Finding a Plumber Newcastle Discussed by B&K Services
When looking for a plumber, you have most likely carried out research into finding out which company suits your needs. However, there are some situations such as when in an emergency where you may not have the liberty to do extensive research. In both of these scenarios, you will be looking for a plumber that you can trust that works for a reputable company. In comparison to carrying out DIY, many homeowners feel that they would rather hire a professional to deal with issues. When there is an emergency then it’s highly recommended to call a trained professional, as the issue could cause serious damage if not repaired correctly or fixed immediately. Whether you are looking to carry out some long needed repairs or have an emergency; the expert team at B&K Services are available to help you. Established for over 50 years, we have served Newcastle and the surrounding areas for many years and can help with all your plumbing qualms. In this article, we will discuss how our expert team can assist you with a wide range of plumbing services as well as how we can get to you and fix an emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’re looking for a plumber in Newcastle or more specifically plumbers near me in Newcastle then be sure to contact B&K Services today or call our friendly team now on: 0191 262 8412
Issues in Which You May Require a Plumber
There are several issues in which you will find that you may need to call a plumber to help resolve the issue. Leaking taps and leaking faucets can be an annoyance that is left rather than dealt with. Over time, leaks can cause water damage resulting in costly repairs that are completely avoidable if you call a plumber. Although you could be highly experienced in carrying out DIY jobs, there are certain instances in which it’s highly recommended to contact a professional plumber. Low water pressure throughout the house may be being caused by rust or blockages in the water lines. Damaged pipes or pipes that have burst will definitely require the assistance of a plumber as an emergency as this can cause extensive damage to your home. Lack of hot water could be due to a range of issues so if you are unsure then you should hire a plumber to have a look at the problem. They will be able to diagnose and go through all of the potential issues to resolve it as soon as possible. Blockages and other emergency issues can be resolved by yourself but if you are not comfortable with carrying out unblocking then you should hire a professional.
Why It’s Important to Hire a Plumber from a Trusted Company
Emergency plumbing is a service that requires a quick response and is often in a stressful environment – rogue traders know this. It’s vital to find a trustworthy company as illegitimate companies or individuals may not even be trained and will most certainly worsen the problem. The team at B&K Services are fully qualified and have carried out many jobs in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. Most of our workforce has worked for the company for several years, so you can be sure that they are trusted and professional plumbers. We pride ourselves on our high standards of service and customer care and this is reflected in the commitment of our workforce. It’s always best to choose a company that you can trust so that you have the peace of mind that the issue is resolved and thus minimising damage and further costs. We understand that a plumbing emergency is stressful and are readily available to help using our 24-hour emergency service. If in doubt or have concerns about an emergency, give our team a call today to ensure that you will not be at risk from damage caused by botched repairs.
Choosing the Right Plumber
The October edition of our blog investigates choosing the right plumber to fix any issues that you may have.
Having discussed the importance of hiring a trusted plumber and the issues in which you may require a plumber, it’s now important to highlight how to choose the right plumber. The right plumber for the job firstly depends on the scope of work that you require. Determine the issue that you are experiencing and then work out if this issue is due to water or a heating issue. As some plumbers are not heating or gas qualified, it’s very important to identify the issue that you may be having. If you’ve got an issue with a leaking tap for example then you will not require a heating qualified plumber but you will require a qualified and experienced plumber regardless. If you have any issues regarding your heating such as a faulty central heating system then you will have to look for a heating engineer that’s fully qualified to deal with the situation. Failure to do so puts you at risk of perpetuating the problem or potentially making the problem worse. Fortunately, B&K Services have you covered as our team are highly qualified and are gas safe engineers. Our team can help you with an array of issues and are highly trusted within the local community. We are readily available to help you with any issues that you are suffering from, whether they be a water, gas or heating related issue.
Don’t Have a Christmas Emergency!
The December edition of our blog discusses why you shouldn’t leave potential issues before it’s too late.
Is it too early to talk about Christmas? Presents are being fretted about and families everywhere are preparing for the inevitably big day. One of the last things on your mind may be minor plumbing issues in your home, such as taps that don’t quite stop properly and pipes that may need maintenance or replacement. As your home is likely going to become host for at least one significant gathering, it’s safe to assume that there’s going to be an increased exertion on your plumbing and heating. Your heating is going to be used extensively, especially during December as the cold nights are starting to very much set in. Emergency call outs for plumbers will also start to get very competitive as there is a high demand for repairs in the run-up to Christmas. In order to be prepared, it’s vital that you ensure that you identify those pesky issues that have been bugging you for the last year and finally get them repaired before it gets extremely busy. For many, Christmas day is a highly enjoyable yet stressful day. If all goes to plan, stress is often alleviated after lunch, however, a plumbing emergency may throw a spanner in the works. It’s not worth leaving it to chance with your fingers crossed in the run-up to Christmas. Ensuring that potentially damaged plumbing is repaired is vital in ensuring that you are covered should an issue get worse.
