Avoid plumbing issues, by following these ten simple steps.
1. Prevent stop cocks from seizing up, by greasing them. Turn them off and on at least twice a year.
2. Learn the difference between a condensation and a leaking roof.
3. Clear your guttering annually to prevent damp issues
4. Caustic soda on plastic waste pipes will melt the trap and block the pipework. If the pipe becomes blocked, take the pipe apart with a bowl underneath the opening to prevent waste water spills onto the floor.
5. Limescale damages chrome. Half a lemon will get rid of most marks and will prolong the life of your taps both inside and out.
6. When putting down floorboards, mark out where pipes are so you don’t nail through them.
7. Know where the mains stop cock is in your home in an emergency to turn off the water supply.
8. Check any flat roofs for cracks. You can buy sealer to stem any leaks before they get bad enough to cause internal damage.
9. Don’t pour grease down your kitchen sink – it is the biggest cause of sink pipe work blockages.
10. Find out where your manhole drainage cover is, so that you can check for potential blockages and keep them free flowing. Use a hose pipe or jet of water to help keep them clear.
D.C. Gilks & Sons Plumbing & Heating Engineers in Cornwall
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Our main customer service area covers:
Penzance, Helston, Hayle, St Ives, Camborne, Redruth, Falmouth, Newquay, St Agnes, Truro and
We also cover other West Country Towns and Villages throughout Kernow
If you live in any of the Cornish Towns or Villages listed below...
Call Us to see if we can help you where you live in Cornwall.
Addington, Advent (civil parish), Albaston, Allet, Altarnun, Amalebra, Amalveor, Anderton, Angarrack, Angarrick, Antony, Antony Passage, Ashill, Ashton
Badgall, Badharlick, Bake, Bakesdown, Baldhu, Ball, Balwest, Bangors, Banns, Barcelona, Bareppa, Barkla Shop, Barripper,Bathpool, Beacon, Bealbury, Bealsmill, Beeny, Belowda, Bennacott, Berepper, Berriowbridge, Bethany, Bethel, Bilberry,Billacott, Biscovey, Bishop's Quay, Bissoe, Bissom, Black
Cross, Black Rock, Blackwater, Blisland, Blowinghouse, Blue Anchor,Blunts, Bocaddon, Bodanna, Bodbrane, Bodella, Bodellick, Bodelva, Boderwennack, Bodgate, Bodieve, Bodiggo, Bodilly,Bodiniel, Bodinnick, Bodmin, Bodrean, Bodrifty, Bodrigan, Boduel, Bodulgate, Bodwannick, Bodway, Bodwen, Bofarnel,Bohago, Bohetherick, Bohortha, Bojewyan, Bokiddick, Boleigh, Bolenowe, Bolingey, Bolitho,
Bolventor, Boquio, Boscadjack,Boscastle, Boscean, Boscoppa, Boscreege, Boskednan, Boskenna, Bosleake, Boslowick, Boslymon, Bosoughan,Bosporthennis, Bossiney, Boswednack, Boswin, Boswinger, Boswyn, Botallack, Botternell, Bottoms, Botusfleming, Bowithick,Bowling Green, Box's Shop, Boyton, Braddock, Bradford, Brane, Bray Shop, Brazacott, Brea, Breage, Brent, Bridge,
Bridgend, Bridges, Bridgetown, Brighton, Brill, Broad Lane, Broadlane, Brocton, Brooks,Brunnion,Buscaverran, Bude, Budge's Shop, Budock Water, Bugle, Burgois, Burlawn, Burlorne Pillow, Burlorne Tregoose, Burn, Burncoose, Burniere, Burnthouse, Burras, Burraton, Burraton Coombe,Buryas Bridge, Bush, Busveal, Butteris Gate, Buttsbear Cross
