Plumbers Warn Clean Hacks Could Cost Consumers Money

Ability provides plumbing, heating, and electrical services in the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Crowborough, and East Grinstead and surrounding areas. Keeping bathrooms, kitchens, and appliances clean can help with the durability however care always needs to be taken that cleaning hacks or products won’t do more harm than good.

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A mum recently went viral after sharing a simple trick for keeping her toilet clean and smelling fresh, but experts are warning against it

If you love keeping up with all the latest cleaning tips and tricks, you might recently have seen one doing the rounds involving toilets.

A mum went viral on Facebook after sharing her “little secret” for making her toilet look fresh and smell clean every time someone flushed it.

The woman explained in the group, Mums Who Clean, that she’d been using this trick for the last 14 years.

She wrote: “[Put] Dishwashing liquid in the toilet tank compartment and every flush is fresh clean smelly bubbles and toilet always looks clean.”

Many people thought it was a great idea and vowed to try it for themselves, while others weren’t so sure about it.

If you were wondering whether or not to give it a go, it seems an expert now has the answer for you.

Daniel our plumber explained why you shouldn’t try it at home

We have advised people against using products that were not designed for use in a toilet system.

He said: “Ability plumbers advise that it’s safest to use cleaning products specifically designed for flush toilets. People living outside built-up areas who use septic tanks should ensure the product used is compatible with septic systems.”

He added that customers should always think about the environment when choosing cleaning products.

If you’re now looking for a more eco-friendly way to make your toilet crystal clean, you might want to consider using a pumice stone.

A woman recently posted in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group to say she’d purchased a pumice stone from her local pharmacy and used it to remove grime from the toilet bowl.

She explained: “Since moving into my new house a year and half ago the toilets in the house have always annoyed me.

“I’m guessing the people before didn’t clean the toilets much! I had tried everything, scrubbing, bleach. So for months, I’ve had those loo things that coloured the water, but I could still see it.

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Water Softener Installation And The Benefits

The benefits of water softener installation in a home, especially in hard water areas can prevent the build-up of limescale in kitchen and bathroom appliances.  This can extend the appliances’ life span.  It is, however, an additional source of revenue and a good way to make plumbing jobs profitable.

The installation will be dependent on where the location of the incoming mains water stopcock is positioned, however it can be fitted in various places throughout the home.  It may be that there is existing cupboard space that will be an ideal place to install the water softener rather than beneath the sink itself.

Water Softener Installation Process

The installation of the water softener will take between three to four hours.  The first step is to turn the water off and drain down the system to complete all necessary pipework.  This enables the water to be turned back on as quickly as possible and minimise disruption.

The bypass set will need to be assembled and tightened before putting it into the correct position.

Alterations to the pipework may need to be carried out to accommodate the bypass set for the water softener.  This pipework will need to be prepared and fitted into place.

Whilst fitting the water softener many customers may choose to have a hard water feed incorporated alongside the bypass set for a drinking water supply.  When these works have been completed the mains can be turned back on.

The water softener unit can now be fitted. 

A hole for the overflow will need to be drilled from the outside in to avoid damage to brickwork and the hose cut down to the right size and fitted.

If the customer has decided to have a hard water feed incorporated alongside the water softener then a three-way tapwill need to replace the standard tap.

If the water softener system is not electric it will not require any further maintenance.  The customer should be advised that one salt block per household, per member, per month, will be required to ensure the water softener works efficiently and this will reduce the use of household products.

Please call Ability if you want to consider having a water softener system in your home.

An Excellent Local Recommended Plumber. Can you be Sure?

Our reputation as a company is a number one priority. We value our customer’s opinions and we regularly ask for feedback and reviews. We belive we are a good local recommended plumber.

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It is all essential for us to recognise where we have provided both a good and bad service, so we can change things where necessary and grow in this ever-changing profession and plumbing, heating and electrical industry.

So we ask for all customers to provide us with their feedback on our engineer’s workmanship, cleanliness, manners and presentation. This has proved to be a foundation stone in the growth and success of Ability. This enables us to see we remain an excellent local recommended plumber.

An Excellent Local Recommended Plumber

The team work with pride and we have a family values ethos that sees we care for our customers home and loved ones, as well as getting on together much like one big family. this sees us as an excellent local recommended plumber.

