See what can happen when you don’t hire someone who knows what they are doing

We saw an absolute cracker this week.

We were called by a new customer who had trouble leaving their house.  Call a locksmith you might say. But on this occasion, the door and the lock was not the problem. The problem was a large, heavy radiator blocking the front door.

A builder had installed the very heavy vertical radiator using spiral fixings rather than put timber in the wall to provide strength. One heavy radiator held on by spiral fixings on an unsupported plasterboard wall….you do the maths.

The radiator (to the surprise of no one) fell off in the morning and took lumps out of the wall and door as it fell. Such was the way it had fallen that the customer couldn’t actually get out of their front door. I had to use the tradesman’s entrance.

When it comes to fitting radiators, there is the right way of doing it and the wrong way of doing it.  A heavy radiator like that should have been securely fitted and it is very lucky that nobody was hurt.

At JSL Plumbing, we pride ourselves on the quality of our work.  Not just in the finish but in the installation as well.  With so many years experience working in houses old and new, we will always give the best, most honest advice we can when it comes to everything from installing a new radiator to fitting an electric shower.

So if you want a reliable, quality plumber in Glasgow who will do the work you want at the quality you expect then call JSL today.  Based in Bearsden, we cover all of Glasgow for your plumbing needs.

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

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