Solitaire has serviced, supplied and installed hundreds of systems and appliances. I have become increasingly aware that hardly anyone gives thought to the most important part of their home, their plumbing and heating systems… until it goes wrong.
Most of us have our boilers serviced. A minority of us have boiler, plumbing and heating emergency insurance cover. But hardly anyone has routine maintenance on their entire plumbing and heating system. Which, when you think about it, is like having the engine of your car serviced regularly. But not bothering with your brakes, steering and tyres… a crash waiting to happen.
In fact, as a plumber, I do service every aspect of our plumbing and heating from top to bottom on a routine basis twice a year. From making sure the main stopcock isn’t sticking to keeping the sink waste clear of congealed fat, oil and grease. To fully checking over the boiler… electrics, water, gas, joints, fixings and connections. And where I find something is not in first class working order, I put it right before it becomes a problem.