Plumbum, What does a Plumber do? Jack of all trades

From the word Plumbum. What does a plumber do? A Jack of all Trades…

From the word Plumbum. What does a plumber do? A Jack of all Trades…

As a Plumber you need to be almost a “A Jack of all trades” while  installing and repairing plumbing systems.

What is Plumbum?

Plumbum is the Latin name for Lead. A very malleable base metal that is very long lasting and has a variety of uses.

Plumber historically means someone who works with lead or Plumbum.

So lead flashings, lead gutters, lead rainwater pipes and waste pipes are all installed by a plumber including water pipes, lead gas pipes, lead tanks and cisterns, lead sheet rooves…. Al relating to Plumbum.

So now you know what Plumbum is…

Plumber was originally a lead worker but as years progresses and technology improved, copper, brass, steel, cast iron and other metals started to be used for holding and distributing water and gas. Also in recent years alternative products such as man-made fibres and plastics have been introduced.

What does a plumber do?

Nowadays a plumber is expected to be able to install almost any system that holds, distributes or discharges water or gasses.

Most plumbers in general install water plumbing and drainage systems, metal roof and flashing systems including gutters and rainwater pipes and gas fitting.

So What does a plumber do may perform the following tasks:
• Prepare and/or study specifications and plans  to work out the layout of plumbing
systems and required materials
• Find and mark position for connections and cut holes through walls or floors for the pipes, measure, marking and cutting or bending.
• Cut, thread and bend pipes, valves and fittings, assemble and install piping, join pipe
• Test systems as required by local plumbing regulations
• install & service equipment such as boilers, pumps, heating and cooling systems, gas appliances, water tanks, water heaters, solar water heating systems, fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and industrial processing units
• Install, maintain and repair plumbing systems including underground drainage pipes.
Subject to licensing restrictions, plumbers may perform all of the tasks listed above and will probably find thamselves doing the following also.

So has that answered What does a plumber do?

A Jack of all Trades

While doing all of the above it is not uncommon for damage to decoration, walls, floors ets to occur as part of completing the job at hand. So a plumber may find himself being a A Jack of all Trades.

  • plastering parts of a wall
  • replacing and pointing brickwork
  • Removing and installing roof tiles
  • Tiling walls and floors
  • Applying filler and paint to timber, walls and ceilings
  • Removing and refitting laminated floors, carpets, lino etc

The list goes on and on for What does a plumber do

So From the word Plumbum. What does a plumber do? A Jack of all Trades is what he has to be…..

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If you are looking to shift to a new house or want to renovate your existing one, the first thing you will need to think about is the painting. While it may be tempting to hire a professional to do it if you have never painted before, it will cost you a lot of money. Painting your own house allows you to experiment with something new and will help you save thousands of dollars.

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Proper lighting is essential for any home. It is important to maintain balance between personality and the functionality of the room when it comes to lighting the living room. One can transform the entire atmosphere of their living room within the proper use of lighting. One should remember that lighting not only has aesthetic and mood enhancing values, but play an important functional role in illuminating important task areas in the living room.

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The do’s and don’ts of home renovations

If you are looking to shift to a new house or want to renovate your existing one, the first thing you will need to think about is the painting. While it may be tempting to hire a professional to do it if you have never painted before, it will cost you a lot of money. Painting your own house allows you to experiment with something new and will help you save thousands of dollars.

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Your Luxury Bathroom

Your Luxury Bathroom

bathroom designIt’s Your Luxury Bathroom so make it the best luxury bathroom you can…

Whatever the size of your luxury bathroom, you are likely to have to strategy and budget for the basics: bath (roll top, free standing, bath or slipper!), basin/s, WC, bath, floor tiles, flooring surfaces, illumination, Spot lights or LED’s, storage space, radiators or towel rails and ventilation.You may even consider removing a wall between a wc and a bathroom to make yourself a large Luxury Bathroom with walk in shower or shower room or take part of a large bedroom and install an en-suite. Whatever you need we can provide all the design, building, heating and plumbing for your needs.

