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Garden Plumbing Additions

It is Spring Time and while the weather in Glasgow may never be as hot and sunny as we would all like, it is time to get your garden ready for the Summer.

And one was you can get your garden looking tip top is with a new outdoor tap fitted for your garden.  What easier way is there to keep your plants well watered, your car gleaming clean and whatever else you may need watered that with an outdoor tap.


Adding an outdoor tap to your home is a lot easier than you may think.  As one of the leading local plumbers in Glasgow, adding new piping and fitting taps is a fairly common job for us.  And beyond a slight change in materials used to cope with the Scottish weather, even fitting the tap is an easy job for us.

So if you are wanting to make the most out of your garden this summer, call JSL Plumbing today.

Electric Shower Repair

Electric Shower Repair

Electric showers are a wonderful device.  Hot water almost immediately and at a good pressure.

But with every positive, there is a negative. And with ‘cheaper’ electric showers, that negative comes in weaker parts and more breakable parts.

And that leads us to a call out we had last week.  A client was having a shower and when they were done and went to turn the knob of the shower off, nothing happened.  The on/off dial kept spinning.

Thankfully, electric showers stop working if you shut off their electricity supply so they were not left in a situation where the water was running consistently.  But they still had the problem of how to fix their electric shower.

As the plumber they have used for many years, we were called to see if we could fix it.

As usual, they booked in a time slot and when we arrived, we quickly got to work.

The problem was easy to spot once we have taken the covering off the shower.  The on/off dial internal plastic mechanism had snapped meaning that while the dial could turn, it wasn’t completing its primary function of actually turning on or off the electric shower.

We fixed the connection wheel of the on/off switch before resealing the shower unit and then conducting a series of tests to ensure that the fix was in fact permanent.

And once that was done, we were back on our way onto the next plumbing job.

If you have an electric shower that has developed a fault, call the plumbing professionals in Glasgow – JSL.

With real values, a firm focus on delivering quality work and no call out fee, it is easy to see why we are one of the top rated plumbers in Glasgow.

Call us today on 0141 406 1658.

Ready to roll in 2021

Ready to roll in 2021

2020 is finally behind us and while it is unfortunate that the global pandemic that dominated the news in the last year has followed us into the new year, we at least have a vaccine in sight.

But before things hopefully go back to normal in the near(ish) future, there is still the matter of daily plumbing jobs that need to be looked at.
Leaking toilets, dripping taps, blocked sinks and all sorts of other plumbing problems that you need help with.

At JSL Plumbing, we have grown to become one of the leading local plumbers in Glasgow. Our reputation for quality, honest service and fair pricing has seen us regularly voted one of the top three plumbers in Glasgow.

And as we head into the early phase of 2021, you can expect nothing less that this same quality service from us with each and every call out we receive.

While we have unfortunately had to go back into lockdown like we did in early Spring 2020, the JSL Plumbing team are still just a phone call away for all your plumbing services.
We look forward to working with all our customers across the year ahead.

Finishing the year on a high

Finishing the year on a high

If you google ‘Best Plumber in Glasgow’ there is a site called ‘Three Best Rated’
It uses a 50-point check system to source what it feels are the three best plumbers in Glasgow.

We can’t remember when the last time was that we were not featured.

And it is a great way to finish the year and start a new one.
2020 has been a pretty terrible year for pretty much everyone. But with a light at the end of the tunnel, we are able to step into 2021 with a bit more confidence and hope that we may have had just a couple of months ago.
But between now and when the Coronavirus has finally been defeated, we will continue to offer a quality service, taking on board all the safety distancing government guidelines to ensure that our team and our customers are safe.

Happy New Year everyone.

Fixing another plumbers poor service

Fixing another plumbers poor service

Plumbing may not be as exciting and glamorous as other services out there but it is essential to your homes water supply, heating and toilet flushing.

But for such an essential service that we all need at some point, there are sadly some plumbers in Glasgow who either do things at a lower quality or simply don’t have the skill to do the job properly.

You would be amazed at how many times we are called up by customers in the West End who have used another plumber and been dramatically let down.

And that is exactly what has happened last week.

It may not be an exciting picture but if you look at the white circle in the middle of the drain pipe, you will see that it is a large ball of silicone. What can only be described as a complete idiot of a plumber decided that rather than remove the opening in the pipe and fix it, they simply gummed it up with silicone. This was behind a kitchen cabinet and had been leaking for ages.

Poor quality plumbers may save you a few quid in the short term but will always cost you more in the long run.

The pipe in the picture was spotted by the home owner because the leak had caused permanent water damage and warping to their wooden kitchen cabinets.

We found it and fixed it properly. Because as a local drainage company, we have built our reputation on trust, quality and fairness.

A leak from one flat to another

Need a plumber because of a leak in another flat?

We were called out to a block of flats in Glasgow because a plumbing leak was dripping down from one flat to another.  The leaking pipe was a challenge to access but as one of the leading Glasgow plumber trace service providers, we were able to find the fault and of course fix it.

