Flush Company History

As soon as I completed my five-year apprenticeship, I had a burning desire to set up my own business, so Flush Plumbing first hit the road in 2008. I was very keen to use the acronym F.P.H. (Flush Plumbing & Heating) as it had been used since 1964 by my father Paul, and uncle Stephen, for their company Flockton Plant Hire.

So, all I had to do was find an attractive, prominent brand name beginning with the letter F…. after lots of head scratching and brainstorming we came up with the word ‘Flush’ (Thanks, our Chris!), which I still find amusing to this day. On top of that, I‘ve since been nicknamed Flush-man, which I like to believe is a superhero plumber who saves lives and makes dreams come true.

Over nine years Flush Plumbing and Heating has relocated from the glorious green fields of Yorkshire to service the buzzing capital city of London. Currently located in Archway, North London, we find ourselves providing servicing, maintenance, repair, and installation work all over the city.

In that time we’ve been through various face-lifts and re-branding exercises, but I still have the very first and very basic business card from our very first day. Nowadays we’ve just updated to a new and super cool, artistic and modern look which includes the famous London skyline we now know as home.

Dripping taps

Fed up of hearing that consistent dripping sound coming from one of the many outlets across the house?! Do you have a constantly dripping tap?

Unfortunately, plumbing fixtures and fittings often need regular maintenance as they are continually subject to high pressures and wet conditions and are therefore prone to failing. Also here in London, we are vulnerable to limescale, which contributes to the leaking taps. Limescale is a chalky white deposit, often found on the inner surface of old pipes and taps and is problematic and unsightly.

Although a dripping tap is easily fixed, it’s identifying the part required to fix it, which can be a little tricky. Traditional bath, basin and kitchen taps use tap washers to isolate the faucet. Be sure to isolate the water supply should you wish to tackle this mammoth task yourself. You can pick up tap washers in any hardware shop (B&QScrewfixWickes). They come in a selection of sizes, so be sure to buy a pack of varying sizes ensuring you have the correct one for the job.