Archive for the ‘Plumbing’ Category

If you have taken out a boiler service contract then you can’t choose the plumber who will conduct your service, you will rely upon the brand and integrity of the National company that you have purchased the contract from. If you decide to use a local plumber there are a number of things you should look for to identify which one is best to conduct your boiler service. There are a number of features of a good plumber to look out for: – They... 

When you have a problem with one or more radiators there are some actions you take before calling in your home maintenance plan assistance, or the emergency plumber if you have not taken out a plan in advance, The actions you take depend upon whether there are several or just one radiator effected and the actions a householder can take are listed below. Banging noises from the a radiator or several radiators There could be several reasons why there... 

You may think, as a homeowner, that you are an expert in boiler systems. Actually this is probably far from the truth as they are quite complex, having several different designs and fundamental layouts of boiler which are installed in normal homes. Traditional central heating systems have a hot water storage tank (in an airing cupboard) and a feed and expansion tank (located in the loft). Having a hot water storage ability allows these systems to... 

Plumbing tasks can often involve the use of chemicals for cleaning joints or flushing systems. Many of these chemicals can be hazardous if not treated with respect and some basic safety considerations should be adopted for any task. The same can be said now for many other maintenance tasks in the home. There are chemical solutions available to help unblock a blocked drain and other chemicals are available to clean areas where there is considerable... 

When completing plumbing tasks often a plumber will use a blowtorch to seal plumbing joints. Unfortunately this often involves the use of fire in confined spaces and there have been incidents where the use of a blowtorch has resulted in a fire within a property. Many householders use blowtorches within their standard do it yourself operations within the home. They can be beneficial and increase the number of tasks that you can carry out. Whilst a...