Choose Your Luxury Bathroom space – design and materialsroll top bath

The design that you decide on for your Your Luxury Bathroom will often determine the components you are likely to use. A contemporary bathing space is likely to function rock floor and surfaces floor tiles (marble, standing or limestone), while a more conventional or country-style bathing space is more likely to include tongue-and-groove coloured surfaces panelling and timber wood flooring flooring surfaces, with floor tiles limited to sink splash backs and bath areas. The bath will always take centre stage and, whether free standing or wall-fitted, it can be a masterpiece of design. Unique Victorian roll-top baths where generally large cast-iron brutes that, if using, you will need to factor in when suitable in an upper level bathing space. Modern editions of the roll-top and free standing bath, however, can be made from steel or from  reinforced polymers (plastic).

stone wash basinYour Luxury Bathroom Basins

Clean sinks come in all forms, dimensions and components, from clay and rock to stainless-steel and birdwatcher and beyond. If you have space, dual up for his-and-hers editions and home in a nice mirrored for a clean storage space solution. Ceramic and porcelain Tiles are the apparent choice for wash-rooms and bathrooms. Large tiles are a great choices for easy cleaning (particularly behind showers), while variety floor tiles remain ever popular. As with a kitchen, a bathing space can be a costly space to refit but even when on a tight budget Your Luxury Bathroom can look and feel amazing.

Organise Your Luxury Bathroom storage space

In Your Luxury Bathroom it’s all the more essential to design and arrange your storage area well. When planning Your Luxury Bathroom renovation bathroom units can accommodate all your bathing needs and toiletries. as well as provide that ‘Five Star’ quality that you deserve. Think about a mirrored wall unit to add storage. toiletries where they are needed, liberating up area elsewhere. Don’t let screen sills go to waste. Line up a row of holders on them and fit shutters inside rather than above the screen niche so they are available even when the shutters are down. If you have a panelled bath, don’t forget to create use of the invisible area below and at either end of the bath – fit a bath board with gates so you can access that area.

Find design alternatives for cloakroomsCloakroom

Cloakrooms are always a designing task. If they’re not nestled away under the stairways where being compact is a priority, they’re packed between more essential areas with no exterior surfaces and no windows. But it is just these apparent challenges that create the cloakroom such a pleasure to strategy, design and beautify. These days there are lots of fantastic cloakroom packages to select from, each designed to fit the smallest and most difficult of areas. You’re sure to discover something to match no matter how unique the size of your own space. And while cloakrooms may lack light, this gives you the best of justifications for including illumination and personality through your designing plan. Go for wonderfully strong picture designs and eye-popping colour that really create a statement– mixtures that you just wouldn’t have the thought to try elsewhere. And when costing, think about the benefits of this small room: with its little square-footage more costly components, such as hand-painted floor tiles, designer taps and spouts, may well be affordable in ways they never would be if designing a full-sized Luxury Bathroom

Why choose AJF 999 Services for Your Luxury Bathroom

AJF Services 999 in Liverpool provide all the services from design to installation all under one roof

From Design and choosing the best product for Your Luxury Bathroom to the actual installation including plastering, plumbing, tiling, lighting, decorating and heating. So you can be rest assured that by choosing AJF Services you are choosing the best qualified people to see Your Luxury Bathroom being all you dreamed it would be.

Contact/message us on Facebook.com/ajfservices999 or call/text Andrew on 07831 564351

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Powerflush a Central heating System in Liverpool

Annual Boiler Service and Boiler Servicing in Liverpool

Annual Boiler Service and Boiler Servicing in Liverpool is really important.

Every gas appliance from gas tumble driers and cookers to gas fires and boilers must be checked for safety at least once a year and serviced regularly.

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AJF Services 999 – About us – call 07832 564351

In order to ensure your boiler is safe to use and efficient you should have a Annual Boiler Service and Boiler Servicing in Liverpool is easy to arrange by just calling 07831 564 351 and asking for me.. Andrew Foote…

Below are a few pictures of an Annual Boiler Service.

AJF Services provide the best Boiler Servicing in Liverpool and provide an Annual Boiler Service as part of the other services we provide. Take a look at what we do by clicking on the plumber

Annual Boiler Service and Boiler Servicing in Liverpool

I was called out to service the boiler below

Worcester 24 SI requiring an Annual Boiler Service in Litherland, Liverpool
Worcester 24 SI requiring an Annual Boiler Service in Litherland, Liverpool

The following pics show me stripping the boiler down to remove any dust and to visually inspect the appliance before putting it back together again and checking the operation of the appliance.

Worcester 24 SI boiler cover removed to Service Boiler in Liverpool
Worcester 24 SI boiler cover removed to Service Boiler in Liverpool
Worcester 24 SI combustion cover removed to Service Boiler in Liverpool
Worcester 24 SI combustion cover removed to Service Boiler in Liverpool

Then we have to remove the burner and start hoovering and removing dust, debris and visually inspecting the boiler at all times.

