Our Guide To Purchasing A New Boiler

Of course it’s not as exciting as buying a new car or some clothes but parting with your money to buy a new boiler is one of the most important purchases you’ll make in your home.

659514273_preview_16_The_Wasteland_Survival_GuideThere’s more than just picking a boiler because it looks the best or it’s the cheapest, you need to think about which one would be best for your home, how much will it cost to have it installed by a professional as well as the location it will be in.

We know how frustrating and complicated it can be but that’s why we’ve created this helpful guide.

What Boiler?

Well, pretty much all new or replacement boilers must be high efficiency condens
ing boilers that will help to reduce CO2 emissions by around 25% – not only do they help the environment, but they also save you around £300 a year.

Once you’ve chosen the boiler, you’ll have to determine which type of condensing boiler will best suit your home – Regular, System or Combi.

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Don’t worry! – This is all determined by the type of house or flat you live in. For example, if you live in a large family house with no space restrictions, you’ll most likely benefit from a regular or system boiler. However if you live in a small flat then you will need a combi boiler, but this decision will be made by the professional installing your new boiler.

Calling the Professionals:

Before you go out and buy the first boiler you see,  or the first deal you find online, we recommend getting more than 1 quote, perhaps three or four but no less than two!5900978_orig

If you’re getting more than one quote it will give you a much better understanding of what prices are go
od and who may just be after your money. It will also allow you to compare the professionalism and knowledge of each company, helping you to decide who the best person for the job is.

Getting Yourself Prepared:

We recommend that you give yourself a bit of preparation for when the engineer arrives. And by prepare I mean, make sure you have some answers to the endless questions that we have to ask before the installation process starts.

A good engineer will ask you various important questions about your current system and your lifestyle in order to determine what is likely to be the best central heating system for
your home.

Here are a couple of things to think about:

Where are you going to put the boiler? Will you leave it where the previous one was or pick a better place, if you’re unsure then ask for some professional advice from the engineer as they will know what works and what doesn’t.

phill-page-installing-a-new-condensing-boilerWhat and when do you use? For example, how busy is your household? Will there be a time when two people need to shower at the same time and how well did your old appliance cope?

How much are you going to spend? You should know just how much you’re looking to spend and d
on’t be tricked into spending more than you’re comfortable with. Don’t be afraid to ask what finance deals may be on offer to you.

Make Sure You Ask Questions:

Getting a new boiler installed is a big and sometimes can be an expensive job to do so be sure to ask as many questions as you can while they are there.

Remember, if you were buying a new car you would want to know everything about it, so why just stick with any old boiler?

Here are a couple of questions I recommend to ask:

  • asdsafsafAre they Gas Safe Engineers?
  • Do they offer an after sales service?
  • Will they provide a full written quote that itemises all of the parts used and the work undertaken?
  • Do they offer any warranties?

Don’t be shy, engineers are used to people asking questions so ask away!

So that’s our quick how to guide on selecting the perfect boiler and engineer.

Of course, all of this is something we are capable of doing for you, and with our Which? Trusted Traders status, you know that we are 100% qualified and trustworthy to do the job.

Get in touch with us if you are looking for a new boiler – https://www.beexpress.co.uk/

Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Plumber!

Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Plumber!

We’ve all been in a situation where we need a plumber and fast! Whether it be a broken boiler, a leak or some other emergency situation, we’ve had to search as quickly as possible to find any available plumber – whether they be good or not!

So we have a couple of pointers to make sure that you pick the right plumber for you!

The biggest issue with picking a plumber is the price, we know everyone has their limits of what they want to pay, but if you want a job well done, don’t expect to get it done for cheap! Always have a couple of people on hand that you’ve researched and know that they are trustworthy (e.g. look for them on the Which? Trusted Trader website).

Leaving the problem whilst you search for an affordable plumber can make the issue even worse than it was to begin with! Even a dripping tap can point to a more serious cause, so leaving it until it literally can’t be ignored is one of the biggest plumbing sins!

The majority of qualified, safe plumbers will have a website with reviews or some other form of testimonials. If you are looking for a plumber who hasn’t got a single review anywhere and you can’t find any clear information on them or their business, then this is a red flag! There are thousands of plumbers and engineers that have quality reviews, (including us: both on our website and on the Which Trust Traders page!)

