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 –
If you are interested in any of our other services that we offer, then please get in touch with us via our contact page – – 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 -( 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 –

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

Boilers – How Efficient Is Mine?!

How do we know when we need to replace our boilers?

When is a boiler too old?

Keeping our homes warm is crucial. And with energy prices remaining high, it’s now more important than ever to think about the efficiency of your central heating boiler to ensure you’re not paying more than you have to on your energy bills.

If you heat your home with a boiler and radiators, it is likely that roughly two-thirds of your total home energy expenditure goes on the fuel used to run your central heating. The proportion of energy existing in the fuel that is used to run the boiler establishes the efficiency of the boiler. To put it another way, the higher your boiler’s efficiency, the less amount of fuel needed to create the same amount of heat in your home. Which means the less money wasted.

A step-change in boiler efficiency took place back in the 1980s, when ‘condensing’ boilers were first introduced to the market. A high efficiency condensing boiler is widely regarded as a good choice if you’re looking for an environmentally friendly and more efficient boiler, as they are able to make better use of the heat they generate from burning fuels. With a heat only boiler, some heat is wasted with hot gases released from the flue.

However, a condensing boiler captures some of the heat from these waste gases and uses it to heat water returning from your central heating system. As a result, it requires less heat from the burner and is consequently much more efficient.

As boilers age – particularly those that are not well maintained – they become less efficient. This combination of age and old technology means that an older boiler is likely to have significantly higher annual running costs, compared with a modern replacement – as much as £300 per year in a typical semi-detached home.

Not sure if your boiler needs replacing?

Don’t worry give me a call today for a free quotation on 02089707489

The all New Blue Water Conditioner

We all hate the feeling of making a cup of tea in the morning at it being ruined by little white bits coming out the kettle, as we all know this is LIMESCALE and no matter how much we descale the kettle it always seems to come back! And, it comes back even worse than before. No matter how hard we try it doesn’t want to stay away!
Did you know that hard water scale is one of the largest causes of wasted energy in the world?
Do you know just how bad the limescale problem really is and how much it is costing us?

It is that big that it can cost a small house an extra £200 a year!!!

The formation of Limescale in water systems caused by hard water is one of the largest hidden on going costs to any domestic and commercial heating system, estimated to cost the UK industry in excess of ONE BILLION POUNDS per year.

As limescale builds up on the heat exchanger, your boiler has to work harder to heat the water in your home. Working harder will cut short the lifespan of your boiler and on average will cost you around £1,000 to replace, not to mention the inconvenience of possible breakdowns during the coldest months.

Now there is a way we can stop it affecting us without being a massive pain and stress to ourselves. When limescale is removed from our water supply, households have been able to use 50% less detergent and the water temperature for washing clothes can be reduced from 40 °C to 15 – 20 °C.

The Blue Water Conditioner is proven to effectively reduce not only limescale build up but the money we spend on our water bills each year, so much so that in a few years the conditioner would have paid for itself.
Not only does this simply fit on to your pipe but it is tiny and doesn’t take me very long to fit.
If that isn’t enough to convince you here are the benefits of our Blue Water Conditioners

• 10 Year manufacturers guarantee and it has an expected life span of 15+ years
• 1-month money back ‘tea taste’ guarantee (money back no matter what the excuse)
• It actually reduces existing limescale blocking your appliance.
• Completely chemically free, no electricity and no salt.
• Easy installation and takes up no space!

Want to know more about how this can help save you thousands of pound, then give me a call today 02089707489 and don’t be left pouring your money down the blocked limescale filled drain.

Want to save money on Water Bills?

Well this is a silly question don’t we all and I bet we’ve all tried everything we can think of until we are blue in the face to do so, from letting the dishes pile up to do it all In one go to limiting shower times. I don’t know about you but they are definitely things I’ve tried, however they never seem to work.

Well now there is a way in which we can do it!