Maintaining Your Heating System
Your heating (which already may be being used extensively) will be put under increased exertion during December. Whether this is due to the central heating of your home or having to use more hot water, your boiler is going to be put through its paces. If your boiler is an older unit then it may have only just managed last year so this year may be the year it decides to break down. If this were to happen in the days or on the actual day itself, this could be a massive issue for you and your property. Demand for emergency plumbers or heating technicians to repair your boiler will be extremely high and this could just add to the stress of the situation. You may have read from our other articles about the importance of having regular boiler servicing (at least once per year is often recommended) and this is the primary reason. This type of boiler maintenance ensures that your boiler is working as efficiently as possible and doesn’t have any underlying issues. Should your boiler be old or showing signs that it’s on its final legs then you can also arrange for one of our technicians to install a new boiler for your property. This new boiler will again be more energy efficient as well as being resilient to increased exertion. So if you do have any concerns about your plumbing or heating then don’t leave it to chance! Give our team a ring today to arrange for one of our expert technicians and plumbers to visit and repair your issues. Don’t ruin the festivities by the potential of a plumbing emergency and have a very Merry Christmas!
Fitting & Installations
We have focused upon plumbers repairing issues or fixing faulty taps but we have not yet touched upon how you can use a plumber to fit or install bathrooms or showers. When looking to fit an object such as a bath or shower, it’s important that everything is fitted correctly and to the highest standards. These could cause catastrophic damage if not installed correctly and there are often horror stories of ‘rogue traders’ or cowboys who cut corners and install incorrectly. The highly qualified team at B&K Services can remove your existing bath, basin, and sanitary ware and carry out bathroom and shower installations. We can also carry out water cylinder and tank installations to the highest quality and to the standards that you expect. The other advantage of working with B&K to fit and install bathrooms is that we can organise the entire process for you utilising our other team members. From plastering, lighting, and tiling you won’t need to hire another contractor as we can carry out the entire installation. When other tradesmen are involved in a project then this can cause delays and confusion. Our team will work in unison to ensure that the installation is as smooth as possible. There is no point in putting your new installation at risk by hiring an untrusted company. You can rely on us to install and fit your dream bathroom. Should you be interested in our bathroom installation services then enquire now by telephone to arrange for a free quotation on: 0191 262 8412
Tips to Avoid Plumbing Issues
The November edition of our blog offers tips to ensure that you can avoid common plumbing issues.
There are a variety of common plumbing issues that are arguably avoidable that you may not realise you are doing in your home. Although these common actions may seem to help, they can cause disastrous effects to your plumbing and perpetuate issues with your plumbing further. Watch out for the overuse of unblocking chemicals. Although these can be effective in terms of clearing your drains, these chemicals can weaken the plumbing by corroding them. These chemicals can also pour out of plumbing when detached if there is a blockage which can be dangerous. In terms of blocked toilets, anything apart from reasonable amounts of toilet paper can block your toilet and cause further issues. Use a bathroom bin to dispose of anything other than toilet paper and look to avoid ‘flushable’ wipes as this breakdown a lot more slowly than regular toilet paper. It’s also highly advised to not carry out plumbing work on your own and to contact a trained professional plumber. Plumbing issues may seem to be identifiable at first but they could indicate a larger problem. You may also risk furthering the problem and causing more damage to your plumbing. Water damage can also be extremely costly and catastrophic, with damage caused by a botched repair forcing you to pay out for extensive water damage. But what other ways can you prepare yourself if you experience a plumbing issue?
Preparing Yourself in the Event of an Emergency
There are also sensible ways in which you can make sure that you are ready in the case of an emergency. It’s important to first identify and ensure that you know where your main water valve is as well as shut off valves to ensure that you can stop water if there’s a leak or a burst pipe. This can minimise the potential damage that could be caused should a leak occur. Ensuring that you have old or potentially faulty pipes replaced is imperative, as well as having old washing machine and dishwasher hoses replaced. A good rule of thumb is to look to replace your hoses every 5 years to ensure that they are working correctly. Ensuring that your boiler is working correctly is also very much important. As your boiler is the hub for a range of aspects, such as hot water, heating and central heating; it’s important to make sure that your boiler is serviced and is working correctly. Do not put off repairs or servicing if you’ve not had your boiler serviced in a while. Ensure that it is checked so that you don’t end up having a boiler emergency. Similarly, with pipes, faucets and other sources of potential leaking, you should also have these fixed sooner rather than later. Leaks can indicate a larger problem or can cause extensive water damage. Ensuring that all of these potential issues are resolved will also give you the peace of mind that you are on top of potential plumbing disasters.
Contact the Plumbers at B&K Services Today
The plumbers at B&K Services are always available to help you should you be suffering from a plumbing emergency. There’s a wide range of repairs that we can carry out, utilising a fully qualified and trained professional. Leave it to us to sort out any issues that may be inconveniencing you so that you can relax. Should you be experiencing an issue with your plumbing, it’s always a sensible idea to call a qualified expert. It’s simply not worth the risk of costly damage being caused by a leaky tap or damaged pipes. Give our expert team a call today to ensure that your house or property is protected from further damage. Should you be looking for a trusted, professional company then contact B&K Services today. Contact us today if you are searching for a plumber in Newcastle or an emergency plumber in Newcastle or call us now on: 0191 262 8412