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Monthly Archives: November 2016

3 Things a good plumber wants you to know!

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Whilst bigger jobs mean more money for plumbers, there are a few small jobs that if caught early can save you a lot of time, money and water. A good plumber will want to be called on to prevent the worst from happening and not fixing the mess that an out of control leak has caused.

Don’t delay.

The worst thing you can do with a leaking fixture is wait. What could cost you next to nothing can soon add up when the damage worsens and the problem is no longer easily remedied.

Whilst delaying the project can mean a costlier repair, it also means that water is wasted, not only is that a precious resource but your water bills will be a lot higher, making the delay an even more costly exercise.

Don’t DIY

Plumbers spend 4 – 5 years learning their trade, both in the classroom and on the tools. Whilst DIY can be a great cost saver in some parts of the home, plumbing is not something that you should risk a substandard job on. Not only is it a lot harder than it looks, any additional damage will cost you more in the long-term.

Tell us the truth

No matter how embarrassing the truth is, every plumber has heard it all before. Be honest and admit to the source of the clog if you know it. Without this vital information it is like looking for a needle in a hay stack, so it is best to be upfront and let the professional take care of the rest.

For quality workmanship at a reasonable price call the experts at MJ Walker Plumbing. We provide great service in a timely manner. The team are fast, friendly and efficient but also take the time to do the job right first time.

Top 20 Things You Should Never Put Down The Drain

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Top 20 things you should never go down a drain

Just in case you weren’t aware, there are some things that simply should never go down a drain pipe. Putting the wrong things down a drain can cause major havoc not just to your own plumbing system with damaged or clogged pipes but may also impact your neighbour’s property and ultimately the waste water treatment plant where all drains lead to.

We’ve listed below the Top 20 no no’s:

  • Oil, fat or butter
  • Vegetable peels
  • Meat solids
  • Paper
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic wrappers
  • Baby wipes
  • Nappies
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton buds
  • Feminine products
  • Condoms
  • Medicines
  • Chemicals
  • Paints or thinners
  • Nail polish
  • Pesticides
  • Oils from cars
  • Corrosive liquids
  • Flammable liquids

If you never pour or place any of the above down your drain you should never experience the inconvenience or expense of a severely blocked drain. If you are however experiencing a blockage in your plumbing, MJ Walker Plumbing are only a phone call away.