do make sure you open up your faucets and drain the remaining water out.

Provide a list of emergency contact numbers.

If you have a friend, family member, or neighbour stopping by to check on your house while you’re gone, make sure you provide them with a list of emergency contacts…including your plumber.

To find out more information, then please give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon company a call today.

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