London Airlock Plumbing Solutions

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Airlocks Services in London, UK

Although they are hidden from view most of the time, the pipes within your plumbing system must remain in good working condition if your household is to run smoothly. Problems with blocked pipes and backed-up drains create an uncomfortable time for everyone. One issue that causes a lot of problems in some homes is an airlock.

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What is an Airlock?

An airlock refers to the restriction or stoppage of liquid (water) within a pipe, from gas being trapped inside. Since gas is not as dense as liquid, it rises to the highest points of the pipe and when pressure is applied, it halts the flow of water. In some cases, this trapped gas forms bubbles that can come out of the tap when you turn on the water, but restrictions or complete blockages can also occur.

Why Do Airlocks Occur?

An airlock may occur in your pipes if the system has been emptied for servicing and is being filled once again, or if pipe work or a pump has been poorly installed and is pulling air into the system. Sometimes it is necessary to vent the highest points in the system to prevent airlocks.

Professional Airlock Solutions

If you have intimate knowledge of your plumbing system and have experience making repairs you may be able to tackle the removal of an airlock on your own. However, in most cases it is wise to defer to professionals. Your local engineer may need to increase the water pressure to help push the bubble through. This may be accomplished by turning on the water or by inserting a hose at the correct spot, with the correct amount of pressure.

If increasing the pressure is not enough to eliminate the airlock, the engineer may have to drain the entire system. The main water valve must be shut off, all the taps turned to the on position so they are drained and all the toilets flushed so they are empty. Next, the main water valve is turned back on and the airlock should be removed. Many homeowners like to try these repairs on their own but for guaranteed success, we recommend calling on a professional.

If water is not flowing through your pipes as it usually does and you suspect an airlock, call FD Plumbing & Heating on 020 7060 4770 for service in London and the surrounding areas. Expect quick results you can trust.

Our services extend to the following Boroughs and Postcodes


Westminster

Adelphi Mayfair
Aldwych Millbank
Bayswater Paddington
Belgravia Paddington Green
Charing Cross Pimlico
Chinatown Portman Estate
Covent Garden Queen’s Park
Devil’s Acre Soho
Fitzrovia St James’s
Holborn St John’s Wood
Hyde Park Strand
Kensal Town Temple
Knightsbridge Victoria
Lisson Grove Westbourne
Maida Vale Westbourne Green
Marylebone Westminster

EC4, SW1, SW7, W1, W2, W9, W10, W11, WC2, NW1, NW6, NW8


Wandsworth

 Balham Roehampton
Battersea Southfields
Earlsfield Streatham Park
Furzedown Tooting
Nine Elms Wandsworth
Putney Wimbledon Common
Putney Vale

SW4, SW8, SW11, SW12, SW15, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19, SW95


Tower Hamlets

 Bethnal Green  Isle of Dogs
 Blackwall  Leamouth
 Bow  Limehouse
 Bow Common  Mile End
 Bromley-by-Bow  Millwall
 Cambridge Heath  Old Ford
 Canary Wharf  Poplar
 Coldharbour  Ratcliff
 Cubitt Town  St George in the East
 Docklands  Spitalfields
 East Smithfield  Stepney
 Fish Island  Wapping
 Globe Town  Whitechapel
 Hackney Wick

EC2, EC3, E1, E2, E3, E9, E14, E15, E20


Southwark

 Bankside Honor Oak
 Bermondsey Kennington
 Borough Newington
 Camberwell Nunhead
 Crystal Palace Peckham
 Denmark Hill Peckham Rye
 Deptford Rotherhithe
 Dulwich Southwark
 Dulwich Village Surrey Quays
 East Dulwich Sydenham
 Elephant and Castle Walworth
Forest Hill West Dulwich
 Herne Hill

SE1, SE4, SE5, SE8, SE11, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE19, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE26


Kensington and Chelsea

Brompton North Kensington
Chelsea Notting Hill
Earl’s Court South Kensington
Holland Park Kensington High Street
Ladbroke Grove West Brompton
Kensington World’s End

SW1, SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10, W2, W8, W10, W11, W14, NW10



Islington

Angel Islington
Archway Kings Cross
Barnsbury Lower Holloway
Canonbury Mildmay
Clerkenwell Nag’s Head
Farringdon Newington Green
Finsbury Pentonville
Finsbury Park St Luke’s
Highbury Tufnell Park
Highgate Upper Holloway
Holloway

N1, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N16, N19, EC1, EC2, WC1, NW5


Hammersmith and Fulham

Fulham Shepherd’s Bush
Hammersmith Walham Green
Old Oak Common West Kensington
Parsons Green White City
Sands End

W3, W4, W6, W10, W11, W12, W14, NW10, SW6, SW10


Hackney

Bethnal Green Lea Bridge
Dalston London Fields
De Beauvoir Town Lower Clapton
Finsbury Park, London Manor House
Hackney Central Newington Green
Hackney Downs Shacklewell
Hackney Marshes Shoreditch
Hackney Wick South Hackney
Haggerston Stamford Hill
Homerton Stoke Newington
Hoxton Upper Clapton
Kingsland

EC1, EC2, E1, E2, E5, E8, E9, E10, E15, E20, N1, N4, N5, N15, N16.



City of London

Aldgate Hatton Garden
Bank High Holborn
Barbican Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Billingsgate Liverpool Street
Blackfriars Lombard Street
Broadgate Mansion House
Bunhill Fields Monument
Cannon Street Old Broad Street
Chancery Lane Shoreditch
Clerkenwell St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Cornhill St Luke’s
Farringdon St Mary Axe
Fenchurch Street St Paul’s
Fetter Lane Temple
Gracechurch Street Tower Hill
Guildhall

EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, WC1, WC2, E1



Camden

Belsize Park Highgate
Bloomsbury Holborn
Camden Town Kentish Town
Chalk Farm Kings Cross
Covent Garden Primrose Hill
Dartmouth Park St. Giles
Fitzrovia St Pancras
Fortune Green Somers Town
Frognal South Hampstead
Gospel Oak Swiss Cottage
Hampstead Tufnell Park
Haverstock  West End
West Hampstead

N1, N6, N7, N19, NW1, NW2, NW3, NW5, NW6, NW8, EC1, WC1, WC2, W1, W9