With our new staff integrating well amongst the existing staff, a policy that allows everyone the freedom to work well together and get along and a social incentive so that we all keep in touch outside of work, our moto brings home happiness in the workplace and comfort to the team.

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So if you need an excellent local recommended plumber. If you are struggling to find someone to trust and want to invite into your home someone who is respectable, knowledgeable, qualified, experienced in his job and polite. Then its one of the team here at Ability you need.

You can call us any time of the day and night and we will do our best to see we provide you with the service that you deserve and require. The service that here at Ability we pride ourselves on to give the best service an excellent recommended plumber can provide.

Thursdays warm weather means Swimming pool boilers are top of our repair list

As the weather warms up our Gas engineer Tom is busy with repairs to boilers and plumbing repairs today. He is working in the Sevenoaks area first this morning on an outside tap and then he’s off to East Grinstead to look at two boilers and a toilet that’s not flushing.

Max is continuing on a boiler installation in Reigate today and we are happy that all works that’s scheduled is on time and all going to plan. We have Terry on Servicing of Oil boilers. This is all booked around the Tunbridge Wells area so if you need anything looked at we have engineers working in and around all the local areas we cover that are near to you.

Daniel has gas cookers to repair and install in Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks. With plenty of plumbing stock we can be on hand today for all your heating requirements and that brings us to the swimming pool boilers. We looked at two swimming pool boilers this week in Tunbridge Wells and both are now working efficiently and safely and are in use for today and this weekend.

We cover all aspects of repairs, cleaning, maintenance and installation of every type of swimming pool boiler. We have regular customers that we have visited this week, booked for today today and booked in for next week. With the weather like this we can appreciate that you might want to have a new outside tap fitted for the watering of your garden or an existing one serviced or rewashered. We are looking forward to five new installation quotes that have been accepted and two bathroom installations.

Finally we are on hand today or tomorrow to discuss any plumbing needs in any of our local areas so if you require any help at all than please give our office a call.


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Frantic Friday as a plumber-A Plumbing and Heating Engineers diary

Friday as a plumber! So as the week pulls to a close Plumber Max and Senior plumber Matt have had a good week. Central heating repairs, boiler installations and Gas plumbing jobs in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead are all in check and we are booking calls for the plumbers on call tomorrow and Sunday. So if you need your gas, central heating or plumbing problems resolved please do not hesitate to call us anytime.

below is a photo of a recent boiler installation completed by Max. A Worcester Bosch boiler installed by us as Gas Safe Engineers and Worcester Bosch Accredited installers. For your information i have included the links too.

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Local Worcester Bosch Boiler installation completed by Ability in Sevenoaks


The Sun is Shining We are Plumbers Smiling-Ready for Gas Repairs,Boiler Breakdown and Central Heating Servicing

Today brings an Oil boiler Repair for Plumbers Terry in Sevenoaks, Seal Chart a pipe leaking above a boiler in Tunbridge Wells, a Gas Certificate in the Centre of East Grinstead for Tom and many more Plumbing and Central Heating Repairs, so we are all Working Local Today. The Boiler installation is continuing with plumbers Max and Matt fitting the pump, flue, pipework and finalising the Gas supply while purging, commissioning and testing the new Heating and Hotwater System. So on this warm sunny day the team at Ability Plumbing and Heating are still all very busy maintaining some Customers systems working and renewing others. So if you need a Gas Fire Serviced, a toilet that’s not flushing or a dripping tap-Engineers are on hand today to suit your home plumbing system needs. Providing Same Day Service, we can be with you today at a reasonable cost. We pride ourselves on giving you the customer a fair price regardless of your call today or next week. Recently we have invested in some of our speciality LPG work with three Engineers who are LPG qualified and this Summer bringing many outdoor events we can provide certification for your Mobile Catering Stall or Van. We have over 20 years experience in the LPG industry in both domestic and commercial division. So if you are using Calor gas please give us a call and we can send a gas registered engineer. We work closely with Calor in both bottle and bulk tank installation. From LPG boilers, cookers, fires or your pipework one call covers it all. If you require any LPG gas please contact Calor at contact us via our online form or any of the phone numbers listed on our website. We have staff at the end of the phone ready to take your booking today.


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