01 Nov 2020

If your radiator is not giving off heat as it should, the problem is likely caused by air that’s trapped in your radiator. A radiator that needs bleeding often feels colder at the top and warmer at the bottom. The good news is that you can bleed a radiator yourself without having to call in an expert. It is a rather simple, straight-forward, fast and safe task to undertake. The whole process basically consists of opening a valve to let any trapped air escape. Here is a simple 5-step list of instructions to walk you through the process of bleeding a radiator.

  1. Turn off the Central Heating

The first step to take is to shut off your central heating at the main controls. This stops more air from entering the system.

  1. Locate the Bleed Valve & Key and Protect the Area

The bleed valve on a radiator typically has a small red handle. The valve can be on either side of the radiator. Once you’ve located the valve, put a towel or bowl under the valve to catch any water that leaks out. It is also recommended to wrap your hand in a cloth to prevent being burned by hot leaking water. Next you need to find the bleed key or radiator key as it’s also called. This will allow you to easily open the valve. If you cannot find the key, you can purchase one at most DIY shops.

  1. Bleed the Radiator

To bleed the radiator, put the bleed key into the valve and turn counter-clockwise slowly and carefully. The air trapped inside the radiator will begin to come out. Don’t be alarmed if you hear a hissing noise as this is normal as the air escapes. You’ll know when all the trapped air has been released when water starts coming out of the opening.

  1. Tighten Up the Valve

Now it’s time to re-tighten the bleed valve. Make sure the valve is tightened back to its original position. Remember that any escaped water can be dangerously hot so be sure to use a cloth to clean up any spillage to avoid burning yourself.

  1. Turn the Heat On

Now it’s time to turn your central heating back on. After about two hours, check your radiator to make sure it feels the same temperature on both the top and bottom. Also check that no water is leaking from the valve.


JM Plumbing & Heating Services in Skelmersdale provide a wide range of plumbing and heating engineer services to residential properties, shops and small offices located in Skelmersdale, Wigan, Ormskirk, Southport, Liverpool and St Helens. With more than 20 years of trade experience, you can put your full trust in us to provide you with any type of plumbing and heating service you need.

30 Oct 2020
gas engineer

When your boiler is working efficiently and running as it should, you will enjoy low energy bills and have a home environment that is comfortable and warm. This is very important during the cold weather months when you count on your boiler to work as it should. But boilers can run inefficiently and wear out, meaning you will need to replace your boiler. Here are a few tell-tale signs that may indicate it’s time to replace your current boiler with a new one.

Your Boiler Fails to Produce Heat Rapidly

One of the most obvious signs that your boiler may need to be replaced is if it is not producing heat as quickly as it used to. A modern boiler can produce heat on-demand but if this doesn’t happen, your boiler may need to be replaced. At the very least, you should have your boiler inspected and maintained to find out why it’s producing heat more slowly.

Your Boiler is More than 15 Years Old

The average lifespan of a modern boiler is 15 years. However, with regular servicing and maintenance, boilers can last longer. If your boiler is approaching the age of 15, you may want to do some budgeting so you can buy a new one soon.

Your Boiler Needs Regular Repairs

If your boiler is giving you problems wherein you are regularly having it checked and repaired, the chances are it’s time to replace it with a new one. Older boilers typically need a a good deal of maintenance and/or repairs in order to simply continue doing their job. It would be far more cost-effective to replace your ageing boiler with a new one compared to having to continually pay a professional to repair and maintain the boiler you have now.

Your House Isn’t As Warm as You’d Like it To Be

Are your radiators feeling cooler than they used to? Does your boiler keep turning on and off? Then you are most likely wasting energy and paying higher energy bills while you are feeling uncomfortable. If you were to replace your boiler with a new one, you would feel the difference immediately.

Your Boiler is Making Odd Noises

If you are hearing strange noises coming from your boiler like clunking and banging sounds, there could be a number of factors causing this ranging from a pump that’s not running right to a blocked heat exchanger.  Older boilers that haven’t been maintained well and which must work harder to give off heat often make a variety of sounds.

JM Plumbing & Heating Services offers boiler repair and heating installation services for Skelmersdale, Wigan, Ormskirk, Southport, Liverpool and St Helens. Whether you need boiler diagnosis, boiler service or a new boiler installed, our Gas Safe engineers have the experience and expertise to get the job done right. Please give us a call on 07870 861 358.

20 Oct 2020
boiler repairs

JM Plumbing & Heating Services in Skelmersdale offer boiler cleaning, boiler servicing and boiler repair services in Southport as well as all of the neighbouring communities. You count on your boiler to keep you warm and comfortable which is especially important during the cold weather months. But when your boiler fails to operate correctly, stops working or completely breaks down, it’s important to contact one of the leading boiler service and boiler repair companies in Southport right away.

JM Plumbing & Heating Engineer Services is a leading Southport boiler servicing and repair company that has more than 20 years of experience. Whether you need your boiler cleaned, diagnosed, repaired or replaced, we have all your boiler needs covered. We work hard to keep Southport warm so you can be sure we have the knowledge and experience required to keep your boiler working all year round. We know that it’s never a good time to have your boiler break down and our boiler repair experts have seen it all from small leaks to extensive boiler rebuilds.

Our philosophy is to provide value for money, do the right job at the right price and at the right time. We are proud of the outstanding reputation we’ve earned for ourselves as being one of the area’s most recommended boiler cleaning, servicing and repair companies. We can provide you with a boiler diagnosis, move an existing boiler, clean your boiler and repair & service boilers of all types while providing you with fantastic customer service.