Cadgwith, Calenick, Callestick, Callington, Calloose, Calstock, Calvadnack, Camborne, Cambrose, Camelford, Camelford Station, Cannalidgey, Canonstown, Canworthy Water, Cape Cornwall, Caradon Town, Carbis, Carbis Bay, Carclaze, Carclew, Cardinham, Carey Park, Carfury, Cargreen, Carharrack, Carkeel, Carland Cross, Carleen, Carlidnack, Carloggas, Carludon, Carlyon Bay,
Carminow Cross,Carn Arthen, Carn Brea Village, Carn Towan, Carne, Carnebone, Carnhell Green, Carnhot, Carnkie, Helston, Carnkie, Redruth, Carnkief, Carnon Downs, Carnsmerry, Carnyorth, Caroe, Carpalla,Carthamartha, Carthew, Carwynnen, Carzise, Castallack, Castle Dore, Castle Gate, Castle Killibury, Catchall, Cawsand, Chacewater, Chapel, Chapel Amble, Chapel Town, Charaton
Cross, Charlestown,Chenhalls, Chilsworthy, Chiverton Cross, Church Coombe, Church Cove, Church Town, Churchbridge, Churchtown, Chyandour, Chyanvounder, Chycoose, Chynhale, Chynoweth, Chyvarloe, Clapper,Clerkenwater, Cliff, Clowance Wood, Clubworthy, Coad's Green, Cocks,
Cockwells, Colan, Cold Northcott, Coldharbour, Coldvreath, Collamoor Head, Come-to-Good, Comford, Comfort, Common Moor,Congdon's Shop, Connon, Connor Downs, Constantine, Cornwall, Constantine Bay, Cooksland, Coombe, Bude, Coombe, Camborne, Coombe, Liskeard, Coombe,
Redruth, Coombe, St. Austell, Coombe, Truro, Coppathorne, Copperhouse, Copthorne, Corgee, Costislost, Coswinsawsin, Couch's Mill, Coverack, Cowlands, Cox Hill, Coxford, Coxpark, Crackington Haven, Crafthole, Crahan, Crantock, Crean,Creed, Creegbrawse, Crelly, Cremyll, Criggan, Crimp,
Cripplesease, Croanford, Croft Mitchell, Crofthandy, Cross Coombe, Cross Hill, Cross Lanes, Crossgate, Crosstown, Crow's Nest, Crowan, Crowlas,Crowntown, Crows-an-wra, Crugmeer, Crumplehorn, Cubert, Curgurrell, Currian Vale, Curry Lane, Cury, Cusgarne, Cusveorth Coombe, Cutmadoc, Cutmere
Dannonchapel[China] Darite, Darleyford, Davidstow, Daw's House, Degibna, Delabole, Demelza, Deveral, Devoran, Dimson, Dinas, Dizzard, Dobwalls, Doddycross, Doublebois, Downderry, Downgate,Downhill, Downinney, Drakewalls, Drawbridge, Drift, Drym, Duloe, Dunmere, Dunslea, Dunveth, Durgan, Dutson
East Looe, East Taphouse, Eastcott, Edgcumbe, Edmonton, Eggbeare, Egloshayle, Egloskerry, Ellenglaze, Engollan, Enniscaven
Falmouth, Farms Common, Fenton Pits, Fentonadle, Feock, Fernsplatt, Fistral Beach, Fivelanes, Fletchersbridge, Flexbury, Flushing, Fonston, Forder, Forge, Forrabury, Foundry, Four Lanes, Fowey,Foxhole, Fraddam, Fraddon, Freathy, Frogmore, Frogpool, Frogwell
Gam, Gang, Garker, Garras, Georgia, Germoe, Gerrans, Gilbert's Coombe, Gillan, Gloweth, Gluvian, Godolphin Cross, Godrevy, Golant, Golberdon, Goldsithney, Gollawater, Gonamena, Goon Gumpas,Goon Piper, Goonabarn, Goonbell, Goonhavern, Goonhusband, Goonlaze, Goonown,
