plumbing and heating services in stevenage

Leaking Central Heating Pipes in Stevenage floor

Central Heating Repair in Stevenage

This lovely home in Aston, Stevenage had leaking central heating pipes in their dining room concrete floor. Using our new thermal imaging camera we were able to detect and locate the leak and therefore pinpoint the leak without unnecessary explorative digging.

After locating the leak, we created a new channel in the floor, repaired the copper pipe and ensured easy access in the future by laying a wooden panel across the pipework. For information, the lime in concrete will erode copper pipework over time so it’s important to protect the copper tube with insulation or lay pipework in ducting.
If you have a problem with leaking pipes in a concrete floor, contact us to discuss how our thermal imaging camera can quickly help to locate the problem and therefore reduce costs.

Gas Safety Check and Boiler Service Stevenage

Stevenage Boiler Repair

This client’s boiler in Stevenage needed a service to check performance and safety as well as a complete strip down due to a broken valve.  The result was a fully functioning and safe boiler.

Shower Pump installed in Stevenage, Hertfordshire

How to rectify a badly fitted shower head and shower pump

The shower in this home in Stevenage Old Town had been installed incorrectly in two main areas:

1. Plastic pipe had been used to install the deluge shower head overhang. This was not stable enough to hold a heavy shower head so there was lots of movement in the shower head fittings. Therefore our job was to create a tight round (not square) hole in the plaster board behind using timber for strength so that we could install a solid fixing from which the heavy deluge shower head could hang without movement.

2. Pipework had been incorrectly installed using tight connector bends that restrict the water flow preventing the water system from activating the flow switches on demand due to the low pressure and restricted flow. The shower also did not have its own independent cold water feed from the cold water storage tank – a requirement that we would always advise. Therefore we had to create our own independent feeds up through the eves and into the storage water tank in the loft ensuring we used sweeping pulled bends and not tight 90 degree connectors that restrict water flow.

The result of this job was an efficiently run shower with no movement in the shower head. The shower pump we used was a Stuart and Turner ‘monsoon’ giving 2 bar pressure.

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