A product called a Blue Water Conditioner

To put it in laments terms for us all to understand it’s a device that a plumber fits in your boiler and it softens the water, reduces lime scale all causing less water used which means more money in our back pockets.
So I bet your asking yourself what’s the point, because I definitely did so here’s a few advantages that will make you as happy as me;
· they can extend the life of your water-using appliances, your plumbing and even your clothes

· no servicing required like salt using water filters

· Chemical free

· No electricity required

· Protects your water-using appliances.

· No more “spotting” on glasses, dishes, shower screens, etc.

· No maintenance required.

· Protects the environment

SO as you can see for yourself plenty of money to be left in your pockets than anybody elses! So for a FREE consultation don’t hesitate to get in contact with me

How to Stop Your Boiler From Trying To Kill You??

Seems like a stupid question I know, like as if a boiler could actually kill you right?
Wrong, the boiler itself might not be the cause of killing you or someone you love but carbon monoxide released from the boiler could be.

Did you know that central heating boilers – are the most common sources of carbon monoxide?

So what is carbon Monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no smell or taste. Breathing it in can make you unwell, and it can and will kill you. Carbon monoxide (CO) is sometimes referred to as the “silent killer”. Every year in the UK, over 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, which leads to around 40 deaths.

From July 1st 2012 to June 30th 2013, two British people died and 62 were injured as a result of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning associated with liquid petroleum gas and natural gas in the home.

Of the first of the fatalities it related to a floor standing boiler with ad open flue that hadn’t seen a service for a number of years.

So how can you stop this from happening?
It’s simple really…. Ask yourself these questions…..
How old is your boiler?
When was the last time it was serviced?
Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your house?
Would you be able to know when you have a leak?

If you don’t know the answer to any on these questions then its better to be safe than sorry by booking your boiler in for a service with us and receiving a half price carbon monoxide alarm, it doesn’t take long and could make you a hero 😉

What are the Main Benefits of moving to an A-Rated boiler?

With money being as tight as it is, it is likely that you are just 1 of the many people in the UK who are looking at their outgoings with a view to making some cutbacks.

With the price of fuels such as gas, oil and electric going up (with no signs of stopping over the next few years), identifying ways to reduce the amount you spend on your heating costs can go a long way to making a significant impact on your monthly costs.

Fortunately the technology involved in the development of the modern boiler has jumped on leaps & bounds in recent years, with the main reason for this being the massive improvement in condensing technology.

Most modern boilers are condensing boilers. In laymen’s terms this means that they are able to utilise a lot more of the heat energy that they produce.

Boilers burn fuel when generating heat energy and a series of waste gases are produced as part of this process. These waste gases need to be removed from the property as it can be a serious health risk if they are allowed to build up with the property.

The way this is done is by fitting the boiler with a flue which acts very much like a chimney, allowing the waste gases to be released from the property. Unfortunately with non-condensing boilers, a substantial amount of useful heat energy is lost as part of this process.

Condensing boiler are designed to tackle this problem and tend to have longer heat exchangers that are able to catch more of the heat energy and pull it back for use within the central heating system. This makes the whole process a lot more efficient, enabling you as a homeowner to use a lot more of the heat energy that you have already paid out to generate.

As a result almost all modern combi boilers (for example) are A-rated condensing boilers, offering premium efficiency levels above 90%. This is fantastic news for all homeowners as it means their central heating systems are benefitting from a much more efficient fuel supply, meaning the heating system needs to be utilised less, helping you to save a substantial amount of money.

In some cases moving from an inefficient G-rated boiler to a new condensing A-rated boiler has been known to save upwards of £310 a year – a fair bit of money that would certainly be welcome to pay off with other bills…or even the odd holiday!

If you haven’t yet made the move to an A-rated boiler there couldn’t be a better time to do so, with fantastic deals available from Gas Safe registered heating companies such as BeeXpress Plumbing and Heating. The sooner you make the change the sooner you can start planning how you are going to save all that money you are saving!

About the author: Tom Key works for Direct Heating Supplies, a leading heating & plumbing supplies retailer based in Sittingbourne, Kent.