LeakMate a Tool for all trades

LeakMate a Tool for all trades

  LeakMate a Tool for all trades Carpet fitters. When they fit new carpets sometimes nail floorboards down as a favour to the customer and hit a pipe. Electricians. Move pipes to get there wires in and crack soldered fittings, when they are putting up light fittings they drill into pipes in walls. Plasterers. Construct studded walls Put plaster boards up and knock nails in. Decorators. Take radiators off to paint walls and when they put them back crack soldered fittings. Builders. Doing alterations, putting in studded walls, nail & screw into pipes. Kitchen fitters. When they take out old units find leaks in old pipe work. Plumbers. Sometimes leave flux on the pipe this eats through the pipe. Caravan & Cannel boat heating systems, any boats that have fuel leaks, garden hoses, Oil pipes outside tanks; oil is very expensive, Compressed air pipes. Clamp tested to 20bar = 280psi Rodents chew through lagging to make nests expose pipe you only find out when it freezes rodents chew into plastic pipe. When it freezes plumbers are always busy and you can’t always get one, Christmas and bank holidays you can keep your central heating working until you get a plumber and you don’t have to pay expensive call out charges. DIY Anybody that dose any work on a property can knock a nail or screw into an existing...
£33,000 water bill after massive leak

£33,000 water bill after massive leak

A 29-year-old scaffolding firm owner from Peacehaven in East Sussex, has been handed a gargantuan £33,000 water bill. Apparently 21.5 million litres of water leaked from the pipes around his rented property – enough to fill six swimming pools – and the water company decided to bill him for every litre. Read More at AOL...

Eyre and Elliston Leak Mate Stockist

Eyre and Elliston are an independent electrical wholesale distributor with 56 strategically located branches across the UK. Each of Eyre and Elliston branches offers a full trade counter, telephone and delivery service. As well as standard products Eyre and Elliston offer a recycling service and a free in house Lighting Design facility. Eyre and Elliston Branch Locations 1 Morpeth 2 Newcastle 3 Carlisle 4 Sunderland 5 Middlesbrough 6 Northallerton 7 Malton 8 Burnley 9 Leeds 10 Bury 11 Castleford 12 Liverpool 13 Bolton 14 Warrington 15 Sale 16 Sheffield 17 Chesterfield 18 Mansfield 19 Newark 20 Stoke 21 Nottingham 22 Loughborough 23 Leicester 24 Lye 25 Birmingham 26 Redditch 27 Stratford 28 Northampton 29 Huntingdon 30 Oxford 31 Kempston 32 Letchworth 33 Witney 34 High Wycombe 35 Welwyn 36 Bracknell 37 Newbury 38 Reading 39 Slough 40 Aldershot 41 LONDON* 42 Horsham 43 Strood 44 Christchurch 45 Brighton 46 Maidstone 47 Ashford 48 Canterbury 49 Poole 50 Blandford...

Burst and frozen water pipes can cause untold damage to your home so here are some tips to avoid it during the freezing conditions.

Burst and frozen water pipes can cause untold damage to your home so here are some tips to avoid it during the freezing conditions. London fire crews went to 163 floodings in the last four days of November, up 150%, with Thames Water answering 150 reports a day, twice the seasonal norm. Frozen Pipe Emergency A frozen pipe is an emergency, because this will cause it to burst causing thawed water to come pouring from the break. The following steps describe what you should do as soon as you discover a frozen pipe: 1. Turn off the water supply: Thousands have had water supplies disrupted due to burst pipes Turn off the main stop tap. You should find this under the kitchen sink or where the service pipe enters your home. Turn off the stopcock in your cold water tank if you have one, it’s usually found in the attic or loft. 2. Beat the burst: Protect everything around the pipe that appears to be frozen to avoid damage if it bursts. 3. Thawing out: Open the tap nearest to the part of the pipe you think is frozen so the water can flow through when it has melted. Thaw the ice in the pipe with a hot water bottle or hairdryer (taking care to keep it well away from any water), beginning from the tap end and working back toward the cold water tank. Never use a heat gun or blow torch. Preventing Burst Pipes – Winter Care If a burst pipe leaks and water comes gushing through the ceiling, it can wreak real damage on your home...

Why is Leak Mate for the Plumber Electrician Joiner Builder Decorator and DIY Enthusiast?

Why is Leak Mate for the Plumber, Electrician, Joiner, Builder, Decorator and DIY Enthusiast? Let’s picture it, you have put a heating system in and filled it up cold, you fire up the boiler and the system is getting hot with rising pressure and temperature, a fitting starts leaking, The time it takes to drain the system down, is enough time to cause damage to the customer’s home, you put a bowl under the pipe to catch the water only to find you can’t get it out again, it’s messy and worrying and the last thing one wants is an insurance claim, or to reduce your bill because of damage caused by the leak.  Leak Mate is a unique reusable tool that will stop leaks in seconds allowing time to safely drain the system. The tool is supplied with reusable 10 15 & 22mm seals that have a recessed step moulded in every seal to fit copper fittings.Leak Mate also seals split pipes and holed pipes whether plastic or copper up to 10 Bar. The product has been field tested by a plumbing company over the last 2 yrs.Leak Mate is an essential tool for all Tradesmen and homeowners as a temporary fix allowing minimum disruption. The Leak will need to be fixed at a more convenient time by a qualified plumber. There is no comparable product currently available in the market place. The Leak Mate Tool provides a quick easy solution to a variety of sizes of leaking pipe and fittings and the tool is re-usable time and time...
BIG PAYOUTS £900 MILLION A YEAR

BIG PAYOUTS £900 MILLION A YEAR

Insurance companies paid out over £900m in home insurance claims that arose due to pipes bursting last winter, and the current cold spell is likely to lead to more claims this year. According to Mark Cliff, from Ageas Insurance, a leaking pipe can cause significant damage to a home, as around 2,200 gallons of water can spill over the course of one day, causing widespread damage. It is estimated that a leak can cause up to £100,000 worth of damage, with ceilings, walls and furniture all damaged, making it essential to ensure that you have adequate home insurance. Which? insurance expert Dan Moore says: ‘Burst pipes are not always covered by home insurance policies, so homeowners should always check their policies. Insurance is a modular product, so if you’re policy doesn’t cover burst pipes it’s worth seeing whether you can get cover for a small additional premium.’ Pipe protection Burst pipes occur when water in them freezes and expands. When the temperature in lofts and attics rises above freezing, ice in the pipes melts and seeps out of any cracks. For this reason it is advisable to ensure that exposed pipes are wrapped with lagging to minimise the potential for damage, and set the central heating to come on even if you are away for a few days so that the property is kept relatively warm. You can find out how to carry out essential annual plumbing and heating safety checks in our plumbing and heating guide. For more on home insurance visit the Which? buildings insurance advice...