How to Avoid Calling an Emergency Plumber

What are the most common emergency plumbing problems in the home?

Most plumbing emergencies are a result of letting small problems become large scale catastrophes due to them not getting attended to early on. There are some small plumbing jobs that can be undertaken by the homeowner such as unblocking a toilet with a plunger, but attempting to cure larger issues can escalate the problem if attempted by someone who is not fully trained.

How you can prevent plumbing problems from becoming an emergency

One of the most useful ways in which a home owner can prevent plumbing problems from becoming expensive jobs that require emergency call outs is by conducting a regular maintenance check throughout your home to spot any sign of leaks or plumbing damage.

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The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs

The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs

The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs

Part 1: Preventing Common Heating Problems

Part 2: Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Part 3: Do You Need to Replace Your Boiler?

Part 4: Reducing your Heating Bills

Part 5:Do you Require a Power Flushing?


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Top Plumbing Tips for Saving Energy and Money on Heating Bills

Top Plumbing Tips for Saving Energy and Money on Heating Bills

What are the best ways to save energy without any extra costs?

The following methods can be applied to any household to help reduce the amount of money that you spend on your central heating bills. Many of these ideas involve breaking old habits and learning to adapt to a more energy efficient lifestyle.

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What is the Greenest way to heat your home? Part 4: Ground Source Heat Pumps

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Energy Efficient and Renewable Heating

What is the Greenest way to heat your home? Part 4: ground source heat pumps

Ethical Consumer has been the leading organisation in the UK offering assessments of the environmental and green credentials of companies. Following research into ground source heat pumps, Ethical Consumer has produced a guide to the most efficient models including their companies overall impact on the environment.

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Essential Tips for Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

How can you spot the symptoms carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced when your supply of Liquid Petroleum gas (LPG) fails to ignite properly. Carbon monoxide leakage occurs when gas appliances are badly fitted or not maintained.

Carbon monoxide causes serious long term damage to your health or even death if you are exposed. The safest way to prevent poisoning is by installing a carbon monoxide alarm.

Remember, carbon monoxide is odourless and can go undetected for a long period of time. Many of the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble that of flu, food poisoning or viruses so they can be mistaken for other problems.

You must contact the Gas Emergency Helpline on 0800 111 999 if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Collapse
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness

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