Booking a time slot that works for you

Booking a time slot that works for you

Now that schools have started to go back arcross Glasgow, finding the time to call out a plumber to fix your bathroom sink or add in a new sink in the utility room becomes a lot harder.

So many plumbers will give you common response ‘I will try and make it out to you some time next week’

Not exactly helpful information.

At JSL Plumbing, we are one of Glasgow’s leading plumbers.  We have got to where we are by offering a quality service at a fair price but we have also done it by making life as easy for our customers.

Take our booking system for example.  If you call JSL Plumbing, you don’t speak to one of our plumbers while they have their head stuck under the kitchen sink.  You speak to a polite, friendly call centre team who can book in a slot that fits your schedule.  We can advise you on our free slots over the next couple of weeks and get you booked in for the slot that you prefer.

And we keep to our slots. If you check out checkatrade.com, you can see that for timekeeping, we score 98%.  The missing 2% – we will put that down to Friday rush hour traffic on a rainy day.

But in all seriousness, we offer a quality service at a fair price.  We guarantee all of our work and parts and we will turn up when we say we will

When it comes to looking for a reliable plumber in Glasgow – what more could you want?

It’s not all broken toilets

A burst pipe and water pooling

Fixing a burst pipe and water pooling in a driveway

Pipes do not wait to burst at your convenience.  They happen whenever they feel like it.  So for one of our customers in Scotstoun in the West End of Glasgow, it came as quite a shock when they came downstairs in the morning to find water pooling in their garden.

What had happened, why had it happened and what could they do to stop it?  Those were the questions that ran through the customers mind.  But the first sensible thing they did was call JSL Plumbing.


They have used us before when we fixed a leaking kitchen tap and were impressed at our attitude, pricing and timekeeping.  All things that we have kept up and more often than not – exceeded since our paths last crossed.

So they called our friendly team, notified them that this was indeed a plumbing emergency and our of our trained and qualified plumbers was dispatched ASAP.


We inspected the problem, confirmed what the cause was and made sure we got approval from the customer to proceed based on the cost we provided (which as always was fair).

The problem was a worn out copper pipe.  It happens from time to time.  Older copper pipes can eventually fail through simple corrosion.  And that is what happened here.


So our team had to dip up the burst pipe to replace it.  We of course checked over the system to make sure that there were no other leaks and then went on our way to the next plumbing emergency in and around Glasgow.

The drama of a leaking pipe under the floor

We were called by a customer in Strathbungo because they had found that there was a leaking pipe under their floor and had created a mini pool of water in the ground.


They had found it by accident.  They were accessing under the floor to lay down some poison as they have been plagued by rodents.  When they lifted the floor hatch to lay some poison, they were greeted to a pool of water.


A washer had given up on the on/off tap for the homes main water supply and for a wee while had been leaking out water.  Initially it just water logged the ground but eventually there was too much water to drain away any more and it became a pool of water.


As a recommended, quality plumber in Glasgow, we got the call to help fix the problem.


After assessing the situation, we quoted a price and got to work.


The first thing we did was kill the power to the house.  In older houses like this, especially if there has been evidence of rodents, you simply don’t know if all the electrical wires under the floor are sealed.  So the last thing we wanted to do was get electrocuted when in the puddles of water.


So we got to work replacing the washer and removed the build up of water.  We advised the customer on a monthly schedule to help air out the space to allow the ground to dry quickly.


The customer was happy with the outcome and was pretty relived that it hadn’t ended up being worse.


If you have a plumbing emergency, call JSL Plumbing today.

Call us today for all your plumbing services in Glasgow: 0141 406 1658

  • Quick resolution of problem and good communication.
  • Very friendly throughout the process. Clear information given and very thorough. I will be using them again!
  • JSL Plumbing & Heating replaced a kitchen and a bathroom tap and fixed a toilet where the cistern was leaking into the bowl. He was personable and professional, and provided advice on which replacement taps we might want to get for the bathroom. He provided updates on his progress throughout, and the pricing was reasonable. We have used JSL before and would happily do so again. Have also recommended this company to others.
  • Job completed to our satisfaction. Bathroom and en-suite left tidy and work completed in the timescale agreed and charged as per the quote. Good quality fittings used. Would certainly use JSL Plumbing Services again in future.
  • Jim assessed the leak, which required repair and offered an honest appraisal. He was on time, polite and carried out the work as planned. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and would use for a larger installation in the future.
  • Had a bent radiator pipe I needed replacing and as I'd already called them out thought I'd get some bath taps fitted. I'd been putting the job off as it was in a really awkward tight place and knew it wouldn't be pleasant. The plumber was happy to help and it didn't cost me as much as I expected for the time and fiddly nature of the job.
  • Very good service with work done quickly after contacting company.

JSL Plumbing in Glasgow

A reliable, professional and trusting plumber in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. For quotations, emergency call outs and commercial contracts please call our head office on 0141 406 1658.

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