Pipework’s not just for Christmas, but it needs to be at its best now
With the festive season upon us, the winter chill has really set in. Now is the time to think more carefully about heating and hot water. With colder temperatures comes the higher likelihood of pipework malfunction – and in December that could be business-critical. If your organisation is planning to make the most out of the Christmas rush, you may lose out if you can’t keep the clients warm and with free-flowing hot water. Or if you have downtime between Christmas and the New Year, the last thing you need is to start January having to clear up after a burst pipe.
Whether you have a commercial or industrial boiler, it’s time to ensure your pipework is in good shape. The experienced Hodgkinson Bennis team is on hand to deliver a full range of pipework services. In this blog, we’ll be looking at the three areas of our pipework services: installation and modification; repairs; and ongoing maintenance.
Pipework services start with installation and modification
A new or upgraded boiler means that you may need to modify your pipework. We can do everything from tweaks and fixes for modern systems to removing redundancies in older systems. Our upgrade and modification services cover gas, water, or steam pipework. What’s more, 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.
From modifications through to custom combustion engineering work, we can provide all your pipework needs. We work with a range of materials, from carbon steel, stainless steel and copper, through to plastic and exotic alloys. And we can work from our premises or directly on-site with you, depending on project specifications.
For when things do wrong, we’re here for repairs
As we mentioned earlier, pipework malfunction often results from sudden seasonal changes in temperature. If pipes have been insufficiently lagged, or if system temperatures drop too low, cracks can appear as pipes, joints and welds respond to changes in temperature. Whether it’s a leaking pipe, 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.
Maintenance year-round can stop seasonal pipework problems
Of course, as the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure. That’s why we always suggest that organisations have a planned preventative 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.
Why not give yourself a Christmas present and think about your pipework this December. That way, you’ll have a fully functioning heating and hot water system year-round – and you’ll avoid any disruption over the festive period.
Find out more about our pipework services by contacting one of the Hodgkinson Bennis team today.
About Hodgkinson Bennis pipework services
Hodgkinson Bennis design, install and maintain 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.
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.