Imagine your perfect house with a beautiful interior, immaculate garden and drains that smell like sewage. It's not a pleasant place to invite your friends, and no amount of air freshener can solve drains smell.
These plumbing tips for homeowners are here to help you decide whether you need to hire a professional plumber. If you have an emergency plumbing failure or perhaps a persistent problem, it's time to call the experts to deal with the problem safely and efficiently.
A working boiler is essential particularly in the height of winter and in freezing temperatures. If your boiler fails (often in the winter months), it can leave you and your family with no heating or hot water for a period of time. Identifying a potential problem before it leads to failure can save you from expensive repairs or the immediate need for a boiler replacement.
Before buying a new boiler, there are many things to consider—costs, products and choosing the right installer. A new boiler requires a reliable heating company, with an excellent track record in customer service and boiler maintenance aftercare. So how do you make the right choice? Here are some key points.
Does your boiler pressure gauge show you everything you need to know about boiler pressure? Well, perhaps not. It's normal for your boiler pressure to rise as it heats, and to fall as it cools. Boiler pressure dials generally indicate low and high boiler pressure with green and red colour coded markers.
Even a new boiler won’t last forever. Faults can occur at any time, and they can put lives in danger, so here are some of the faulty boiler warning signs.
If you have to reset your boiler frequently, there may be a problem. Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer because this deadly gas is colourless and odourless. A faulty boiler can release it into your home. Boilers need frequent Gas Safe engineer servicing and repairs to keep them working safely.
When fitting or upgrading a central heating system, maximise heating controls carefully. Select the controls that comply with the industry regulations to ensure efficiency and lower running costs.
Significant advance in household remote control technology has resulted in new thermostats and heating controls. You can now manage heating and energy via apps on a mobile. You don’t need to be at home to adjust your heating program.
Larger numbers of women are trusting tradespeople who come to their home without checking credentials.
Over a third of women (33%) admitted in a Gas Tag survey that they didn’t check credentials of the gas engineer they let into their home, compared to just 20% of the men surveyed. On average of all those surveyed, 29% don’t ask for the credentials of the gas engineer.