Goonvrea, Gooseham, Gooseham Mill, Gorran Churchtown, Gorran Haven, Gorran High Lanes, Gothers, Gracca,Grade, Grampound, Grampound Road, Great Bosullow, Great Tree, Green Bottom, Greensplat, Greenwith Common, Grillis, Grimscott, Grumbla, Gulval, Gummow's Shop, Gunnislake, Gunwalloe, Gwallon,Gwavas, Gwedna, Gweek, Gwennap, Gwenter, Gwills, Gwinear, Gwinear Downs, Gwithian
Halabezack, Halamanning, Hale Mills, Halgabron, Hallew, Hallworthy, Halsetown, Halton Barton, Halvosso, Halwin, Hannafore, Harcourt, Harlyn, Harlyn Bay, Harrowbarrow, Hatt, Hawker's Cove, Hay, Haye,Hayle, Heamoor, Helebridge, Helford, Helford Passage, Helland, Hellandbridge, Hellesveor, Helscott, Helston, Helston Water, Helstone, Hendra, Hendra Croft, Hendrabridge, Hendraburnick, Henwood,Herniss, Herodsfoot, Hersham, Hessenford, Hewas Water, Hick's Mill, High Cross,
Constantine, High Cross, Truro, High Lanes, High Street, Higher Bal, Higher Boscaswell, Higher Condurrow, Higher Crackington, Higher Cransworth, Higher Downs, Higher Lank, Higher Menadew, Higher Penpol, Higher Porthpean, Higher Tolcarne, Higher Town, Higher Tremarcoombe, Highercliff, Highertown, Highlanes,Highway, Hillhead, Holmbush, Holy Vale, Holywell, Hornick, Horningtops, Horsedowns, Hugh Town, Hugus
Idless, Illand, Illogan, Illogan Highway, Inchs, Indian Queens, Insworke
Jacobstow, Jolly's Bottom, Joppa
Kea, Kehelland, Kelly, Kelly Bray, Kelly Rounds, Kelynack, Kennards House, Kenneggy, Kenneggy
Downs, Kents, Kenwyn, Kerley Downs, Kerris, Kersbrook Cross, Kerthen Wood, Kestle, Kestle Mill,Keybridge, Kilhallon, Kilkhampton, Killaworgey, Killivose, Kingbeare, Kingsand, Knightor, Knightsmill, Kuggar, Kynance Cove
Laddenvean, Ladock, Ladycross, Laity Moor, Lamanva, Lambourne, Lamellion, Lamledra, Lamorick, Lamorna, Lamorran, Landewednack, Landrake, Land's End, Landulph, Lane, Lane-end, Laneast,Lanescot, Langore, Lanivet, Lanjeth, Lanjew, Lank, Lanlivery, Lanner, Lanreath, Lansallos, Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Lanteglos Highway, Lantuel, Lantyan, Larrick, Latchbrook,Latchley, Launcells Cross, Launceston, Lavrean, Lawhitton, Leburnick, Leedstown, Lelant, Lelant Downs, Lellizzick, Lerryn, Lesnewth, Levalsa Meor, Lewannick, Lezant, Lezerea, Linkinhorne,
Liskeard,Little Beside, Little Bosullow, Little Comfort, Little Petherick, Lizard peninsula, Lizard, Lockengate, Lodge Hill, London Apprentice, Longdowns, Long Rock, Longships, Longstone, Looe, Looe Mills,Lostwithiel, Lower Amble, Lower Bodinnar, Lower Boscaswell, Lower Brynn, Lower Clicker, Lower Croan, Lower Lank, Lower Menadue, Lower Mill, Lower Penpol, Lower Porthpean, Lower Rose, Lower Town, Lower Trebullett, Lower Tregantle, Lower Woodley, Lower Woon, Lowertown, Luckett, Ludgvan, Luxulyan, Lynstone Lanhydrock
Mabe Burnthouse, Maders, Madron, Maenporth, Maer, Malpas, Manaccan, Manhay, Manor Parsley, Marazanvose, Marazion, Marhamchurch, Marshgate, Maryfield, Maudlin, Mawgan, Mawgan Porth,Mawla, Mawnan, Mawnan Smith, Maxworthy, Mayon, Maypole, Meaver, Medlyn, Melinsey, Mellangoose, Mellingey, Mena, Menabilly, Menacuddle, Menadarva, Menagissey, Menheniot, Menherion, Menna,Merry Meeting, Merrymeet, Merther, Merther Lane, Metherell, Mevagissey,
