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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Four Clever ways to cut your energy bills

Four Clever ways to cut your energy bills

Are you worried about your energy bills skyrocketing over the winter months? Here are 4 clever ways to cut your energy bills in half and how it can be one last thing in life to worry about.

Pay your bills online

A lot of homeowners can make serious savings on their energy bills, simply by changing the way they pay them. Most energy companies now reserve their best deals for their online customers, so if you have access to the Internet, make sure you use it.

You are also likely to find that you will receive a big discount just by opting to pay by monthly direct debit through your online account. These small savings soon add up, so it’s well worth taking advantage of them.

Only heat your home when necessary

If you’re going out for the day, then you won’t really need your central heating or hot water on, as no one will be there to benefit from it. We recommend investing in a smart thermostat such as Nest so that your heating only comes on when you need it to. Make sure you also turn off the radiators in any rooms that you are not using and keep all windows and doors shut when the heating is on.

Remember to read your meter regularly

People often end up paying much more than they need to for their energy bills, as they go on the estimates given by their suppliers. If you are looking for a way to cut down your bills, we recommend reading your meter regularly, so your bills will be based on accurate readings.

Upgrade your boiler

Changing your old boiler for a newer model can dramatically cut your energy bills, with savings as much as £240.00 per year. Make sure you get quotes for a new boiler so you secure a reasonable price – the same goes for installation. Feel free to get in touch with Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions. We will be able to advise you on boiler installations croydon and provide you with a no obligation quote.

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Clogged Drains

Simple Tips for Avoiding Clogged Drains

Clogged drains are among the most common of plumbing problems within the home. For a homeowner to completely eliminating clogged drains is not realistic.

What some homeowners fail to realize is that clogged drains are just avoidable and are as common as having other home problems.These following tips should be able to at least cut down on the frequency of clogged drains in your home. When you do encounter clogged drains within the home, Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumber in croydon company are here to help.

Use Drain Covers

While an obvious piece of advice, however drain covers do slip many homeowners’ minds. We know, as often we are the ones that need to remind those homeowners to use them after cleaning out their clogged drains. These simple mesh drain guards are very effective at keeping bits of food and other scraps out of the drains. When it comes to preventing clogs in the first place, trapping such materials before they can enter the drain is the way to go.

Brush Out Your Hair/Clean the Drain Cover

When you are in the shower, chances are that you are going to lose some hair in the process. Regardless of how long your hair may be, so to help this it’s a good idea to brush your hair out before stepping under the water. Doing so helps to remove loose or dead hair before it comes out in the shower. Hair is an extremely common cause of clogs. You can protect your drains further by wiping any whiskers out of the tub or sink after shaving, too. Resist the temptation to simply flush them down the drain.

Dispose of Grease Properly

The next time you fry up a pan of bacon or a similarly fatty food, be sure to dispose of the grease properly. It should never, ever be poured down the drain. That grease will remain in liquid form only as long as it is hot. Once it cools in your drains, it will congeal and cause some serious drainage problems.

 

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hiring a plumber

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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Tips to Avoid Water Heater Repair

Tips to Avoid Water Heater Repair and how you can avoid it

Having a water heater breakdown is always an inconvenient, It never a good time to find there no hot water coming from your hot water system. It never possible to completely avoid water heater repair, However there are some steps you can take to reduce the amount of repair your water heater may need.

Here are some suggestions from Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions.

  • Drain some water bi-annually. It’s natural for sediment to build-up at the bottom of your water heater, but if too much sediment builds-up, it can damage the function of your water heater. By draining some of the water from your water heater bi-annually, you’ll be able to remove a good amount of sediment from the bottom of the tank.
  • Check the pressure relief valve. The pressure relief valve is a safety device that relieves excess pressure in case the water heater becomes too hot. Relief valves can leak or corrode, which can cause them to malfunction. Checking the state of the relief valve can help keep you ahead of problems that may develop with it.
  • Check the temperature gauge bi-annually. Your temperature gauge shouldn’t be set any higher than 120 degrees Celsius; any higher and you could see a rise in your energy bill and have scalding hot water. A hot-running water heater is also more prone to breakdown, so it’s best to keep the temperature moderate level.
  • Is the unit insulated properly? Heat loss on the outside of a water heater tank can be significantly damaging, so it’s important to make sure the water heater is properly insulated. Use an insulating blanket or wrap the unit carefully with other insulating material.
  • Check the exhaust equipment. Water heaters that use natural gas need to be vented especially if the venting is not working properly, dangerous toxic carbon monoxide products could be leaking into your home’s air.
  • Schedule annual maintenance. An annual maintenance appointment for your water heater will cover all these items and more.

To find out more information the please give Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions, a plumbing bromley company a call today.

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