There’s a famous Punch cartoon of a tramp writing a testimonial for Pears’ Soap, with the caption “I used your soap two years ago, and since then I have used no other”. I sometimes think of that when I joke with my wife, who tut-tuts if I wear the same tee shirt two days running, “I took a bath two years ago, and I haven’t needed one since!”
And no, it’s not because I don’t believe in personal hygiene, but because, like many households these days, we take a shower in preference to a bath – a least once, if not twice a day, I hasten to add!
I think this is because the pattern of life has changed dramatically over recent years, and a brisk shower after a game of squash, a session in the gym, or cycling to and from work has replaced a leisurely soak in the tub for many.
On the other hand, there are those who have gone to the other, ultra-luxurious extreme, with king size Jacuzzi baths, saunas and hot tubs to sooth away the stresses of modern living, perhaps after sampling such delights at Champneys, or some other trendy health spas.
As heating and plumbing specialists we get to see – and fit – them all, including equipment by all the leading bathroom and sanitary suppliers, including Aqualisa, Armitage Shanks, Ideal Standard, Saniflo, Cross Water, Trevi, Rak, Roca, Hansgroche, Grohe and Bristan.
And for those of you whose idea of a plumber is a man with a monkey wrench in a greasy overall, you might be pleasantly surprised by the range of professional services we provide. True, we handle the necessary, nitty gritty business of emergency call outs, boiler servicing and the like – see our Stemming the Flood blog from the 4th July.
But we also do a full design and installation service on bathrooms, en suites, showers, saunas and wet rooms. And that includes mock ups of the finished project, detailed costings, and all the associated building and electrical work, including alterations, carpentry, plastering, tiling, and even such state of the art refinements as under floor heating.
Of course, self-praise is no recommendation, so we refer you to just one of the many testimonials from satisfied customers. Angela and Colin of St Michael’s Mead, Bishop’s Stortford, write: “We would just like to say how very pleased we are with the quality of your work, your care, attention to detail, invaluable advice has resulted in a bathroom, en suite and cloakroom that can only be described as fantastic.
“We are both over the moon with the results and can only say that we will have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends. Thank you again and please pass our thanks on to your highly skilled and courteous workforce”.
Check out the other comments from satisfied customers on our Testimonials page. We have a reputation for being neat, clean workers – but then as you’d expect of someone who’s made it their business, we all shower and shampoo daily!