Taps are dripping? Pipes are leaking? Blocked toilet? Want to install a new bathtub or toilet? Need to unclog the drain? Don’t look any further – you have just found us.
Common problems with plumbing and sewage system are known to everyone. We know how important it is that someone takes care of your pipes or taps quickly and efficiently. Our professionals can attend to any plumbing situation in a matter of hours. The knowledgeable technicians we employ will quickly find fault and fix it.
High standards – our work is always checked and double-checked by the team of experts. Cleanness – we dispose of all the rubbish once the work has been completed. Speed and availability – we work as quickly as possible and are available on mobile 24/7. Free estimate and fixed rates – you get valuation of the work you need to be done absolutely free. Once we establish the charge for the given service, it is fixed – no additional costs!
General Plumbing Services
Ever since we started the company Upfields Plumbing and Heating Contractors, general plumbing is one of our core services. Due to this we are equipped to deal with any kind of work from fixing a leaking tap to designing and installing new systems. We have in our employ fully qualified and experienced engineers who can undertake all types of domestic water systems work. Their work includes:
Finding a leak in your water system can be challenging, especially if the leak is not obvious. The first thing you should do in this situation is to turn off the main water supply and then call us. We can find and repair any leak on any kind of pipes be they part of your central heating system, kitchen or bathroom water systems etc. We guarantee all our repair work.
Taps and Kitchen appliances
We are fully equipped to replace or perform repairs on existing taps and also fit sinks and basins. Even if you require an outside tap or repair to existing we are more than happy to undertake it all.
We can perform the repairs or installation of new waste pipes for all your appliances like sinks, basins, baths, showers dishwashers, washing machines and any other requirement.
Cold water storage tanks, cisterns and ball valve
In most households where the water heating or central heating system is fed by gravity there will be cold water storage tank for your cold water supply. A float valve (ball) is installed within the tank which is attached to an arm and floats on the surface. If this valve were to malfunction in any way the excess water will be diverted to an overflow pipe and will be allowed to escape. These things are usually very good quality and things don’t go wrong with them, but when they do, you need to attend to them ASAP. These systems also require regular maintenance.
Dishwashers and washing machines
When you buy a new dishwasher or washing machine you need to connect it to the water supply and waste pipe. If it is simply a matter of changing directly then it will be very easy, but in case of new installations or alterations there can be difficulties. We can offer assistance in any of these situations and provide pre-installation advice.
In every household there are many valves which are associated with your central heating system, hot and cold water systems and appliances. If you look around your home, you will easily come across the isolating valve, ball valves, radiator valves, gate valves, double check valves, stopcock valves, cistern valves and high pressure valves. All these valves have to be in proper running condition and if any problem arises you need to get the valve checked.
In case of the requirement of any customer of below ground drainage work we normally employ one of our specialist subcontractors. On the other hand, we can take care of any above ground drainage work such as altering, moving or repairing your soil vent pipes and also the drainage of your appliances like showers, toilets and baths.
Megaflow (hot water cylinder)
During installations of an unvented hot water system the plumber needs to comply with both the water regulations and the building regulations. Before such installations it is also necessary to notify your building control office, who will want to know the company that is installing the systems. A competent person will have to install the systems, someone who is qualified for installing unvented hot water cylinders. We can offer our service for installations, servicing or maintaining of your unvented hot water cylinder.
Hot Water Cylinders installation
When one talks of Hot Water Cylinders Installation ours is one of the best to reckon with in the market. Our team of fully trained expert engineers can install both vented and unvented cylinders. The team is going to meet the rules and regulations of the building and hence you need not worry about any issues with the installation at a later stage. You can trust us for installing any type of cylinder while at the same time meeting all the safety requirements.
Hot Water Cylinders
When we talk of hot water cylinders, we can classify them into two categories one is the gravity and the other being unvented (unvented). The type of cylinder that you need to go in for mainly depends on the type of building structure that you are living in. Both types of cylinders have their set of advantages and disadvantages hence you cannot claim one better than the other.