Michaelstow, Middle Crackington, Middle Penpol, Middle Taphouse, Middle Town, Middlehill, Middlewood, Milcombe, Millbrook,Millendreath, Millook, Millpool, Milltown, Mineshope, Mingoose, Minions, Mitchell, Mithian, Mithian Downs, Mixtow, Molinnis, Mongleath, Monkscross, Moorswater, Mornick, Morvah, Morval, Morwenstow,Mount, Mount Ambrose, Mount Charles, Mount Hawke, Mount Hermon, Mount Pleasant, Mountjoy, Mousehole, Muchlarnick, Mulberry, Mulfra, Mullion, Mullion Cove, Mylor, Mylor Bridge, Mylor Churchtown
Nance, Nanceddan, Nancegollan, Nancemellin, Nancenoy, Nancledra, Nanpean, Nanquidno, Nanstallon, Nantithet, Narkurs, Navarino, Netherton, New Downs, New Grimsby, New Mill, New Mills, New Polzeath, Newbridge, Newlyn, Newport, Newquay, Newton, Newtown, Newtown-in-St Martin, Nine Maidens Downs, Ninnes, Ninnes Bridge, No Man's Land, Noonvares, Norris Green, North Beer, North Corner, North Country, North Darley, North Hill, North Petherwin, North Tamerton, Northcott, Northward, Notter, Notter Bridge
Old Cardinham Castle, Old Grimsby, Old Kea, Old Mill, Old Park, Old Town, Otterham, Otterham Down, Otterham Mill, Otterham Station
Padstow, Palmersbridge, Pantersbridge, Par, Paramoor, Parc Erissey, Park, Park Bottom, Parkengear, Parkfield, Paul, Paul's Green, Paynter's Cross, Paynter's Lane End, Pelynt, Pempwell,
Penare,Penbeagle, Penberth, Penberth Cove, Pencarrow, Pencoys, Pencuke, Pendeen, Pendoggett, Pendrift, Penelewey, Pengegon, Pengelly, Pengersick, Pengold, Pengover Green, Penhale, Penhale Jakes,Penhallam, Penhallick, Penhallow, Penhallym, Penhalurick, Penhalvean, Penmarth, Penmayne, Pennance, Pennytinney, Penpethy, Penpillick, Penpol, Penpoll, Penponds, Penpont, Penrose, Penrose Hill,Penryn, Pensilva, Penstraze, Pentewan, Pentire, Penwartha, Penwartha Coombe, Penweathers,
Penwithick, Penzance, Percuil, Perran Downs, Perran Wharf, Perranarworthal, Perrancoombe, Perranporth,Perranuthnoe, Perranwell, Perranwell Station, Perranzabuloe, Peterville, Petherwin Gate, Phillack, Philleigh, Piece, Pillaton, Pipers Pool, Pityme, Plaidy, Plain Street, Plain-an-Gwarry, Playing Place, Plusha,Plushabridge, Point, Polbathic, Polborder, Polbrock, Poldice, Polgear, Polgigga, Polgooth, Polkerris, Polladras, Polmarth, Polmassick, Polmear, Polmorla, Polpenwith, Polpeor, Polperro, Polruan,
Poltesco,Polwheveral, Polyphant, Polzeath, Poniou, Ponjeravah, Ponsanooth, Ponsongath, Pont, Pool, Porkellis, Port Gaverne, Port Quin, Port Isaac, Porteath, Porth, Porth Kea, Porth Navas, Porthallow, Porthcothan,Porthcurno, Porthgwarra, Porthgwidden, Porthhallow, Porthilly, Porthleven, Porthloo, Porthmeor, Portholland, Porthoustock, Porthtowan, Portloe, Portlooe, Portmellon, Portreath, Portscatho, Portwrinkle,Poughill, Poundstock, Praa Sands, Praze-an-Beeble, Probus, Prospidnick, Prussia Cove, Puddle
Quethiock, Quintrell Downs, Quoit
Radnor, Raginnis, Rame (in Maker-with-Rame), Rame (in Wendron), Readymoney Cove, Reawla, Red Post, Redmoor, Redruth, Redtye, Reen Manor, Rejerrah, Releath, Relubbus, Rescassa, Rescorla,Reskadinnick, Restronguet Passage, Resugga Green, Retallack, Retire, Rezare, Rilla Mill,