If you would like to read some of our reviews then please feel free:

https://www.beexpress.co.uk/customer-feedback/

http://trustedtraders.which.co.uk/businesses/beexpress-plumbing-and-heating

Another thing that most people don’t think about are guarantees, any good plumbing company will back up their services, especially with a satisfaction guarantee, this just shows that they are confident with their services and gives you another reason to trust them.

So there you have it, a few tips from us to you to make sure you pick the right people for the right job!

If you have any questions, queries or would like to book a job for us to do, then give us a call on 020 8970 7489 or visiting our booking page: https://www.beexpress.co.uk/book-now/Plumbing and Heating Services in London

Which? Trusted Traders

Which? Trusted Traders

Not everyone can be a part of the Which? Trusted Traders, that’s why it makes us even more proud that we have been endorsed two consecutive years in a row!

To give our clients (and potential new clients) an insight as to what we have had to go through in order to become a trusted trader, we’ve written this blog post explaining the steps that each business would have to take part in…

There are six steps:

  • Credit Check – A preliminary credit check to validate the financial health and stability of a sole trader or business. Each business would need to have good credit in order to pass the first step.
  • References – Customer reference checks are chosen at random by a member of the Which? Trusted traders endorsement team to ensure a breadth of consumers are consulted. This gives them the opportunity to find out who delivers excellent customer service and who is trustworthy.
  • Business Procedures – This is where a thorough examination of business and administrative procedures happen to make sure a business is running smoothly and safely for customers.
  • Interview and assessment – The business would then be visited in person by a member of the Which? Trusted Traders team to be assessed and interviewed.
  • Code of Conduct – The sole trader or business that is signing up to the scheme agrees to abide by the code of conduct and Which? Trusted Traders terms and conditions.
  • Endorsed trader – This is when the trader (business) can tell their customers that they have passed the assessment and are now an endorsed Which? Trusted Trader!

Which? Trusted Traders aren’t afraid to fail a business who do not make the grade – not everyone will get through to the assessment stage, only those who meet their high standards are credited with the Which? Trusted Traders status.

That’s how you know BeeXpress are a trustworthy, professional business that have fantastic customer service.

We are extremely proud that we have been trusted traders for two years running and are hoping that our hard work and credibility are recognised so that we can be nominated for a third time.

If you would like to read some of our reviews then please follow this link – http://trustedtraders.which.co.uk/businesses/beexpress-plumbing-and-heating

Now that you know we are a trust worthy company, if you would like any plumbing or heating issues resolved then please feel free to get in touch with us via our contact page – https://www.beexpress.co.uk/contact/  or give us a call on 020 8454 7838  which

3 Plumbing DIY’s You Should Never Try

We’ve all come across an issue with our plumbing or heating, whether it be the blocked drains or the broken down boiler, at some point we’ve tried to fix it ourselves (us included before we were qualified, of course).
But there are some jobs that just shouldn’t be risked, there are people qualified in engineering for a reason, and that’s to make sure everything is done safely. That’s why I’ve come up with a short list of issues that you definitely shouldn’t try to fix yourself…
No Hot Water: Sometimes when your water is taking longer to heat up or doesn’t turn on at all, it’s as simple as re-lighting the pilot or turning up the heat. However if this doesn’t work then there is obviously something more complicated wrong with the boiler such as a build-up in the pipes, a leak or a broken heating element. This is the point where you should call a qualified plumber to investigate the problem and a gas leak can be extremely dangerous.
Major Plumbing Modifications: We understand that getting a plumbing change can be very expensive but it would cost much more if you were to incorrectly ‘fix’ the problem by yourself first. By calling a plumber (we recommend BeeXpress 😉 ), you’re ensuring that everything is fixed to the local codes standard.
Clogged Drains: There are so many different products available to pour down your sink in order to clear it. But the reality of it is, pouring these chemicals down your drain can actually make the matter worse. Your drain could get blocked because of the age of your house, hair falling down or if you’ve been pouring grease and other unwanted substances down. They need to be cleaned by a professional plumber to make sure there’s no damage from previous blockages that could cause a leak, which in the long run would cost more than getting them unblocked.
In all honestly, no plumbing job should be done by an unqualified individual. It’s risky and could end up costing you much more. If you’re interested in booking an appointment with BeeXpress then please give us a call on 020 8970 7489 or visit our contact page and fill out the form! – https://www.beexpress.co.uk/contact/

Carbon Monoxide

I think most of us homeowners are aware of what Carbon Monoxide is and how dangerous it is, but do you think about it on a regular basis? – Probably not!
Carbon Monoxide is a poisonous substance that is produced by the incomplete burning of gas and liquid petroleum gas. It can occur when a gas appliance hasn’t been fitted correctly, repaired properly or maintained efficiently.
If you breathe this substance in, even in small doses, you could be at risk of getting carbon monoxide poisoning. CO gets into your bloodstream and prevents your red blood cells from carrying oxygen.

