A West London plumber’s most Frequently Asked Questions

As a plumber  you get asked a lot of questions a lot of the time. You don’t have to have been a plumber in West London for long before you begin to notice some recurring themes! For this reason, I’ve compiled a few of those questions (and answers) to give you a first port of call.

Why is my tap leaking?

Usually when a tap is dripping the problem has a relatively simple solution, with an easy and inexpensive fix. Most likely, the internal mechanisms need to be rebuilt or replaced. One small tip this plumber can offer is to be gentle rather than forceful when turning you taps on and off, as this helps to extend their lifespan.

Why does my toilet sound like it’s constantly running?

This could be the result of a cracked float or faulty washer in your toilet tank, which can cause your toilet to overfill. When this happens, water can leak into the overflow tube, creating an endless cycle of filling and draining that will wreak havoc on your water bill.

Why is my water bill so high all of a sudden?

During my time as a plumber, I’ve found that an unusually high water bill tends to indicate a hidden leak in your system – often caused by a toilet leak (though not always). If you suspect that this has happened, call in a professional plumber to identify damaged components.

How do I know when to change my boiler?

This is a difficult question for any plumber in West London to answer. How long a boiler lasts depends on how well it is maintained, the water quality in your area, proper installation, and amount of use.

These are just a few of the many questions that I’m often asked as a plumber. If you have any other plumbing queries, or want to know more, don’t hesitate to get in touch today!