Combustion chamber needs cleaning as part of an Annual Boiler Service
Combustion chamber needs cleaning as part of an Annual Boiler Service

Then we start to put it all back together again. Checking that the central heating gets hot, the system pressure is above 1 bar and that the hot water flow is good. finally testing operation gas pressures.

Testing Burner pressure as part of an Annual Boiler Service in Liverpool
Testing Burner pressure as part of an Annual Boiler Service in Liverpool

Now we need to do some checks at the gas meter.

Testing for gas leaks, gas flow and that the main isolation valve works correctly
Testing for gas leaks, gas flow and that the main isolation valve works correctly

We also need to check that there is an earth present at the meter and it is installed correctly

Flexible meter connections to the outlet are not allowed
Flexible meter connections to the outlet are not allowed and should be reported and replaced with 22 mm copper in this instance to supply the Boiler, cooker and gas fire to this property.

Finally test for leaks using leak detection spray

Checking using gas leak detection fluid
Using leak detection fluid to check the test nipple, main gas control valve and joints and fittings before the valve to the supply pipe.

Now that the boiler is all back together again the appropriate paperwork needs to be completed and left with the home owner and then we are off to our next job…

Worcester 24 SI serviced and ready to go
Worcester 24 SI serviced and ready to go

I did not cover all that we do during a Annual Boiler Service and Boiler Servicing in Liverpool as you would have to take a full gas course. lol. But I think you get the idea that to do the job properly there is quite a lot to do. I can perform a full Annual Boiler Service and Boiler Servicing in Liverpool between 30 minutes and an hour. It all depends how dirty the boiler is.

Check out my other articles be going to my home page here >>> home page

To book me to perform an Annual Boiler Service and Boiler Servicing in Liverpool or any other plumbing or heating job just click on the link below

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AJF Services 999 – contact us for Plumbing Heating Drainage Building Maintenance

 

 

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Faulty boiler in liverpool

Get Your Boiler Ready for Winter:- 5 things you must do…

Faulty boiler in Liverpool

Get Your Boiler Ready for Winter now before it is too late and you end up with a heavy repair bill…

Yes it’s that time of year again when the Central Heating begins going on in houses across the nation including here in Liverpool, as the temperature falls and winter time is well and truly on the way.

Of course this is just the season when we need our central heating boilers the most – and it’s the actual season we’re likely to run into issues as well. The unexpected requirement we put them under can expose issues, and the dropping temperature can cause issues of their own as well.

Here are some guidelines to ensure you decrease the possibility of a faulty boiler this winter time.

1. Get your boiler serviced now

This is the best time for a boiler service. It will make sure everything is functioning effectively and if any maintenance that is needed, they can be done before the really cold weather sneaks in.

2. Turn your heating on at least once each week

Don’t delay for the really cold weather to hit before you put your Central Heating on. Even if you only run it on for a few hours one day per 7 days, it gives you a chance to see if there are any issues with it before you really need it.

Get Your Boiler Ready for Winter3. Insulate your pipes

Frozen pipes and joints can be a big problem for homeowners, avoiding the CH system and the boiler from functioning effectively. You should protect them all if you have not already done so – Including -if you have a condensing boiler- the condensate pipe if it runs through to the outside of your home.

4. Keep the heating on consistently but on a low setting

Lots of people only turn their Central Heating on in Liverpool when they really need it. However, when they do, they put it on high and it can take ages to warm the whole home. Then they turn it off again. Instead of doing this, have the boiler and Central Heating system on very low and keep it on for longer. It allows the home to accomplish a awesome temperature continually and it can mean less boiler issues because it will not have so much demand of it.

5. Your heating Boiler is ready for winter

Make sure you have our contact details in case your boiler breaks down when you least expect it. Print out our “Contact” page and put it close to your boiler.

As you can see, none of these guidelines are particularly unpleasant. Actually they should offer a fundamental element of getting your home prepared for the winter that is ready to pounce upon us… You will come to depend on your boiler a lot in the months to come, so ensure you put it on every now and again to make sure it all works and to get the best out of it when you need it most.

If you are in Liverpool and need a little help to Get Your Boiler Ready for Winter and ensure your boiler is in tip top condition then just get in touch by clicking on the image below and contact us now to arrange an inspection, service or repair today….

AJF Services 999 - contact us for Plumbing Heating Drainage Building Maintenance
AJF Services 999 – contact us for Plumbing Heating Drainage Building Maintenance