Rillaton, Rinsey, Rinsey Croft, Rising Sun, Roche, Rock, Rockhead, Rocky Hill, Roscroggan, Rose, Rose-an-Grouse, Rosecare, Rosedinnick, Rosehill, Roseland, Rosemelling, Rosemergy, Rosenannon, Rosenithon, Rosevean, Rosevear, Rosevine, Rosewarne, Roseworthy, Roseworthy Barton, Roskear Croft,Roskorwell, Rosudgeon, Row, Ruan High Lanes, Ruan Lanihorne, Ruan Major, Ruan Minor, Rumford, Ruthernbridge, Ruthvoes
Salem, Saltash, Sancreed, Sandplace, Sandylake, Saveock, Scarcewater, Scorrier, Scredda, Sea Mills, Seaton, Seaureaugh Moor, Sellan, Sennen, Sennen Cove, Seworgan, Sharptor, Sheffield, Sheviock,Shop, Shortacross, Shortlanesend, Shutta, Silverwell, Sithney, Sithney Common, Sithney
Green, Skewes, Skinner's Bottom, Sladesbridge, Slaughterbridge, South Carne, South Hill, South Petherwin, South Pill, South Tehidy, South Wheatley, Southcott, Southdown, Sparnon Gate, Splatt, Stenalees, Stencoose, Stennack, Stepaside, Stibb, Sticker, Stithians, Stoke Climsland, Stoptide, Stratton, Stursdon,Summercourt, Sweets, Sweetshouse
St Agnes (Cornish mainland), St Agnes (Isles of Scilly), St Allen, St Ann's Chapel, St Anthony-in-Meneage, St Anthony in Roseland, St Austell, St Blazey, St Blazey Gate, St Breock, St Breward, St Buryan, St Cleer, St Clement, St Clether, St Columb Major, St Columb Minor, St Columb Road, St Day, St Dennis, St Dominick, St Endellion, St Enoder, St Erme, St Erney, St Erth, St Erth Praze, St Ervan, St
Eval, St Ewe, St Gennys, St Germans, St Gluvias, St Hilary, St Issey, St Ive, St Ive Cross, St Ives, St Jidgey, St John, St Just in Penwith, St Just in Roseland, St Keverne, St Kew, St Kew Highway, St Keyne, St Lawrence, St Levan, St Mabyn, St Martin, St Mawes, St Mawgan, St Mellion, St Merryn, St Mewan, St Michael Caerhays, St Michael Penkevil, St Michael's Mount, St Minver, St Neot, St Newlyn East, St Pinnock, St Ruan, St Stephens by Saltash, St Stephens, St Teath, St Tudy, St Veep, St Wenn, St Winnow
Talland, Talskiddy, Temple, Tencreek, Terras, The Towans, The Town, Thorne, Three Hammers, Three Holes Cross, Threemilestone, Threewaters, Thurdon, Tideford, Tideford Cross, Tilland, Timbrelham,Tintagel, Titson, Todpool, Tolborough, Tolcarne, Tolcarne Wartha, Toldish, Tolgullow, Tolgus Mount, Tolskithy, Tolvaddon Downs, Tomperrow, Torfrey, Torpoint, Towan, Towan Cross,
Towednack,Townshend, Traboe, Tramagenna, Treal, Treamble, Treath, Treator, Trebarber, Trebartha, Trebarwith, Trebarwith Strand, Trebeath, Trebell Green, Trebetherick, Trebilcock, Trebudannon, Trebullett,Treburgett, Treburgie, Treburley, Treburrick, Trebyan, Treclago, Tredannick, Tredaule, Tredavoe, Tredethy, Tredinnick, Tredrizzick, Treen (in St Levan parish), Treen (in Zennor parish), Treesmill, Trefanny Hill, Treforda, Trefrize, Trefusis, Tregada, Tregadgwith, Tregadillett,