This is why BeeXpress are constantly recommending that you get your boiler serviced, so we can find any fault that could be a serious danger to your health.
Because carbon monoxide has no taste, smell or colour, we recommend that you get a CO Detector to put in home. However a CO Detector is definitely no substitute for booking a safety check and having your boiler and appliances serviced by a qualified engineer.
BeeXpress offer 50% off a CO Detector with every boiler service, so we have peace of mind that you’re safe and sound in your home and we’re doing our job properly.
If you’re worried about carbon monoxide or just want to be on the safe side then please feel free to get in touch with us, as we would be happy to help and book you in as soon as possible.
Give us a call on 020 8970 7498 or email us on our contact page – https://www.beexpress.co.uk/contact/

Plumbing Tips For Saving Money!

Plumbing Tips for Saving Money
Everyone wants to save a bit of money here and there, so why not start with your plumbing and heating. You may not know, but faulty boilers and plumbing are one of the biggest causes of losing money.
We spend so much money on fixing boilers because we didn’t get them serviced when we should have. We also waste a lot of money on limescale, which again, most people don’t realise. Limescale will stop your appliances from working efficiently, meaning they won’t be cost effective.
So, here are some of my tips on how to save money…
– Turn off those dripping taps! – This can waste up to 15 gallons of water per day and could add approximately £70+ to your yearly water bill. It may not sound like a lot, but when you’re saving £70 a year, you’re saving £700 every 10 years. If a fully closed tap continues to leak, get it repaired as soon as you can to save you more money.

– Don’t neglect your drains! – We seem to forget about our drains until they come clogged up or stop working like they should. In the bathroom, use strainers in your shower or bathtub to keep the hair out of your pipes and avoid using harsh, chemical drain cleaners as they can do more damage than good. If you need your pipes cleaned, contact a professional before it’s too late.

– Treat your limescale correctly! – Have our blue water conditioner installed! It’s a common mistake that limescale is only bad when it’s in our kettles or washing machines. However, limescale in your pipes and sinks is one of the biggest causes of wasted energy in the world. With our appliance, we could save you around £600 a year for up to 20 years! – Can you believe it?
So there are 3 of my top tips to help you save money in your home.
If you would like to find out more about our Blue Water Conditioner then please follow the link – https://beexpress.leadpages.co/blue-water/
If you are interested in any of our other services that we offer, then please get in touch with us via our contact page – https://www.beexpress.co.uk/contact/ – or call us on 020 8970 7489.

Why You Should Trust BeeXpress…

Why you should choose and trust BeeXpress!
We completely understand why it’s hard to trust small plumbing business, after all, we’ve all watched TV shows like cowboy builders and how they leave someone’s house, plumbing and heating situation. But over at BeeXpress, we have a 4.9 out of 5 star rating on the Which Trusted Traders website. Meaning there are over 20 honest reviews that tell you why you should chose us and why we are trusted.
Not only that, but all of our plumbers are experienced and hold a NVQ level 2 and 3 Plumbing Diploma – The highest possible certification! So you don’t have to worry about being left in a worse way than before! We are all fully qualified and know how to deal with anything you throw at us. Our team are trained on a regular basis to keep up to date with any changes and new products, making sure to give you the best possible service.
If ever we are running late, we won’t just leave you waiting, we’ll let you know half an hour before hand so if you need to change any plans or quickly pop to the shop, you have the time to do so.
We are very proud to have had the following testimonial from Simon Kaye, 2 time winner of the Oscars and also a 2 time winner of BAFTA’s. He did the music to Indiana jones and the temple of doom, platoon and loads of others. –
“Having had the above company recommended I couldn’t have felt more comfortable and satisfied with the advice and work carried out in a very clean and tidy and professional fashion. I therefore would have no hesitation in using them again and highly recommend them.” Simon Kaye, London.
If you would like to see more feedback, then please take a look on our ‘Customer Feedback’ page or search for us on google to see up to 24 reviews on the Which? Website!

The Damages Of Limescale & How To Fix It!

