Crimping technology

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Where hot works are problematic in such places as care homes, hospitals, thatched roofs, shopping centres and timber frames etc.

Martin burrows plumbers can offer a flame free jointing solution without the use of compression joints.

The trade refer to these as crimped or pressed fitting. Using a crimping gun to compress a rubber washer and form a non demountable
joint that can withstand high pressure for use on hot and cold heating and even gas pipes.

If you have a scenario where conventional methods of jointing will not be suitable Martin Burrows Plumbers Ltd have the answer. Call/email us via our details on our contact page if you have any queries.

Valve maintenance

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Valve maintenance

Whether your the owner of a large commercial premises or a domestic property ensuring your valves are working and ready for when you need them is so important.
Can you imagine having a leak and not being able to shut the water off because the valve no longer works?.

Simple valve maintenance could prevent the valves from seizing and becoming useless.

Simply turn off the stop tap by rotating the handle clockwise, check the water at the cold tap has stopped and then re-open by turning the handle anti-clockwise until it
stops and then a quarter turn back, check around the spindle for any leaks if one is found simply tighten the small packing gland, a slight nip clockwise with a spanner
should do it (see video below).

TOP TIP! Doing this annually or even every 6 months helps to keep the valve free moving and ready for when you need it.

For demonstration purposes and a walk through audio guide please feel free to watch the small video clip below.

Commercial premises may need a more extensive valve maintenance as they may have many zones with many valves. Again ensuring these valves work is so important.
Being able to shut down a zone as apposed to the whole premises in the event of a leak is vital.

Martin Burrows Plumbers Ltd has extensive experience working on commercial properties such as Northampton General Hospital and Northampton, Saints Rugby Club.

Why not consider using us to create an annual maintenance program for your building?

We are always happy to quote for any projects or maintenance works you may have (see contact).

How to make sure your heating system is ready for the up and coming winter.

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Many people leave there big switch on until the last minute this is a mistake as over long periods the valves and the boiler component tend to seize (this will lead on to my next blog about valve maintenance coming soon

So how do we avoid this problem?

Its as simple as just flicking your heating on even if it’s just for a short period of time to allow the valve to open and close. This will reduce the chances of the valve seizing and leading to your heating not working when you need it most!.


  1. Repeating this a few times throughout the summer period should help the components stay freely moving.

Also another important element of heating systems is to ensure your system inhibitor levels are topped up.

Corrosion inhibitor is as important to heating systems as engine oil is to a car engine. It reduces the level of corrosion within your system and helps improve performance.

We offer and install a range of system improving products such as magna cleans that collect moving metal fragment within the heating system and prevent the build up of sludge within your radiators.

For the heating system that has been neglected and has poor performance we can offer a power flush, this pretty much does what it says on the tin!.

We use a high performing pump to move a cleaning agent around your radiators individually and around your pipe work, this breaks down the deposits that are blocking the hot water from circulating. We then finish by flushing out the cleaner and treat the system with corrosion inhibitor. We have seen vast improvement in virtually all the systems we have performed this on in the past and would be happy to discuss more with you if needed.

Why not combine both power flush and the installation of a magna clean to optimise the performance of you heating system?. This will aid and reduce fuel consumption and lengthen the life of your boiler a winning combination!.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any queries via our contact page.