• Marc Bates

How our pipework services can help you this winter

With colder weather and shorter days, our pipework services can provide your boiler and hot water systems with a winter tune-up



Pipework services from Hodgkinson Bennis


As the weather turns colder and the nights draw in, we all start thinking about the season to come. And for us here at Hodgkinson Bennis, we know that these changes can cause our clients all sorts of problems. Of course, there’s the particular context of higher energy prices this year. But winter brings other pressures, as boiler and hot water systems are in constant use. And that brings with it the higher likelihood of pipework malfunction. Whether you have a commercial or industrial boiler, now’s the time for our experienced team to ensure your pipework is in good shape. In this blog, we give a round-up of our four pipework services: design, installation and modification, ongoing maintenance, and repairs.


Pipework service 1: Designing more efficient systems with better pipework

We recognise that few organisations will be in a position to design and commission new pipework right now. Given the current uncertainties, most organisations aren’t able to commit to this level of investment right now. Even so, should you require a new or upgraded boiler, then you may need to design new pipework systems. We’re able to go back to the drawing board with you for upgrades to existing systems if budgets are stretched.


Pipework service 2: Installation and modification of all types of pipes

Our upgrade and modification services cover gas, water, or steam pipework. When budgets do allow, we can also undertake large-volume fabrication projects. For larger-scale jobs, we can shut systems down, manufacture pipework ahead of time, and install while the system is cold. And we can work from our premises or directly on-site with you, depending on project specifications.


In terms of modifications, we can do everything from tweaks and fixes for modern systems to removing redundancies in older systems. We work with a range of materials, from carbon steel, stainless steel, and copper, through to plastic and exotic alloys.


Pipework service 3: Preventing seasonal problems with pipework maintenance

We know that planned preventive maintenance is better than emergency repair. That’s why we always suggest that organisations have a maintenance schedule for every aspect of their heating and hot water system, including their pipework. If you call us out for any other aspect of our pipework services, we’ll work with you to come up with that schedule.


Key safety measures are at the heart of all our pipework maintenance services. We’ll include visual inspection of appliances’ combustion ventilation and gas-leak detection as standard. We can also complete pressure-testing on low- and medium-pressure installations, including large-volume systems.


Pipework service 4: When things go wrong, we’re on hand for pipework repairs

Sudden seasonal changes in temperature can cause pipework to fail. If system temperatures drop too low or if pipes have been insufficiently lagged, cracks can appear as pipes, joints and welds respond to changes in temperature. Whether it’s a leaking pipe seal, or a more catastrophic burst, you’ll need someone to take care of it as soon as possible.


Our repair services include weld repairs and emergency boiler tube plugging. We’ll respond to the specifics of the job, making sure that repairs match the materials used in the original system. And we’ll complete any repair to the highest standards as soon as your pipework requires it.


Planning ahead to avoid unpleasant pipework surprises

Of course, every organisation is dealing with a great deal of uncertainty at the moment. But a winter tune-up of your pipework can avoid any unpleasant surprises over the coming months. We can help you recover from any pipework problems, to stop them turning into pipework disasters. And looking to the future, we’ll help you look after your pipework for a fully functioning heating and hot water system year-round.


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To find out more about Hodgkinson Bennis and our range of pipework services, contact one of the team today.



Please note, as from 1 September 2022, our new address is:

Hodgkinson Bennis Ltd

Unit 10, Spring Street Business Park

Spring Street

Bolton

Greater Manchester

BL3 6EH


About Hodgkinson Bennis pipework services

Hodgkinson Bennis designs, installs, and maintains the most fuel-efficient commercial and industrial boilers. Headquartered in Manchester, we work across the UK, particularly in the North West, North East and throughout the Midlands. Contact us today to discuss how we can deliver advanced commercial and industrial boilers, and our range of other services. At Hodgkinson Bennis, we have worked with commercial and industrial boilers since 1872. This history gives us an enviable amount of experience as pioneers in the industry. We place an enormous emphasis on ensuring the health and safety of all team members, suppliers, contractors, and the public. We provide the most fuel-efficient boiler solutions for industrial and commercial applications.


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