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InSinkErator® unveils sleek satin black steaming hot water tap

InSinkErator® unveils sleek satin black steaming hot water tap

InSinkErator®, a major player in the steaming hot water tap market, has unveiled a sleek new finish to add to their popular range of 3N1 steaming hot water taps with filtered steaming hot, hot and cold water. The Satin Black finish of the 3N1 complements a number of consumer styles and décor ideas, making a statement as part of a modern monochrome kitchen, or adding a contemporary accent to oak or wooden worktops.  Black is already seen as a ‘safe’ colour choice for clothing and is now becoming increasingly popular in interior design, with a growing number of new appliances finished in the bold statement shade.

 

 

Using technology to get your evenings back

Benjamin Dyer of Powered Now examines the way that plumbers can get their evenings back with the help of technology, even if technology turns them off!

 

The mobile revolution

Looking back, it took a surprisingly long time for mobile phones to get to saturation. In fact, it took twenty years. During that long period, lots of people rubbished the phones and said they would never catch on. Every new technology that eventually becomes ubiquitous still goes through a period of disbelief.

In contrast to mobiles, smartphone penetration has been much quicker and the comparison should teach us some lessons.

Aladdin EasyFit Isolator - the quick-fit plumbing isolation-valve for pressurised-pipe

Professionals cut pressurised pipe only as a last resort. Until today, if a plumber needed to isolate part of a 15mm water-pipe system for maintenance or repair there were only 2 options: draining down, or freezing.

Both methods take 30 to 50 minutes and damage the environment through dumping (particularly hot) water, or releasing hydrofluorocarbons (gas-freezing). 

 

Gas and boiler engineers are the nation’s most trusted traders, new study shows

HomeServe-commissioned poll, released for Gas Safety Week 2016, reveals nation’s most trusted tradespeople

Trader trustworthiness deemed most important factor by more than two thirds of UK homeowners

When it comes to the tricky decision about picking the right trader we still opt to trust those closest to us, study shows

Gas and heating engineers are Britain’s most trusted traders for 2016 – closely followed by electricians and plumbers, a survey has revealed today.

Flushing our troubles away

Flushing our troubles away

Xylem is calling on plumbers to help educate consumers about what not to flush down the toilet amidst growing concern around the effects on our sewerage networks.  David Spragg at Xylem explains.

 

For one reason or another, we have become a disposable society and unfortunately that means that many people throw items, usually destined for the dustbin, down the toilet or waste pipes. The ensuing mess is costing industry thousands of pounds every year and presenting a real risk of sewage entering people’s homes.

 

Do you have a Graham Hero?

Graham Hero Award

In order to reward those who have demonstrated remarkable customer service, going above and beyond the everyday call of duty, Graham Plumbers’ Merchant is asking customers to once again nominate their ‘Graham Customer Hero’ as part of their ‘Graham Heroes’ Awards.

 

The ‘Graham Heroes’ Awards look to recognise members of the Graham team for their excellent services to the company, celebrating outstanding workmanship and top-quality customer service. The plumbers’ merchant is looking for help in the ‘Customer Hero’ Award category, with customers invited to name a staff member who they feel has excelled in their role this year.

 

Pipe up and start loving your drainage - study reveals the nation’s worst drainage hotspots

Pipe up and start loving your drainage - study reveals the nation’s worst drainage hotspots

With there being so many misconceptions about which items are acceptable to put down your drain, you’re not alone in thinking it’s fine to flush the odd ‘flushable’ wipe, or pour the leftover fat from your roasting tray down the sink.

However, the latest study from drainage specialist, Lanes Group, hopes to bust some common myths about what’s suitable to put down our drains - with their advice being, if it’s not one of the three P’s (toilet paper, pee or poo) or water, then it shouldn’t be going near your loo or plughole.

The study of 1,101 UK adults, looked to highlight the nation’s bad flushing habits, and the worst cities for them. Overall, Birmingham came out as the worst, with a shocking 87% flushing items deemed unsuitable for drainage systems.

Small Business Minister Confirms New Measures To Support Prompt Payment Code

Small Business Minister Confirms New Measures To Support Prompt Payment Code

Small Business Minister Margot James and Philip King, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management have confirmed new measures to support the Prompt Payment Code in a letter sent to the code’s signatories this week.

 

Over 1,800 firms have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code, agreeing to maximum payment terms of 60 days and a target payment time of within 30 days as part of their commitment to the fair and equal treatment of suppliers.

 

Under the code, companies whose payment terms stretch beyond 60 days must be able to demonstrate that exceptional circumstances apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Blue Flame Technology from Firebird Boosts Sales

Blue Flame Technology from Firebird Boosts Sales

Sales of Firebird’s Enviromax Blue Supreme boiler range are soaring for Redland Property Services as demand continues to increase for the UK’s most energy efficient domestic oil fired boilers.  Developed by Firebird Heating Solutions, the Enviromax Supreme is the first Blue Flame oil fired condensing boiler for the domestic heating market in the UK. The highly innovative Blue Flame technology has soot free combustion which will in turn considerably reduce the consumption of heating oil; and has the lowest possible NOx emissions. It is therefore no surprise that the Enviromax Blue Supreme range is now the number one choice for Redland Property Services.