Tregajorran, Tregamere, Tregardock, Tregargus, Tregarland, Tregarlandbridge, Tregarne, Tregarrick Mill, Tregaswith, Tregatillian,Tregatta, Tregavarah, Tregear, Tregeare, Tregellist, Tregeseal, Tregew, Tregidden, Tregirls, Tregirls beach, Tregolls, Tregona, Tregonce, Tregonetha, Tregonna, Tregonning, Tregony, Tregoodwell,Tregoose, Tregorden, Tregorrick, Tregoss, Tregreenwell, Tregrehan Mills, Tregue, Tregullon, Tregunna, Tregurrian, Tregurtha Downs, Trehan, Trehemborne, Trehunist, Trekeivesteps, Trekenner,Trekenning, Treknow, Trelan, Trelash, Trelassick, Treleigh, Trelew, Treligga, Trelights, Trelill, Trelion, Treliske, Trelissick, Treliver, Treloquithack, Trelowia, Trelowth,
Tremail, Tremaine, Tremar, Trematon,Trematon Castle, Tremayne, Trembraze, Tremedda, Tremethick Cross, Tremore, Tremorebridge, Tremough, Trenance, Trenant, Trenarren, Trenay, Trencreek, Trencrom, Trendeal, Trenear, Treneglos,Trenerth, Trenean, Trengale, Trengume, Trenhorne, Treningle, Treninnick, Trenithon, Trenoon, Trenoweth, Trenwheal, Trequite, Trerise, Trerose, Trerulefoot, Tresamble, Tresarrett, Tresavean, Tresawle,Tresawson, Trescoll, Trescowe,
Tresean, Tresevern Croft, Tresillian, Tresinney, Treskerby, Treskillard, Treskilling, Treskinnick Cross, Treslothan, Tresmeer, Tresowes Green, Tresoweshill, Tresparrett,Tresparrett Posts, Treswithian,
Treswithian Downs, Trethellan Water, Trethevy, Trethewell, Trethewey, Trethillick, Trethosa, Trethowel, Trethurgy, Trevadlock, Trevalga, Trevalgan, Trevance, Trevanger,Trevanson, Trevarrack, Trevarren, Trevarrian, Trevarrick, Trevarth, Treveal, Trevegean, Treveighan, Trevellas, Trevelmond,
Trevelver, Trevemper, Treven, Trevena, Trevenen, Trevenen Bal, Trevenning,Treveor, Treverbyn, Treverva, Trevescan, Trevia, Trevigro, Trevilder, Trevilla, Trevilson, Trevine, Treviscoe, Treviskey, Trevithal, Trevoll, Trevone, Trevorrick, Trevowah, Trevowhan, Trew, Trewalder,Trewarmett,
Trewartha, Trewassa, Treween, Trewellard, Trewen, Trewennack, Trewennan, Trewetha, Trewethen, Trewethern, Trewey, Trewhiddle, Trewidland, Trewindle, Trewinnion, Trewint, Trewithian,Trewithick, Trewollock, Trewoodloe, Trewoon, Treworga, Treworlas, Treworld, Trewornan, Treworrick, Treworthal, Treyarnon, Trezaise, Trezelah, Trillacott, Trispen, Troan, Trolver, Troon, Troswell, Truas,Truro, Truscott, Trussall, Truthan, Truthwall, Trythogga, Tubbs Mill, Tuckingmill (near Camborne), Tuckingmill (near St Breward), Tuelmenna, Turfdown, Tutwell, Twelveheads, Twelvewoods, Two Bridges,Two Burrows, Tywardreath, Tywardreath Highway
United Downs, Uny Lelant, Upton, Upton Cross
Valley Truckle, Varfell, Vellanoweth, Venterdon, Ventongimps, Ventonleague, Veryan, Victoria, Viscar, Vogue
Wadebridge, Wainhouse Corner, Wall, Wanson, Warbstow, Warbstow Cross, Warleggan, Washaway, Watergate, Waterloo, Wearde, Week Green, Week St Mary, Weir Quay, Welltown,
Wendron,Wenfordbridge, Werrington, West Curry, West Downs, West Looe, West Pentire, West
Taphouse, West Tolgus, West Watergate, West Youlstone, Westdowns, Wheal Alfred, Wheal Baddon,
Wheal Busy,Wheal Coates, Wheal Frances, Wheal Kitty, Wheal Rose, Wherrytown, Whipsiderry, White Cross, Whitecross (Crowlas), Whitecross (Lanteglos), Whitecross (St Breock), Whitecross (Blisland), Whitemoor,Whitewell, Whitstone, Widegates, Widemouth Bay, Wilcove, Windmill, Windsor, Winnard's Perch, Withiel, Withielgoose, Woodford, Woolley, Woolston, Woon, Wringsdown
Zelah, Zennor, Zoar