Southport Boiler Cleaning, Boiler Servicing and Boiler Repair

It is important to have your boiler serviced every year. As your boiler gets older, this annual service will ensure that it is running safety and efficiently. Our boiler repair service in Southport is carried out by fully qualified and experienced Gas Safe registered engineers. By having your boiler cleaned regularly, it will ensure that it safely runs reliably and as efficiently as possible.

A boiler breakdown is never good news. With the busy lives we lead today, it can be very stressful to have your boiler stop working or in need of repair. At JM Plumbing & Heating Services, we understand that suddenly being left without heat or hot water is uncomfortable to say the least.

Whether you are a home owner, small shop owner, a tenant or landlord, we know how important it is to get your boiler fixed so your life can return to normal. We are experts at diagnosing boiler problems and can repair problems with boilers quickly and efficiently. We have a great deal of experience dealing with boiler breakdowns of all the major boiler brands so you can rest easy knowing that we can repair your boiler swiftly while causing little or no disruption to your daily activities.

For boiler cleaning, boiler servicing and boiler repairs in Southport, call JM Plumbing & Heating Services at 07870 861 358 or contact us online.

28 Sep 2020
Boiler repairs & servicing

JM Plumbing & Heating Services provides Boiler Cleaning, Servicing & Boiler Repair in Aughton and the surrounding areas. When your boiler stops working, fails to work properly or is in need of servicing or cleaning, it’s important to contact a boiler expert. With more than 15 years in the industry, our company has the expertise and knowledge needed to service, repair or clean all types of boilers. Our skilled gas engineers are boiler specialists that can handle all your boiler needs from routine inspections to complete boiler repair.

Even though you depend on your boiler for heat and hot water, it is easy to take your boiler for granted. And when something does go wrong, it’s important to get the help you need from a reliable Aughton boiler repair & service company with a great reputation. JM Plumbing & Heating Services is proud of the reputation we’ve built for ourselves over the years. We understand how stressful it can be when you have boiler problems or need your boiler fixed  in a hurry. We are always available to help you with any boiler problems you may experience and we fully guarantee all the work we do!

It is important to have your boiler inspected once per year. By having a gas engineer look your boiler over thoroughly, you’re given the peace of mind knowing that your boiler is running safely and efficiently. Routine inspections also help save on your energy costs as any problems present will be detected by the gas engineer carrying out the inspection. We know how important it is to home and small shop owners and landlords and tenants to use as little energy as possible when heating their premises. When you have JM Plumbing & Heating Services inspect your boiler every year, we will be sure that your boiler is working as safely and efficiently as possible to help you save on energy use.

Whether you need an old boiler moved or require a certified gas engineer to service and maintain your current boiler, we consider no job too big or too small. Just call us on 07870 861 358 for all your boiler needs and we’ll quickly and efficiently provide you with the excellent service you both expect and deserve. We take pride in being a company that’s focused on providing each customer with superior service because after all, our reputation depends on it!

JM Plumbing & Heating Services is proud to provide boiler cleaning, servicing & boiler repairs in Aughton and the surrounding areas. All our work is backed by a full guarantee and we provide manufacturers guarantees on any supplies used. We work hard to keep Aughton warm. We want to provide you with the boiler services, repair and cleaning you need when you need it and at a fair price. Call us today on 07870 861 358 or get in touch via our contact page.

17 Sep 2020
heating and boiler repairs

If you’re in need of boiler cleaning, servicing or boiler repairs in Ormskirk, look no further than JM Plumbing & Heating Services. Our engineers have been providing home and small business owners, tenants and landlords in Ormskirk and the surrounding areas with superior boiler cleaning, servicing and repair for over 20 years.

It’s never pleasant to discover that your boiler is not working and especially if it’s winter time. Cleaning, servicing and repairing boilers is something our company specialises in so don’t hesitate to call us on 07870 861 358 for all your boiler repair or servicing needs. Whether you need a boiler moved or your boiler diagnosed, cleaned or repaired, we consider no job too big or too small! We can arrive at your premises swiftly to provide you with friendly, reliable boiler service whether you need a one-off repair or an expert to determine why your boiler is malfunctioning.

We understand how stressful it is to suddenly find yourself in need of a boiler repair service. That is why we aim to provide each customer we serve with fast and efficient boiler services delivered by our skilled engineers. We are experts at diagnosing boiler problems and can repair problems with boilers affordably, quickly and efficiently. You can trust us for all your boiler needs from cleaning boilers to general boiler service and repair and more.

It’s important to have your boiler inspected once each year to ensure that it runs as safely and efficiently as possible. We can help remind you of this by sending you a timely reminder when this is due. You count on your boiler to provide you with warmth and hot water, so naturally it’s important to have your boiler looked over thoroughly every year to ensure that it doesn’t let you down.

JM Plumbing & Heating Services in Skelmersdale is proud to offer comprehensive boiler cleaning, boiler servicing & boiler repairs in Ormskirk and the surrounding areas. Call us today on 07870 861 358 for all your boiler needs or contact us online.

Our fully licensed gas engineers are specialists at servicing, repairing and cleaning boilers of all the major brands. Our work is fully guaranteed and we provide manufacturers warranties on whatever we supply. We are available to help you with your boiler needs and we consider no job too small or large. JM Plumbing & Heating Services has a great reputation as being a reliable, trustworthy Ormskirk boiler repair, cleaning and service provider. We welcome you to contact us whenever you need superior boiler services.