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While every London or South East England home is likely to have plumbing or heating issues at one time or another, some problems are more common than others.

However, before you directly request the assistance of our Oxshott, Clapham or Brixton plumbers at PGS Plumbers, you might be interested in consulting our answers to six of the most frequently asked questions about plumbing and heating issues.

Why is my water bill so high? 

The amount of water that you use every month will naturally fluctuate a little bit. However, if your water bill suddenly drastically increases, this isn’t just a potential shock for your wallet – it might also be attributable to one of the below issues.

Is it my plumbing that is making my house smell? 

If you can smell a strange sewer-like scent in your home, this is probably something to do with your plumbing system. It is likely that you have a clog in one of your drainage pipes or that the U-trap in your toilet bowl has dried up.

What is that noise every time I use my appliances? 

If you hear a consistent noise every time you turn on any appliances such as your heating or shower, give our Kingston, Guildford or Brixton plumbers and heating engineers a call. If the noise is ignored it can lead to further damage, as it is likely your pipes are not properly fastened.

Where is my water shut-off valve? 

You should always know where your water shut-off valve is, in case of an emergency. Firstly, check any documents from when you bought or leased the house, as the water valve should be listed. If it is not, check around the exterior of your home, especially around the area where your water line meets the water meter.

Why is my radiator not heating up? 

Most commonly, radiators that aren’t heating up have air, debris, or dirty water trapped inside. If this is the case at your property, you will need to either bleed your radiators (letting the air escape) or request our Barnes, Chertsey or Brixton plumbers and heating experts’ powerflushing services to flush your heating systems.

What type of boiler should I choose? 

There are many different boilers to choose from, including regular, system, and combi boilers. However, the type of boiler that is best for you depends on your individual circumstances. For advice on what boiler would best suit your home and your needs, speak to one of our heating and gas professionals today.

If you have any other questions, or for further information and free advice, please call PGS Plumbers on 0203 370 0066. 


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