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How to get your boiler ready for the winter

There’s been a lot of predictability and uncertainty about 2020. However, one thing that remains the same as ever as the colder and rainier m...

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How do we make life easier for London’s landlords and agents?

It’s not exactly news that the last few months have been brutal ones for many of us, and landlords and agents have certainly not been immune to this.

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Solar thermal heating: Your questions answered

You might have heard a fair bit about solar thermal heating systems down the years...

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So, you’re having a gas cooker or hob installed at your London property...

...but do you know everything that you need to know to make this delicate operation a success? Indeed, is it even possible or desirable to install ...

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5 frequent summer heating problems to keep a lookout for

The warmer months probably aren’t a time of year when you will want to be thinking very much about your home maintenance requirements –...

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Moving into a new home? Get those gas and plumbing installations checked

There are very few events in anyone’s life that are quite as significant as moving house. However, it is also precisely because of this, with...

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Why you should still be keeping an eye on your boiler during the sunnier months

It’s easy enough to imagine that you won’t need to pay any particular attention to your boiler at all during times of year when you mig...

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Yes, even the warmer months can bring serious drainage problems!

The summer might not exactly strike you as being a time of year when you’re likely to have major drainage issues at your London or Ho...

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3 central heating issues to keep a lookout for this summer

In some ways, you may wonder why our Surbiton, Chiswick and Reigate plumbers and engi...

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5 unhelpful myths about powerflushing

Powerflushing – a service that our Harrow, Bromley and Epsom plumbers here at PGS Plumbers routinely provide – has attracted a lot of comment in recent years as a way of clearing sludge and blockages from a central heating system.

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3 rules to follow when renovating your bathroom

Bathrooms seem to have surpassed kitchens in the ongoing race between homeowners’ favourite rooms to remodel. With the emergence of several n...

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How to decide on the right solar thermal heating system

One service that you might have never exactly associated with Esher, Camden or Streatha...

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3 questions to ask ahead of a new boiler installation

Alas, the process of having a new boiler installed at your property is never quite as simple as just getting in touch with your local Brentford, Do...

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Don't overlook gas safety when you're buying or selling a home

Moving home is one of the most significant and exciting – but also stressful – transitions that anyone can make in life. If you're curr...

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Are you as 'gas safe' in your London home as you could be?

We're all accustomed to using gas appliances in our day-to-day lives – for essential functions ranging from heating to cooking – but ar...

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When is it the right time to replace your boiler?

There’s no doubt about it; your boiler is a very significant part of the energy equation in your home. Indeed, the boiler alone is said to be...

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The best way to respond to a water leak

We may all depend on water for life, but there are also times when it can be a major inconvenience, or even a source of significant headaches. A wa...

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Your gas safety responsibilities as a landlord

You might think that you have enough to concern yourself with as a landlord in London or the Home Counties, even before you come to the subject of ...

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Setting New Year resolutions...make sure you have your boiler serviced

At this time of year when so many of us are thinking about how we can transform our lifestyles and achieve our ambitions through changes in our day...

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Solar water heating - just hype, or genuinely worth it

You may have heard of them being referred to as solar water heating systems or solar thermal systems – either way, there is the same broad pr...

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Advice for property owners with a concealed flue

The subject of gas flues in voids is one that has been raised especially often in recent years to Twickenham, Epsom and Read more


Things to think about if you're planning a new bathroom

The relationship that the typical London or Surrey homeowner has with their bathroom has undergone some very significant changes in recent years. W...

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Our renowned emergency call out service will rescue you when you need it most

Your home's plumbing and heating are exactly those aspects of your humble abode that you can’t exactly 'afford'sudden and unexpected problems...

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What are the best ways to tackle a blocked drain?

The drainage in your London property is probably the kind of thing you barely think about most of the time – indeed, right up to the moment y...

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How to avoid those common winter central heating problems

Let’s face it – the colder and wetter months can be a stressful time for many of us for a wide range of reasons. You’ll therefore...

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Powerflushing: what's all the fuss about?

Given the various services out there that often claim to deliver miraculous results for the efficiency and reliability of central heating systems, ...

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Looking for Clapham plumbers? Here's why you should only trust a professional

We may have a great tradition of DIY here in the UK, but that doesn't mean you should take the amateur approach to plumbing at your domestic or com...

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A landlord's duty

The duties of a landlord are set out in regulation 36 of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. The ongoing education of landlords...

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Landlords don't need an annual PAT test - but do they realise?

While PAT testing (portable appliance testing) is an important part of ensuring the safety of their tenants, many landlords are unaware that there ...

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New boilers mean new safety checks!

Since April 2005, when building regulations made it compulsory to fit only high-efficiency boilers, ‘A’ rated high efficiency boilers h...

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