Do I Need A Professional Plumber?

There are lots of plumbing problems which may occur in your household that you don’t actually need to call out a plumber for. For example if your toilet or drain is blocked. However, there are many scenarios when you would need to call out a plumber. But how do you know if you need a plumber?

If you have no water running at all then you need to call out a professional plumber. Having no water is a sign that something major has gone wrong. if your neighbours are having the same problem a plumber will help you contact who you need. If it is just you, they will be able to help you solve the problem before it becomes worse.

Another reason why you may need to call out a plumber is if your toilet won’t stop overflowing. If there is no sign of a blockage you should call a plumber to help solve the problem.

Two methods to clean your drain pipes

Cleaning your drain pipes can be a difficult task as often they are difficult to access and to reach inside of, therefore it really isn’t a manual job you can do. Luckily there are other ways you can flush your drain pipes to remove grease, debris, blockages and odours.

Method 1 – traditional drain cleaners – most general supermarkets and shops sell several different drain cleaners. You can purchase foam types, foaming or enzyme cleansers. Enzyme cleaners are made from natural ingredients and better for the environment. Once you have chosen your drain cleaner, follow the instructions to use.

Method 2 – Boiling water and dishwasher detergent. This method works really well and is simple to do. Simply boil water using your kettle or stove, mix in dishwasher detergent and carefully pour down the drain. If your pipes are plastic please wait a few minutes to ensure the boiling water doesn’t damage your pipes. Run your hot faucet for a couple of minutes to make sure the process has worked. If you are still experiencing issues, repeat the process.

Tools That Every Plumber Needs

Whether you are a beginner plumber or one by trade, I’m here to tell you your tool must-haves!

A snake is a simple coiled metal cable. Threading this through the pipes whilst twisting helps to unblock the toughest clogs.

Basin Wrench
The Basin Wrench is not like any other wrench. This one has a turning head and long handle. Extremely handy for tightening nuts in the hard to reach places.

Stubby Screwdriver
A Stubby screwdriver is exactly what it says on the tin. A much shorter than a normal screwdriver. This is perfect for tightening screams in the difficult places where a normal screwdriver would never fit.

Plumbers Tape
Simple white tape. Using this tape helps your two pieces of pipe to seal better.

These are my four must-have tools for your toolbox. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, check your toolbox and ensure all of these are present.

Finding a reliable, professional plumber

‘If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.’ Red Adair

Finding a reliable, professional plumber – who turns up when they say they will, who does the job they say they will do, in the time they say they will do it in – can be something of a lottery. Unfortunately, anyone in the UK can call themselves a plumber, even if they have absolutely no qualifications in the trade. It’s also true that having qualifications and experience doesn’t also mean the person actually cares about the work they do. The simple truth is most of us have had dreadful experiences with plumbers.

But there are exceptions. And Dave Green Plumbing is one of them.


Although this is one service that you will never need, it’s still good to know that Dave Green Plumbing is fully insured.

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