Hard water scale is one of the biggest causes of wasted energy in the world! Can you believe it?
Limescale will block everything it can get to if it isn’t treated correctly, it can come back within a matter of weeks after someone has gotten ‘rid’ of it. You may not notice it because it has been there for so long, you might not know any difference between a good or bad appliance.
Limescale can attack so many different places, from you kettle, hot water system, to the build-up on your shower screen (them white smudges? Yes, that IS limescale!), dishwashers, air conditioners, home water pipes and list goes on! These appliances all cost you money and they could last years longer if limescale wasn’t taking over them.
Also, limescale can be disastrous for your hair. Just like the deposits that you will find in your appliances, these can be found in your hair. Over a matter of time, this will form a hard film on the surface of your hair, although you may not notice, you will notice that you hair is dryer and harder to maintain. Hard water will prevent even the best shampoos and conditioners from doing a good job. Limescale can make your hair dry, brittle, dull, knotty and frizzy as well as leading to an itchy, uncomfortable scalp.
Here at BeeXpress, we have a new fitted appliance that will remove all limescale and keep it off for up to 20 years! The benefits of our Blue Water conditioner are:
– Protect your boiler, washing machine, bath taps, garden taps, heating system etc.
– Have your silver cutlery shiny
– Completely safe for pets
– The treated water is totally safe to drink
– Takes up no space
– Comes with 10 year manufacturers guarantee
– Environment friendly
– Prevents scale build up in new systems and gradually removes scale accumulation in previously untreated systems
Why not give us a call on or take a look at our webpage -(https://beexpress.leadpages.co/blue-water/) that has more information on our BWC and reviews from a couple of our happy customers. It will save you time, money and is so effective, you will not be disappointed!:)

Spring Has Sprung

I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of March! Spring has finally arrived which means warmer weather, clear skies and more sunshine.

There are so many things to look forward to for spring and summer, so why not plan ahead and start now.
If you have children, why not start planning some weekend trips or days out. They don’t have to be expensive, believe it or not, London has some very affordable and free things to do with your little ones or with anyone else you wish to spend time with. Have a look on some websites for some inspiration, or take a walk in your local park and spend some time there for a couple of hours. Enjoy the weather when you can.

Easter is coming up, which means a lot of chocolate and hyper children! If you’ve got some spare time, set up an Easter egg hunt in the garden, they’re so fun to watch and always tire everyone out.
We know that after winter, your garden becomes neglected and a bit run down, which means it may not be the right time for an Easter egg hunt or a picnic. But why not give the garden a clear up, water them fresh plants and get ahead of the game.

Over at BeeXpress, we specialise is plumbing and heating, providing a fast, reliable and affordable service to our local community. If you’re ready to get your garden in shape why not give us a call so we can help to install some garden taps for you or unblock any drains. We’ve all had to walk back and forth from the kitchen with a heavy watering can, so why not let us help make that job easier for you.

Give us a call on 020 8454 7376 if you want to know about any other services that we can offer. Or email us from the Contact page – https://www.beexpress.co.uk/contact/

Why Are Smaller Businesses Better Than Corporate Ones?

So we all know the struggle of when we have a plumbing or heating dilemma whether to go with a small run business or a national corporate business. In my opinion i would always go for a smaller business as not only is it much more personal than a larger business and you feel you can relate.
Small businesses have many advantages over their larger competitors. Large companies often are slowed down by their size, making changes more difficult.
Small businesses can also be more innovative and try new things because they are not slowed by past experiences and accomplishments. The pace of a small company is often very fast, and this speed is frequently an advantage in getting new products or methods to their market.
Quick to Change
As the owner of a small business, I have the distinct advantage of changing my plan or tactics much faster than my larger competitors. I have the advantage of bringing my customers the best products on the market as soon as they are out.

Close to the Customer
Being close to the customer is important for me in my business, and as a small business i am able to be frequently much closer to the customer than a large one.

Lean Structure
A small business is, by nature, very lean. I have fewer employees than in a larger organization and alot fewer layers of management. With fewer employees, I have less need to lay off associates in hard times and can keep business operating more efficiently.

Customer focused
As a small business owner my main priority is making sure all work completed is to the highest standard and what you as the customer requires. With out doing this i would not have the business i have worked so hard for.

So as you can see choosing a smaller business like mine is alot more beneficial to you as the customer. Want to know more then do not hesitate to get in touch with myself