Edinburgh Based Heating and Plumbing Engineers. We provide gas central heating and plumbing services throughout Edinburgh, Lothian and Fife region

Plumbing Tips

Blockages In The Waste Pipe

If the water flow from your sink or bath becomes slow, then it could be due to a blockage building up somewhere in the pipe system. This is a common problem due to leftover food and hair also being washed down the plug hole and accumulating in the pipes over time.

Solutions and Prevention

Commercial Drain Cleaners

Every major supermarket should stock an effective drain cleaner e.g. Domestos, Mr Muscle, Supermarket Own Brands etc. These products can be quite effective at clearing minor blockages, but care should be taken to follow the instructions and make sure the cleaner is not left to long in the pipes until it flushed through.


The old tried and tested plunger method can be just as effective if used correctly. The use of vaseline (petroleum jelly) around the base can help with sealing the plunger to the sink or bath hole. Then simply place the plunger over the water outlet and run the water, letting enough in the bowl to cover the base of the plunger. Next, hold a wet cloth over the overflow, give the plunger a few pumps to cause a vacuum and release. Repeat as necessary until the blockage is clear.

Blockage Rods

Some times you need to use a rod or snake to unblock the sink or bath. If this fails you could remove the trap and access the pipe run from here. It would be wise to have a bucket underneath resting on some plastic or a towel, as when the pipe is released a lot of waste and dirty water can come out.

greenline 2 taps releasing a water drop and a message about having the right tools

Professional Plumbers based in Edinburgh, Lothian

Edinburgh`s Professionally Qualified Plumbers and Heating Engineers

We are qualified plumbers ready and willing to deal with any plumbing problem you may encounter, no matter what size the job is. Our plumbers are respectful, courteous and professional and we are competitively priced.

We can also fit bathrooms, toilets or kitchens. We have the experience and skills to help you with all your home improvements.

We are experts installing new toilets, showers, baths, basins, washing machines, refrigerators, radiators, water softeners etc. We are happy to help no matter how small or large a task is and will give you the best possible advise that will suit your budget.

Your Local Plumbing Center

If you need a new sink, bath or shower and are based in Edinburgh, then why not take a trip to your local Plumbing Center located in Orwell Terrace. They are a nationwide company with over 490 branches selling all manner of plumbing and heating products. After choosing what you want from them, why not call us to have the item installed by professionals, their address is below:

Telephone Number: 0131 346 1190
24 Orwell Terrace
EH11 2DY

Edinburgh Capital Of Scotland

Edinburgh (Dùn Éideann in Scottish Gaelic) is the capital of Scotland and is the location of the new Scottish Parliament. Edinburgh is situated on the Firth of Forth and has a population of around 1/2 million people. The city is renowned for finance, Tourism, Education, Medicine and hosts the world`s largest art festival (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).

Some Of Our Plumbing Services

  • Gas central heating installation, repair and maintenance
  • Gas work, boiler replacements
  • Bathroom - replacement, installation, repair and maintenance
  • Landlord safety certificates and fault diagnosing
  • All types of plumbing and heating work considered
  • Kitchens fitted and installed
  • Kitchen and bathroom Tiling projects - Tasks big or small accepted
  • Power flushing for your heating systems
  • Shower and wet rooms into bathroom installations
  • Washing machines, dishwashers, radiators and other water based appliances installed

Some Popular Areas Of Edinburgh That Use Our Plumbing Services

Abbeyhill - Barnton - Blackhall - Bruntsfield - Colinton - Corstorphine - Craiglockhart - Cramond - Dalry - Gorgie - Leith - Marchmont - Merchiston - Morningside - Murrayfield - Newhaven - Newington - New Town - Old Town - Portobello - Stockbridge - Trinity - West End