Hamish The Plumber

Hamish Erskine, Hamish the Plumber, Plumbers in Salisbury, Toilet Repairs

Toilet Repairs

I repair all kinds of toilet problems, including problems with flushes, fill valves, leaks, blockages and saniflos. Most problem toilets can be repaired. They only need replacing if the ceramic is cracked or if you would prefer a newer style.

Labour Cost
£70 for up to an hour + parts (Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm within 10 miles of Salisbury), then £60/hr to the nearest 0.1 hour. For jobs exceeding two hours it's simply £60 per hour, start to finish, plus parts. I am not VAT registered, so there is no additional VAT to pay on my labour. Most common toilet problems can be fixed within about an hour or slightly over. Toilets with hidden cisterns, rusted cistern bolts, or boxing that restricts access under the cistern may take longer. My rates are based on the Average UK Plumber day rate as published by Checkatrade.

Cost of Parts
One of the nice things about toilets is that the parts are mostly quite standard and I can usually fix toilets using parts that I stock in my van. For a typical flush and fill valve replacement, including cistern doughnut seal and bolts, parts cost about £48. Additional parts like a new flush lever, or pan connector, are sometimes required. In the case of toilets with hidden cisterns, I may need to order a specific branded part, such as a pneumatic flush button for example, and then return to fit it.

Blocked Toilets
Blocked toilets sometimes just need a quick plunge, but it is advisable to also lift the manhole cover outside and inspect the drains. This may reveal that the drains need rodding and jetting, which I am also fully equipped to do. Please see my Drain Unblocking page for details.

Blocked Saniflos
If your toilet has a macerator that has stopped working properly, it most likely needs opening up and cleaning inside, and the discharge pipe may need flushing through to clear a blockage. Expect this to take about 1.5 to 2 hours, as long as there is reasonable access around the Saniflo. Boxed-in Saniflos may take longer. If your Saniflo has burnt out and needs replacing, I can help you source a new one at the best price. Replacement of like-for-like is usually about a 2 hour job.
Because my focus is on small plumbing repairs and maintenance, I publish my hourly rate and charge accordingly for my time. Consequently, I don't normally get involved if expected to quote for my time. If you click on the buttons above you will find general guidance for various job types and roughly how long they usually take. For more specific guidance, please email me or WhatsApp me photos of what you need doing and I will happily discuss over the phone. For jobs where parts will need to be identified and ordered, as long as you are happy with my hourly rate, I am happy to make an inspection visit to work out what might be needed, to discuss the cost of different possible parts, and to give a rough estimate as to how long I think the job might take. But for larger installation jobs, or if you are just at the stage of gathering several quotes, I am probably not the right person for you. With my focus on small repairs and maintenance, I fill a very particular niche. Plumbing jobs that are my priority are often not a priority to other plumbers, and vice versa. Each to their own!

Salisbury's Best-Reviewed Local Plumber

Moira Packer, June 2020
Great service. Phoned yesterday and broken toilet fixed today.
Les Greenham, August 2017
Would highly recommend Hamish. Been putting off having toilet fixed for weeks but wish I had rung him earlier! He turned up when he said he would (same day as phoning him) and carried the job out straight away. Very pleased with the work he carried out. Thankyou Hamish.
Intercom Trust, November 2015
A big thank you to Hamish for fixing our leaking toilet. He arrived on time, was really friendly and he dealt with the issue quickly and effectively. We will certainly use him again if we need to.

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Hamish the Plumber
16 Ashlands, Salisbury, SP4 6DY
Hamish the Plumber
16 Ashlands, Salisbury, SP4 6DY

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