Few factors that need to be kept in mind while deciding which one is:
• Pressure of the main incomings
• The flow rate and is pressure
• Loft space
Open Vented (Gravity)
As the name suggests the gravity hot water cylinder functions when the water flows in the direction of gravity. This means that the cylinder will get water from a storage tank above it. The pressure of water will be directly proportional to the distance between the two. This type of hot water cylinder will have a vent which will let of the steam outside in the atmosphere. Usually the vent is next to the storage tank.
The benefits for this type of hot water cylinder are:
– The installation is easy and quick
– It needs very low maintenance
– The working mechanism is simple and easy to understand
The drawbacks are:
– It definitely needs cold water storage. Usually this is in the loft.
– The flow of the water may be slow if the size of the pipe is not broad enough.
As the name suggests the unvented hot water cylinder needs no vent to let out the steam. In this type of cylinder the water is directly supplied from the main water supply. The water is heated using the heating elements or by the heat dissipated from a boiler. The biggest advantage of this system is that there is always going to be a high pressure supply of water. There is no need of additional mechanical pumps to pump out pressurised water. Also as can be understood since there is no storage required the loft will be clear and spacious.
The benefits of installing an unvented hot water cylinder are:
– No extra storage required for water as the cylinder is directly connected to source of cold water
– The pressure is maintained hence no fluctuation in the water pressure and no extra pumps needed.
– It is much healthier as the source of water is straight from the main source of water
– There is much lesser heat loss as the heating electrical elements are within the system its self.
Power flushing service
What do you understand by the term Power Flushing? It is the process that is used to clean the heating systems. In this process the water that is used for cleansing the system is used at high velocity while the pressure of the same is maintained low so that the parts are not damaged physically. The high velocity ensures that the dust and the dirt are removed.
The main objective behind power flushing is to get the system running to its utmost efficiency by cleaning the circulation circuits and reducing the boiler noise which is caused by heavy deposits of sludge and corrosion.
Usually while a new boiler is fitted power flushing is done. This is done to avoid any deposits and corrosion in the near future. As they say better safe than sorry!
How does Power Flushing work?
The process is simple. The pump is attached to the heating system. This can be done by connecting it either across the pump couplings or the radiator tail. The flow of the water will create movement in the deposits. Also the corrosion is going to move thanks to the velocity of water.
Post the sludge and the corrosion deposits get mobilised fresh water is again sprayed on the heating system. This water forces the dirty water to move out of the heating system. The dirty water is pushed out via the full bore dump valve to the waste. Also the other parts like the radiator are flushed with clean water individually. The parts are not removed while power flushing.
Where do we come in? Well we are the ones who will provide you with the professional assistance in power flushing your system. Our team of experts would be more than glad to provide you services that would make your system efficient again.
When does your system need Power flushing?
• When your system takes time to warm up
• When the bottoms of the radiators are cold
• When your radiators need frequent doses of bleeding
• The water of the radiator is dirty and blackish brownish in colour
• The boiler is making unnecessary loud noises
• The radiator has pin hole perforations and leakages
• The pump often stops functioning
• The bills have suddenly hiked up
• There is system blockage
All the above symptoms that we have mentioned scream loudly that your system needs a power flushing sitting. The above issues reflect that the circulation in the system is clearly not up to its optimum and as we discussed above it is mainly because of the deposits of the corrosion and deposits and scaling that happens over a period of time.
Why Power Flushing
The moment your system is power flushed you will realise that your system has immediately become more efficient. You will feel the effectiveness of its work function immediately going up. This of course will also result in a longer life of the system. And not to forget the noise and the deposits that are harmful to the system and irritating to the human would vanish in a jiffy and the bills are going to go down considerably.
