Looking For An Emergency Plumber?

5 Jun

Hi guys!  My father had a real nightmare last week – he sprung a leak in the kitchen!  Unfortunately he has no plumbing skills what so ever so he rang me and I rushed around to his house to see if I could help him out.  The only problem is, I have no plumbing skills either!  Luckily I have a good friend who is an emergency plumber based in Birmingham (check his site here).  He came round within the hour and tried to sort out the problem for pops!

Now normally, you would expect the leak to be under the sink with reasonably good access.  Unfortunately for dad, and my mate, the leak was coming from a pipe that was buried in the kitchen floor.  This meant the flooring tiles had to be pulled up and the concrete floor in which the pipe was buried had to be chipped away!  The leak itself was really easy to remedy but all the work associated with it was a right pain.  Not only will the floor have to be patched up with a concrete mix, it will also need re-tiling.  Also, the tiles were really well stuck down so we had a bit of trouble lifting them and a couple got broken.  Dad thinks he has a couple spare in the garage but if he can’t find them, or has thrown them out then that spells trouble!  He will have to go and track down and buy so exact matches.  If he can’t find them then it looks like the whole floor will need to be tiled again.  Typical eh!

Anyway, check this video out for some cool plumbing tips;


The snow has disappeared! Are we going to get flooded?

28 Jan

Wow! The Snow has finally gone, and how quickly did it disappear? On Friday evening, I walked to the pub with great difficulty as all the pavements around my home were like sheets of ice. Had a few beers with my friends and then decided to walk back although on reflection, if the ice was still there, it would have been a really bad idea. However, in just over three and a half hours all the ice had disappeared!

This was because the temperatures went from around freezing up to 12°C which in turn sparked a really quick for of all the snow and ice. Unfortunately, this means there is a high chance of flooding in the area, and 26 flood warnings have been put in place throughout the Midlands.

Flood warning means that immediate action has to be taken and is quite serious. But that isn’t the full extent of the problem as it was 35 additional flood alerts which means people need to be on their guard to make sure they don’t get flooded. To put this in context, throughout the UK there have been 313 total flood alerts and also 74 flood warnings.

If you live in these flood affected areas just make sure you stay safe.

Good luck everyone!


17 Dec

Hi everyone,  I am Lilla and this is my new site dedicated to my home town of Birmingham!

I am going to discuss all things to do with Birmingham in a quest to raise its image and profile as I LOVE it!

Hope you all enjoy it!


The Bull Ring
Source: Malias