Although not one of our advertised services we had the pleasure of looking after Teddy for one of our older customers who had a fall and had to go into hospital for a couple of days. He seemed to enjoy his stay in the office, i looked after him on the evening.
Traditional washers on taps have been replaced with ceramic inserts which turn from full on to full off in quarter of a turn, as opposed to traditional tap washers which relied on a number of turns to seat the rubber washer and cut off the water, over time it takes more turns to seat as the washer wears out.
Ceramic inserts are more reliable but are prone to dripping when the ceramic disc face is scored through grit in the water. Replacement can be tricky if the make of tap is unknown, sometimes a new tap is the cheapest option rather than time consuming identification.
Pictured below is an example of a typical cartridge with no identification marks other than date manufactured, new taps where the best option.
Although not the most interesting subjects , drains do provide an important service to us all, mostly forgotten until a foul smell appears which can quickly reduce the quality of the surrounding environment.
Here we have an example of a re-occurring problem which took a lot of investigation to find the offending joint and repair, having been leaking for what must of been a considerable time, even our seasoned employees mentioned the not to pleasant aroma.
A Close Couple Kit provides a seal between your toilet pan (the part you sit on ) and the cistern which provides the water for the flushing mechanism. Over time these can corrode and are a common point for leaks.
The cistern needs to be fitted at exactly 90 degrees to the toilet pan. This allows the large rubber ring washer, or “doughnut” as it is called, to be squashed flat between the two parts of the toilet. If the cistern is leaning over, even by a little, one side of the doughnut lifts and, with a lot of water pressure the seal can fail.
Reverse Osmosis is a process in which dissolved inorganic solids (such as salts) are removed from a solution (such as water). This is accomplished by household water pressure pushing the tap water through a semipermeable membrane.These systems are becoming more popular in the UK with owners enthusing over the resulting filtered water.
We were recently called to a property where the filter had broken away from the connector , with a bit of detective work we soon had the part on order.