Hot water problems
Areas we cover
Service4home operates in and around Greater London:
EC1A, EC1M, EC1N, EC1P, EC1R, EC1V, EC1Y, Barbican, Clerkenwell, Finsbury
EC2A, EC2M, EC2N, EC2P, EC2R, EC2V, EC2Y, Moorgate, Liverpool Street
EC3A, EC3M, EC3N, EC3P, EC3R, EC3V: Aldgate, Monument, Tower Hill
EC4A, EC4M, EC4N, EC4P, EC4R, EC4V, EC4Y, Fleet Street, St Paul’s
WC1A, WC1B, WC1E, WC1H, WC1N, WC1R, WC1V, WC1X, Bloomsbury, Gray’s Inn
WC2A, WC2B, WC2E, WC2H, WC2N, WC2R, Covent Garden, Holborn, Strand
E1, Mile End, Stepney, Whitechapel, E2, Bethnal Green, Shoreditch, E3, Bow, Bromley-by-Bow
E4, Chingford, Highams Park, E5, Clapton, E6, East Ham, Beckton, E7, Forest Gate, Upton Park,
E8, Hackney, Dalston, E9, Hackney, Homerton, E10, Leyton, E11, Leytonstone, E12, Manor Park, E13, Plaistow, E14, Isle of Dogs, Millwall, Poplar, E15, Stratford, West Ham, E16, Canning Town, North Woolwich, E17, Walthamstow, E18, South Woodford, E20, Olympic Park, Stratford,
N1, Barnsbury, Canonbury, Islington, N2, East Finchley, N3, Finchley Central, N4, Finsbury Park, Manor House, N5, Highbury, N6, Highgate, N7, Holloway, N8, Crouch End, Hornsey, N9, Lower Edmonton, N10, Muswell Hill, N11, Friern Barnet, New Southgate, N12, North Finchley, Woodside Park, N13, Palmers Green, N14, Southgate, N15, Seven Sisters, N16, Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, N17, Tottenham, N18, Upper Edmonton, N19, Archway, Tufnell Park, N20, Totteridge, Whetstone, N21, Winchmore Hill, N22, Alexandra Palace, Wood Green ,
North West London
NW1, Camden Town, Regent’s Park, NW2, Cricklewood, Neasden, NW3, Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, NW4, Brent Cross, Hendon, NW5, Kentish Town, NW6, Kilburn, Queens Park, West Hampstead, NW7, Mill Hill, NW8, St John’s Wood, NW9, Colindale, Kingsbury, NW10, Harlesden, Kensal Green, Willesden, NW11, Golders Green, Hampstead Garden Suburb,
South East London
SE1, Bermondsey, Borough, Southwark, Waterloo, SE2, Abbey Wood, SE3, Blackheath, Westcombe Park, SE4, Brockley, Crofton Park, Honor Oak Park, SE5, Camberwell, SE6, Bellingham, Catford, Hither Green, SE7, Charlton, SE8, Deptford, SE9, Eltham, Mottingham, SE10, Greenwich, SE11, Lambeth, SE12, Grove Park, Lee, SE13, Hither Green, Lewisham, SE14, New Cross, New Cross Gate, SE15, Nunhead, Peckham SE16, Rotherhithe, South Bermondsey, Surrey Docks, SE17, Elephant & Castle, Walworth, SE18, Plumstead, Woolwich
SE19, Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood, SE20, Anerley, Penge, SE21, Dulwich, SE22, East Dulwich,
SE23, Forest Hill, SE24, Herne Hill, SE25, South Norwood, SE26, Sydenham, SE27, Tulse Hill, West Norwood, SE28, Thamesmead
South West London
SW1, Belgravia, Pimlico, Westminster, SW2, Brixton, Streatham Hill, SW3, Brompton, Chelsea, SW4, Clapham, SW5, Earl’s Court, SW6, Fulham, Parson’s Green, SW7, South Kensington,
SW8, Nine Elms, South Lambeth, SW9, Brixton, Stockwell, SW10, West Brompton, World’s End,
SW11, Battersea, Clapham Junction, SW12, Balham, SW13, Barnes, Castelnau, SW14, East Sheen, Mortlake, SW15, Putney, Roehampton, SW16, Norbury, Streatham, SW17, Tooting, SW18, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, SW19, Merton, Wimbledon, SW20, Raynes Park, South Wimbledon ,
W1, Marylebone, Mayfair, Soho, W2, Bayswater, Paddington, W3, Acton, W4, Chiswick, W5, Ealing, W6, Hammersmith, W7, Hanwell, W8, Kensington, W9, Maida Vale, Warwick Avenue, W10, Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington W11, Holland Park, Notting Hill W12, Shepherd’s Bush, W13, West Ealing, W14, West Kensington,
BR, Bromley, CR, Croydon, DA, Dartford, EN, Enfield, HA, Harrow, IG, Ilford, KT, Kingston, RM, Romford, SM, Sutton, TW, Twickenham, UB, Uxbridge, WD, Watford,
Plumbers skills and Qualifications
Always make sure that the plumber you choose is qualified to do the job in the UK, and a good way to establish this is to look at their plumber qualifications.
