General plumbing & Repairs

Plumbing Maintenance & Repairs

  • Burst pipes
  • Leaks
  • Blockages
  • Drains
  • Septic tanks
  • Tap Washers, Ballvalves
  • Water treatment
    • Filters
    • Acid correction units
    • Nitrate removal units
  • Pumps & Pressure vessels

And anything else that you can think of to do with water!! WATER is all around us but it don't half make a mess when it's out of control!

LEAKS - WHAT TO DO

  • Turn OFF the stop tap
  • Turn OFF the boiler or immersion heater
  • Turn ON all hot and cold taps and leave running until they stop
  • Turn OFF the ELECTRICITY at the main switch if water is dripping from lights, switches etc.
  • If water is dripping through the ceiling poke a screwdriver through any bulge to drain trapped water

BASICS TIPS

  • Know where your stop tap is. Under the sink is a good place to start, or where the main enters the building. There is always one on the boundary to your property, often in the pavement, or near the driveway. If you cannot find it, phone the water company and they will locate it for you.
  • Make sure that it works. Unused stop taps become stiff and difficult to turn. Just turn it on & off every couple of months to keep it free. At the same time turn it off and check that the water stops - the washer may need changing. If it's in a difficult place we can relocate it or fit a pushbutton 'Water Stop' unit.
  • Turn the water off if you go away. You DO NOT need to leave it on to run the central heating! The heating header tank holds enough water to keep the boiler going for months. With the water off the worst that can happen is the leaking of the 70gallons or so in storage tanks. Conversely, a burst main in the attic can easily leak 100 Gallons an hour for every hour of your holiday.
  • Check pipe and tank lagging in attics and unheated spaces. Pipes laid above the ceiling insulation need snug fitting lagging with a wall thickness of at least 25mm, and tank jackets should be 75mm thick. Check and upgrade before it's too late.
  • Keep the plumbing well maintained get any leaks fixed, don't ignore white spots or blue/green marks on hot water pipe work, joints and cylinders especially if your water comes from a spring, well or borehole.

Many thanks for getting to us to repair the pipe it was very much appreciated particularly at that busy time. Give our thanks to Aled also for his assistance and 'job well done'.
R Burgess

Martyn O'Connor has been our plumber for over 9 years now and we would not use anybody else. Not only does Martyn or a member of his team service our boiler each year but a few years ago they installed a new bathroom for us. We were impressed with their workmanship. They arrived promptly and early each morning, cleaned up after themselves as they went. Recently we had a new boiler installed and was impressed as the one of team showed consideration and immediately removed his shoes on entering the house. The installation proved a little problematic and involved additional work but Martyn kept to the original quote. Their prices are reasonable and the service is reliable especially when we needed to call them out on an emergency one Christmas - they came immediately. I would happily recommend Martyn O'Connor to others.
Mrs J John

Tirowen,
LLangoedmor,
Cardigan
Ceredigion, SA43 2LB
Wales, UK
Tel: 01239 613423
Email: [email protected]