As experienced emergency plumbers and heating engineers covering Staines, Ealing Heating & Plumbing Ltd are knowledgeable in all aspects of heating and plumbing work. Our company has been carrying out services such as boiler repairs, boiler servicing, central heating service checks and powerflushing for over 30 years. On this page, we’re looking at a brief history of the plumbing and heating industry.
As you read this you may be sitting comfortably in a home warmed up by a central heating system, with tap water on-hand the moment you need it. An amazing luxury that we tend to take for granted, plumbing and central heating is an integrated part of our everyday lives and we often don’t even think about it until boiler repairs, boiler servicing or a central heating service is suddenly needed.
Prior to the modern systems we have today, which includes 95% of households in Staines and the rest of the UK possessing a central heating system, people had to spend painstaking hours heaving coal around to keep fires going. Before indoor plumbing, water had to be collected and hauled for use and as for the toilets, using chamberpots and emptying them (or having them emptied) into sewers and latrines was the main way go to.
The Romans perfected the hypocaust system that was influenced by the central heating of the Greeks. This involved building hollow channels inside floors and walls, to bring warm air from fires in the lower rooms throughout the building. In Roman times, lead pipes were also first used for plumbing and the word ‘plumbers’ used to describe workers who worked on the systems, as the Latin word for lead is ‘Plumbum’.
Today, we recognise emergency plumbers in Staines as specialists who install and repair piping, fixtures and appliances that relate to our water supplies and drainage systems. Heating plumbers (or engineers) work on maintaining and installing pipework and appliances relating to heating. Since Ancient times, plumbing and heating systems have greatly developed and the pipes and central heating systems that are more recognisable today were due to the growth of modern cities in the 19th century.
Here at Ealing Heating & Plumbing Ltd, we have been specialising in domestic and commercial heating and plumbing for over 30 years. All our emergency plumbers and heating engineers are Gas Safe registered, with the skills, insurance and training to work on all types of boilers and heating systems in Staines safely. From boiler repairs and boiler servicing, to central heating service checks and blockage removals, we are your one-stop-shop for all your heating, plumbing and gas work requirements.
Our emergency plumbers and engineers provide an honest, reliable and efficient service for customers in Staines and the surrounding areas.
You can count on our specialists to have a clear understanding about your heating and plumbing systems, pinpointing cost effective solutions. Contact us today for competitively priced boiler repairs & installations, boiler servicing, plumbing services, along with central heating service maintenance, repairs & installations.