Plumber before start a job must carried out a plumber course such as one of these:
– Level 2/3 Diploma Plumbing and Heating (NVQ)
– Level 2/3 Diploma Installing and Maintaining Domestic Heating Systems (NVQ)
– Water Regulations Certificate
– NVQ in Heating/Heating and Ventilation
In addition to these:
– if plumbing work involves gas, plumber must be registered with Gas Safe Register
– if plumber dealing with solid fuel or oil must be registered with OFTEC, APHC or BESCA
– if plumbing work concerns electrics, plumber should be registered with NAPIT or NICEIC
Plumbing Organisations, Associations and Governing Bodies
Plumber registered with a Plumbing Assiciations gives you peace of mind that you are choosing a reliable plumber which uses properly trained and qualified operatives. Plumber can be registered with a plumbing organisation like these:
– The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)
The CIPHE is a member of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and was formed in 1906. The CIPHE is the professional body for the plumbing and heating industry in the UK.
Members are trained in plumbing & heating work and are assessed every year.
– The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC)
The APHC works with government, unions, organisations on behalf of its members.The APHC is a trade association in Wales and England for the plumbing and heating industry.
At Service4home, our plumbers are skilled professionals and comply with regulations such as:
– Water regulations 1999 – The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 set out the installation requirements for plumbing systems. These regulations are national requirements for the installation, design composition and maintenance of plumbing systems, water-using appliances and water fittings
– British Standards are variety safety standards for a wide range of products, processes and services. They are drawn up by the British Standards Institution (BSI). BSI is an independent national body and is the UK member of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and of the Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN).
– Building Regulations – are grouped in to categories A to P and exist to ensure the health, safety, prosperity and comfort of people in and around buildings, including the water and energy efficiency of buildings.
Plumbing service ( non- emergency)
(T) -time responce for non emergency services
(M-F) – Monday to Friday operating hours
(S) – Saturday – Sunday operating hours
Plumber Fulham – (T) 2-3 days, (M-F) 9am – 6pm, (S) 9am – 3pm
Plumber Bromley – (T) 2-5 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Clapham – (T) 1-3 days, (M-F) 8am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumbers in Reading – (T) 1-3 days, (M-F) 7am – 9pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Watford – (T) 2-4 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Acton – (T) 2-6 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Ealing – (T) 1-3 days, (M-F) 7am – 9pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Wimbledon – (T) 1-3 days, (M-F) 8am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 3pm
Plumber Balham – (T) 2-7 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumbers Harrow – (T) 1-3 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Hammersmith – (T) 2-3 days, (M-F) 8am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Putney Plumbers – (T) 2-3 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Battersea – (T) 1-3 days, (M-F) 9am – 6pm, (S) 9am – 3pm
Plumber Barnet – (T) 2-4 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Sutton – (T) 1-3 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Cricklewood – (T) 2-3 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Islington – (T) 2-5 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Wembley – (T) 2-5 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Streatham – (T) 1-3 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Tooting – (T) 1-4 days, (M-F) 7am – 8pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Chelsea – (T) 2-3 days, (M-F) 9am – 6pm, (S) 9am – 3pm
Plumber Croydon – (T) 1-3 days, (M-F) 7am – 9pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Richmond – (T) 1-3 days, (M-F) 7am – 9pm, (S) 9am – 4pm
Plumber Kingston – (T) 1-3 days, (M-F) 7am – 9pm, (S) 9am – 4pm